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Third Cultural Political Economy Annual Workshop 2006-7

Date: 21 June 2007 Time: 09:15am

Third Cultural Political Economy Annual Workshop 2006-7

Organized by the IAS Cultural Political Economy Cluster

Cultural Political Economy of Competitiveness: Knowledge Brands, Discourses and Materialities

21st June 2007

Meeting Room 1, Institute for Advanced Studies,

Lancaster University

Programme:

9:15-9:30 Welcome

A. Introduction to Cultural Political Economy of Competitiveness (Chair: Ngai-Ling Sum)

9:30-9:45 "What is Cultural Political Economy?" by Bob Jessop

9:45-10:45 "The Discursive Constitution of Regional Knowledge Economies: A

Case Study of the European Lisbon Agenda" by Chris Collinge (Centre

for Urban and Regional Studies, University of Birmingham)

10:45-11:00 Discussion

11:00-11:15 Tea and coffee

B. Competitiveness and National-Urban Imaginaries (Chair: Bob Jessop)

11:15-11:40 "Second Best is not Enough: Competitiveness Discourse,

Hegemonic Vision and State Project in Switzerland in the1990's"

by Raphael Ramuz (Institut d'études politiques et internationales

Université de Lausanne)

11:40-12:05 "The Different Faces of a Hegemonic Discourse: Recontextualizing

Competitiveness in Rome" by Nana Rodaki (Politics and

International Relations, Lancaster University)

12:05-12:30 'Exploring Competitiveness Failures: a CPE Reading of Local

Governance Transformations' by Santiago Leyva Botero (Management School, LancasterUniversity)

12:30-1:00 Discussions

1:00-2:00 Lunch

C. Competitiveness and Developmentalities in Asia (Chair: Raphael Ramuz)

2:00-3:00 "A Cultural Political Economy of Competitiveness: Knowledge Brands

and the (Re-)Making of Developmentalities in the Pearl River Delta" by

Ngai-Ling Sum (Politics and International Relations, Lancaster

University)

3:00-3:15 Discussion

3:00-3:15 Tea and coffee

D. Beyond Competitiveness? (Chair: Chris Collinge)

3:15-4:15 "Moving Beyond Competitiveness?" by Gillian Bristow, Cardiff School

of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University

4:15-4:30 Discussion

(Tea and coffee)

E. Overall Discussions (Chair: Bob Jessop)

4:45-5:30 Towards a Cultural Political Economy of Competitiveness

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