Extended deadline: ECPR Conference Prague 07-10 September 2016

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

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 been forced to re-address common policies of citizenship, rules of peoples movement, and the social, economic and political rights and responsibilities claimed by and offered to ‘non-citizens’. Such encounters and the thousands of deaths at the EU’s borders challenge claims of European humanitarianism and the persistent logics of both national and European citizenship. Although dominating the headlines, questions about the effects of forced migration on the politics of inclusion/exclusion and contemporary acts of citizenship (Isin, 2008) are not only relevant in the European context. Similar debates are taking place across the globe – in the north and south Americas, as well as south and east Asia. As a result of these developments, citizenship continues to increase its importance, and that is imbricated in the everyday life of people. These changes diversify and affect most part of our societies from state policies and daily citizen practices to schools and education.
Against this backdrop, ECPR SG on Citizenship calls for panel proposals, which seek to address contemporary debates on citizenship. We welcome panels, which speak to the various aspects of citizenship today (civil, political, social, legal, cultural, transnational, and so on) and explore how different “acts of citizenship” (Isin 2008) have manifested across time, multiple sites and encounters. We welcome proposals with a wide range of approaches to citizenship and citizenship education, including normative, empirical and policy reflections. We also welcome panels on diversification, integration, education and those addressing recent developments in public policy (including education, welfare and so on). The overall objective of this section is to provide an overview of citizenship debates.

Section application procedures.

According to ECPR General Section and panel procedures the section proposal should include an abstract and suggestions for minimum 3 and maximum 8 panels. Standing groups are given a priority when choosing among section proposals, but are not guaranteed to be included. As a member of SG Citizenship, you are hereby invited to propose panels to be included in our section proposal. Your panel proposal should include;
Name and affiliation of Chair (if you will not be the chair) and co-chair (if necessary)

Title of panel, eventually a subtitle (idea) – it is preferred, but no requirement, that “Citizenship” is somehow included in the title.

The panel idea/proposal should include at least 3 and maximum 5 paper titles with Author names and their affiliations.

This panel proposal should be addressed on e-mail to one of the following; Trond Solhaug, trond.solhaug@plu.ntnu.no, Nora Siklodi, nora.siklodi@port.ac.uk , Katja Mäkinen katja.a.p.makinen@jyu.fi, Joseph Turner j.aridiciturner@gmail.com , or Bernard Fournier Bernard.Fournier@me.com within November 5th, 2015.

As a Standing group we will be notified of the outcome of our Section proposal Dec. 1. 2015. We will notify those whose panel-proposals are selected for our section proposal.

Then, before February 15. 2016, panel proposers must complete their proposal process through the MyECPR area of the ECPR website. Once logged in, they will be asked to select which Section the Panel should be considered for. Panel proposers are also required to select up to three key words.

The same procedure will have to be applied for people wishing to submit papers.

Please notice that you are free to change your panel idea when you turn it in as a panel proposal February. 15. 2016.

Please notice that to be included in the section proposal may not guarantee that the panel is finally accepted.

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