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  • Call for papers - Asia

    South Asia from the Lens of Student Politics

    South Asia Multidiciplinary Academic Journal (SAMAJ)

    The papers in the seminar will address a broad range of research questions through acknowledging the regional and national variability of movements across Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. On what issues and identities students mobilise in South Asia? What is the visibility and influence of student politics on society and political process? To which extent student politics is tied to party politics and broader socio-political networks? What means and methods of mobilisation are employed by student activists? How student politics is affected by and reacts to neo-liberalism, consumerism and globalisation?

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  • Ulan Bator

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Can regions understand each other?

    Europe and Asia: challenges and crisis-management

    Further to the first Europe-Asia conferences exploring regional regime dynamics (France, 2004), policies of regional cooperation (Korea, 2005), interregional competition (France, 2012) and the limits of regional constructions (Kazakhstan, 2014), this 2016 edition will look at the reciprocal understanding of regions and how that is conducive to their capacity (or lack thereof) to monitor crises they undergo, both specific crises and interregional ones. Papers must address original research, in regional dynamics of Asia and Europe, since the end of the cold war and focus on one area among.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Asia

    Islam and Regional Cultures in Pakistan

    CEIAS conference

    With the hope of throwing new light on the transformations of Pakistani society, this one-day conference intends to move the focus away from two dominant discourses on Pakistan : that is, on the one hand, the security discourse of political and media circles that reduces Pakistan to a state on the fringe of failure, trying to cope with radical Islam and terrorism; and, on the other hand, Pakistan’s official nationalism, which rests on a unitary conception of the nation that disregards the cultural and religious diversity of the country, stressing instead Islam and Urdu as national unifiers while relegating regional cultures to folklore. This conference hopes to partly fill this gap by inviting participants to illustrate the complex, lived experience of Islam in Pakistan, the identity component of religious practices that do not fit in the dominant norm, and their inscription in local political and ethnic relations. Papers would ideally use first-hand observation and/or analyses of cultural productions to examine circumscribed case studies.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Asia

    When Books and Art Hurt

    Censorship, Emotions and Cultural Regulation in South Asia

    This workshop aims at exploring issues of literary and artistic censorship in South Asia (India, Pakistan and Bangladesh) by focusing on the way anticipated "hurt" often justifies the policing and regulation of the artistic sphere (cinema, visual arts, literature). Our point of departure is, in the words of Arjun Appadurai, the observation that culture is today the field "where fantasies of purity, authenticity, borders and security can be enacted" and that the same censors patrol the boundaries of politics and aesthetics (Coetzee). In the Indian subcontinent "hurt feelings" are often reactivated or cultivated, staged and mass-mediatised to claim recognition and legitimacy in the public sphere, to require compensation or "redressal". Many artists, writers and academics point to a politics of ultra-sensitivity and a thriving "marketplace of outrage". Our objective in this workshop is to question the vocabulary, topicality and tangibility of "hurt" in the public sphere on these issues of artistic regulation in South Asia, and to understand what it means to say that words or images wound.

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  • Montreal

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Party systems in post-revolutionary states

    23rd World Congress of Political Science

    Call for Papers of RC 13 Panel. The International Political Science Association will hold its 23rd World Congress in Montreal, Canada, from July 19 to 24, 2014. The following panel is part of the Research Committee on Democratization in Comparative Perspective panels (RC13). The objective of this panel is to identify the on-going tendencies and evolutions of party systems inside post-revolutionary countries with the underlying question on their ability to build a democratic system.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    The Arab World in the Age of Revolutions : a Global Assessment

    Conférence internationale du 24 au 27 juin 2012, coorganisée par le CEDEJ, Sciences Po Paris, et Kuwait Program. Un an et demi après leur déclenchement, les révolutions arabes présentent un bilan hasardeux : en Tunisie, en Égypte et en Libye, où les anciens dirigeants ont été chassés du pouvoir par le soulèvement populaire, le paysage politique reste incertain. Au Yémen une transition inaccomplie s'est mise en place, au Bahrein le soulèvement a été étouffé, et la Syrie s'enfonce dans une guerre civile où l'opposition démocratique est prise entre la sanglante répression du pouvoir et la montée en puissance des éléments jihadistes.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Asia

    Tibet Is Burning

    Self-Immolations: Ritual or Political Protest

    Une vague d’immolations secoue le Tibet depuis d’un an. Le colloque international « Tibet is burning. Self-immolation in Tibet : ritual or political protest », organisé par l’EPHE / CRCAO (Katia Buffetrille) et l’INALCO (Françoise Robin), se donne pour ambition d’apporter des éléments de compréhension à ce phénomène qui touche les régions tibétaines à l’intérieur de la République populaire de Chine.

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  • Paris

    Seminar - Political studies

    Representations and practices of citizenship in Southern Asia

    Représentations et pratiques de la citoyenneté en Asie du Sud : programme de l’équipe, Centre d’études de l’Inde et de l’Asie du Sud (CNRS-EHESS), 190 avenue de France, 75013 Paris. Le Centre d'études de l'Inde et de l'Asie du Sud (CEIAS) est le plus grand laboratoire français de recherche en sciences sociales sur le sous-continent indien. Le CEIAS est une unité mixte de recherche (UMR 8564) de l'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) et du Centre national de la recherche scientifique (CNRS).

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  • Conference, symposium - Political studies

    From revolution to reforms: characterizing made-in-China transitions paradigms

    The 1911 revolution was motivated by anger at corruption in the Qing government, frustration with that government's inability to restrain the interventions of foreign powers, and resentment of the majority Han Chinese toward a government dominated by an ethnic minority. One hundred years later, after decades of wars and violent political thrusts, China has achieved significant progress toward becoming a major global power. How close (or how far) is China from eventually becoming what the nineteenth century Qing dynasty reformers envisioned for her, i.e. a rich and powerful state (fuguo qiangbing)?

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  • Taipei

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    Social Critique and Mobilization: A Dialogue between French and Taiwanese Sociologists

    This conference will try to uncover the assumptions about social critique and mobilization and how sociology makes these things social. To say it more concretely, we will try to share our different fieldwork approach and theoretical understanding of widely used concepts such as, for example, civil society, labor movements, environmental protest… We will try to analyze the interactions between social protest and the media, the state, political parties, industries, etc.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Popular Intellectuals and Social Movements

    Protest: Popular Intellectuals and Social Movements in Asia, Africa, and Latin America (Nineteenth-Twentieth Centuries)

    International Review of Social History Supplement 2004 Submission of abstracts and articles: Please submit abstracts for proposed articles before 1 May 2003. Confine the abstracts to 400 - 800 words, stating clearly the definition of the problem(s)

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