Gastprofessur in Vienna

 Visiting Professor in the Department of Politics, University of Vienna, 2018-2019, teaching courses in Making Policy, Doing Comparison and Doing Politics and Making Policy at Bachelor’s and Master’s levels respectively… BAK 13: Making policy,...

Good Vibrations

Nice citations, at least, if not ex-citations.  Like lots of us, I guess, most of what I’ve written appears again (if it appears at all) as a name and number, person and date inserted in someone else’s argument, to be read as simple ciphers for the complex...

PhD honoris causa

Awarded the degree of PhD honoris causa by the University of Liège, 19 March 2016. It’s a tremendous personal honour, but also recognition of a longstanding, exciting collaboration with members of the Centre de Recherches et Interventions Sociologiques...

Knowing Governance

Knowing Governance. The epistemic construction of political order is edited by Jan-Peter Voß and Richard Freeman, and sets out to understand governance through the design and making of its models and instruments. What kinds of knowledge do they require and...

Doing Politics in Translation

was the title of the 14th Kåte Hamburger lecture given at the Centre for Global Cooperation in Duisburg in October… How does politics happen? When we do politics, what are we doing? In answering this question, I return to Hannah Arendt’s The Human...

Doing Democracy

was a panel Darcy Leigh organized at this year’s Policy & Politics conference, with additional papers by Oliver Escobar, Deborah Holman and Sophie Thunus… What is democracy made of? How is it done? It is an idea and a set of institutions, to be sure,...

Doing politics, teaching politics

was a presentation to the PSA/BISA Learning and Teaching conference in Bristol in September… Doing politics, teaching politics: towards a collaborative case-based pedagogy Darcy Leigh and Richard Freeman In this paper we propose collaborative case-based pedagogy...

doingpolitics.space

highlights our thinking and teaching about what we do when do politics… ‘doing politics’ is a project based at the Academy of Government, University of Edinburgh. ‘doing politics’ involves: – developing and deploying micro-sociological...

Europe’s spaces of action

What do we imagine when we imagine Europe and the European Union? What unacknowledged assumptions do we hold? In Governing Europe’s Spaces, we re-imagine Europe as a space of action. We elaborate our concept of space – physical, symbolic, peopled, bordered, multiple...