Call for Papers 1:2014

Call for Abstracts/Papers und Veranstaltungsankündigungen gibt’s jeden zweiten Freitag im Bretterblog. Hier die aktuelle Ausgabe. Mit dem Beginn eines neuen Wissenschaftsjahres gibt es auch wieder ganz viele neue Calls!

Es fehlt ein thematisch passender CfP? Einfach eine Mail schicken an ibkommentar [at] googlemail.com oder unten in den Kommentaren ergänzen!

Alle Angaben wie immer ohne Gewähr. 

 

Calls für Tagungen und Veranstaltungen:

I. Die ECPR hat derzeit ganz viele Calls laufen für die Graduate Students Conference in Innsbruck und für die General Conference in Glasgow. Am besten einfach die Seite der ECPR checken und Papers oder Panels einreichen.

Deadline: 01.02.2014

 

II. 6. Kolloquium des Nachwuchsnetzwerks politische Kommunikation (NapoKo)

Wann: 12. bis 14. Juni 2014
Wo: Lüneburg
Deadline: 28.02.2014

Beschreibung:
Das Kolloquium stellt Nachwuchswissenschaftlerinnen und Nachwuchswissenschaftlern im Bereich der politischen Kommunikation eine interdisziplinäre Plattform zur Präsentation und Diskussion abgeschlossener und laufender Forschungsarbeiten und –projekte zur Verfügung, insbesondere von Dissertationsvorhaben. Die Konferenz bietet dabei ein Forum für den interdisziplinären Austausch mit renommierten politik- und kommunikations-wissenschaftlichen Fachvertretern (Respondents) und für die informelle Vernetzung zwischen den Teilnehmenden im Bereich der politischen Kommunikationsforschung. Im Mittelpunkt steht daher die Diskussion von Forschungsarbeiten untereinander sowie mit den Experten, die im Gespräch mit den Vortragenden neue Bezugspunkte, interessante theoretische und methodische Schnittstellen und vielfältige Anregungen zur Weiterentwicklung der Forschungsarbeiten liefern. Das Kolloquium ist thematisch offen.

Interessierte sind eingeladen, ihre Forschungsarbeit (Dissertationen, Magister‐, Master‐ und Bachelorarbeiten sowie studentische Forschungsprojekte) in einem Abstract (800 bis 1.000 Wörter) zusammenzufassen und per E‐Mail an Jessica Kunert (Jessica.Kunert@uni.leuphana.de) und Björn Buß (Bjoern.Buss@uni.leuphana.de) zu senden. Beide stehen ebenfalls für Fragen zum Call for Papers und zur Veranstaltung zur Verfügung.

Die Einreichungen sollten dabei die Forschungsfragen, die theoretischen Grundlagen und das (geplante) methodische Vorgehen sowie ggf. Hypothesen und Ergebnisse enthalten. Dem Abstract sollte ein Deckblatt mit Vortragstitel, Namen des Autors, institutioneller Zugehörigkeit, Kontaktdaten und ggf. Betreuer des Projekts beigefügt sein. Die Einreichungen werden durch die Organisatoren in Abstimmung mit externen Experten begutachtet. Die Rückmeldung über die Annahme zum Vortrag wird im März versandt. Bei Annahme für einen Vortrag im Rahmen des Kolloquiums ist zusätzlich ein Extended Abstract (2.500‐3.000 Wörter) im Mai einzureichen, welches den anderen Teilnehmern vor der Veranstaltung zur Verfügung gestellt werden soll.

 

III. 22. Tagung Junger Osteuropaexperten (JOE) zum Thema „Grenzen in Osteuropa: Neudefinierung, Öffnung, Auflösung?

Wann: 18.-20. Juli 2014
Wo: Berlin
Deadline: 30.01.2014

Beschreibung:
Osteuropa war und ist nicht erst nach 1989 ein Raum von besonderer ethnischer, kultureller, religiöser, sprachlicher und staatlich-politischen Vielfalt, in dem die Prozesse der Grenzziehungen und -überschreitungen eine hohe Dynamik aufweisen. Unter Einbindung aller Disziplinen der Rechts-, Wirtschafts-, Sozial-, Geistes- und Kulturwissenschaften wollen wir im Rahmen der Tagung fragen, welche Bedeutung Grenzen in Mittel- und Osteuropa für die verschiedenen Disziplinen haben und wie sie mit ihnen umgehen. Was sind Grenzen, wie und warum entstehen sie? Wie verfestigen sie sich – oder wie werden sie verfestigt? Wie funktionieren sie, welche Folgen haben sie? Wie werden sie neudefiniert, verschoben, geöffnet, aufgelöst, abgebaut, überwunden – und wie erinnert man sich an sie? Beiträge sollten sich befassen mit: siehe homepage.

