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MANCEPT Workshop in Political Theory "Democratic Secrecy"

Wednesday 7 September 2016 - Friday 9 September 2016

Manchester Centre for Political Theory Workshops in Political Theory
Manchester, 7-9 September 2016


Panel Conveners:

Dr. Dorota Mokrosinska, Leiden University
Dr. Eric R. Boot, Leiden University

Wednesday 7th September

11:00-12:30 Registration
12:30-1:30 Lunch
1:30-2:00 Welcome Speech
2:00-4:00 Session 1: The Status of Secrecy in Democratic Politics
2:00-3:00 Andreas Mix (Political Science, Gießen), Democracy, Transparency, Secrecy
3:00-4:00 John Pitseys (CRISP, Louvain-la-Neuve), Why should not we limit publicity on epistemic grounds ? When could we limit it on egalitarian grounds?
4:00-4:30 Tea and Coffee Break
4:30-5:30 Session 1 (continued)
Dorota Mokrosinska (Philosophy, Leiden), The Dilemma of Democratic Authorization of State Secrecy
:45-7:00 Wine Reception
7:30 Conference Dinner

Thursday 8th September

9:30-11:30 Session 2: The Status of Secrecy in Democratic Politics
9:30-10:30 Emanuele Rebasti (Legal Service, Council of the EU), Democratic Secrecy and Law Making: The Case of Trilogues in the EU Legislative Process
10:30-11:30 Marlen Heide and Jean‐Patrick Villeneuve (Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano), Linking Governance Rationales and Regimes of NonDisclosure. Ratio(s) of National Security Secrecy
11:30-12:00 Tea and Coffee Break
12:00-1:00 Session 2 (continued)
Megan Donaldson (History, Cambridge), From Secret Diplomacy to Diplomatic Secrecy: Contemporary Approaches to Secrecy of and about Interstate Relations
1:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-4:00 Session 3: Limiting and Regulating State Secrecy
2:00-3:00 Mark Fenster (Law, University of Florida), Individual Rights, Administrative Rules, and the Problem of Enforcing Information Access
3:00-4:00 Dorothee Riese, (Political Science, Leipzig), How Can Parliaments Oversee Executive Secrecy?
4:00-4:30 Tea and Coffee Break
4:30-5:30 Session 3 (continued)
Eric Boot (Philosophy, Leiden), How to Justify Classified Public Whistleblowing?

Friday 9th September

9:30-11:30 Session 4: Abuses of Secrecy
9:30-10:30 James Hodgson (Politics Department, York), Open Secrecy and Political Corruption
10:30-11:30 Katerina Hadjimatheou (Politics and International Studies, Warwick), Democratic Secrecy and the Policy of Neither Confirm Nor Deny

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