Cfp_Can Markets Solve Problems?

Call for papers – EASST (European Association for the Study of Science and Technology) session ‘Can Markets Solve Problems?’ organised by MISTS (Market-based initiatives as solutions to techno-scientific problems) (17-19 September 2014, Torun, Poland). MISTS would like to invite you to participate in the session we are organising at the forthcoming EASST conference.

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. The deadline is 23 April 2014. Please get in touch with us if you are interested in submitting an abstract or would like any further information about the session.

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