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18Aug

Call for panels and papers for the Section on ‘Memories, identities and narratives of Europe’, 8th Pan-European Conference on the European Union

Call for panels and papers for the Section on ‘Memories, identities 
and narratives of Europe’ for the 8th Pan-European Conference on the 
European Union, ‘The Union’s Institutional and Constitutional 
Transformations: Stress or Adaptation?’, University of Trento, Italy, 
16-18 June 2016

Section 13. Memories, identities and narratives of Europe

Section chairs: Carlos Closa (EUI, carlos.closa@eui.eu) and Vincent 
della Sala (University of Trento, vincenzo.dellasala@unitn.it)

The narrative turn in the social sciences has also had an impact on 
the study of the construction of identities and memory in the European 
Union as well as on the integration process itself. The recent 
interest in the construction of a European identity pushed us to look 
to the ways in which the European Union has or may become a ‘normal’ 
form of governing or,  on the contrary, this construction still 
clashes with national memories, narratives and identities. 
Particularly after the 2004 enlargement, ‘memory politics’ gained 
greater visibility in EU politics, prompted by debates on diverging 
interpretations of the past and concomitant debates on recognition. 
These debates intersect with narratives of the EU and its mission and 
with conceptions of European identity.

This section aims at examining the role that memory and narratives 
play in EU politics and policies. By ‘memory’ is meant both the EU 
attempt to root policies and politics on its own past as well as the 
struggles of member states and/or specific constituencies to insert 
their own memory experiences at the EU level. ‘Narratives’ refer to 
the discourses constructed by actors (at both national, subnational 
and EU level), such as the EU Commission sponsored New narrative for 
Europe or the New Schumann Declaration (2015), justifying (or, 
conversely, undermining) the EU and its very role. The third dimension 
of this section refers to EU ‘identity’ and its relation with EU 
citizenship and/or national citizenship.

We invite proposals of panels and papers that explore the ways in 
which Europe has been constructed through the use of memory, identity 
and/or narrative. Contributions can be conceptual and exploratory, 
looking for ways in which we might understand the role and 
construction of memory, identity and/or narratives, as well as 
empirical in focus.
Section available at:

http://ecpr.eu/Events/SectionDetails.aspx?SectionID=490&EventID=105

Deadlines and key dates available at: 
http://ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=105

18Aug

Call for panels and papers for the Section on ‘Euroscepticism and the rise of EU contestation’, 8th Pan-European Conference on the European Union

Call for panels and papers for the Section on ‘Euroscepticism and the 
rise of EU contestation’ for the 8th Pan-European Conference on the 
European Union, ‘The Union’s Institutional and Constitutional 
Transformations: Stress or Adaptation?’, University of Trento, Italy, 
16-18 June 2016

Section 14. Euroscepticism and the rise of EU contestation

Section Chairs: Simona Guerra, University of Leicester (gs219@leicester.ac.uk), Hans-Jörg 
Trenz, University of Copenhagen (trenz@hum.ku.dk).

The image of the EU across public opinion has been viewing increasing 
negative evaluations, since the economic and financial crisis hit its 
peak, in 2010 and 2011.  The crisis has affected public attitudes and 
perceptions of legitimacy and identity, but it has also mobilized 
political parties and citizens in opposition to the EU. Although 
opposition towards the EU has been pitched as a temporary phenomenon, 
it has now become a distinctive characteristic of the EU integration 
process, described as ‘embedded’, pervasive and enduring. 
Euroscepticism, as outright and contingent opposition, has become 
structured in terms of party alignment, negative attitudes and 
cleavages. Yet, at the domestic levels, the Eurosceptic opposition 
takes different colours and chooses different targets and strategies. 
This Section invites panel proposals that address different forms of 
Euroscepticism and the roles of political and social actors involved, 
in particular:

1.     Who/What drives political opposition towards the EU?

2.     How is Euroscepticism manifested in political contestation 
through political parties and the citizens domestically and in a 
transnational, comparative perspective? (e.g. in national and 2014 
European Parliament elections?)

3.     How does the (re)politicization of European integration 
restructure the political landscape of the EU and its member states in 
terms of conflicts, cleavages and identities?

