Complex Policymaking in 21st Century Politics

ASton Webb Building, Room G33
Wednesday 14 November 2018 (16:00-18:00)

Davina Weston

Seminar series 2018 - 2019

Department of Social Policy, Sociology and Criminology.

With speaker Professor Phil Cerny, Professor Emeritus of Politics and Global Affairs, University of Manchester (UK) and Rutgers University (USA). 

The nation-state and the states system are under increasing stress.  Social, economic and political processes above states, such as globalisation, and processes below states, such as civil and ethnic wars, the new tribalism, the erosion of borders, and new technologies, are interacting in ways that states find increasingly difficult to control.  Professor Cerny will discuss some examples that illustrate these processes and their effects in a world that is becoming more open yet more fragmented.

Attendees are invited to review Phil's recent article The New Anarchy and a chapter titled Functional differentiation, globalization and the new transnational neopluralism from the book Bringing Sociology to IR: World Politics as Differentiation Theory.