Privatization, Globalization, and Social Responsibility
June 14-15, 2013
Privatization, Globalization, and Social Responsibility
Friday, June, 14th
9:00am - 9:30am Coffee, Tea and Sandwiches


9:30am - 11:30am Corporate Values for a Public Good

  • Privatizing and Corporatizing University Academic Research: A US and UK Comparison | Risa Lieberwitz (School of Industrial & Labor Relations Cornell University)
  • Diagnosis and New Public Management Lotta Wendel (Malm� University)
  • Privatization in the Human Services: Impact on Front Lines and the Ground Floor | Miriam Abramovitz and Jennifer Zelnick (CUNY and Touro College)

11:30am - 12:30pm LUNCH 


12:45pm - 3:15pm Transformations in Law and the Welfare State

  • What the End of Tax Expenditures Means for the Future of the European Welfare State | Lilian Faulhaber (Boston University School of Law)
  • Privatization and Vulnerability in the Welfare System of Iran | Gholamreza Ghaffary (University of Tehran)
  • What Does Privatization Mean for Women in Uganda?
    | Harriet Musoke (Islamic University in Uganda)
  • Law and Regulation in Late Modernity | Reza Banakar
    (Lund University)

3:30pm - 5:30pm Human Rights and the Contracting State

  • Non-Discrimination and "Attention to Vulnerable Groups" in International Human Rights Law and Practice | Maria Green (Lund University)
  • Privatization of Prisons and Immigration Detention Facilities in Arizona: A Per Se Violation of the American Convention on Human Rights | William Simmons (University of Arizona)
  • Legality in the Contracting-Out State: Cues from the Case of Jimmy Mubenga | Kristen Rundle (London School of Economics and Political Science) 


5:45pm - 7:30pm DINNER

Saturday, June 15th
9:00am - 9:30am Coffee, Tea and Sandwiches


9:30am - 12:00pm Impact on Children and Youth
  • The Impact of Privatization and Globalization on Children's Ecosystems | Barbara Bennett Woodhouse (Emory Law School)
  • Who Minds the Children? The Private Provision of Children's Services | Alice Hearst (Smith College)
  • Children in Need: Who is Responsible | Lupita Svensson (Ersta Sk�ndal University College)
  • Re-envisioning Juvenile Justice: Social Support for the Vulnerabilities of Children and Youth | Nancy Dowd
    (University of Florida)

12:00pm - 1:00pm LUNCH


1:15pm - 3:15pm Growing Old in a Privatized World

  • Older, Frail, Vulnerable, Dependent, User - and Consumer? The Elderly Care Services User and The Privatization of Elderly Care Services in Sweden | Helene Brodin (Stockholm University)
  • Privatization and Public Responsibility in the Japanese Social Welfare System | Taeko Nakano (Nagoya University in Japan)
  • Resisting and Retrenching Privatization and Personal Responsibility: Assessing Recent Developments in Canada's Pension System | Freya Kodar (University of Victoria)  

3:30pm - 5:30pm Resisting Privatization and the Future of Law

  • Privatization, Globalization and Climate Change Response in Kenya: A Human Vulnerability Analysis | Atieno Mboya Samandari (Emory Law School) 
  • Rethinking Responsibility in Private Law | Ronit Kedar (Academic Center of Law and Business)
  • Beyond Growth and Austerity: Reclaiming The Welfare State as Public Power for Resilience | Martha McCluskey (State University of New York at Buffalo Law School)

Workshops are structured to allow for extended and meaningful participation by non-presenters and are open the public. 
Friday June 14th -
Saturday 15th, 2013
This workshop explores from a cross-cultural perspective how privatization and globalization impact contemporary feminist and social justice approaches to public responsibility. Feminist legal theorists have long problematized divisions between the private and the political, an issue with growing importance in a time when the welfare state is under threat in many parts of the world and private markets and corporate reach transcend national boundaries. Recent critical legal scholarship on vulnerability and resilience can complicate and deepen our understanding of the problems generated by privatization within a globalized 21st century.  View workshop CFP
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