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  • Paris

    Study days - Political studies

    Revolution and Contemporary Forms of Critique

    Toward « Revolution 13/13 »

    This colloquium will constitute a prolegomenon to the seminar series “Revolution 13/13” that will run at the Columbia Center for Contemporary Critical Thought (and to the reading group that will be organized at the Columbia Global Centers in Paris) during the academic year 2017-2018. The goal will be to begin to engage a multidisciplinary and polyphonic conversation at the intersection of philosophy, of political science and law, of legal history and the social sciences and humanities, on the concept and on the practices of revolution and social change, or more broadly on the different forms that critique and political resistance can take and have taken in the contemporary world.

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  • Tours

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Freedom of Speech: from Opacity to Transparency

    Contemporary societies value free speech and freedom of expression on the most personal – if not intimate – and sensitive issues. What happens to the right to remain silent and resisting the pressure? Qualitative surveys conducted through interviews are one of the most frequently used methods in the social sciences, if not the most used, and go far beyond simple and straightforward conversations. This research tool requires skill, subtlety and sensitivity, and one learns to a great extent from experience. 

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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 - History

    The Democratic State in Trans-Atlantic Context

    Scholarship on the state has been oddly parochial, focused on the domestic and national scales to the exclusion of the international and transnational. This habit of presuming the nation-state as a bounded container is particularly entrenched in work on the state, understood in Weberian terms that are conceptually insulated from democratic practices. Democracy, in turn, is often taken as an already defined category of regime rather than a quality of political action as it plays out in state-building. By taking both democracy and the nation-state for granted, scholars leave unspecified what should be empirically explained. Even comparative analyses of welfare states, which should be more cosmopolitan, tend to reify national differences by naturalizing the comparative framework rather than by historicizing the mutual constitution of systems of social provision. During this conference, we hope to advance a transnational conversation with scholars from the U.S. and Europe to interrogate the development of the democratic state in trans-Atlantic context.

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  • Florence

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Political solitude. Between participation, marginalization, and indifference

    The XXXII cycle of “Social and Political Change” doctoral course, University of Turin and University of Florence, presents the first Interdisciplinary Conference on Social and Political Change on the theme of Political solitude. Between participation, marginalization, and indifference. The conference aims to be a reflection upon the theme of political solitude, from the perspectives of sociology, political science and political theory; this interdisciplinary conference is born guided by the aim to build possible connections between multiple disciplinary “islands”. It will take place in Florence, 25th and 26th of January 2018, University of Florence, Political and Social Sciences Department.

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  • Paris

    Conference, symposium - Political studies

    The Left and nationalism in Europe

    The tragic attacks in Paris on 7 January and 13 November 2015 have engendered vivid debates about national identity and national culture in France, and accelerated the promotion of patriotism by the socialist government. At the European level, whereas the death of nations has been predicted along with the triumph of globalisation, nations and nationalism make a spectacular come back in public debates, and put most European left-wing parties in an embarrassing position.

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  • Milan

    Call for papers - Thought

    New Forms of Religious and Secular Female Participation in the Mediterranean Region

    The panel focuses on the everyday experiences of women engaged in movements, parties, NGOs, institutions in the Mediterranean region. It invites contributions that critically call into questions the forms and meanings of female engagement in the religious and secular public realm. 

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Europe

    The Left and Nationalism in Europe

    The tragic attacks in Paris on 7 January and 13 November 2015 have engendered vivid debates about national identity and national culture in France, and accelerated the promotion of patriotism by the socialist government. At the European level, whereas the death of nations has been predicted along with the triumph of globalisation, nations and nationalism make a spectacular come back in public debates, and put most European left-wing parties in an embarrassing position. In the aftermath of world war two, the Left gradually became suspicious of references to the nation, traditionally associated with rightwing ideologies. Yet in a time of identity debates and persistent collective attachment to nations, patriotism, sovereignty and nationalism are also increasingly used as political arguments.

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  • Stockholm

    Call for papers - Language

    The pragmatics of negation – Aspects of communication

    An international conference Pragmatics of Negation‑Aspects of Communication will take place in Stockholm from May 31 to June 2, 2017. The meeting is organized by the Department of Romance studies and Classics at Stockholm University in the period 31 May - 2 June 2017. Conference languages will be English, French and Spanish, but we also welcome presentations on negation in other languages. 

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  • Montreal

    Study days - Political studies

    Development policies, space and violence in Latin America: an interdisciplinary discussion

    The main objective of this workshop is to bring together researchers working from different disciplines (anthropology, sociology, political science, geography) on the spatial impact of development policies applied under authoritarian regimes in Latin America. Although the “spatial turn” is already well-established in the Social and Human Sciences, the appropriation and adaptation of this theoretical frame remains scarcely explored to reflect on State(s) violence(s). Moreover, the analysis of the spatial impact of development policies carried out in a "forced" manner in the period of dictatorships in Latin America remains also barely analysed.

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  • Call for papers - Political studies

    Local Democratic Innovations

    CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation and FACTS Initiative are pleased to announce a call for proposals on local democratic innovations. Contribute and send an abstract on any innovative project or initiative on governance, participation and accountability at the local and national levels. It can be selected to be published in a special issue of the FACTS Reports to be released in the summer 2013.

