Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD positions: Political Concepts in the World (POLITICO)

Marie Skłodowska-Curie PhD positions: Political Concepts in the World (POLITICO)

The University of Aberdeen, in collaboration with the Horizon 2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie programme, is delighted to offer six Early Stage Researcher (PhD) positions, lasting 3 years starting in September 2018, for ground-breaking research on how political concepts, such as citizenship, civil society and rule of law, are used in the world. ESRs will complete a PhD with an inter-disciplinary supervisory team and benefit from a world-class training programme, including placements with one or more of our 23 international partners. We…

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Worshop – becoming politically aware

Worshop – becoming politically aware

This workshop “Becoming politically aware” promotes research collaborations between senior and junior researchers within the social sciences inter-nationally. It also promotes new knowledge, at an empirical, conceptual and methodological level, and elaboration of unique new research areas and programs, concerning democracy and the development of political and participatory skills. Please, find more information here: Workshop

Call for Panel Proposals for 2018 ECPR General Conference

Call for Panel Proposals for 2018 ECPR General Conference

As in the previous years, the Steering Committee has drafted a Section Proposal for the upcoming, 2018 ECPR General Conference. Our proposal is titled ‘“The people want” active citizenship: New ideals, new practices and new settings?’ and focuses on the issue of active citizenship, with a special interest in the following areas: Ideals and challenges of active citizenship; including its meaning and significance; as well as any revisions and/or recent advances which has strengthened, altered or potentially defied theoretical expectations….

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STANDING GROUP ON CITIZENSHIP GENERAL MEETING 2017

STANDING GROUP ON CITIZENSHIP GENERAL MEETING 2017

Time: Friday, 8th  September, at 12.45-14.00 Building: BL07 P.A. Munchs hus Room: PAM SEM 6 Please bring your ideas and suggestions for the activities of the SG Citizenship! Do not hesitate to contact the steering committee of the SG Citizenship to share your ideas! Please have a look at the attached agenda of the SG Citizenship meeting 2017

ECPR General Conference, University of Oslo, 6 – 9 September 2017

ECPR General Conference, University of Oslo, 6 – 9 September 2017

Citizenship: The Politics of Inclusion and Exclusion (S13) This section, organised by The Standing Group on Citizenship, explores the political, social, cultural and intimate terrain of inclusive/exclusive citizenship. It aims to gather together interdisciplinary work addressing the persistence of citizenship in contemporary politics and academic scholarship, but also new ways of practicing and theorising citizenship. The scene of dead asylum seekers washing up on beaches, increasingly restrictive welfare regimes, deportation of the dangerous and unwanted, the deaths of young black…

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Citizenship and Identity Workshop

Citizenship and Identity Workshop

Workshop 7-8 June 2017, University of Portsmouth. The intersection between citizenship and identity: Contemporary processes of differentiation and exclusion This workshop seeks to provide a critical context for theoretical and empirical examinations of the intersection between citizenship and identity. Observed as the dynamic bond between a sovereign political community and the individual, citizenship is expected to shape community-building processes. The significance of identity in these processes cannot be stressed enough – it is, only, by bringing citizenship and identity together that ‘imagined…

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ECPR Conference Prague 07-10 September 2016. Call for panels in the SG Citizenship section

ECPR Conference Prague 07-10 September 2016. Call for panels in the SG Citizenship section

ECPR Conference Prague 07-10 September 2016. Call for panels in the SG Citizenship section Citizenship debates: Normative, empirical and policy reflections on contemporary developments Regional conflicts, economic and social crises have made citizenship one of the major political focal points for contemporary debates. This is heightened in the struggles over the rights and responsibilities concerning refugees and asylum seekers today. In the overwhelming exodus of people from the global south to north, the European Union as well as other states have…

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