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Vacancy: Political Science and International Affairs (John Cabot University, Rome)

Vacancy: Political Science and International Affairs (John Cabot University, Rome)

Full-time tenure track faculty position in Political Science and International Affairs. John Cabot University, a four year, fully-accredited American liberal arts college in Rome, Italy, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in political science and international affairs at the assistant or associate professor rank. We seek candidates with a Ph.D. in Political Science, demonstrated excellence in teaching and research, commitment to academic service, and interested in the development of programs in a growing department. The ideal candidate will be…

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Call for papers: Religion and Illiberal Politics (ECPR General Conference, Oslo 6-9 September 2017)

Call for papers: Religion and Illiberal Politics (ECPR General Conference, Oslo 6-9 September 2017)

Religion and Illiberal Politics: Challenges and Common Patterns in Comparative Perspectives Panel Proposal for the ECPR General Conference 6-9 September 2017, Oslo Section “Religion, Politics, and the Public Spheres: Contesting Liberalism? Panel Chairs: Anja Hennig, European University of Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder) Email: ahennig@europa-uni.de Simona Guerra, University of Leicester Email: gs219@leicester.ac.uk This panel aims at empirically and theoretically analyzing the ideological, structural, and historical linkages between religion and illiberal and/or contested politics. In particular, the interest focuses on cases of alliances…

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Call for papers: Religious Organizations in European Welfare States in the 21st Century (ECPR General Conference, Oslo 6-9 September 2017)

Call for papers: Religious Organizations in European Welfare States in the 21st Century (ECPR General Conference, Oslo 6-9 September 2017)

Religious Organizations in European Welfare States in the 21st Century Josef Hien (University of Milan, josefhien@googlemail.com) Matthias Kortmann (University of Munich, matthias.kortmann@gsi.lmu.de) Abstract: This panel focuses on the role of religious organizations in welfare service provision and social politics in Europe in the 21st century. Traditionally, religious organizations have been important actors in welfare states both as providers of social services (on behalf of the state) and as political players in socio-political decision-making processes. In recent decades, this role has…

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Call for papers: Religion, economy, and welfare (ECPR General Conference, Olso 6-9 September 2017)

Call for papers: Religion, economy, and welfare (ECPR General Conference, Olso 6-9 September 2017)

Religion, economy, and welfare: universal values, plural interpretations, and local politics Convenor: Xabier Itçaina (CNRS, Centre Emile Durkheim, Sciences po Bordeaux) x.itcaina@sciencespobordeaux.fr While contemporary religious campaigns on issues related to family policy, educational policy and civilizational issues enjoy high visibility in the media and the public sphere, this is not the case for socio-economic campaigns led by religious actors. Yet religious social thought continues to inspire conceptions of economic and welfare linkages and of local and regional socio-economic configurations. These…

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Call for papers: Religion and morality policy implementation (ECPR General Conference, Oslo 6-9 September 2017)

Call for papers: Religion and morality policy implementation (ECPR General Conference, Oslo 6-9 September 2017)

CALL FOR PAPERS Religion and morality policy implementation In the research on morality politics, scholars examine intensively how religion determines policy outputs and dynamics of policy change. This focus is primarily motivated by the relevance of religious doctrines. They shape individual and collective belief systems, including certain practices, norms, and values and hence, challenge liberal principles such as autonomy, freedom and equality. If these religious values prevail, they are able to determine the political process and outputs of morally charged…

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Call for papers: Religious diversity, gender and citizenship (ECPR General Conference, Oslo 6-9 september 2017)

Call for papers: Religious diversity, gender and citizenship (ECPR General Conference, Oslo 6-9 september 2017)

Religious diversity, gender and citizenship Claude Proeschel (Fondation Nationale de Sciences Politiques-GSRL, claude.proeschel@wanadoo.fr) and Luca Ozzano (University of Turin, luca.ozzano@unito.it) ECPR General Conference, Oslo 6-9 september 2017 Please send paper proposals of up to 200 words to the convenors by email by 5 February 2017. DO NOT submit the proposals electronically at this stage: the papers accepted for the panel will be included in the panel proposal by the convenors themselves. You just need to have an active MyECPR account…

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