EASST call for papers: Can Markets Solve Problems?
March 19, 2014
Can Markets Solve Problems…?
To join in the conversation at the forthcoming EASST conference you can apply for the session below.
The session is focused on the complex entanglements of markets, problems and solutions. We are interested in: the way markets are proposed as the basis for resolving (even simplifying and delegating responsibility for) otherwise complex problems; how markets are designed to make an intervention; the kinds of devices required to introduce markets; the seductive discourses of markets and their apparent ability to generate value, effectiveness and equality; the consequences of market-based initiatives, how they work, what counts as value, effectiveness or equality, and to whom; to what extent and through what means market-based initiatives can be said to succeed or fail.
So we are interested in drawing together the recent STS interest in markets with the longer standing STS interest in problems and solutions. Given your long-standing research in markets we would be delighted if you could take part. Please get in touch if you are interested in submitting an abstract or would like any further information about the session.
To find out more about our on-going research project on markets as solutions to problems, take a look at our new website: www.marketproblems.com