RC 36 Interim Conference, Department of Political and Social Sciences, University of Pavia, Italy, May 30-31 2017

The Power of Narrative

 

May 30

Section 1. AUTHORITY, WORLD POLITICS and the CRISIS

9.30 – 12.30 AULA V

Peter Rutland (Wesleyan University), Visualizing the nation: the role of images in national narratives

Alina V. Vladimirova (Russian Academy of Sciences), Faces of World Powers: Multimodal Analysis of the Economist’s KAL’s Cartoons

Coffee break 11.00 – 11.15

Sarina Theys (Newcastle University), Soft Power: The Strategic Use of Language in World Politics

Max Steuer (Comenius University in Bratislava), Constructing a Destructive Narrative of Crises: The Case of Central European Newspapers

 

Lunch 12.45 – 14.00 (at the University Café)

 

Section 2. LEGITIMACY and AUTHORITY

14.00 – 17.00 AULA V

Valeri Ledyaev (HSE, Moscow), Power and legitimacy

Mark Haugaard (NUI Galway), What is authority?

Coffee break 15.30 – 15.45

Jeremy F. G. Moulton (University of Hull), A framework for investigating multi-level political myth development

Kazushige Kobayashi (Graduate Institute, Geneva), The Clash of Narratives: Revisiting Hobbesian Perspective on Normative Power

 

Dinner 7.30 at Hostaria Regisole

 

May 31

Section 3. LIBERALISM, CRISIS and the MARKET SOCIETY

9.30 – 12.45 AULA V

Phil Cerny (Manchester and Rutgers University), Narrating Neoliberalism

Alexandre Bohas (UC Davis), Constructing trade relations: the power of narratives in trade

Coffee break 11.00 – 11.15

Two Fuse (Kevin Ryan, NUI Galway, & Fiona Whelan, National College of Art & Design, Dublin), Power and Freedom in the Enterprise Society: “catch up, keep up, get ahead…”

Stewart Clegg, Christos Pitelis (University of Technology Sydney), Power and Efficiency Narratives in Strategic Organization and Management

 

Lunch 12.45 – 14.00 (at the University Café)

 

Section 4. SOCIAL MOVEMENTS and EMPOWERMENT

14.00 – 15.30 AULA V

Katharina Glaab (Norwegian University of Life Sciences) and Lena Partzsch (University of Freiburg), Utopia and the enabling power of narratives

Flor Avelino and Julia Wittmayer (Erasmus University Rotterdam – DRIFT), The Power of Narrative: How Social Movement Initiatives Use Narratives of Change as a Source of Transformative Power

Coffee break 15.30 – 16.00

 

Section 5. GUEST LECTURE by GIANFRANCO POGGI: HEINRICH POPITZ’S ‘PHENOMENA OF POWER’

16.00 – 18.00 AULA GRANDE

Introduction by Francesco Battegazzorre (University of Pavia)

 

Dinner 7.30 at Imbarcadero Pavia

 

This conference has been generously sponsored by the College of Social Studies and the Department of Government at Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT USA. Lunches are generously offered by the Department of Political and Social Sciences of the University of Pavia.