The power of corporate business has been a subject of intense debate and many social science studies since the 19th century. 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 and so forth –, have on public policy.

You will find a complete presentation of the event on the website of the Conference.

Abstracts should be, as a general rule, 300-400 words in length. They should be submitted before October 31th in the latest on the conference website. See here for more information about submission guidelines.

Organizing Committee (IRISSO, Université Paris-Dauphine): Marc-Olivier Déplaude (advanced researcher in sociology), Emmanuel Henry (professor of sociology), Nathalie Jas (senior researcher in STS), and Valentin Thomas (Ph.D. candidate in sociology).

Contact: pervasivepowers.conference@gmail.com

This conference is supported by the research programs ProPublics and RegulRisk, funded by PSL University Research.