Event Date: March 12, 2009 - 12:00 pm
Location: room 4004 Social Sciences Building, 120 University Private,, room 4004
A talk by Kevin McMillan, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Ottawa.
Co-Sponsor: School of Political Studies, University of Ottawa.
Registration is not required. This event will be in English.
International governance has typically been conceived in systemic and functional terms. In this talk, Professor McMillan will propose to expand and perhaps somewhat alter that conception by focusing on international practices and techniques oriented to managing the conduct of others. It will explore great-power practices of mutual management in the Concert of Europe, as a means of examining the nature of the practice and problem of international governance as it emerges for the first time in early 19th-century Europe.
Professor McMillan‘s research focuses on the emergence and historical evolution of practices of international governance, as well as the broader analysis of European “international orders” from 1648 to 1945. He has published on themes in the philosophy of social science in History of the Human Sciences and on the fundamentally diplomatic origins of modern “governmentality” practices in a forthcoming edited volume on Security and Global Governmentality. He is currently working on a book entitled The Emergence of International Governance: Practices of European Politics, 1700-1848.
This event is part of the CIPS Study Group on Global Governance.