4.     How do the media (new and old) contribute to the expression of 
Euroscepticism?

5.     What are the effects on the EU integration process and what are 
its long term consequences for the EU project?
We invite theoretical and empirical analyses, and comparative and case 
studies touching upon any of these themes.

Section available at:

http://ecpr.eu/Events/SectionDetails.aspx?SectionID=490&EventID=105

Deadlines and key dates available at: 
http://ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=105

17Feb

CfP Participazione & Conflitto (PaCo), 9(1) 2016- POLITICAL ACTIVISM IN EUROPE: NUMBERS AND TRENDS

CALL FOR THE ISSUE 9 (1) 2016: POLITICAL ACTIVISM IN EUROPE: NUMBERS AND TRENDS

Guest Editors: Francesca Vassallo, University of Southern Maine, email: francesca.vassallo@maine.edu; Vincenzo Memoli, University of Catania, email: memoli@unict.it

http://siba-ese.unisalento.it/index.php/paco/announcement/view/36

ABSTRACT:

Research on political participation is often linked to the quality of democratic activism. Most European countries have been officially democracies for a long time, but some of them fail to show a high level of popular participation in their democratic systems. Citizens’ participation in politics has been a central idea in research on political systems, liberal democracies in particular, since the 1960s (Campbell 1960; Almond and Verba 1963; Verba et al., 1978). The relatively recent and surprising decline of political activism in industrialized democracies (Wattenberg 1998) highlights a pattern that includes both conventional and unconventional forms of political engagement (Dalton 2014).

In these recent crisis-stricken times, economic instability in Europe has had a wide variety of effects on political behavior. The overall lack of success of many of the financial interventions and the ongoing disagreement between citizens and governments over the choices made ​​has sparked an increased commitment to political activism. The global financial meltdown has caused a deep fracture in European societies: the severity of the economic crisis is an opportunity for an empirical assessment of political unconventionality in. Does the economic crisis affect political participation? How has the economic collapse changed the way citizens participate in the political arena? This special issue is an opportunity to empirically test how strong political participation on the European continent is. This call welcomes papers on political involvement in many forms, both conventional (eg, elections) and unconventional (for example, the different forms of protest) in one or more European countries.

The preferred methodological approach to the issue should be both comparative and diachronic. In this view, it would be possible to shed light on areas where political participation has declined or increased, as well as estimate how it has changed with respect to the period prior to the European economic crisis. The issue can also include case studies tracking the trajectory of political participation over time, or works adopting a synchronic approach, while distinguishing the levels of political participation among the different areas of the EU.

- Submission of long abstracts (about 1,000 words): 30th May 2015

- Selection of long abstracts: 15th June 2015

- Submission of articles: 15th September 2015

04Feb

Call for FNRS PhD proposals within the PATHWAYS project on political representation of immigrant-origin citizens

The Institut de Sciences Politiques Louvain-Europe (ISPOLE) at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCLouvain) is inviting applicants for a PhD within the project PATHWAYS. PATHWAYS is a comparative study of the representation of citizens with an immigrant origin in eight European democracies (Belgium, Britain, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, The Netherlands and Spain). Selected applicants would be invited to submit an application for an FNRS PhD grant of 4 years (aspirant FNRS).

http://www.uclouvain.be/506844.html

The applicant is preferably knowledgeable in both French and Dutch (English is also a great advantage) and must have a good knowledge of the Belgian political system. The applicant is free to tailor his or her research question(s) around the proposed research project, within the norms of the availability of data and expertise. Comparative projects are also stimulated.

Description

BE-PATHWAYS is an innovative and comparative inter-university collaboration of a team of junior and senior scholars examining the political representation of citizens of immigrant origin in Belgium. It is part of an international PATHWAYS consortium (http://pathwayseu/), which analyses the political representation of citizens of immigrant origin in seven additional European democracies (France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and the UK). The principal goal of this particular project is twofold. On one hand, the project seeks to advance the knowledge and scholarship of the descriptive representation of citizens of immigrant origin (CIO) in Belgium's legislative assemblies, at the regional (Flanders, Wallonia and Brussels) and national levels. On the other hand, and as part of its innovative nature, the project seeks to analyse the parliamentary activities of representatives of immigrant origin (substantive representation). The project seeks to advance the study of democratic representation of CIOs in a number of ways:

