Dangerous Crossings: Politics at the Limits of the Human

Date
October 1—2, 2010
Site
Baltimore, USA
Organiser
The American Political Science Association (APSA)
Topics
Papers exploring the following or related questions are welcome: What is it to be human? What do humans do that other life does not? What are the limits of humanness? What «others» emerge outside those limits? Who or what is or can be rendered inhuman, how, and to what effect? Do rhetorics of humanism retain any political purchase? If not, what comes next? How does the shape of our politics and ethics change with our answers to these questions? Can we think of politics or ethics without an appeal to the human? Can there be nonhuman political life? How might these questions suggest new possibilities for thinking nature, animality, and technology? How does putting the figure of the human in question trouble or transform our theories of justice, inclusion, power, citizenship, and agency? What then becomes of human rights and humanitarianism?
Language
English
Deadline
June 15, 2010
E-mail
dangerouscrossingsconference@gmail.com
Website
Cityspaces – CEE Experiences

Controlling Cityspaces – CEE Experiences

Date
October 14—15, 2010
Site
Krakow, Poland
Organiser
AGH University of Science and Technology, the Faculty of Humanities
Topics
The aim of the conference is to look at different manifestations of control of urban spaces in Central-Eastern European cities. The ambition of the organizers is to represent possibly wide range of problems and cases related to the control of the urban in the regional context. We are looking not only at spatial solutions, such as gated communities, but also at political and economical tools and strategies of control of the urban space. We are encouraging researchers of different disciplines to present their papers introducing connections between the control and lifestyles, economical and political strategies and power relations.
Language
English
Deadline
July 15, 2010
Contact
Jacek Gadecki
E-mail
jacgadecki@wp.pl
Website
http://www.evropskemesto.cz/cms/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=793&Itemid=20&lang=english

Civil Society and NGOs in Europe and Russia: Responding to New Challenges and Opportunities

Date
November 12—14, 2010
Site
St. Petersburg, Russian Federation
Organiser
The Center for German and European Studies, St. Petersburg State University, in cooperation with the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
Topics
The conference will reflect the new challenges NGOs are facing in the contemporary world both in Russia and European countries, the most significant and influential of which are produced by globalization and the decline of welfare states. Although both these processes present challenges to civil societies and citizens, they also provide new structure of opportunities, to increase self-help activities, self-organization and NGO and civil society development. Papers will be considered which seek to address topics related to the following questions: What are the main tendencies of NGO developments in a particular or different country(ies) from the perspective of your field of research? What theoretical approaches and models are appropriate and fruitful for research on NGOs? How can the decline of welfare states and other economic factors influence NGO development? What are the main consequences of transnationalization and globalization and other elements of contemporary politics for NGOs? In the framework of the Conference, it is planned to have two plenary sessions and four panels: Civil Society, Democracy and Social Capital: Mythos or Reality? NGOs in Politics: Interest Intermediation or Governance? Economy and Civil Society: Social Market Economy or Social Responsibility of Business? Solidarities and Internal Structure in NGOs: Voluntarism vs. Social Entrepreneurship?
Language
English
Deadline
June 15, 2010
E-mail
info@zdes.spb.ru
Website
http://www.zdes.spb.ru/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=287&Itemid=57

A New Region of Europe: Regional Development Paradigms in Baltic- Black Sea Intermarum

Date
November 26—27, 2010
Site
Vilnius, Lithuania
Organiser
European Humanities University, Vytautas Magnus University, Konrad Adenauer Foundation and Centre for Advanced Study and Education (CASE)
Topics
The aim of the conference is an attempt to answer the question, what represents “the new region of Europe” formed in the process of political and historical evolution on the territory between the Baltic and Black Seas. This space has new qualities of social and geographical environment that requires the development of special methods of deepening knowledge about social and political processes occurring here in the context of spatial planning as well as monitoring of the changes in social environment and human geography. Welcomed are submissions that address the following topics: Integration, intergovernmental and transboundary interactions in the region; The role of transport and infrastructure for the sustainable development and competitiveness of the Baltic-Black sea region; Energy security in the Baltic-Black Sea region: common challenges, energy cooperation and projects of common interest; Regional policy and space transformations in the states of the Baltic-Black Sea region of Europe; “United wider Europe”: memory policy, migratory processes and transformation of citizenship institute in the states of Intermarum; Legal foundations of the system of international, transboundary relations and regional policy in Intermarum. As a result of the conference, a monograph will be published. Eligible participants: researchers and policy makers from all European countries, Belarus, Ukraine, Russia and Moldova.
Language
English and Russian
Fee
no fee; organizers cover provide the participants with accommodation and meals during the conference, as well as visa support if needed
Deadline
July 1, 2010
Contact
Tatiana Chulitskaya, conference coordinator
E-mail
intl.conference@ehu.lt
Website
http://www.kas.de/proj/home/events/115/2/year-2010/month-5/veranstaltung_id-41771/index.html

