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Month: January 2016

CfP: RECONFIGURING SOUTHERN EUROPE

CfP: RECONFIGURING SOUTHERN EUROPE

Standing Group Section, ECPR Conference, Prague, September 2016

The Standing Group on Southern European Politics are holding a Section at the ECPR General Conference on Reconfiguring Southern Europe. For full details of the Section, please click here.

For further details and to submit your papers, please visit: http://ecpr.eu/Events/SectionDetails.aspx?SectionID=550&EventID=95 or contact the Section Convenors, Georgios Karyotis (Georgios.Karyotis@glasgow.ac.uk) and/or Susannah Verney (deplan@otenet.gr)

Call for Papers – Democracy in Southern Europe in Times of Crisis: Power and Discourse in a Three-level Game

Call for Papers – Democracy in Southern Europe in Times of Crisis: Power and Discourse in a Three-level Game

Democracy in Southern Europe in times of crisis: Power and Discourse in a three-level game 

Stella Ladi and Catherine Moury (chairs)

While many studies have examined the content and effects of the reforms passed during the crisis in different countries (the ‘what’), still very little is known about the process leading to their adoption (the ‘how’). Moreover, two contradictory narratives co-exist in the scarce literature addressing this topic. On the one hand, scholars argue that governments have been forced to implement very specific reforms against their will, in return for bail-out loans (Ladi 2014) or after implicit blackmail by the ECB (Sacchi 2014). By contrast, other studies claim that the crisis empowered governments to pass reforms they wanted all along (Moury and Freire 2013). So which narrative is correct? Or, better: under which circumstances would one prevail? And which accountability issues do these processes raise?

This panel welcomes paper addressing this question. In particular, we encourage papers submission studying

1) The extent of autonomy of executive facing a sovereign debt crisis and/or dealing with the troika and the determinants of this autonomy;

and 2) the official discourse of policy-makers during this period.

If you are interested please send to us, before the end of January, a proposal including:

– the Paper title

– an abstract

– 3-8 keywords

– Paper Presenter email (as per their MyECPR account)

– Paper Author(s) email(s) (as per their MyECPR account)

 

Dr Stella Ladi

Senior Lecturer in Public Management

Queen Mary University of London

Bancroft Building, Mile End Road

London E1 4NS, UK

Tel:  44 (0) 207882 6987

E-mail: s.ladi@qmul.ac.uk

Call for Panels (with Papers) and individual Papers for the 2016 ECPR General Conference

Call for Panels (with Papers) and individual Papers for the 2016 ECPR General Conference

The 10th ECPR General Conference will be held from 7 -10 September 2016, at Charles University, Prague; the oldest institution of higher learning in Central Europe.

The Standing Group on Southern European Politics is organising the Section Reconfiguring Southern Europe, and you can now submit your proposals for full Panels (which should include 3-5 Papers), and individual Papers. Further details can be found on the website.

  • Panels (including 3-5 Papers) can be proposed here.
  • Individual Papers can be found here.

Guidelines for the submission process can be found here, and note the deadline for all submissions via MyECPR is midnight UK time on 15 February 2016.

For more information about the ECPR General Conference please visit the website, or contact the Events Team.