   To provide tightly defined - hitherto unavailable - comparative data on the descriptive and substantive representation of CIOs in Belgium (currently data are often restricted to issues such as citizenship, e.g., Eurostat 2011).
   To provide comparative data on important institutional and socio-demographic contextual variables alongside different institutional levels in Belgium.
   To offer innovative explanations of cross-national, cross-regional, cross-level and diachronic variations in descriptive and substantive representation by building on a flexible analytical framework, which allows for the incorporation of a variety of theoretical approaches (e.g. social capital, path dependency, rational choice).
   To integrate the data with other research efforts in the field, most notably the PATHWAYS and IDEA projects.

Data collection and methodology

The research design combines a systematic approach to data collection on two levels of government, national and regional. The inclusion of the regional level is of particular importance, as this is where immigrants can more easily build capacity to win political office and where barriers to get elected should be easier to overcom. The data collection includes primary and secondary sources of information and will be organised in the following way :

   National level : the project collects information on (1) the descriptive representation of CIOs for all elections since 1991, and (2) on particular legislative activities (substantive representation) of minority and comparable non-CIO parliamentarians in the last completed legislative term (2010).
   Regional level : the project collect information on descriptive representation for the last completed legislative term (2009). Given the generally large number of regional assemblies throughout Europe, the variability of access to sources and the lack of general research on representation at this level, this will still be a major advance and will allow comparisons between Belgian regions, across European regions, or even between the national level and the regional level.

Send a brief research proposal (1 page max.) and curriculum vitae to Steven M. Van Hauwaert (steven.vanhauwaert@uclouvain.be) by 5 pm on 13 February 2015.

30Dec

CfP Panel on "The EU and the Global South: towards strategic and coherent action across policies?", EISA 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations

Panel on "The EU and the Global South: towards strategic and coherent action across policies?" EISA 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations, Giardini Naxos (Italy) September 24-26 2015

The starting point of the panel (s) is that numerous changes in the international landscape require the EU to adapt its development and foreign affairs policies, objectives and institutions. Development – which was the EU’s ‘traditional way’ of engaging with the global south – has decreased in relative importance, forcing the EU to rethink how it engages with rapidly changing developing countries. In addition, the EU is also more active in other areas of external policy and increasingly aims to foster integrated policy responses that interlink development with broader foreign policy objectives. This changing empirical reality also compels EU scholars to rethink and adapt their research. While in recent years we have witnessed an emerging literature on the EU as a development policy actor, the scholarly community is still largely preoccupied with ‘traditional‘ developmental questions (i.e. development policy and aid effectiveness) and is mostly disconnected from the broader field of EU international affairs. The need to bridge the gap with research areas including the EU's global role, the Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP), the EU's Neighbourhood policy or the EU's role in climate change is pressing.

This panel thus invites scholars from different disciplinary backgrounds to (i) bring various perspectives on the EU's engagement with the developing world together and (ii) to analyse the EU's management of policy interlinkages and integrated policy responses.

The panel will be organized and chaired by Jan Orbie (Ghent University), Nadia Molenaers (University of Antwerp) and Svea Koch (German Development Institute). Please send abstracts of up to 200 words and your name, organisation and contact details to Jan.Orbie@UGent.be.




Deadline for abstract submission: 8th January 2015



EISA deadline for panel submission: 15th January 2015

02Dec

CfP Panel on“Europeanization and Turkey: Changing Dynamics, Challenges and Responses”, 40th BISA Anniversary Conference in London, June 2015

CfP Panel on“Europeanization and Turkey: Changing Dynamics, Challenges and Responses”, 40th BISA Anniversary Conference in London, June 2015

The BISA South East Europe Working Group is looking for abstracts for a panel on Europeanization and Turkey: Changing Dynamics, Challenges and Responses

Debates on how accession, candidate and neighbouring states respond to the changing dynamics of EU conditionality and deal with the evolving nature of the impact EU has on these states is as pressing as ever. Turkish domestic politics, shaped by ongoing political, economic and ideological debates as well as the heavy involvement of civil society organizations in these public deliberations, also changed the course of Turkey’s relations with the EU/Europe, which have mainly revolved around such issues as democratization, minority rights and the Kurdish question, the rise of political Islam and secularism. We invite papers that discuss how Turkey deals with the changing nature of EU conditionality, re-shape processes of Europeanization, addresses challenges of interacting with sets of international organizations and respond to the changing perception about the role of the EU.
Expressions of interest (title & abstract 200 words max) should be sent to Ceren Ak (c.z.ak@qmul.ac.uk<mailto:c.z.ak@qmul.ac.uk>) by Wednesday, November 26.

