The ANR AGORAS (French acronym for Improving the Governance of Organizations and Stakeholder Networks in Nuclear Safety) project is launching a call for papers for its second conference, which will be organized by the Center for Organizational Sociology at the Institute for Political Studies in Paris and will be held on December 13 and 14, 2018, in Montrouge, France. The conference theme is “Lesson learned? Studying learning devices and processes in relation to technological accidents”. Its main objective is to draw on insights from sociology, history, management science and political science to better understand how actors responsible for nuclear safety assimilate phenomena linked to the occurrence of accidents and how that enables them to produce new know-how and develop new practices. The second objective of the conference is to encourage the debate around the methods and approaches used by researchers to try to understand and analyze learning processes and the social and material conditions that make those processes possible.
Launched in 2014, the AGORAS project brings together academic and non-academic partners, including IRSN, and aims to study changing nuclear risk governance methods following the Fukushima-Daiichi accident. AGORAS is one of the 14 projects selected by the ANR in the framework of the “Nuclear safety and radioprotection-related” call for projects launched following that accident. The AGORAS studies relate to relations between institutions and organizations dedicated to nuclear safety in order to improve accident prevention and crisis management preparation (emergency and post-accident situation).
Dates to remember:
- Friday, June 1, 2018: deadline for submission of summaries
- End of July 2018: selection of publications
- End of October 2018: text to be sent
- December 13-14, 2018: seminar being held