Programme of the conference “Risks and Opportunities in the Civil Society – Public Institutions Relationship”

LUISS University – School of Government and Department of Political Science

7-9 May 2015

LUISS – Campus viale Pola 9, Rome, Italy



7 May Thu Aula Colonne Room 102 Aula Colonne 2
14:30-17:00 Plenary Introduction; Welcome Remarks; Video message; Roundtable
17:00-17:30 Coffee
17:30-18:15 Plenary Cerny
18:15-19:30 Parallel panels EU hybrid coalitions in global governance Food governance  
8 May Fri      
9-10:15 Plenary Raouf + Fioramonti    
10:15-10:45 Coffee      
10:45-12:00 Parallel panels Dynamics of Development through Civil Society Civil Society in Phases of Transition  
12:00-14:00 Lunch      
14:00-15:15 Plenary Bob    
15:15-15:45 Coffee      
15:45-17:00 Parallel panels Civil Society-Local Authorities Nexus Global-local Nexus Public private partnership
17:00-17:30 Coffee      
17:30-18:45 Parallel panels Framing the public-private partnership EU-Interest Groups Interaction
9 May Sat
9-10:15 Plenary Lebedeva + Deng
10:15-10:45 Coffee
10:45-12 Parallel panels The Risks of Revolutions Patterns of societal influence on international organizations  
12-13 Plenary Concluding debate




7 May Thursday


14:30-17:00    Plenary            (Aula Colonne)


Welcome Remarks

– Massimo Egidi – LUISS, Rector



Raffaele Marchetti – LUISS, Asst Professor



Kathleen A. Doherty – USA, Deputy Chief of Mission

Giampaolo Di Paola – Italy, Former Minister of Defense

Leonardo Morlino – LUISS, Vice Rector for Research



Alessandro Amati – Askanews, Vice-Director



17:00-17:30    Coffee


17:30-18:15    Plenary            (Aula Colonne)

Philip Cerny – Rutgers University-Newark

Transnational Neopluralism in a Neoliberal World: The Limits of Global Public Policymaking


18:15-19:30 Parallel panels


Food governance        (Aula Colonne)

Chair: Michael Clark – FAO

Hernan Manson International Trade Centre

A multi-stakeholder governance framework for improved value chain support policies, Food and Nutrition Security

Yannick Fiedler – Sciences Po

Civil Society Engagement in the Committee on World Food Security: Between Opportunities of Democratization, Risks of Co-Optation and Tendencies of Double Movements?

Nora McKeon – Rome 3 University

The reformed Committee on World Food Security: a privileged laboratory for assessing risks and opportunities in the civil society-public institutions relationship


EU hybrid coalitions in global governance    (Aula 102)

Chair: Maria Giulia Amadio – LUISS

Pawel P. Pustelnik – Cardiff University

European Commission’s sing‐along: civil society as a last resort in the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme debate

Cynthia Salloum – EHESS

The bargaining power of diasporas: risk and opportunity for EU foreign policy making




8 May Friday


9-10:15           Plenary            (Aula Colonne)

Heba Raouf – University of Cairo

The Societal, the Public and the Military: Bringing Civility Back In

Lorenzo Fioramonti – University of Pretoria

Beyond State, Market and Civil Society: A New Approach to Governance Innovation


10:15-10:45 Coffee


10:45-12:00 Parallel panels


Political Communication by Civil Society    (Room 102)

Chair: Antonio La Spina – LUISS

Melek Saral – University of Zurich

Discourses of Egyptian Women’s Rights NGOs

Raffaele Marchetti, Paolo Peverini, Matteo Cernison – LUISS/EUI

Communicative Strategies in Transnational Campaigns: Between Frames and Registers

Kerstin Tomiak – Cardiff University

Media effects on state capacity in conflict prone societies


Dynamics of Development through Civil Society    (Aula Colonne)

Chair: Nathalie Tocci – IAI

Igor Pellicciari – University of Salento

Feeding the Trojan Horse” Public International Aid to NGOs as a political tool of international relations”

Chiara Pierobon – University of Bielefeld

The new EU development agenda: empirical evidence from Kazakhstan

Daniela Irrera – University of Catania

NGOs and the EU emergencies response policies: a quantitative analysis of the relations with States and EU institutions


12:00-14:00 Lunch


14:00-15:15    Plenary           (Aula Colonne)

Clifford Bob – Duquesne University and the Transatlantic Academy

Foreign Government Support for Threatened Civil Societies:  Helpful or Harmful?



