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Tue Nov 15 2022


'Reinventing Morality: The Good Governance of Transportation in Mexico City'

Tue Nov 15th, 1-2 pm, Geary Seminar Room, 1st Floor

This seminar involves speaker Veronica Crossa, Associate Professor of Urban Studies at El Colegio de Mexico, Mexico City. This is an in-person event and will take place in the Geary Seminar Room, first floor.

Abstract: "Good governance" has increasingly been presented as the best avenue to achieve more  democratic  and  just  societies.  Within this model, expert knowledge - in contrast  to  political arrangements - has become the  exemplary  path  for  designing and implementing urban public policy. Through an ethnographic account of the daily work of state officials at the Secretariat of Transportation in Mexico City, this presentation discusses the tensions and lapses between the categories of technical" and "political" work, exploring the  moral  tensions  embedded  within this distinction.

Speaker: Veronica Crossa is an associate profesor of urban studies at El Colegio de Mexico in Mexico City. Previously, she was a lecturer in the School of Geography at UCO. Her research lies at the intersection between cultural, political and urban geography, with a specific interest in governance and inequality in Latin American cities.

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This event has been organised by Ernesto, in conjunction with the Geary Institute, School of Social Policy, Social Work and Social Justice, and the Equality Studies Centre

For further information, please email Equality Studies Centre member Dr Ernesto Vasquez del Aguila (Email: (opens in a new window)Ernesto.vasquezdelaguila@ucd.ie.).

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