25Nov

CfP Symposium "The Power of the People: the dynamics and limits of social mobilization in South Eastern Europe¨, Oxford, February 27 2015

Call for Papers: The first interdisciplinary symposium called The Power of the People: the dynamics and limits of social mobilization in South Eastern Europe. The event will be organized on February 27, 2015 at St Antony’s and St John’s College in Oxford.

http://protestconfox2015.wordpress.com/

25Nov

CfP ‘New Perspectives in European Studies: Europeanisation in the EU and the Neighbourhood’

Call for Papers: ‘New Perspectives in European Studies: Europeanisation in the EU and the Neighbourhood’

UACES CRN Centrifugal Europe - Annual Research Symposium 2015, Queen’s University Belfast, 6-8 March 2015

The European Union (EU) has faced increasing difficulties in recent years relating to the processes of political, economic and societal integration. Despite the change promoted during accession negotiations, EU candidate and neighbourhood countries have challenged the linear understanding of Europeanisation in a variety of areas across the continent. In recent years, research of Europeanisation has emphasised diffusion mechanisms and differentiated integration to explain variation in outcome rather than the lack of precision in and the direction of travel of European norms. Indeed, candidate and neighbourhood countries have remarkable leeway in deciding which aspects of European norms to adopt, and how to implement them. This raises questions about the role of the EU in policy convergence in candidate countries and the ENP and about the norms the EU endorses in practice. Yet, the Europeanisation phenomenon has effectively travelled to the neighbourhood of the EU and in the absence of membership prospects for the European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) countries, such a development is puzzling.

The ongoing European crisis has created new challenges and brought tensions (old and new) to the surface at both state and sub-state level, leading to debates about the relationship between the national and the supra-national, and the limits of sovereignty within the EU in its current form. Such developments represent an unprecedented reversal of the centripetal forces that characterised European integration in the decades prior to the current crisis, and ask serious questions about the future of the EU and its integration project. Against the background, our conference explores the Europeanization in the EU proper, enlargement and ENP countries (incl. Turkey, Western Balkans and previous accession countries). We welcome contributions which ask whether the integration of European norms in the wider European context is going ahead despite crisis or has it been put on back burner?

The event is hosted as a part of the UACES sponsored CRN Centrifugal Europe annual symposium and will provide postgraduates the opportunity to develop contacts and offers a valuable opportunity for participants to engage with leading academics concerned with the future of European integration project. We particularly welcome postgraduate students to apply and have set funds aside to support accommodation for postgraduate students from outside Northern Ireland attending. Please let us know – insert the note at the end of your proposal – that you would like to avail of such support.

Please submit your paper proposal of max. 250 words and details (name, institutional affiliation, contact details) online at http://jotformeu.com/form/43252541852351. by midday (UK time) on December 15 2014. In case of any queries please contact both organisers: Ada Regelmann a.regelmann@qub.ac.uk and Timofey Agarin t.agarin@qub.ac.uk.

25Nov

CfP "Political Systems in Central and Eastern Europe and Southern Europe – Comparative Studies", 2015 ECPR Joint Sessions

Call for Papers "Political Systems in Central and Eastern Europe and Southern Europe – Comparative Studies", 2015 ECPR Joint Sessions, University of Warsaw