Bewerbungen an joe-tagung@uni-bremen.de. Auswahlentscheidungen werden Ende Februar mitgeteilt. Bei Zusage muss bis zum 1. Mai 2014 ein deutsch- oder englischsprachiges Paper von ca. 3.000 Wörtern eingereicht werden, das den Teilnehmern vorab zur Verfügung gestellt wird.

 

IV. Conference of the Centre for East Asian Studies Groningen (CEASG), „East Asia and the European Union: strong Economics, weak Politics?“

Wann: 08.-09.Mai 2014
Wo: University of Groningen
Deadline: 01.03.2014

Beschreibung:
ASEAN-EU relations stand at an interesting point, with the two parties striving to enhance mutual cooperation. With disputes about Myanmar largely left behind, the EU’s debt crisis offers opportunities to restructure relations with ASEAN on a more equal basis. While the EU looks for ways to participate in Asia’s growth, Asia realizes the significant impact of failing European demand on its economies. Discussions are opened on extending the existing Enhanced Partnership (2013-2017) into a Strategic Partnership. Apparently, the two organisations share a common problem: both experience trouble in making their voice heard externally and both tend to allow their unity to be split by outside powers. In this respect, the question can be raised whether and to what extent China, Japan and South Korea are willing to team up with ASEAN in the ASEAN plus three framework. Topics to be considered for discussion at the East Asia conference in Groningen: siehe homepage.

Please submit your abstracts (max. 300 words) prior to 1 March 2014 to CEASG.conference@rug.nl.
There is no conference registration fee. For those participants giving a paper at the conference the organization will
provide lunch, tea/coffee and conference meals. We do not cover the cost of transportation or accommodation, but
we will assist participants in securing accommodation at reasonable rates near the conference venue.
Our intention is to publish (afterwards) a conference volume of selected papers in our CEASG book series.

 

V. Workshop: Foreign Policy Changes and International Norms. Examining Internal and External Determinants

Wann: 23-24 Oktober 2014
Wo: Universität Freiburg
Deadline: 15.März 2014

Beschreibung:
The workshop seeks to add value to the already rich field of foreign policy analysis through comparative studies in foreign policy changes in relation to international norms.

  • How and when is foreign policy change likely and why are some states more flexible while others are more consistent when it comes to foreign policy positions concerning international norms on the negotiation agenda of an IO? 
  • Why do some states sometimes change their foreign policy stance with respect to existing international norms, while others are more persistent in their positions? 
In answering these questions, special emphasis should be placed on integrating internal and external determinants of foreign policy change. The former might include, but is not limited to, changes in government composition, changes in foreign policy capacity or changes of domestic structure, and the latter includes the role of international socialization, naming and shaming, the development of trust between cooperation partners, dynamics of alliance or coalitions, the agency of third states, or IO institutional features (such as dispute settlement or adjudication). The workshop aims towards a collective publication, either as a special issue or a volume edited by the workshop organizers. The workshop is financially supported by the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS).
 
Abstracts including your full contact details (300-500 words) to: sekretariat.governance@politik.uni-freiburg.de

VI. Workshop: Europe’s Crisis. The conflict-theoretic Perspective

Wann: 25.-26. September 2014
Wo: Universität Freiburg
Deadline: 20.04.2014

Beschreibung:
This interdisciplinary workshop aims at exploring the current crisis in Europe from a conflict-theoretic perspective in order to gain a deeper understanding of political, social and economic conflicts and their dynamics within and between EU member states. We invite social scientists from economics and political science as well from neighbouringdisciplines (e.g., sociology, psychology, law, philosophy etc.) to analyse the European crisis by emphasizing its conflict potential, conflict dynamics and attempts of crisis management and conflict resolution. Contributions may relate to a variety of scientific approaches including (but not limited to) the economics of conflict, public choice analysis, institutionalist approaches, or constitutional economics.

