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Call for papers: “Emerging Religious Oppositions to Populism” (2019 ECPR General Conference)

Call for papers: “Emerging Religious Oppositions to Populism” (2019 ECPR General Conference)

Call for papers: “Emerging Religious Oppositions to Populism: A New Kind of Public Engagement of Religious Communities in Secularised Societies?” (2019 ECPR General Conference) Panel abstract Over the last two decades far-right populist parties have dramatically increased their electoral consensus, they have taken power in several countries, and they managed to impose their arguments in policy agendas and in public debates. However, against this recent wave of populism a broad reaction is taking place. While traditional political parties are still…

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Call for papers: “Churches and the Democratic Process in Europe and Beyond. Contemporary Challenges” (2019 ECPR General Conference)

Call for papers: “Churches and the Democratic Process in Europe and Beyond. Contemporary Challenges” (2019 ECPR General Conference)

ECPR Conference Wroclaw 2019 – Panel Proposal Call for Papers Panel Proposal “Churches and the Democratic Process in Europe and Beyond. Contemporary Challenges” (chair: Michael Minkenberg, European Univ. Viadrina) Panel Abstract For a long time in comparative politics, churches (unlike interest groups or NGOs) have not been among the “usual suspects” in the actor-centered study of political processes, its outputs and outcomes. But the “return of religion”, regardless whether as discourse or as social reality, has put them into focus…

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Call for Papers: Orthodox Christianity and Politics in XXI century (2019 ECPR General Conference)

Call for Papers: Orthodox Christianity and Politics in XXI century (2019 ECPR General Conference)

Call for Papers: Orthodox Christianity and Politics in XXI century ECPR General Conference, Wroclaw, 4-7 September 2019 After the fall of communism, we have witnessed the resurgence of religion in the dominant Orthodox Christian countries across Eastern Europe. This process, among other things, brings back dominant religious communities, namely autocephalous and autonomous Orthodox Christian churches, to the public sphere. Due to its historical, cultural and above all political role in these countries, it is logical to presume that Orthodox Churches…

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Call for papers: “The Religionization of Israeli Society” (2019 ECPR General Conference)

Call for papers: “The Religionization of Israeli Society” (2019 ECPR General Conference)

Call for papers: The Religionization of Israeli Society Proposals are invited for a panel titled “The Religionization of Israeli Society” to be included in the section “Religion and Politics in a Secular Age: Pattern, Dynamics and Consequences” at the ECPR General Conference in Wroclaw, September 4-7, 2019. Panel Abstract De-secularization of the public sphere is a well-known and widely commented upon phenomenon in much of the world. José Casanova has famously argued that in the 1980s “religion, leaving its assigned…

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Call for papers: “Faith-Based Organizations in Welfare Politics in Europe and the USA” (2019 ECPR General Conference)

Call for papers: “Faith-Based Organizations in Welfare Politics in Europe and the USA” (2019 ECPR General Conference)

Call for papers for the 2019 ECPR General Conference in Wroclaw Panel on “Faith-Based Organizations in Welfare Politics in Europe and the USA” Panel Convenors: Josef Hien (University of Milan, josefhien@googlemail.com) and Matthias Kortmann (Technical University of Dortmund, matthias.kortmann@tu-dortmund.de) Abstract This panel focuses on the role of religious organizations in welfare service provision and social politics in the 21st century. Traditionally, religious organizations have been important actors in welfare states both as providers of social services (on behalf of the…

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Call for papers: Visiting Religion in “Global Africa”

Call for papers: Visiting Religion in “Global Africa”

The University of the Free State invites proposals for a conference to be held at the Black Mountain Leisure and Conference Hotel, Bloemfontein, South Africa from 24 September 2019 to 26 September 2019 Visiting Religion in “Global Africa” 1. Context New dynamics in Africa, how religious groups organize themselves, how they relate to the state, each other and the broader society, the political and social issues around which they mobilize and engage, and how African governments are responding to their…

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Call for papers: “The rise of a Christian right in Europe” (2019 ECPR General Conference)

Call for papers: “The rise of a Christian right in Europe” (2019 ECPR General Conference)

ECPR General Conference 2019, Section “Religion and politics in a secular age: pattern, dynamics and consequences” CALL FOR PAPERS FOR THE PANEL: “The rise of a Christian right in Europe” Madalena Meyer Resende (NOVA University of Lisbon) Anja Hennig (Europa Universitaet Viadrina) Panel Abstract Christianity and nationalism have been part of the ideological make up of modern right wing political forces. After the 2015 refugee crisis the defense of European Christianity against Islam gained a new relevance in both East…

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Call for Papers: Religionization and Citizenship

Call for Papers: Religionization and Citizenship

Citizenship Studies Special Issue: Religionization and Citizenship Guest Editors: Guy Ben-Porat and Yoav Peled Call for Papers The resurgence of religion in the public sphere (dubbed de- or post-secularization,resacralization, or religionization) is a well-known and widely commented upon phenomenon in much of the world. According to José Casanova, in the 1980s “religion, leaving its assigned place in the private sphere, had thrust itself into the public arena of moral and political contestation” (Casanova 1994:3). Bryan Turner has averred that “The…

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Call for Papers: Strictly observant religion, gender and the state

Call for Papers: Strictly observant religion, gender and the state

Call for Papers: Strictly observant religion, gender and the state Conference held at the Woolf Institute, Cambridge March 25-26, 2019 This conference seeks to address the question how strictly observant religious groups or “fundamentalists” (Harding 2001) challenge two basic principles within contemporary societies: gender equality and the modern state. The conference will bring together political scientists, sociologists, social anthropologists, gender studies scholars, postcolonial scholars, theologians and religious studies scholars to discuss different approaches to the contestations over gender roles, patriarchy…

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Call for papers: Religious Actors in the International Sphere (Paris, 3-4 December 2018)

Call for papers: Religious Actors in the International Sphere (Paris, 3-4 December 2018)

CERI (Sciences Po Paris) – GSRL (EPHE/CNRS) – IRSEM – CESPRA (EHESS) Religious Actors in the International Sphere 3-4 December 2018 at the CERI and the Ecole militaire, Paris Call for papers Deadline for responses: 15 September 2018 The role of religious actors in the international public sphere is no longer easy to define. We observe a growing involvement of such actors in international issues, be they diplomatic, military, economic, social or cultural. Yet, at an analytical level, theories of…

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