The comparative studies concerning the political systems of European countries concentrate first of all on the “old” EU member states. There is a small number of comparative works dealing also with the Union’s members from Central and Eastern Europe (CEE), i.e.: Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia. Although there are many differences between these states and other EU countries, there are substantial and sometimes surprising similarities as well. This concerns particularly the EU members or still associate members from the Southern Europe (Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain as well as Cyprus, Malta and Turkey) which are closest to the CEE countries in terms of political and economic changes. Comparing the political systems of both groups of countries allows for the analysis of very important political and socioeconomic processes (led by the democratization and development of the market economy), the components of political systems, the political culture, the role of contemporary ideologies in shaping political systems as well as particular domestic and external policies (as outputs of political systems). The key question in this context is to what extent different political phenomena are shaped by the specific domestic factors (historical and current ones) and to what extent by “external” factors, mainly the integration with the EU and globalization processes. All these interesting research questions will be the subject of the Workshop within the ECPR Joint Sessions 2015 event, organized by Adam Szymański (ad_szym@poczta.onet.pl; ar.szymanski@uw.edu.pl), Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Science, University of Warsaw as well as Özgün Erler Bayır (ozgunerler@yahoo.com), Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Political Sciences, Istanbul University and sponsored by the ECPR Standing Group on Southern European Politics.

The expected type of paper within the Workshop is a comparative analysis on the states from CEE and Southern Europe regions. The Workshop Directors prefer comparative analyses of political systems of at least one state from each of the two regions, but also accept comparative analyses of states from only one region if the discussed issues are important for the other one. The topics of the papers can concern: -General processes, e.g. democratization, political and economic transformation, secularization as well as the Europeanization, regionalization and globalization - Particular components of political systems, e.g. governing bodies, political parties (including far-right and far-left oriented parties), civil society organizations and social movements, media as well as state-Church relations, role of the military and civil-military relations - Particular ideological/cultural and political culture elements influencing political systems, e.g. the position of nationalism, secularism/religion(s), conservatism, liberalism, populism and feminism; Euroscepticism, attitude towards democracy, etc. - Particular policies (political system’s outputs), including among others: the economic, financial, energy, social and environmental policy as well as foreign/European and security policy - Coping with contemporary challenges – e.g. economic crisis, globalization challenges, transnational processes that limit the role of a state

More information about the Workshop may be found in the Workshop outline in the Academic Programme (look at the Workshop no. 11): http://www.ecpr.eu/Events/PanelList.aspx?EventID=90 If you are interested in participation in the Workshop, please, submit a paper proposal by 1 December 2014 via MyECPR.

18Nov

Call for Papers – EU politics of memory, Global Governance Programme/RSCAS(EUI) and COST Action IS1203

Call for Papers – EU politics of memory, Global Governance Programme/RSCAS(EUI) and COST Action IS1203, Florence, 19-20 June 2015

http://globalgovernanceprogramme.eui.eu/news-events/call-for-papers-eu-politics-of-memory/

This workshop wants to explore the different dimensions involved in shaping EU memory policies: the conflicts on diverging and often contested memory facts and their projection to the EU/European level; the role of different group of actors as memory entrepreneurs at the supranational level, their cooperation and competition; the role of EU institutions; the strategies pursued by actors and institutions; the fitting of EU policies with national policies, etc. The workshop invites papers analyzing specific policy issues (denial of crimes, EU memory museum policies, comparing different national cases of actors/strategies in pursuing these European policies, theoretical papers, etc. Single country cases are not preferred although submissions may be considered and decided upon on the basis of their merits.

Submission of proposals. Proposals for papers should contain a title and a brief summary (up to 300 words). Deadline for submission is 30th November 2014. Applicants should include a brief CV. Papers accepted will be taken into consideration for the publication agenda of the Working Group on Politics of Memory. Proposals should be uploaded at http://www.rscas.org/registration_form/?p=1425

Funding: Members of the COST ISTME network will have their costs covered through the standard COST procedures. A certain amount of funding may be available for those selected applicants lacking funding.

Organization. The Workshop is jointly organised by the COST ITSME , the EUI RSCAS Global Governance Programme and the Research Committee on European Unification of the International Political Association (IPSA) . For further information, please, contact Carlos Closa or Georges Mink

11Nov

Call for Papers - Journal | Perspectivas - Portuguese Journal of Political Science and International Relations

Call for Papers - Journal | Perspectivas - Portuguese Journal of Political Science and International Relations

https://www.ipsa.org/news/call-for-paper/journal-perspectivas-portuguese-journal-political-science-and-international-re-0

Application Deadline: 31 December, 2014 Contact: perspectivas-nicpri@eeg.uminho.pt

11Nov

CALL FOR PAPERS ICEP-2015 13th International Conference on European Processes

Call for Papers ICEP-2015 13th International Scientific Conference „Initiatives Towards Political, Economic and Social Development of Europe“, 27th of March 2015, Kaunas (Lithuania).

