Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood

By whom, for whom, and to what effect?


International Conference of the

Interdisciplinary Research Center SFB 700


26-28 May 2011

Freie Universität Berlin



Conference Venues:

Ethnologisches Museum Berlin, Lansstraße 8
Henry-Ford-Bau, Garystraße 35 (HFB)
Harnack-Haus, Ihnestraße 16-20 (Harnack)


Preliminary Program (as of 26 May 2011)
Thu, 26 May 2011 Ort
19:00 Welcome Dinner Ethnologisches Museum
21:00 After-Dinner-Speech

Tom Koenigs (Chairman of the Committee on Human Rights and Humanitarian Aid, Deutscher Bundestag)

Ethnologisches Museum
Fri, 27 May 2011  
09:00 Registration HFB, HS B
09:30-11:30 Opening Address: The SFB 700 Five Years After Its Inception. Speaker: Thomas Risse (SFB 700). Discussant: Nicole Deitelhoff (Universität Frankfurt), Chair: Gregor Walter-Drop (SFB 700) HFB, HS B
11:30-13:00 Brunch Harnack, Liebig-Gewölbe


Workshops, Part I

Panel A: How Does Governance Happen? Modes and resources.
Presentations (SFB 700): Thomas Risse, Henrik Enderlein, Christoph Trebesch.
Discussants: Deborah Avant (UC Irvine), Philip Keefer (Worldbank).
Chair: Heike Krieger (SFB 700)

Panel B: How Much State is Necessary for Governance?
Presentations (SFB  700): Tanja Börzel, Jan Köhler.
Discussants: Michael Barnett (George Washington University), Richard Caplan (Oxford University).
Chair: Michael Daxner (SFB 700)

Panel C: Governance for Whom? Collectives and Areas of Governance.
Presentations (SFB 700): Bernd Ladwig, Andreas Oldenbourg, Daniel Voelsen, Jana Hönke, Esther Thomas.
Discussants: Christopher Heath Wellman (Washington University, St. Louis), Olivier de Sardan (LASDEL, Niamey, Niger).
Chair: Susanne Lütz (SFB 700)


Harnack, Vogt-Saal


Harnack, Meitner-Saal



HFB, Senatssaal


15:00-15:30  Coffee Break HFB, Foyer & Harnack, Ballsaal
15:30-17:30 Workshops, Part II 

Panel D: When Governance Travels: Adaptation and Resistance.           
Presentations (SFB 700): Ursula Lehmkuhl, Stefan Rinke, Lasse Hölck, Monika Contreras-Saiz.
Discussants: Shalini Randeria (University of Zurich), Federico Navarrete (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México).
Chair: Cilja Harders (SFB 700)

Panel E: Who Governs (PPP, companies, NGO states, warlords, IOs)?
Presentations (SFB 700): Sven Chojnacki, Marianne Beisheim, Andrea Liese.
Discussants: Stathis Kalyvas (Yale University), Ashok Jaitly (TERI Institute, New Delhi).
Chair: Zeljko Branovic (SFB 700).

Panel F: Governance To What Effect? Effectiveness and Legitimacy.
Presentations (SFB 700): Cord Schmelzle, Stefan Esders.
Discussants: Robin Celikates (University Amsterdam), Walter Pohl (University of Vienna).
Chair: Thomas Eimer (SFB 700).



Harnack, Vogt-Saal



Harnack, Meitner-Saal





Harnack, Jess-Owens-Saal



17:30-19:30 Dinner Harnack, Liebig-Gewölbe


Public Panel Discussion: "Authoritarian Statehood Challenged: The Arab World in Turmoil".
Panel: Michael N. Barnett (George Washington University), Cilja Harders (SFB 700), Elias Khoury (Fellow at Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin), Amichai Magen (The Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya; The Hoover Institution, Stanford University), Sherif Younis (Helwan University, Cairo). Chair: Gregor Walter-Drop (SFB 700)


21:00 Public Reception HFB, Foyer
Sat, 28 May 2011  
09:30-11:00  Academic Keynote Address: "Non-governance: A Brief History of non-state Spaces".
James C. Scott (Yale University)
11:00-11:30 Coffee Break HFB, Foyer
11:30-13:00 Concluding Panel Discussion: Lessons Learned.
Panel: Sinan Antoon (New York University), Ulf Engel (Universität Leipzig), Stephen Krasner (Stanford University), Ursula Lehmkuhl (Universität Trier), Ursula Schröder (SFB 700). Chair: Stefan Rinke
13:00-15:00  Lunch Reception HFB, Foyer
15:00  End of Conference