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Populism, Markets, and Expertise: Social Science in an Age of Post-Truth

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University of Warwick

Coventry

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This conference aims to address issues of social-scientific expertise and claims for authority in the light of recent political events and the rise of populism in Europe, the US, and elsewhere. These expressions represent different kinds of voice with implications for public debate and democratic practice and we believe that as social scientists and academics we have to bring our voices to bear more insistently within these debates.

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Thursday 4th May, University of Warwick

9.30am-10am, Registration and Welcome

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10am-12pm, Populism

Nadine El-Enany: Populism and the Law: Thinking Critically in Brexit Britain
Lecturer in Law, Birkbeck University of London

John Holmwood: Populism and the Neo-liberal University
Professor of Sociology, University of Nottingham

Arvind Rajagopal: Cold War Media Theory and National Populism
Professor of Media Studies, New York University

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12pm-1pm Lunch

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1pm-3pm, Markets

Will Davies: Markets against Experts: The Neoliberal Critique of Social Science
Reader in Political Economy, Goldsmiths University of London

Desmond King: Entrenching the New Right: Markets, Financialization and the State
Andrew W Mellon Professor of American Government, Nuffield College, University of Oxford

Sylvia Walby: Populism and Expertise: Generating New Research Agendas on Violence and Finance
Distinguished Professor of Sociology, UNESCO Chair in Gender Research, Director of Violence and Society UNESCO Centre, Lancaster University

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3pm-3.30pmTea / Coffee

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3.30pm-5.30pm: Expertise

Alice Bell: Climate Change, Fake News and the Slippery Politics of Critiquing Science
Director of Communications, climate change charity, 10:10

Jane Elliott: Big Data and Expertise: Social Science and the Digital Revolution
Chief Executive, Economic and Social Research Council and Professor of Sociology

Stephen Turner: Expert Failure and its Consequences: The Case of the IMF
Distinguished University Professor, Department of Philosophy, University of South Florida

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5.30pm-6.30pm: Roundtable

Akwugo Emejulu: Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick

Philip Moriarty: Professor of Physics, University of Nottingham

Sujatha Raman: Associate Professor in Science and Technology Studies, University of Nottingham

Chaired by Gurminder K Bhambra, Professor of Sociology, University of Warwick


Funded by the Warwick ESRC Doctoral Training Centre, the University of Warwick and the University of Nottingham.

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