HP136 - Governance in moments where normality and exceptionality meet
Convened by Samantha Melis, Dorothea Hilhorst, Isabelle Desportes and Rodrigo Mena (all from International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), the Netherlands)

What happens when normality coincides with exceptionality? The compartimentalization of the nomal versus the exceptional in governance frameworks is a key principle to define policy frames. But when the exceptional is the normal, it has major consequences for how we look at issues related to social justice and multi-actor governance. In this panel, academics and practitioners reflect on governance in the grey zones where normality and exceptionality overlap. From survival migrants, to disasters and conflict, and movements of solidarity and resistance for social justice and peace, all challenge the normal-exceptional dichotomy.

Paper: North-South Linkages in the Politics of Food Assistance and Social Welfare, Susanne Jaspars and C. Sathyamala, both Internationals Institute of Social Studies (ISS), The Netherlands.