Red Strains: Music and Communism outside the Communist Bloc, 1945—1990

Date
January 13—15, 2011
Site
London, UK
Organiser
The British Academy, London, the University of Nottingham
Topics
The conference theme embraces distinct phases of the West’s relationship with communism, including the ‘cultural cold war’ of the 1950s, the growing prominence of non-Soviet communist states (notably Vietnam, Cuba, China) in the 1960s, the industrial unrest and violent activism of the 1970s, and the impact of the decline and eventual collapse of Soviet bloc communism in the 1980s and beyond. It also spans geographical regions with distinctive histories of communism, including the McCarthyism and blacklisting of the United States, the rise to regional power of communist parties in France and Italy, and the prohibition of Communist Parties in Spain and West Germany. Proposals relating to communism in other non-communist states are also actively welcomed.
Language
English
Deadline
June 18, 2010
Contact
Dr. Robert Adlington
E-mail
Robert.Adlington@nottingham.ac.uk
Internet
http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/Music/Research/conferences/communism.aspx

2nd European Conference on Politics and Gender

Date
January 13—15, 2011
Site
Budapest, Hungary
Organiser
European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Standing Group on Gender and Politics
Topics
The sections are: Social Movements; States, Gendered Institutions & Public Policy; Political Representation; Research Methodologies and Methods; Violence, War and Security; Gender, Development and Democracy; Sexuality and the Body; Identity and Multiculturalism; Citizenship; European and International Governance. Participants are advised that they are limited to two submissions for the conference. Registration for the conference will be open in September 2010.
Language
English
Deadline
June 18, 2010
Contact
Faith Armitage, Karen Celis
E-mail
ecpr@ecprnet.eu, ecpg-budapest@pol-soc.bbk.ac.uk, karen.celis@hogent.be, f.armitage@bbk.ac.uk
Internet
http://www.ecprnet.eu/sg/ecpg/

4th Annual Conference on the Political Economy of International Organizations

Date
January 27—29, 2011
Site
Zurich, Switzerland
Organiser
The Niehaus Center for Globalization and Governance (Princeton University), the Centre for Comparative and International Studies (ETH Zurich and University of Zurich) and the KOF Swiss Economic Institute (ETH Zurich)
Topics
The conference brings together economists, political scientists and other scholars to address political-economy issues related to international organizations such as the World Trade Organization, the United Nations, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank, and the European Union, and also other international organizations that have yet received less attention in the academic literature.
Language
English
Deadline
September 30, 2010
E-mail
conference@peio.me
Website
http://www.peio.me

International Conference on Social Sciences

Date
October 7—8, 2011
Site
Izmir, Turkey
Organiser
The Social Sciences Research Society (SoSReS)
Topics
The conference topic areas especially focus on such disciplines as economics, business, corporate and public governance, political science, sociology etc. The aim of the conference is to bring together a wide audience of academicians, policy makers and practitioners around clearly circumscribed topics, engage participants in fruitful debate, and facilitate mutual understanding. An additional goal of the conference is to provide a place for academicians and professionals with inter-disciplinary/ multi-disciplinary interests related to social sciences to meet and interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines. The conference will result in a publication containing a selection of the papers that were presented at the conference.
Language
English
Deadline
February 25, 2011
Contact
Prof. Can Aktan
E-mail
ccan.aktan@deu.edu.tr
Website
http://www.icssconference.net

The Summer 2010 Issue of the Caucasian Review of International Affairs

Place of publication
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Type of publication
online
Publication date
August 2010
Published by/ edited by
The Centre for European Studies, Azerbaijan
Topics
CRIA is particularly interested in papers on the following topics: Regional topics: Nagorno-Karabakh conflict; Turkish-Armenian rapprochement; Separatist conflicts in Georgia; Nabucco gas pipeline; European Union and the South Caucasus; European Neighbourhood Policy; NATO and South Caucasus; Russian policy towards the South Caucasus; Obama Administration and the South Caucasus; Situation in the North Caucasus; Different faces of Sufi Islam in the present-day North Caucasus; Israel and Jews in the South Caucasus; Foreign policy of Azerbaijan; Azerbaijan's relations with the Islamic world; Relations between Azerbaijan and Georgia; Relations between Azerbaijan and Iran; Azerbaijani community of Iran; Islam in Azerbaijan; Islam in the Caucasus; Foreign policy of Armenia; Iran-Armenia relations; Legal status of the Caspian Sea; TurkeyTMs foreign policy; Turkey 's accession to the EU; Iran-Turkey relations; IranTMs nuclear program; New Islamic directions in Central Asia: internal and external dimensions; Kyrgyzstan: End of Revolution? Global and regional powers in Central Asia; Energy security in Central Asia; Water security in Central Asia; Ukraine 's foreign policy under the new president; MoldovaTMs foreign policy; GUAM and its future; Armenian Diaspora and lobby in the US; US missile defence shield in Eastern Europe; International relations and general topics: Theory of International Relations; Problems of the Modern International Law; International Law and current world politics; International Court of Justice and the separatist conflicts; US foreign policy; RussiaTMs foreign policy; ChinaTMs foreign policy; Foreign policy challenges for the European Union.
Deadline
June 15, 2010
E-mail
contact@cria-online.org
Website
http://www.cria-online.org/Call_for_Papers.html

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