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  • Mykolayiv

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Challenging the Social Order: Revolution, Reform and Transformation Under and After Socialism

    International Social Science Summer School in Ukraine - Mykolaiv (Ukraine)

    The 5th Annual International Social Science School, to be held in Mykolaiv, Southern Ukraine, on 2-9 July 2013, will have the theme of “Challenging the Social Order: Revolution, Reform and Transformation Under and After Socialism.” For an intensive week in early July, an international group of twenty doctoral students and up to a dozen faculties are converging to a different town in Ukraine to hear and discuss presentations on ongoing research on a critical theme. The Summer School is designed to be interdisciplinary and international and follows the format of a Workshop. The program also includes lectures and field trips, of historical and contemporary significance, within the region. 

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  • Paris

    Study days - Political studies

    Governing the Sustainable Development

    Evolution of Environmental Administrations in Europe and United States

    In 2007 a new French “Ministry for sustainable development” was created, a "super Ministry" which houses the functions of the former Ministries of Environment, Energy, Housing, and Transport under one single roof. This merger applies to all levels of government, with the creation of large regional services for sustainable development. This mode of reform does not seem to be specific to the French case. At first glance, it echoes the concerns for more coordination and integration which have been already observed in several other countries including Germany and the United Kingdom. This workshop aims to compare different national situations regarding environmental administrations and their impact on public policies.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Ten Years After 9/11: What Have We Learned?

    The tenth anniversary of the attacks of September 11, 2001 provides an opportunity to reflect upon and assess what we have learned—and not learned—about communication and conflict. Some commentators have stated that “everything changed after 9/11”. However, it is important to inquire into what changed and what continues to operate within the conceptual frameworks that have existed for decades, even centuries. Papers are invited for this issue of the Global Media Journal -- Canadian Edition that will focus on the role of communication and media in conflicts and conflict resolution since 9/11.

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  • Cardiff

    Call for papers - Political studies

    The Appropriations of Public Policies by Citizens

    Sixth International Conference in Interpretive Policy Analysis

    Au-delà des oppositions entre les approches « top down » et « bottom up » de l’action publique, rares sont les travaux questionnant les appropriations des politiques par leurs publics. Les publics des institutions ne constituent pas un ensemble homogène et on peut différencier les attitudes des acteurs sociaux face à la mise en œuvre des politiques dans différents secteurs. On peut faire l’hypothèse que les trajectoires, ressources et propriétés sociales des administrés influent sur les appropriations qu’ils font de l’action publique.

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  • Call for papers - America

    "Post-racial" America?

    Revue de recherche en civilisation américaine (RRCA) n°3

    Ce numéro (n°3) de la Revue de recherche en civilisation américaine se penchera sur le discours « post-racial » qui occupe l'espace public, politique et universitaire, aux États-Unis et dans les études américaines à l'étranger depuis l'élection du président Obama. Il fera l'analyse de sa genèse, des ses vecteurs et de son impact.

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  • Poitiers

    Call for papers - Political studies

    International conference: The Territorial Politics of the Nation-State

    Decentralisation, devolution, autonomy, (con)federation...

    International ConferenceUniversité de Poitiers (France), MSHS, MIMMOC, October 14-16, 2010

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  • Lille

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Unionization and training. New perspectives and comparative approaches on unionism

    Final conference of the ANR research programme, "Formasynd"

    Les communications devront s’inscrire dans trois axes principaux de réflexion. L’un porte sur la construction et la mise en œuvre de dispositifs de formation dans lesquels les enjeux de la syndicalisation, et plus largement de la diversification des publics-cible du syndicalisme, sont posés. Le second interroge les usages individuels et collectifs qui peuvent être faits de ces formations. Le troisième oriente le regard sur la circulation des savoirs entre les organisations syndicales et d’autres champs de réflexion sur le salariat, le travail et les relations professionnelles. Les propositions de communication d’une longueur maximum de 5000 signes ou 1000 mots rédigées en français ou en anglais sont à adresser aux organisateurs avant le 1er mai 2010 à l’adresse mail suivante : colloque.formasynd@gmail.com.

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  • Montpellier

    Scholarship, prize and job offer - Political studies

    Grant for a PhD thesis: International Governance of Emerging Animal Diseases

    Cirad is a French research centre working with developing countries to tackle international agricultural and development issue. Cirad proposes a three years grant for a PhD thesis, in political sciences, based in Montpellier France. The thesis will be part of a global pluridisciplinary research project on emerging animal diseases (including virologists, epidemiologists, vets and social scientists. The thesis will address the question of the evolution of the international governance in this field. / Le CIRAD propose une bourse de 3 ans pour une thèse en sociologie politique, sciences politiques, basée à Montpellier, France. Cet travail de thèse s'inscrit dans un projet pluridisciplinaire sur les maladies émergentes animales (réunissant des virologues, épidémiologistes, vétérinaires, sociologues et politistes). La thèse portera sur l'analyse de la gouvernance internationale des émergences zoosanitaires.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Généalogies de la démocratie participative

    L’objet des journées d’étude qui font l’objet du présent appel à communication est de creuser la généalogie et la dynamique historique des actuelles démarches participatives, en remontant dans le temps court des origines immédiates des dispositifs contemporains, mais aussi en plongeant aussi le regard dans un temps plus long remontant de l’expérience démocratique moderne.

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