Join us for this year's Politics and International Relations doctoral conference. All PhD researchers at the Department of Politics and International Relations get a chance to present their PhD projects to their peers and members of staff, to get feedback and exchange ideas.

All are welcome and there is no need to register.


9:30 – 10am: Conference opening

10 – 11:15am: Panel 1: Connection and Competition
Maria Bastos: Connect and Belong? Pakistan, CPEC and the Indian Ocean Region
Claudio Lanza: Why Certain Conflicts Become Intractable and Protracted? A Critique of Contemporary Models of Rivalry Emergence
Amina Mahmood: Rethinking Self-determination: Contemporary Debates

11:15 – 11:30am: Coffee break

11:30am – 12:30pm: Panel 2: Identities and Spaces
Mantasha Rashid: Kashmiri Women: Understanding, Experiencing and Surviving Violence in Social and Political Spaces
Emmanuel Jouai: Politicising Difference and Identity

12:30 – 1:15pm: Lunch break

1:15 – 2:30pm: Panel 3: Subjectivity and Contestation
Pierre Parrouffe: Badiou, Rancière, and Subjectivisation: Opening (with) Equality
Sara Raimondi: When “Critique is Not Enough”: Practices of Resistance and Counter-Conduct Between Foucault and Spinoza
Shuang Liang: Media Resilience under the Adaptive Cycle: Agenda Setting in Contemporary China

2:30 – 2:45pm: Coffee break

2:45 – 4pm: Panel 4: Participation and Deliberation
Gilles Pradeau: Participatory Budgeting in France: Opening Local Budgets or Lip Service?
Hans Asenbaum: The Many Faces of Anonymity: A Challenge to Mark Warren’s Problem Based Approach to Democratic Theory
Emmeline Cooper: Pension Schemes and Sustainable Investing: The Promise of Deliberative Governance

4 – 4:15pm: Coffee break

4:15 – 5:30pm: Panel 5: Governance and Sustainability
Zubeida Lowton: Addressing the Legacy of Spatial and Social Fragmentation: A Comparative Case Study of Johannesburg and Cape Town
Jan Gerhards: Evaluating Legitimacy for New Forms of Governance
Graham Pycock: Devolution at the Neighbourhood Level: London Borough Governance and Situated Anti-Politics