The conference is organised by KTU Faculty of Social Science, Arts and Humanities, Institute of Europe.

http://ktu.edu/ei/en/content/international-scientific-conference

11Nov

Call for Panels & Papers - UACES 45th Annual Conference

Call for Panels & Papers - UACES 45th Annual Conference

University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain - 7-9 September 2015

UACES welcomes both panel and paper proposals from across academic disciplines including law, economics, geography, history, sociology, public policy and politics. We accept submissions from established academics, practitioners and well-prepared doctoral students.

The deadline for submitting panel and paper proposals is Friday 16 January 2015.

For guidelines on how to submit a proposal visit: http://www.uaces.org/events/call/guidelines.php

06Nov

Call for Papers - Journal of Advances in Political Science

Call for Papers - Journal of Advances in Political Science

Application Deadline: 31 December, 2014 Contact: editorjpsonline@gmail.com.

Journal of Advances in Political Science is an International, open access, peer reviewed, online journal. The journal welcomes the submission of manuscripts that meet the general criteria of significance and scientific preeminence in all areas of political science.



https://www.ipsa.org/news/call-for-paper/journal-advances-political-science

Important Dates

·Submission deadline: open

·Notification: By 1-4 weeks of submission

·Publication date: Journal items can be published collectively/individually as soon as they are ready.

02Nov

CfP: PSA Quantitative Methods Network Conference on Quantitative Political Methodology

Call for papers: PSA Quantitative Methods Network Conference on Quantitative Political Methodology

Location: Manor Road Building, University of Oxford

Date: 9th January 2015, 10.30 to 18.00

https://www.ipsa.org/news/event/psa-quantitative-methods-network-conference-quantitative-political-methodology

Costs to be determined but it will be either be free or minimal charge for catering.

Keynote presentation: Chris Zorn (Pennsylvania State University) "Understanding the Evolution of Judicial Consensus with Sentiment Analysis” Deadline: 7 November, 2014

17Oct

Call for Applications - “Debating Moldova: Visegrad Counties and Moldova’s European Integration”

Call for Applications - “Debating Moldova: Visegrad Counties and Moldova’s European Integration”

https://cens.ceu.hu/news/2014-10-07/call-for-applications-%E2%80%9Cdebating-moldova-visegrad-counties-and-moldova%E2%80%99s-european-int

The Center for EU Enlargement Studies (CENS) of the Central European University opens a call for participation to join a unique, international, on-line student debate on the European future of Moldova and the Visegrad countries, which brings together 25 highly motivated students from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Moldova, Poland and Slovakia. The debate is organized in the framework of the project entitled “Debating the European Union: Visegrad 4 Experience,” and is coordinated by MESA10, a Slovak NGO having a two-decade-long experience in supporting economic and social reforms aimed at building a free society based on respect for democratic principles and values.



The debate takes place on November 5 (Wednesday), 2014. The Budapest team will join the online debate from the Central European University (Budapest, Hungary). The five teams will discuss Moldova’s European association and integration prospects in light of the current security situation in Eastern Europe and the upcoming parliamentary elections in Moldova. The debate aims at connecting V4 university students with students from Moldova, and deepening their understanding on the issues in question while also strengthening their debating skills.

Send your CV and a short motivation letter (max. 1/2 page) in English to Zsuzsanna Vegh (veghzs@ceu.hu) by October 24, 2014.

06Oct

Call for Papers Workshop "EU POLITICS OF MEMORY", GLOBAL GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME/RSCAS (EUI) and COST Action IS1203

Call for Papers Workshop "EU POLITICS OF MEMORY", GLOBAL GOVERNANCE PROGRAMME/RSCAS (EUI) and COST Action IS1203

http://globalgovernanceprogramme.eui.eu/news-events/call-for-papers-eu-politics-of-memory/

Proposals for papers should contain a title and a brief summary (up to 300 words). Deadline for submission is 30th November 2014. Applicants should include a brief CV. Papers accepted will be taken into consideration for the publication agenda of the Working Group on Politics of Memory. Proposals should be uploaded at http://www.rscas.org/registration_form/?p=1425

