This conference is based on the idea that, not only has this power varied among industries, countries and different periods, but also that the way in which it is wielded has evolved over time. By bringing together scholars from various backgrounds within the fields of history, sociology, and political science, we intend to provide new insights on the multiplicity, depth and limits of the forms of influence that corporations, or the organizations furthering their interests – business associations, think tanks, communication or public relations agencies, foundations, etc. –, have on public policy.
The Conference will welcome scholars from various fields of the social sciences (sociology, history, political science, science & technology studies…). They may cover travel expenses, in accordance with the budget of the conference.
Abstracts should be, as a general rule, 300-400 words in length, and should offer a precise description of your methods and data. They should be submitted before October 31st in the latest.
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