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  • Warsaw

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Myths, memories and economies: Post-socialist transformations incComparison

    9th genealogies of memory conference

    The conference organisers invite presentations on economy and memory, in particular, but not limited to the context of post-socialist economic transformations in East-Central Europe, as well as their interactions with parallel economic processes in other parts of the world. They may be based on a wide range of disciplinary perspectives, including history, sociology, anthropology, economics, literary and film studies, and others. While the focal point for most economic transformations in question is the 1990s, we invite speakers to address these changes in the context of their longer histories with attention to the genealogy of shifts in economic thought through the 20th century and related memory processes.

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  • Nantes

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Law

    The development of human activities at sea - what legal framework? For a new maritime law | Making the Sea More Human

    Applications 1 or 2 months research period within HUMAN SEA European Research Council program

    The program focuses on the impact of new technologies in offshore activities, with a view to the refounding of maritime law and the law of the sea.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Europe

    Global Internet Governance as a Diplomacy Issue

    The First European Multidisciplinary Conference on Global Internet Governance – Actors, Regulations, Transactions and Strategies (GIG-ARTS 2017)

    “Digital diplomacy” has recently been the subject of significant debates, events and activities at a variety of governance sites. The concept is often used without having been clearly defined and delimited. For some, it is restricted to the use of digital means, especially social networks, by diplomats to practice a kind of “Public Diplomacy 2.0”. In others’ views, it extends to foreign affairs and international relations with regard to all matters related to the digital environment, including internet governance. There is undoubtedly a need to better understand recent transformations of diplomacy in the digital era, their drivers and their nature, whether and how they might change European and transnational power relations and, ultimately, which values they carry and channel on the global scene.

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  • Louvain-la-Neuve

    Call for papers - Sociology

    The production of subjectivity under neo-liberal governance

    Neoliberal governance and its structures, and dispositifs, are at the core of contemporary debates in the human sciences. David Harvey (2006) considers neoliberalism a theory that places individual freedom as the final goal of all civilisations. Private property rights, free markets and liberal democracy are the means through which individual freedom is best protected and society flourishes, according to neo-liberal views. The primary role of the state is to enforce property rights, while market forces govern the economy. Neo-liberal ideas have shaped global and national policy for over three decades, introducing the primacy of private property and market rationality in all range of public life from education to healthcare, from land governance to environmental protection. Workers' rights in the global North as well as in the South are devalued in favour of individual responsibility.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Europe

    Social Movements of the Global South

    Methodological and Theoretical Considerations

    ISA47 is launching a new journal "Social Movements and Change". Philipp Altmann, Deniz Günce Demirhisar and Jacob Mwathi Mati are organizing a special edition on "Social Movements of the Global South – Methodological and Theoretical Considerations". Their aim is to "bring together research on social movements worldwide that break with the Eurocentric bias of social movement theory and try to develop both theories and methodologies apt to understand action, discourse or outcomes of social movements in the Global South".

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  • Montreal

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Do responsiveness and accountability matter at the municipal level

    The objective of this colloquium is to explore the mechanisms of responsiveness and accountability at the municipal level. An edited book is planned following the colloquium. The following topics will be addressed: The criteria that influence the decisions of local elected officials; The influence of citizens or other stakeholders on municipal decisions; The determinants of municipal election results; The process of municipal election campaigns; The performance of municipal governments.

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  • Princeton

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Sociology

    Research Residential Program at Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies

    Fung Global Fellows Program “International Society: Institutions and Actors in Global Governance”

    Princeton University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the Fung Global Fellows Program at the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies (PIIRS).  Each year the program selects six scholars from around the world to be in residence at Princeton for an academic year and to engage in research and discussion around a common theme. During the academic year 2016/17, the theme for the Fung Global Fellows Program will be “International Society: Institutions and Actors in Global Governance.” The growth of international organizations and transnational actors has brought about the emergence of a dense international society above the nation-state. Under what circumstances do new international organizations or transnational associations emerge, and when do they expand in their membership and jurisdiction? Does international society function as a constraint on states? How do states and societal actors navigate the complex and overlapping jurisdictions of international organizations? In what ways do international organizations and associations function as distinct cultures or as bureaucracies with their own interests? 

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  • Call for papers - Political studies

    Nine years and counting: Stephen Harper and the new Canada

    Canadian Studies Review n°78 (June 2015)

    This special issue of Etudes Canadiennes/Canadian Studies intends to explore what’s new in Canada, nine years after the coming to power of the Conservatives, four years after Stephen Harper won the election that gave him a majority government, and at a time when Canada is getting ready for the next federal election. While the contributions are expected to focus on the Conservative initiatives to shape this new Canada, they will also be encouraged to compare them with other societal and global factors that may contribute to a changing Canada.

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  • Montreal

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Hégémonie ou résistance ? Sur le pouvoir ambigu de la communication - Political Communication Research Section

    Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) 2015

    The Political Communication Section invites submissions for the IAMCR conference to be held in Montreal, Canada from 12-16 July 2015.

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  • Montreal

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Hégémonie ou résistance ? Sur le pouvoir ambigu de la communication - Communication Policy and Technology Section

    Conference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) 2015

    The Communication Policy and Technology (CP&T) Section of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR) invites submissions for the IAMCR 2015 conference to be held from July 12-16, 2015 in Montreal (Canada). The deadline for submissions of abstracts for papers and panel proposals is February 9, 2015.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Political studies

    Methods for synthesizing knowledge

    Tools of Evidence-based policy

    The Network of Researchers on Policy and Programme Evaluation of the French Evaluation Society is pleased to invite you to a free research seminar on: Methods for Synthesizing Knowledge, to beheld on December 10th 2012 at Paris-Dauphine University, Amphitheater 11. The promotion of evidence-based policy by an increasing number of national governments and international organisations has triggered the issues of gathering available evidence on the impact of public interventions, assessing its credibility, and providing policy-makers with knowledge syntheses. Two state-of-art methods have emerged up to date. The first approach builds on the tools of evidence based medicine: systematic review and meta-analysis. The second approach, called realist synthesis, is rooted in social sciences methodologies. This research seminar will present and discuss the available methods (see programme below). The Network of Researchers on Policy and Programme Evaluation 

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  • Paris | Saint-Denis

    Call for papers - Sociology

    (What) have we learned? New perspectives on the political economy of finance and regulation

    The PhD School is linked to the First Annual Conference of the COST Action on the World Financial Crisis. The PhD School aims at bringing together established scholars and young PhD students from disciplines such as political science, sociology, and economics. Participants are invited to present their work and to receive comments from both junior and senior scholars.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Political studies

    Politiques antidiscriminatoires

    Séminaire, Paris, 15 et 22 juin 2009

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