Event — Workshop

Young Scholars Workshop on Changing Governance in Asia


A New Urban Sociology

26 - 27 November 2009
Leiden, the Netherlands

IIAS Centre for Regulation and Governance


Venue: Gravensteen (room 111), Pieterskerkhof 6, Leiden

Workshop themes

The workshop will be organised around the themes of public sector and market governance under the increasingly volatile global environment. Specifically, it hopes to explore innovative ideas about changes in political institutions, the legal system, government-business relations, and/or cultural and administrative traditions which shape the governance of market exchange, social policies, public sector reforms, media practices, and environmental regulations in Asia. 15 young scholars will present their research findings and/or innovative proposals for new/follow-up research during the workshop.

Keynote address

 "Rebuilding Government for the 21st Century: Can China Incrementally Reform the Public Sector?"

Christine Wong, School of Interdisciplinary and Area Studies and Said Business School, University of Oxford

Please click here for the programme.

Contact information

The International Institute for Asian Studies (IIAS) is a postdoctoral research centre based in the Netherlands. The Institute encourages the interdisciplinary and comparative study of Asia and promotes national and international cooperation. The Institute focuses on the human and social sciences and on their interaction with other sciences.

The IIAS Centre for Regulation and Governance engages in innovative and comparative research on the theories and practices of regulation and governance in Asia. It also aims at training young scholars and serving as a forum of exchange between academics and practitioners. The Centre is headed by Tak-Wing Ngo, IIAS Professor of Asian History at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

If you would like to attend the workshop or for enquiries about the workshop, please contact:

Martina van den Haak
Email: m.c.van.den.haak@iias.nl