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  • Montreal

    Call for papers - Political studies

    Borders, walls and violence

    Costs and Alternatives to Border Fencing

    More border walls and border fences are being built every year all across the world. Bulgaria, Greece, Turkey, Morocco, and Tunisia are among the latest to announce yet another border fence. Twenty-five years ago it was believed that the fall of the Berlin Wall and the reconfiguration of international relations would open an age of globalization in which States would become obsolete, ushering in a world without borders. In the wake of 9/11, however, borders came back in light, new borders were created and new border walls erected. In the wake of the Arab Spring, came even more border barriers and walls, symbols that were thought to have disappeared with the collapse of the bipolar international system. Today, they reinforce borderlines the world over, transforming both soft and semi-permeable borders alike into sealed, exclusionary hard borders. Walls are symbols of identity reaffirmation, markers of State sovereignty, instruments of dissociation, locus of a growing violence.

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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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  • Quebec City

    Call for papers - Law

    The UNESCO convention for the protection and promotion on the diversity of cultural expressions ten years after its adoption

    The issues and challenges for the cultural policies of States

    Ce colloque permettra de dresser un bilan de la Convention dix ans après son adoption et d'identifier les défis qui devront être pris en compte par les États Parties au cours des prochaines années, en particulier face aux enjeux actuels et aux référentiels pluriels qui remettent en cause les politiques culturelles en vigueur. L'événement impliquera des intervenants nationaux et internationaux, favorisera la rencontre d'universitaires établis et en émergence, de décideurs publics et d'acteurs de la société civile qui, depuis 15 ans, collaborent à la mise en œuvre de cet instrument juridique international.

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  • Quebec City

    Call for papers - Political studies

    The evaluation of theoretical approaches of the analysis of civil conflict in Africa

    81st ACFAS conference

    Dans une approche pluridisciplinaire, ce colloque envisage moins de proposer de nouvelles hypothèses explicatives qu’une évaluation critique des nombreuses hypothèses concurrentes sur l’analyse des conflits en Afrique. Outre une contribution à la recherche académique sur les lumières et les ombres des analyses des conflits en Afrique, ce colloque entend également contribuer à une meilleure épistémologie ainsi qu’à une meilleure méthodologie de l’étude des conflits civils tout en prenant en compte les dynamiques des sociétés africaines ainsi que les enjeux géopolitiques et stratégiques de ces conflits.

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