Thursday, 18 September 2014

8:30 – 9:30 Registration, Lecture Hall D6, Gallos Campus, University of Crete

9:30 – 9:45 Welcome Opening – Brief addresses by University and Network Representatives

9:45 – 10:30 Keynote Presentation
Alia GANA: Title of presentation: «Water crisis, conflicts and institutional responses in post-revolutionary Tunisia»

10:30 – 12:10 Session 1: Theoretical and political issues surrounding risk, security policies and disasters

Chair: Eugenia Petropoulou, University of Crete, Greece.

  • Public Perception of Surveillance-Oriented Security Technologies in Europe: A Cross-Cultural Comparative Analysis, Elvira Santiago, IPP-CSIC (Spain), Sara Degli Esposti, The Open University (UK), Vincenzo Pavone IPP-CSIC (Spain).
  • Personification of the Pandemic Threat 2009 in Norwegian and Danish Media 2009, Nina Blom Andersen, Roskilde University Denmark.
  • Disasters as Pretext for Social Control: The Case of L’aquila (Italy), Gian Maria Valent, University of Padua, Italy.
  • Disasters: Risk, Health and Social Movements, Aikaterini A. Aspradaki & Maria Kousis, University of Crete, Greece.

12:00 – 12:30 Coffee break

12:30 – 14:00 Session 2: Environmental hazards, conflicts and social movements

Chair: Stella Zambarloukou, University of Crete, Greece.

  • Terminal Crisis and Social Collapse: An Evaluation of the Combination of Possible Triggers (Peak Oil, Global Warming, Wrong Policy Responses), Pedro A. García Bilbao, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos (Madrid).
  • Agricultural Intensification: Greenhouse Farming and Environmental Degradation in Greece, Eugenia Petropoulou, University of Crete, Greece.
  • Local Environmental Protest and Policies on Waste Disposal Facilities in Greece, the Case of Crete (1998-2010), Angelos Loukakis, University of Crete, Greece.
  • Livelihoods vs. Conservation: Lessons Learned from the Shiretoko World Natural Heritage Area, Eirini Ioanna Vlachopoulou, University of the Aegean, Mitsutaku Makino, Fisheries Research Agency, Japan, Hiroyuki Matsuda, Yokohama National University.

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 16:45 Session 3: Risk assessment, risk management and social responses

Chair: Nina Blom Andersen, Roskilde University Denmark.

  • Paradoxes in Disaster Risk Management and Climate Change Adaptation, Philip Buckle, Risk and Development Advisors.
  • Spatial Planning as a Non-technical Tool in Flood Risk Governance Strategies. Evolution Of Flood Risk Governance In Poland, Lewandowski Jakub, Matczak Piotr, Institute for Agricultural and Forest Environment, Poland.
  • Mapping Stakeholders in Disaster Risk Reduction and Climate Change Adaptation with a View to Decision Making and Implementation in the Midst Of the Current Crisis in Greece, M.Dandoulaki, National School of Public Administration and Local Government, Greece, E.Karymbalis, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece, K.Valkanou, Harokopio University of Athens, Greece.
  • Comparative Risk Management Analysis at Community Level Using Agent Based Models, Aristea Alexiou, University of Aegean, Greece.

16:45 – 18.30 Session 4: Disasters: proactive and reactive policies

Chair: Nina Blom Andersen, University of Denmark.

  • A Critical Evaluation of Disaster Definition in Turkey’s Disaster Management System Following the June 2013 Uprising in Turkey, Ali Tolga Özden, Department of Architecture, Isparta, Turkey.
  • Reading Urban Vulnerabilities through Urban Planning History: An Earthquake-Prone City Case from Turkey, Ezgi Orhan, Pamukkale University, Turkey.
  • ‘The State Can’t Do Everything Any More’. The Emergence of A Discourse on Resilience And the Enhancement of Public-private Partnership in the French Civil Defense Field, Léo Bourcart, PACTE / Sciences PO Grenoble, France.
  • Public Library Disaster Practices: Building Cross-sector Relationships and Partnerships, Christine Hagar, San Jose State University, CA, USA.

20:30 – Dinner for the conferees at a local restaurant

Friday, 19 September, 2014

9:30 – 10:15 Keynote Presentation
Nikos MOUZELIS: Title of presentation: «The Crisis of Social-Democracy: Death or Revival? »

10:15 – 12:00 Session 5: The political impact of the Eurozone Crisis

Chair: Yota Papageorgiou, University of Crete, Greece.

  • The Eurozone Crisis And Its Impacts: A Discursive Actor-Attribution Perspective, Jochen Roose, Moritz Sommer, Maria Kousis, Franziska Scholl, Marina Papadakis, Kostas Kanellopoulos, Dimitris Papanikolopoulos Freie Universität Berlin, University of Crete.
  • Protest Campaigns and the Impacts of the Eurozone Crisis on Southern European Regions, Maria Kousis, University of Crete.
  • Is There a Light at the End of the Tunnel? Crisis’ Effects on Greek Social Citizenship and Quality of Government, Christos Kanellopoulos, Sotiria Liakaki, University of Athens, Greece.
  • The “Golden Dawn” Party of Greece: Beyond the Eurozone Debt Crisis, Nikos P. Petropoulos, formerly of the Pedagogical Institute of Greece.
  • The Impact of the Rise of Golden Dawn in Greece As a Result of the Socio-Economic Crisis, Louiza Zina, University of the Aegean, Greece.

12:00 – 12:15 Coffee break

12:15 – 14:00 Session 6: Social consequences of the economic crisis: poverty, unemployment and gender relations.

Chair: Dionyssis Balourdos, National Centre for Social Research, Greece.

  • Greek Women and the Economic Crisis, Yota Papageorgiou, University of Crete, Greece.
  • Is the Shrinkage of Labour Cost a Substantive Step of Facing the Economic Crisis in Greece and in the EU? Nikos Sarris, National Centre for Social Research, Greece.
  • Unemployment and Work Precariousness in Times of Crisis, Christina Karakioulafis, Univeristy of Crete, Greece.
  • The Economic Crisis Impact in Immigration: Case Study on Employed and Unemployed Muslim Immigrants in Athens, Tramountanis Angelo, National Centre for Social Research (EKKE), Greece.
  • Crisis and the Risk of Poverty at Local Level: Athens ‘New Poverty’ Paradigm, Maria Petraki, University of Athens, Greece.

14:00 – 15:00 Lunch

15:00 – 16:30 Session 7: Migration and Demographic Impacts

Chair: Nikos Petropoulos, formerly of the Pedagogical Institute of Greece.

  • Exploring Recession’s Impacts on the so-called “Southern European Model of Migration”, Stefania Kalogeraki, University of Crete, Greece.
  • Human Disasters in the Middle of Economic Crisis: The Case of the Non-regular Migration Into Greece, Joanna Tsiganou, National Centre for Social Research – (EKKE), Athens, Greece.
  • Economic Recession and Fertility in Greece, Dionyssis Balourdos, Director of Research, National Centre for Social Research – (EKKE), Athens, Greece.
  • Morbidity Mortality and Financial Stress, Pierrakos George, TEI-Athens, Greece.


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