Centre for European and International Studies Research

Crisis, Ideas and Policy Transformation

Experts and Expertise in European International Organizations, 1973-1987

30-31 January 2014
Maastricht University, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Soiron Building, Spiegelzaal

Organizers: Carine Germond, Wolfram Kaiser

THURSDAY, 30 JANUARY 2014

13:30-14:00 

Arrival of participants and coffee

14:00-14:30 

Introduction, C. Germond/W. Kaiser

14:30-16:00 

Session 1: Cross-sectoral Institutional Expertise (Chair: Carine Germond)

  • Mathieu Leimgruber (University of Geneva)/Alix Heiniger (University of Lausanne)/Samuel Béroud (University of Geneva), A Pilot Fish Ahead of the Sharks? Economic and Statistics Experts
  • Paul Stephenson (Maastricht University/Sciences Po Paris), Starting From Scratch? Experts and the Rise of Auditing
  • Discussant: Kiran K. Patel (Maastricht University)
16:00-16:30

Coffee break

16:30-18:00

Session 2: Experts in the Agricultural Sector (Chair: Wolfram Kaiser)

  • Carine Germond (Maastricht University/University of Portsmouth), Advocating or Opposing Reform? Agricultural Policy
  • Claire Dunlop (University of Exeter), Epistemic Communities and Policy Learning: the Hormones Saga
  • Discussant: Sophie Vanhoonacker (Maastricht University) 

20:00

Dinner 

 

FRIDAY, 31 JANUARY 2014
09:00-10:30 Session 3: Experts in the Industrial and Service Sectors I (Chair: Carine Germond)
  • Wolfram Kaiser (University of Portsmouth), Globalization, Economic Transformation and the Environmental Challenge: Heavy Industry
  • Arthe van Laer, Technological Innovation and Policy Change: Telecommunications
  • Discussant: Vincent Lagendijk (Maastricht University)
10:30-11:00

Coffee break

11:00-12:30

Session 4: Experts in the Industrial and Service Sectors II (Chair: Wolfram Kaiser)

  • Sally Sheard (University of Liverpool), Equity, Effectiveness and/or Efficiency: Health Policy
  • Monika Baár (University of Groningen), From Social Welfare to Human Rights: Disability Policy
  • Discussant: Karen Heard-Lauréote (University of Portsmouth)
12:30-13:30

Lunch

13:30-15:00

Session 5: Experts in Environment and Development Policies (Chair: Carine Germond)

  • Jan-Henrik Meyer (University of Aarhus), The Myth of the Independent Expert: Environmental Policy
  • Christian Salm (University of Portsmouth), Accelerating Economic and Social Progress: Development Aid Policy
  • Discussant: Raf de Bont (Maastricht University)
15:00-15:30

Coffee break

15:30-17:00

Session 6: Experts in Banking and Foreign Policy Cooperation (Chair: Wolfram Kaiser)

  • Alexis Drach (European University Institute), Networks and Financial Globalisation: Banking Supervision
  • Alexander Reinfeld (University of Hamburg), Between Cyprus and Afghanistan: European Political Cooperation
  • Discussant: Aneta Spendzharova (Maastricht University)
17:00-18:00

Conclusion, C. Germond/W. Kaiser

General discussion

18:00-19:00

Studying Experts from an Interdisciplinary Perspective: Potentials, Challenges and Pitfalls (Chair: Wolfram Kaiser)

  • Tannelie Blom (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Carine Germond (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences)
  • Ellen Vos (Faculty of Law)
  • Kai Michelsen (Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences)