Call for Proposals: Workshop on Regimes of Calculation and Global Governance

Considering that this is just up the road I think I’ll try and attend. Also has a great slate of speakers, some old friends and some folks I’d like to meet.

Progressive Geographies

Call for papers for a workshop I’m speaking at in September, along with a number of very interesting other speakers.

Call for Proposals: Workshop Regimes of Calculation and Global Governance

September 19-20, 2013

Balsillie School of International Affairs, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

Please submit 300 word abstracts to by Monday, June 15, 2013.

Practices of calculation underpin modes of governance and enable new forms of measurement and prediction at various scales and sites. Our life expectancy and retirement funds are calculated, along with global greenhouse gases and national debts. Calculation techniques can be profoundly inventive and transformative, conjuring up previously unseen terrains of contestation while simultaneously obscuring others. Calculation thus needs to be considered political from the outset. In sum, calculation has become a common and taken-for-granted practice that shapes how we act in the world. Without calculation, too, scholars of global governance are faced with large empirical gaps and…

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