CFP – ECPR SG Citizenship 1st Bi-annual Conference and Workshop: ‘Citizenship and democracy in (dis)integrating communities’

CFP – ECPR SG Citizenship 1st Bi-annual Conference and Workshop: ‘Citizenship and democracy in (dis)integrating communities’

The ideal of citizenship and its role in building (political) communities and so democracy more broadly have perhaps never been under as much pressure as today. This is especially so against the backdrop of bespoke processes of community (dis)integration at local, national, international and cross-cutting levels. One example is the increased call for independence by “non-self-governing territories” which possess and make claim for distinct social and political identities, such as Catalonia. Another is seemingly dis-United Kingdom that is not-quite withdrawn…

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SG Citizenship Section (2019) – Putting citizenship into perspective: (A)part of the problem or the solution?

SG Citizenship Section (2019) – Putting citizenship into perspective: (A)part of the problem or the solution?

Dear Members of the Standing Group Citizenship, we are very happy to inform you that our section Putting citizenship into perspective: (A)part of the problem or the solution? has been accepted for the next ECPR General Conference in Wroclaw, September 4-7, 2019. The call for Panels and individual papers is open since December, 5th via the ECPR website. It will close on 18 February 2019. Please, find the section description here: ECPR-Citizenship-Section  

European Academy of Religion Annual Conference 2019

European Academy of Religion Annual Conference 2019

Religion plays a central role in our world. Shared knowledge and academic reflection can stimulate a peaceful coexistence and avoid religious illiteracy. Both in the academic world and in Europe as a whole, there is a basis of a shared understanding of the importance of religious pluralism, religious freedom, ecumenical dialogue, and of the role of religions and of religious studies in order to build peace and citizenship in the global world. The European Academy of Religion (EuARe) is a research initiative launched under the high patronage of the European Parliament which offers an exchange platform to academies and scientific societies; associations; research centers and institutions; university labs, clusters, and departments; journals, publishers, media and scholars coming from Europe and the surrounding regions. The Annual Conference 2019 will be held in Bologna from Monday 4th…

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CFP – Community in Crisis. Political Identification in Europe.

CFP – Community in Crisis. Political Identification in Europe.

Once regarded as the bastion of peace, unity and progress, the European Union project may be in crisis. Populist and anti-European tendencies disrupt decision-making procedures and expressions of doubts regarding both the feasibility and legitimacy of the EU disturb its roadmaps and rationales. At the same time, however, this putative crisis may provoke a pertinent re-examination and reshaping of European institutions and practices. In this context, political identification is, more than ever, a crucial area of research. This workshop is…

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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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