Please send the title and an abstract of about one page length to: EU_crisis@vwl.uni-freiburg.de. For more information, please visit www.wipo.uni-freiburg.de/conferences/eu-crisis

 

VII. Workshop: Jean Monnet Workshop „Approaching EU-Russia relations differently“

Wann: 11.-12. April
Wo: Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
Deadline: 31.01.2014

Beschreibung:
This workshop is part of the Jean Monnet Multilateral Research Group ‘EU-Russia Relations: Developing a Transnational Perspective’ and is organised with the support of the LLP Programme of the European Union. The aim of this academic workshop is to bring scholars together to reflect on current approaches to study EU-Russia relations. Arguably a considerable part of the research is characterised by a certain EU-centric or Russia-centric bias. The workshop seeks to explore transnational perspectives on EU-Russia relations and to be a forum for developing innovative approaches in the field.

We invite papers on various themes and aspects of EU-Russia relations. Papers should make a contribution to one of the following aspects:

  • Developing transnational perspectives on EU-Russia relations
  • Critical analysis of current research and dominant approaches in the field
  • Innovative methods and approaches to study EU-Russia relations
  • Theoretical perspectives on EU-Russia relations

The number of places on the workshop is limited. To apply, please submit an abstract of 200 words and your contact details by email, to Tom Casier: t.casier@kent.ac.uk

 

Zum Schluss ein Call für einen Buchbeitrag:

VIII. Sammelband: „Where Peace and Conflict Take Place. Analysing Peace and Conflict from a Spatial Perspective“

Deadline: 31.03.2014

Beschreibung:

Analysing violent conflicts and peace building from a spatial perspective is slowly but steadily holding entry into critical peace and conflict studies. The objective of the edited volume is to advance this development by providing a collection of chapters which explore the relationship between space, conflict and peace, both empirically and theoretically. It seeks to map the diverse ways in which space and place are presently conceptualised and analytically employed to make sense of conflict and peace.

Much of the analysis of violent conflicts inadvertently incorporates a spatial perspective when focusing on struggles over territory, borders or resources. Geography, topography and but also global-local relations assume an integral part of academic frameworks. What is missing, though, is to bring to the fore the spatial dimension of these perspectives by drawing on spatial theory, i.e. by using space as an analytic category. Similarly, regarding the building of peace, social and political practises cannot be considered detached from the grounded sites where actions take place and need to be made visible by academic research. This may include, yet is not limited to, the exploration of actual sites of peace building such as places where the parties to the conflict meet or which are constructed to deal with the legacy of violence. In a similar vein, institutions of peacebuilding such as international organisations may be assessed through the lens of space.

To this end, following the spatial turn in social science the volume explores the emergence of conflict and peace as situated within and constitutive of different spaces and places. This recognises that plural forms of conflict and peace may co-exist in a given space. Moreover, it maps the everyday practices that sustain or obstruct them and investigates the agency expressed in these spaces. In this sense, it draws attention to how the performative practice leading to the emergence of conflict and peace is both enabled and constraint by its spatial situatedness.

We invite contributions which draw on critical peace and conflict studies, sociology, politics, anthropology and critical geography or other disciplines to theoretically and empirically discuss peace and conflict from a spatial perspective. This may include, yet is not limited to, the following questions:

  • How can spaces of the emergence of conflict and peace be grasped conceptionally?
  • With a view to critical geography, what spatial dimension are relevant regarding the emergence of violent conflicts and how can they be explored from a spatial perspective?
  • How do landscapes or cityscapes impact on war and peace, and vice versa?
  • How does space influence the building of peace? What role do particular places such as international organisations, memorials, truth commissions, cross-party meeting places, etc. play?
  • Is there a gender perspective to space in the context of war and peace?
  • How can agency and structure be conceptionalised from a spatial perspective?
  • How can the global and the local and their interaction be explored from the perspective of space?

This is an ambitious project which aims to collect what we know about the topic in a single yet interdisciplinary volume. Given the diversity of perspectives and the methodological pluralism, we seek to prompt a debate about space and place in peace and conflict research and illuminate the divergence and similarities between different approaches. We anticipate the publication to reach a wide audience, be useful as a compendium, bibliography, and most importantly to reinforce understandings slowly emerging about where peace takes place.

