* Tijd 18.00
* Locatie Auditorium
* Titel SID-lezing
* Spreker Tak-Wing Ngo
* Onderdeel Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam
* Wetenschapsgebied Overig
* Evenementtype Lezing
SID NL presents: Lecture and Discussion with: Tak-Wing Ngo ( University of Macau, China)
The Relevance of the State in a Globalising World
The state has until now been the main governing institution of modern society. However, in a globalising world the role of the state is experiencing some contradictory trends. On the one hand, the rise of multinationals (the so-called 'footloose' capitals), the increase in international labour migration, and the proliferation of transnational civil networks have eroded the conventional boundary and jurisdiction of the state. On the other hand, the global financial crisis, widespread market failure, the global environmental challenge, and conflicts over natural resource exploitation have highlighted the relevance of the state in dealing with collective action problems. In these circumstances, what will be the future role of the state' Should the state be strengthened as a strong actor or should it be reduced to become a caretaker'
Speaker: Tak-Wing Ngo is Professor of Political Science at the University of Macau, China. He is the holder of the Extraordinary Chair in Asian History at Erasmus University Rotterdam, and the Head of the IIAS Centre for Regulation and Governance, the Netherlands. He worked as an anti-corruption official and journalist before joining Leiden University where he taught Chinese politics for 15 years. He is the author and editor of several books on East Asian politics and political economy. His most recent publications include the book Politics of Difference in Taiwan (Routledge, 2011) and the eight-volume collection on Contemporary China Studies (SAGE Publications, 2011).
Logistical details:Date: Monday 21 May 2012/ Location: Auditorium, VU University, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam / Time: 18:00-19:30 (drinks at 19:30) / Language: English / Admission: Free / Please register email@example.com/ Website:http://www.sid-nl.org
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