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MDonoghue Adam Standring Oct 24 2023


October 24th, 1pm

Seminar Room, UCD Geary Institute, Belfield, Dublin 4

"Moral Politics In, For, and Against Transformative Change"

Speaker: Dr Adam Standring


(opens in a new window)Dr Matthew Donoghue has been awarded the UCD Geary Institute's BICS visiting scholar programme. During the Autumn Trimester, 2023-4, Dr Donoghue is hosting Dr. Adam Standring (De MontfortUniversity, Leicester, and Orebro University, Sweden) as partof their joint ongoing research looking at moral politics and transformative change.

About the project

Moral Politics In, For and Against Transformative Change is an innovative collaborative project co-developed by Dr Adam Standring (De MontfortUniversity) and Dr Matthew Donoghue (University College Dublin) that aims to better understand the function of morals - broadly understood assets of social values - in (re)producing and contesting social order in thecurrent crisis-ridden conjuncture. In particular, the project is interested in how moral frames are employed in public/social policy paradigms, andhow this enables and constrains policymaking, implementation andevaluation.

Building on two co-authored pieces (Soundings and a chapter in 'The Crisis and Future of Democracy' collection) the project recentlyorganised a successful cross-disciplinary workshop at the ECPR JointSessions which will provide the foundation for an international researchnetwork of scholars looking at morals from a variety of disciplinary backgrounds and across empirical fields.

The project is aiming to host asecond workshop in 2023 with scholars from Ireland and the UK. For more information please contact Dr Matthew Donoghue; Email: (opens in a new window)Matthew.Donoghue@ucd.ie

Adam Standring Bio

Dr Adam Standring is a Marie Skłodowska-CurieActions Fellow at the Centre for Urban Researchon Austerity (CURA) at De Montfort University, UKand an associate researcher at the Center forEnvironmental and Sustainability Social Science(CESSS) at Örebro University, Sweden. He iscurrently undertaking the MSCA funded project'Crisis, Housing and Austerity: The Emergence ofa New Moral Politics?' (CHAMP). His research interests focus on the politics of knowledge and expertise in complex and contested policy areas. Recent projects have examined climate change, Covid-19, and austerity policies and his work hasbeen published in European Journal of Political Research, Policy & Politics, Environment & Planning C: Politics and Space, Dialogues in Human Geography and WIRES: Climate Change.

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