Governance and the power of fear

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Event details


Date & time

Tuesday 14 November 2017 to Tuesday 05 December 2017


Seminar Room 1.04, Coombs Extension Building (8), Fellows Road, ANU
ANU Canberra




School of Regulation and Global Goverance (RegNet)
02 6125 0647

We have made significant progress as a society toward teaching individuals the craft of managing fear productively. We have been less successful, however, in designing regulatory systems that recognize fear as both an enabler and disabler of behavioural and social change.

This series, taking place over four weeks in Nov-Dec, will bring together regulatory scholars and practitioners to explore the positive and negative manifestations of fear and reflect on the strengths and weaknesses of a range of regulatory and governance approaches.

Panel 1: Fear in a rapidly changing world

Tuesday 14 November, 12:30 – 1:30pm

Fear as an enabler and disabler of behavioural and social change

Blogs are now available from the speakers at this event.

Panel 2: Fear not, Papa is here

Tuesday 21 November, 12:30 - 1:30pm

How fear is exploited by authoritarianism and paternalism

Panel 3: Misplaced and misused fear

Tuesday 28 November, 12:30 – 1:30pm

How fear has been misused and misplaced to justify either regulation or inaction

Panel 4: Fear, fearlessness and environmental activism

Tuesday 5 December, 12:30 - 1:30pm

The role of emotions in galvanising or inhibiting community action

Please register for each panel individually so that we can plan the catering accordingly.

Updated:  10 August 2017/Responsible Officer:  Director, RegNet/Page Contact:  Director, RegNet