We invite contributions which address the topic from a purely theoretical as well as from an empirically sustained perspective. Please send your abstract (500 words) and a biographic note (100 words) to space@staff.uni-marburg.de

 

Veranstaltungshinweise:

I. Berlin Sessions on Humanitarian Disarmament

Wann: 23.-24. Januar

Wo: Umspannwerk Kreuzberg

Beschreibung:

Auf der Konferenz treffen sich namhafte NGOs aus ganz Europa mit Diplomaten und Fachpolitikern zum Austausch über aktuelle Herausforderungen und erfolgreiche Strategien zur humanitären Abrüstung. Darunter NGOs wie Oxfam, Human Rights Watch, Handicap International, Article 36 oder IKV Pax Christi. An zwei Tagen bieten Panels, Kurzpräsentationen und Workshops Gelegenheit, miteinander zu diskutieren und in Kontakt zu kommen.
Am Abend des 23. erwartet euch ein Empfang mit Vortrag von Eric Schlosser (Fast Food Nation, Command and Control), der von taz-Journalisten Andreas Zumach (Militärmacht Deutschland – Wohin marschiert die Bundeswehr?) moderiert wird. Abschließen wird den Abend die Premiere von „Transmute 1“, eine Live-Performance des Fagottvirtuosen Burak Özdemir, begleitet von Violine, DJ und Videoscreening.

 

 

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  1. Wir haben auch einen Call für einen hoffentlich sehr interessanten Workshop!
    http://www.polsoz.fu-berlin.de/en/v/transformeurope/news/allgemeines/cfp_ws_201405.html

    An international workshop hosted by the Research College (Kolleg-Forschergruppe)
    “The Transformative Power of Europe”
    Freie Universität Berlin
    Berlin, 15-17 May 2014

    Today nearly every state belongs to several regional organizations (ROs); and these organizations do not have clearly separated mandates. Overlapping regionalism, conceived of as overlapping memberships and mandates, can be the source of conflict and discord both between states and individual organizations and between organizations. Participants at the international workshop are asked to submit papers on one of the following three topics.

    1) Occurrence of overlapping regionalism

    What factors contribute to the establishment and evolution of overlapping mandates and institutional designs of regional organizations? Complex interdependencies between organizations mean that policy changes in one organization may have an effect on those of another. How does the interlocking system of regional and global governance affect processes of policy and norm diffusion? Does overlapping regionalism lead to increasing diffusion?

    2) Member states’ reactions and strategies to overlapping regionalism

    Individual states are often members of multiple organizations with mandates that may complement or conflict with each other. Overlapping memberships can create fundamental problems of policy choice and even create new domestic coordination problems – for example, when confronted with conflicting policy obligations from the international or regional level. What are the interests, strategies and actions of states with multiple memberships? Why do states join organizations with conflicting mandates? Under what conditions are actors able to exploit differences between organizational mandates in order to obtain preferential outcomes?

    3) Regional organizations’ interactions when facing overlapping regionalism

    Finally, the workshop also seeks to address how organizations deal with functional and / or membership overlap with other organizations. When confronted with a policy problem in a shared member state, how do organizations with similar mandates cooperate or compete on providing a solution? And how do regional organizations react to member states that pursue strategies of exploiting functional overlap?

    Starting points for discussions are the literatures of overlapping regionalism and institutions, institutional interactions, and international regime complexity. We welcome submissions that address any of the identified questions, in any policy field, with regard to any regional organization, and that make a valuable link between theory and empirical phenomena. Contributions from all stages of research are welcome, but must be based on original research.

    Paper proposals must include the name of the presenter and any other author(s), and an abstract of no more than 250 words. We especially welcome submissions from researchers from the regions analyzed. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 31 January 2014. Paper proposals should be sent to Merran Hulse, Sören Stapel and Kai Striebinger (overlappingregionalism2014@gmail.com).

    Successful applicants will be informed until 17 February 2014. The deadline for circulation of full papers will be 5 May 2014. The KFG „The Transformative Power of Europe“ will cover accommodation and travel expenses (economy) for invited presenters.

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