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    Call for papers - History

    Global diplomacy and natural resources

    Stakes, practices and influences of non-state actors (18th-21st centuries)

    Since the end of the Cold war, the activity of non-State actors has attracted considerable attention as part of an increasingly globalised governance and diplomacy. As Richard Langhorne has remarked, the 1961 Congress of Vienna ‘marked both the culmination and the beginning of the end of classical diplomacy’, in which ‘the State ha[d] been, since the seventeenth century, the principal and sometimes the only, effective actor’. As Langhorne and Hamilton have convincingly argued in The Practice of Diplomacy, today’s diplomacy is characterised by a ‘blurring [of] the distinctions between what is diplomatic activity and what is not, and who, therefore are diplomats and who are not’.Quite revealing of this change on the international diplomatic stage is the proliferation and the increased importance of multifarious non-State actors (NSA). The waning of classical State diplomacy has thus been paralleled by the advent of transnational organisations, which, whether public or private, now play a key role in the conduct of diplomacy.

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  • Call for papers - Political studies

    Representation. Antagonism. Populism. Exploring Laclau’s Political Legacy

    The present editorial attempt is meant to evaluate Laclau’s political legacy based on our assumption that at least three overarching concepts are to be explored: representation, antagonism and populism.

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  • Call for papers - Political studies

    Action Research Papers : North Africa and West Asia in Transformation Programme

    Cordoba Foundation of Geneva

    The Cordoba Foundation of Geneva within its NAWAT program invites applications for two Action-Research papers from scholars involved in policy research connected to conflict transformation issues in the MENA region. The Action-Research papers aim at producing a collectively shared understanding of conflicts at the intersection of religion and politics and at identifying entry points for potential peace promotion initiatives. The Action-Research Papers will focus on: 1. "Dialogue processes in the MENA region"; 2. "The impact of the war on terror on the MENA region"

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  • Call for papers - History

    Mass media and the Genocide of the Armenians

    One Hundred Years of Uncertain Representation

    On the eve of the commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian genocide, it would be desirable to consider the place and role of the mass media (press, radio, TV, Internet) in the knowledge and recognition of the crime committed against the Armenian civilian population of the Ottoman Empire.

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    Call for papers - Europe

    Military Journalism in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

    Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies, Issue 16 - Spring 2014

    In the sociology of media, the question of military journalism occupies a special place as one carrying significant political and institutional-specific implications. This is particularly obvious in the case of the USSR, where censorship, ideological challenges related to conflicts, and inaccessibility of the army have hindered attempts to gain knowledge of the production process regarding news and information surrounding the military. Since the fall of the USSR, Russian media space has experienced an opening and a liberalization applicable to military journalism. The old Soviet army newspapers have continued to exist (Krasnaia Zvezda, for example) while civil titles dedicated to military topics have appeared (for instance, the military supplement Nezavisimoe Voennoe Obozrenie of the daily newspaper Nezavisimaia Gazeta). At the same time, new independent media have gravitated toward military topics, fed by specialized civil correspondents. This issue of The Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies will be devoted to military journalism in the USSR, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) from concurrent historical, sociological and political points of view. It will examine the faces of tension and compromise between freedom of the press and constraints suitable for military journalism.

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