Diasporas, Migration and Identities: Crossing Boundaries, New Directions

Date
June 11-12, 2009
Site
Surrey, UK
Organiser
Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism (CRONEM)

Topics

The organizers invite abstracts that address the following:

  • Migration, settlement and diaspora: modes, stages and forms;
  • Representation, performance, discourse and language;
  • Subjectivity, emotion and identity;
  • Objects, practices and places;
  • Beliefs, values and laws;
  • The role of youth in relationship to diasporas, migration and identities;
  • Diasporic economics and labour markets;
  • The recognition of multiple origins and mixedness;
  • The politics of immigration and integration;
  • Public opinion and public policy;
  • Ethnic identity politics.
Language
English
Deadline
February 02, 2009
Contact
For any further queries about the Call for Papers, please contact Katie Roche, for registration queries, please contact Mirela Dumic
E-mail
K.A.Roche@leeds.ac.uk, m.dumic@surrey.ac.uk
Web site
http://surrey.ac.uk/Arts/CRONEM/cronem-ahrc-conference-09/cfp09.htm

Discourse and Power in Critical Policy Studies

Date
June 25-27, 2009
Site
Kassel, Germany
Organiser
Kassel University

Topics

This 4th conference (following the Birmingham, Amsterdam, and Essex conferences) will focus broadly on discourse and interpretive methods in critical policy analysis, with particular emphasis on the relationship of discourse to power. Conference papers might engage one or more of the following themes: Analytic and empirical case studies of discourse and power, especially in relation to policy practices, deliberation, and governance, both local and global; Interpretive case studies from particular policy issue arenas, both local and global (e.g., political economy, global policy, global inequalities, gender relations, environmental policymaking, governance, bio-politics, and immigration policy); Interpretive methodological issues in doing critical policy analysis (e.g., reflexivity in policy-analytic practices; issues in using new recording technologies; getting, and using, feedback from ‘informants’ evaluating software programs); Clarification of interpretive approaches such as discourse analysis, narrative analysis, deliberative policy inquiry, framing, rhetoric, and metaphor; The contribution of a particular theoretical or philosophical approach to policy discourse, power, and critical policy analysis, including the emerging focus on global policy.

Language
English
Deadline
January 12, 2009
Contact
IPA2009 Organising Committee, c/o Fachgebiet «Globalisierung und Politik», Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften, Universität Kassel, Nora-Platiel-Strasse 1, D-34109 Kassel, Germany
E-mail
IPA2009@uni-kassel.de
Web site
http://ipa2009.uni-kassel.de

Borders on our Mind, Borders of the Mind

Date
September 02-04, 2009
Site
St.-Petersburg, Russian Federation
Organiser
The Central and East European International Studies Association (CEEISA)

Topics

The 2009 CEEISA conference will investigate different kinds of 'borders' vis-à-vis their effects on international relations and International Relations. Focusing on such a theme is particularly pertinent on the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Conference participants are invited to respond to the following six questions from within their own sub-disciplines: Two decades after '1989', which borders have disappeared, which have remained, which have shifted, what others have been constructed? Does the globalisation of world economy help to transcend or erect borders? Of what kind? What are the effects of international institutions, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations? What are the effects of the persistence of gendered structures on the already hierarchical division of labour? What does the composite of issues related to (illegal) migration, security, and citizenship say about our physical, virtual, and ethical borders? Is IR an instance of the persistence of borders of the mind having 'real' effects? To what extent the study of International Relations reflects the borders in the minds of IR scholars (as with politics/economy, inside/outside, theory/practice). Researching beyond territoriality? Is it possible and/or desirable?

Language
English
Deadline
March 02, 2009
Contact
Programme Chairperson Pinar Bilgin
E-mail
ceeisa@bilkent.edu.tr
Web site
http://ian.vse.cz/ceeisa/petersburg.php

International Conference on Social Sciences and Humanities

Date
December 02-03, 2009
Site
Bangi, Malaysia
Organiser
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia

Topics

The themes of the conference are:

  • Epistemology and Methodology;
  • Nation-building and Cultural Identity;
  • Political Violence and Terrorism;
  • Social Movements and Democratization;
  • Politics and Economy;
  • Globalization and the New Security Agenda;
  • Human and Social Developments;
  • Media and Communication;
  • Environment and Sustainability;
  • Religion, Civilization and Philosophy;
  • Area Studies; Peace and Conflict;
  • Multiculturalism and Multi literacies (multiliteralism?).

Scholars, institutions, researchers and PhD students are invited to submit abstracts for: Individual panels, organized panels and Institutional panels.

Language
English, Malay
Deadline
May 07, 2009
Contact
ICOSH 2009, Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, 43600 Bangi, Malaysia
Tel.
+603-8921-5210
Fax
+603-8921-3541
E-mail
icosh2009@ukm.my
Web site
http://pkukmweb.ukm.my/~icosh09

Multi-Disciplinary and Cross-National Approaches to Romany Studies — a Model for Europe

Date
July 06-24, 2009
Site
Budapest, Hungary
Organiser
Central European University (CEU)

Topics

This program is the last stage in a unique set of training events (March 2007—March 2010) supported by the Marie Curie Conferences and Training Courses that CEU and its partner institutions have been hosting. The program is aimed at training graduate students and junior researchers at the outset of their careers to become the next generation of teachers and researchers in the broad field of Romany studies. The aim of the program is to bring together young (mostly doctoral) researchers working on issues that concern Roma and Gypsies so that they will be able to gauge the development of Romany politics and culture over the past century from the perspective of Romany Studies and from that of the social scientific study of the countries of the region. Interaction with leading senior researchers is the core of all training activities.
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Language
English
Deadline
February 16, 2009
E-mail
sun09-romany@ceu.hu
Web site
http://sun.ceu.hu/02-courses/course-sites/romany/index-romany.php

Romanian Political Science Review Studia Politica

Place of publication
Bucharest, Romania
Type of publication
print
Publication date
2009
Published by/ edited by
the Institute of Political Research and the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest

Topics

Studia Politica is pleased to invite researchers (PhD and PhD candidates) to submit articles, collective or individual scientific studies, and reviews of recently published scientific works for the 2009 issues of the journal. The journal focuses on scholarly issues related not only to the democratization of Romanian polity and politics, to the ”great transformation” that is taking place in Central and Eastern Europe, but also to the make-over of the assumptions and prospects of the discipline.

Deadline
January 15, 2009; February 15, 2009; July 15, 2009; September 15, 2009
Contact
University of Bucharest, 8 Spiru Haret str., 010175, Bucharest 1, Romania
Tel.
+4021 314 12 68
Fax
+4021313 35 11
E-mail
studia.politica@icp.ro
Web site
http://studiapolitica.ro/index.php?pag=studia_politica&author_lang=en (source: e-mail from the organizers)

Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs

Place of publication
Ankara, Turkey
Type of publication
print
Publication date
Winter 2009
Published by/ edited by
The Center for Strategic Research (SAM)

Topics

The Center for Strategic Research invites foreign and Turkish academicians to submit manuscripts of their original paper (which have not been published anywhere before) for possible publication in “Perceptions: Journal of International Affairs”, Vol. XIII, Number 4 Winter 2009. The topics are any subjects related to international political relations, regional issues, security and defence matters.

Deadline
January 31, 2009
Contact
Center for Strategic Research, Kircicegi Sok. 8/3, 06700 GOP/Ankara, Turkey
Tel.
+90 312 446 04 35/ 436 58 12
Fax
+90 312 445 05 84
E-mail
strategy@mfa.gov.tr
Web site
http://sam.gov.tr/act1.php

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