15:15-15:45 Coffee


15:45-17:00 Parallel panels


Civil Society-Local Authorities Nexus       (Aula Colonne)

Chair: Daniele Archibugi – CNR

Silvia Menegazzi – LUISS

From contentious engagement to policy entrepreneurs: discussing think tanks’ functions and limitations in contemporary China

Dmytro Volodin – Polish Academy of Science

The local authorities and citizens trust: case of participatory budgeting in Warsaw



Global-local Nexus      (Room 102)

Chair: Giovanni Moro – Fondaca

Maria Martin de Almagro – ULB/LUISS

UN missions and local civil society: Necessary partners or strange bedfellows in peacebuilding?

Valérie Julie Boiten – KUL

The Outsider: Making Sense of Externally Sponsored Rapprochements between Civil Society and Local Authorities

Diana Margarit – Alexandru Ioan Cuza University

Local Struggles and Global Rebounds. Civil society vs. political authorities


Public private partnership      (Aula colonne 2)

Chair: Daniele Gallo – LUISS

Kunihiko Tatsuzawa, Satoko Kawamura – Ritsumeikan University

Global Civil Society and Global Law: Public Private Partnership in Advanced Science and Technology

Paolo Garonna, Matteo Cuda – LUISS, FeBAP

Banking Union and Capital Markets Union: the redefinition of the private and the public sector’s role in the EU

Giampiero Giacomello – University of Bologna

The Invisible Hand: Europe’s Public-Private Partnership and the Security of Critical Information infrastructures


17:00-17:30 Coffee


17:30-18:45 Parallel panels


Public-private partnership II (Aula Colonne)

Chair: Lyal S. Sunga (Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law, Lund)

Nicoletta Pirozzi – IAI

Promoting stability and development in Sub-Saharan Africa: fostering cooperation between the public and private sectors

Daniela Casula – Fondazione Patrizio Paoletti

A global Government-Civil Society cooperative model in the light of the post-2015 framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)


EU-Interest Groups Interaction         (room 102)

Chair: Giovanni Orsina – LUISS

Marsida Bandilli – University of Antwerp

Interest Groups Coalition Formation and the Degrees of mobilization in Cross-Border Cooperation Programmes

Giuseppe Montalbano – LUISS

Asymmetric patterns in the interest groups’ access to the EU policy-making: a reassessment

Aleksandra Lis, Piotr Stankiewicz, Agata Stasik – Adam Mickiewicz University, Nicholas Copernicus University, Koźmiński University

Civil society vs. governments and EU-level institution: The role of local protests in the European policy process on shale gas



9 May Saturday


9-10:15           Plenary            (Aula Colonne)

Marina Lebedeva – MGIMO

Resources of Influence in World Politics: States and Non-State Actors

Chien-Chung Huang, Guosheng Deng, Yang Wang – Rutgers University; Tsinghua University

The Relationship of NGOs and Government in China


10:15-10:45 Coffee


10:45-12 Parallel panels


The Risks of Revolutions        (Aula Colonne)

Chair: Melina Decaro – LUISS

Angélica Rodríguez – Universidad del Norte

The challenging identity of the social movements as strategy for opposition integration in the Color Revolutions, and its connection with a democratizing speech

Mykhailo Minakov – University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy

The Third Sector entering The First. Cooperation and Competition of Civil Society, State and Oligarchs after Ukrainian Maidan

Cecilia Sottilotta – LUISS

Between black swans and crystal balls: thinking about a theoretical framework for political risk in light of the recent developments in the MENA and Eurasian region


Patterns of societal influence on international organizations             (Room 102)

Chair: Mattia Guidi – LUISS

Marcel Hanegraaff and Arlo Poletti – University of Amsterdam; LUISS

How global is global governance?

Sabrina Marchetti – EUI

C189: a tool for States or for paid domestic workers? Examples from Ecuador and India

Kseniya Oksamytna – LUISS / Universite Geneve

The Role of Think Tanks and NGOs in Promoting the Agenda on the Protection of Civilians in Peacekeeping


12-13   Plenary            (Aula Colonne)

Concluding debate