Since its origin, the EU constructed a narrative based on the reconciliation among former enemies. 9th May symbolized the transit from confrontation and the end of WWII to reconciliation and European integration. This narrative went largely unchallenged. In the 1990s, some policies related to the remembrance of Holocaust added a new layer of memory policies. The 2004 enlargement triggered a certain conflict on these common grounds. On the one hand, applicant states had to adapt to existing mainstream EU memory policies as an implicit part of the acquis. On the other hand, politicians and intellectuals in acceding states demanded the development of policies which took into account the specific memories of Central and Eastern European States associated with the experience of totalitarian communist regimes. Claims for recognition of these memories emerged in different European institutional and non-institutional sites and actors used different strategies to further their claims. This workshop wants to explore the different dimensions involved in shaping EU memory policies: the conflicts on diverging and often contested memory facts and their projection to the EU/European level; the role of different group of actors as memory entrepreneurs at the supranational level, their cooperation and competition; the role of EU institutions; the strategies pursued by actors and institutions; the fitting of EU policies with national policies, etc. The workshop invites papers analyzing specific policy issues (denial of crimes, EU memory museum policies, comparing different national cases of actors/strategies in pursuing these European policies, theoretical papers, etc. Single country cases are not preferred although submissions may be considered and decided upon on the basis of their merits.

03Oct

Call for Papers 4th Joint Conference on Human Rights and Justice

Call for Papers 4th Joint Conference on Human Rights and Justice 8 – 10 June 2015

http://global-human-rights.org/HRJ.html

This joint conference will ask researchers and policymakers from academia, think tanks, IOs and NGOs to deal with various aspects of justice and human rights. Papers should highlight how and to what extent human rights in all aspects and levels of governance, law and decision making allow or deny access to justice. This may include questions regarding whether and to what extent the international human rights regime can address adequately the challenges of human rights implementation and justice, as well as how regional, national, and local mechanisms may address human rights challenges. Paper and panel proposals that also address the issues such as climate justice, transitional justice or cyber justice as well as access to justice and global distributive justice are welcome. Some of the questions to be addressed at the conference include:

•Are human rights and justice always compatible?

•How do we conceptualize the relationship between human rights and justice?

•What role does global distributive justice play in advancing human rights?

•How do we ensure that domestic justice systems address a wide range of human rights issues?

•Are international justice institutions (e.g. International Criminal Court, European Court of Human Rights, Inter-American Court, African Court on Human and People’s Rights) adequate for addressing human rights issues?

The deadline for submissions is 14 November 2014.

•How have norms regarding justice and human rights evolved?

03Oct

Call for Sections, 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations

Call for Sections, 9th Pan-European Conference on International Relations Wednesday 23-Saturday 26 September 2015, Giardini Naxos, Sicily, Italy

http://www.paneuropeanconference.org/

Proposals for sections should include: 1) Name, institutional affiliation and email address of the proposed section chair(s) – maximum two chairs per section. 2) Proposed section title and summary of its theme(s) and rationale(s) (no more than 250 words). Please state here if your proposed section is to contain 5 or 10 panels. 3) Tentative indication of possible panels. We do not require a full list of panels, but we would like at least 3 suggested themes for a 5-panel proposal and 6 suggested themes for a 10-panel proposal, which would show what the Section convenor(s) hope would be covered by the section at the conference. Section convenors, if they wish, can also substantiate these themes with suggested paper titles or roundtable participants.

Proposals should be submitted to paneuroconf2015@gmail.com

The closing date for section proposals is Sunday 12 October 2014.

01Oct

Call for Papers 4th European Conference on Politics and Gender, Sweden

Call for Papers 4th European Conference on Politics and Gender 2015 June 11-13 Uppsala, Sweden

http://www.ecpg.eu/

Call for papers deadline: Proposals may be submitted from August 15 2014 to October 15 2014. We accept online submissions only. Participants will be notified of the decision by 1st December 2014.

Submission instructions Each participant may submit up to 2 papers or organized panel proposals. Additional proposals will not be considered. Each panel or paper proposal has to be submitted to 2 sections (first choice and second choice) Paper proposal length: 300 words including title

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