Veranstaltungen des Teilprojekts A05

Veranstaltungsort
Unicom-Gebäude
Raum: 7.1020
Mary-Somerville-Straße 7
28359 Bremen
Uhrzeit
12:00 - 18:30 Uhr (Freitag), 9:00 - 15:00 Uhr (Samstag)
Wiss. Leitung

International Organizations (IOs) are vibrant actors in global social governance. They provide forums for exchange, contention and cooperation; they prepare, guide and supervise interna-tional treaties; they direct, finance, and implement projects, and exercise many more duties. The study of IOs in general has tremendously improved and advanced in recent decades. However, our knowledge about the involvement, influence and impact of IOs varies signifi-cantly by policy fields. While scholarship on IOs focuses often on issues areas like security, economics or environmental policies, we know comparatively little about IOs in issues areas related to social policies.

This workshop seeks to fill this gap in IO social governance. Papers prepared for this workshop have two purposes. On the one hand, they will shed light on IO involvement in a particular social policy field by describing the community of engaging IOs. They explore how a particular social policy field is constituted and which major or dominant IOs are setting the trends. On the other hand, the contributions will examine the leitmotifs these IOs promote in "their" field by exploring and analyzing the discourse they produce. By exploring the population of IOs setting and spreading ideas, the papers will provide novel knowledge about the architecture of arguments in global social governance.

The discussions will be guided by the following questions:

  • What IOs are active in different social policy fields? How are the social policy fields constituted by specific types and constellations of IOs?
  • What ideas are these IOs promoting? How can IO discourses over specific social policy issues be characterized? How has IO discourse developed over time? What were watersheds in the discursive framing of social policy ideas?
  • Who are the addressees of IO discourses/activities? What kind of impact does the IO discourse/activity have on these addresses? (vertical perspective)
  • How (and why) do IOs cooperate with other IOs/NGOs/commercial enterprises in so-cial policy fields? (horizontal perspective)


Generalising on the different fields presented, we hope to be able to present findings on a more encompassing definition of the "architecture of arguments" in global social governance, and the patterns of discourse characterizing global social policies.


Day 1 – May 24

12:00-13:00 Lunch in the University Mensa (optional)

13:00 Introduction
Alexandra Kaasch, Kerstin Martens, Dennis Niemann

13:15-14:30 – Slot 1
Chair: Michael Windzio
Global Family Policies and Gender Equality
Rianne Mahon
Disabilities as a "New" Global Social Theme
Nina Kolleck & Johannes Schuster
Discussant: N.N.
Followed by plenary discussion

14:30-15:00 Coffee Break

15:00-16:15 – Slot 2
Chair: Keonhi Son
International Standards in Education
Dennis Niemann, Kerstin Martens
Children's Rights
Anna Holzscheiter
Discussant: Rianne Mahon
Followed by plenary discussion

16:15-16:45 Coffee Break

16:45-18:00 – Slot 3
Chair: Fabian Besche
Employment and Youth
Ross Fergussen
Pension and Global Retirement Discourses
Mitchell Orenstein & Martin Heneghan
Discussant: Armando Barrientos
Followed by plenary discussion

18:00-18:30 Wrap-up day 1

20:00 Dinner (Ratskeller Bremen)

Day 2 – May 25

9:00-10:15 – Slot 4
Chair: David Krogman
Care and Migration
Nicola Yeates
Global Social Health Governance
Alexandra Kaasch
Discussant: Lorraine Frisina (University of Bremen, CRC 1342)
Followed by plenary discussion

10:15-10:45 Coffee Break

10:45-12:00 – Slot 5
Chair: Helen Seitzer
Global Labour Standards
Friederike Römer
Climate Change as a Global Social Challenge
Ian Gough & Alexandra Kaasch
Discussant: Heiko Pleines (University of Bremen, CRC 1342)
Followed by plenary discussion

12:00-13:00 Buffet Lunch (in-house)

13:00-14:15 – Slot 6
Chair: Friederike Römer
Water Policies and Politics
Jeremy Schmidt
Food Security and Agriculture as Social Issues
Sarah Martin
Discussant: Chris Deeming
Followed by plenary discussion

14:30-15:00 Wrap-up day 2
and future plans

03.12.2018 Vortrag

Islamisierung von Wissen und die Herausforderung "Liberale Bildung"

Dr. Sanen Marshall (Universiti Malaysia Sabah)
Veranstaltungsort
Unicom-Gebäude
Raum: 3.3380
Mary-Somerville-Straße 3
28359 Bremen
Uhrzeit
10:00 - 11:30 Uhr
Ansprechpartner/in
Semester
WiSe 2018/19

Malaysia wurde allgemein als ein gemäßigtes muslimisches Land angesehen. Es gibt jedoch in jüngster Zeit Beispiele für Radikalismus, und die Prädispositionen für den Liberalismus bleiben ambivalent. Es gibt aber auch Think Tanks in Malaysia, die ausreichend offen in ihrem Denken sind, um die liberale Bildungsagenda zu unterstützen. Diese widersprüchlichen Entwicklungen sind Anzeichen dafür, dass es höchste Zeit ist, eine wahrhaft liberale Bildung zu verfolgen mit dem Ziel ganzheitlicher Entwicklung nicht nur des Intellekts, sondern auch der Seele der malaysischen Gesellschaft.

Sanen Marshall argumentiert, dass - abgesehen vom allgemeinen malaysischen Konservatismus - die Bildungsagenda, die als "Islamisierung des Wissens" bekannt ist, in den malaysischen Schulgeschichtsbüchern und sogar in einigen der Ideen, die auf Universitätsebene gefördert werden, tatsächlich spürbar ist. Der fehlende Versuch einer alternativen Geschichte in Schulbüchern ist vielleicht etwas, worüber man sich in Malaysia Gedanken machen sollte. Sanen Marshall betrachtet auch die Idee der "islamischen Wissenschaft" als einen aufgeklärten, aber manchmal fehlgeleiteten Ansatz zur Islamisierung des Wissens.