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Invitation: “Fringe Regionalism – When Peripheries Become Regions” 27 February 2019

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation (GovInn) and the Department of Political Sciences are delighted to invite you to a conversation on Fringe Regionalism – When Peripheries Become Regions. The conversation will be facilitated by the author and GovInn research fellow Dr Frank Matthies.  

Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Time: 13:00 – 14:00

Venue: Old College House Room 1-09, University of Pretoria

Queries: kirsty.agnew@up.ac.za

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Book presentation: ‘Wellbeing Economy-Success in a world without Growth’, by Lorenzo Fioramonti at UJ library, 29.08.2017

GovInn’s Director Lorenzo Fioramonti presents his book ‘Wellbeing Economy – Success in a world without growth‘ at the University of Johannesburg.

Date: Friday, 29 August 2017
Time:  17:00
Venue: Chinua Achebe Auditorium (6th Floor) Auckland Park Campus Library, University of Johannesburg (corner Kingsway and University Road, Auckland Park)
RSVP  by Friday 25 August 2017 to Molefi Nyofane on molefin@uj.ac.za

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Book launch: ‘Fate of the Nation: Scenarios for South Africa’s Future’, by Jakkie Cilliers and Prince Mashele, 16.08.2017

The University of Pretoria’s Department of Political Sciences, the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation & the Institute for Security Studies are delighted to invite you to a book launch on
Fate of the Nation: Scenarios for South Africa’s Future
 
Date: Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Time: 10:00 – 12:00 (coffee/tea and light snacks to follow)
Venue: GovInn Headquarters, Old College House, University of Pretoria Main Campus (Hatfield)
RSVP essentialClick here to RSVP by 14 August 2017.

The New Politics of Regionalism

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Book Cover: The New Politics of Regionalism

On 14 December, GovInn senior researcher Frank Mattheis will participate in the launch of the book “The New Politics of Regionalisms” at the Centre for Area Studies at the University of Leipzig (Germany). He co-edited book, which was published in October 2016 by Routledge, with Ulf Engel, Heidrun Zinecker, Antje Dietze and Thomas Plötze, and contributed to several chapters in the volume. Jon Schubert, postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Leipzig, will act as discussant for the evening.

Since the end of the Cold War, different forms of territorialization have emerged and we are confronted with an increasing number and variety of actors that are establishing regional projects. How can the study of the emergence and transformation of regionalisms and of different forms of territorialization aid in understanding the dynamics of this post-Cold War world order? This edited volume brings together innovative contributions to the study of this new complexity. It focuses on the role of regional actors, and the making and interplay of regionalisms in the processes of reshaping social spaces within an evolving global order. Analysing these new regionalisms from the perspective of the Global South, the contributions in the volume highlight the struggles that take place between a variety of actors, departing from state-centred perspectives and focusing on the transformations and constructions of regionalisms across varying spatial dimensions.

Organized into three sections, the volume attempts to identify the specific conditions and junctures of different forms of region-making in their external (global) and internal (local /national) dimensions. The volume also places special emphasis on interactions, spatial entanglements and comparisons between regionalisms in different parts of the world. By expanding beyond the perspective of North-South transfers, this book seeks to better understand the dynamics and diversity of interregional interactions. The first section looks at the purposes and logics behind regionalisms beyond their declared objectives, followed by a section on the dynamic relations between regionalisms, going beyond a European Union perspective. The final part looks at the place actors have other than states in the making of regionalisms. Throughout the volume, cases and empirical studies from Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa as well as Southeast Asia and the Southwest Pacific support these sections and challenge established notions of regionalism by going beyond a Eurocentric approach.

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‘South Africa’s Agrarian Question’ book launch by Ward Anseeuw

South Africa’s Agrarian Question

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation hosted the book launch of Govinn’s director Ward Anseeuw co-edited book ‘South Africa’s Agrarian Question’, by Hubert Cochet, Ward Anseeuw and Sandrine Fréguin-Gresh.

“The answers provided in this book will be of interest not only to all those interested in the South African experiment, but also to those who, in all regions, are questioning the mainstream agrifood regime and asking how it can be transformed.” – Olivier De Schutter, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food (2008–2014); Co-Chair, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems; Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

 
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Book launch: ‘South Africa’s Agrarian Question’ by Hubert Cochet, Ward Anseeuw and Sandrine Fréguin-Gresh

South Africa’s Agrarian Question

The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation invites you to the upcoming book launch of Govinn’s director Ward Anseeuw co-edited book ‘South Africa’s Agrarian Question’, by Hubert Cochet, Ward Anseeuw and Sandrine Fréguin-Gresh.

“The answers provided in this book will be of interest not only to all those interested in the South African experiment, but also to those who, in all regions, are questioning the mainstream agrifood regime and asking how it can be transformed.” – Olivier De Schutter, Former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to food (2008–2014); Co-Chair, International Panel of Experts on Sustainable Food Systems; Member of the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.

 

Date: Tuesday, 19 April 2016
Time: 17:00 – 19:00
Venue: GovInn Headquarters, Old College House, University of Pretoria Main Campus (Hatfield)
RSVP essential: http://goo.gl/forms/YkBZG6g5hE by 15 April 2016.
Queries: info@governanceinnovation.org

More information on the book can be found on the Governance Innovation website and the Publisher website.

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