CALL FOR PAPERS (Dis)locating EUrope : Conflicts, challenges and changes

Publié le 25 avril par Equipe GIS IdG

Le Political Sociology Research Network (RN32) de l’European Sociological Association organise une mid-term conférence à Bruxelles, les 28 et 29 octobre prochains.
Le thème de la conférence est "(Dis)locating EUrope : Conflicts, challenges and changes".
Le délai d’envoi des propositions a été repoussé au 29 avril 2016.

CALL FOR PAPERS
(Dis)locating EUrope : Conflicts, challenges and changes

Fourth Mid-Term Conference
Political Sociology Research Network 32 of the European Sociological Association

- October 28-29 2016, University Foundation (Fondation Universitaire), Brussels, Belgium
Convenors : Université libre de Bruxelles, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Université catholique de Louvain, Université Saint-Louis-Bruxelles.
http://www.ESA-RN32.eu

Transformed migration flows, conflict, resistance and terror, the redefinition of freedoms in EU member states, and withdrawal from common commitments to welfare are dislocating the state-society bargains that underpinned the ’European societal model’. The ESA Political Sociology research network (RN32) is a site for debate on the ongoing transformation of political order and authority in Europe. With an aim to stimulate the study of the European polity with insights from sociology on the relations between the polity, people and policy, the network organizes concentrated mid-term conferences to highlight new research themes and stimulate in-depth discussions. Many issues deserve investigation from a political sociological perspective today. Challenging the place of Europe in our understanding are de-centrifugal tendencies such as Brexit and regional independence impulses (Catalonia, Flanders, Scotland, etc.), the actions of a variety of citizens’ movements and new political organizations opposing social and political ’(Euro-)sclerosis’, and the transformation of the decision-making elite. The increased tolerance for rising socio-economic inequality and new conceptions of European identities and social borders further dislocates the understanding of European societies.

The 4th ESA RN-32 mid-term conference aims to bring together researchers working within a European political sociological perspective to illuminate four sets of topics within the theme of conflicts, challenges and changes to European transnationalizing or re-nationalizing societies. Papers using a range of methodologies and interdisciplinary approaches confronting normative conceptions of Europe are of interest. We welcome proposals for individual papers and panels dealing with the following - interrelated themes :

1) Resistances and backlashes : Across Europe, collectivities mobilize, digging in/opting out. This theme welcomes research dealing with resistances from the right and the left, populism and social backlash, new parties and power balances, nationalism, mobilizations, and anti-politics.
2) Migration and mobilities : Resilience and change of migration, mobility and integration policies, in-/exclusions, border politics, disadvantage, cosmopolitanism, participation and perceptions of ’race’, nation and culture ; as well as securitization and fear are all topics relevant to this theme.
3) Civil Society and democracy : Where and who decides ? This theme tackles changes in European decision-making, governance and relations to society. The role of changing elites (experts, think-tanks), NGO’s and (re)activated grassroots, issues of inequalities in participation, and changing roles for social movements in Europe are topical here.
4) Diversity, equality and identity : Submissions for this theme may focus on issues relating to citizenship and multiple identities, the intersections of class, gender, sexuality, age, religion, race, or disability, religion and secularism in Europe, value debates, public opinion, the role of media in framing and changing perceptions of belonging. Such issues are (re)defining and (re/dis)locating the nature of European societies and identities.

Deadlines and format :
15th April 2016 - EXTENDED 29th April 2016

With this in mind we invite the following types of contributions :
A) Panel proposals containing abstract (max. 300 words) ; title and keywords ; chair, discussant and a maximum of 4 abstracts (max. 300 words ; title and keywords ; author(s)). Important : please indicate a maximum of two conference themes that the proposed panel lies closest to !
B) Paper presentation proposals containing abstract (max. 300 words ; title and keywords ; author(s)). Important : please indicate a maximum of two of the conference themes that the proposed paper lies closest to !

Notification : Mid May 2016

Submission : Visit http://www.ESA-RN32.eu/call

Scientific Committee : Florence DELMOTTE (Fonds de la recherche scientifique/Universite Saint-Louis - Bruxelles), Francois FORET (Universite libre de Bruxelles), Virginie GUIRAUDON (Sciences Po Paris), Ov Cristian NOROCEL (University of Helsinki/Hungarian Academy of Sciences), David PATERNOTTE (Universite libre de Bruxelles), Geoffrey PLEYERS (Fonds de la recherche scientifique/Universite catholique de Louvain), Carlo RUZZA (Universita degli Studi di Trento), Florian TRAUNER (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Hans-Joerg TRENZ (University of Copenhagen), Virginie VAN INGELGOM (Fonds de la recherche scientifique/Universite catholique de Louvain), Alison E. WOODWARD (Vrije Universiteit Brussel).

Organizing Committee : Arthur BORRIELLO (Fonds de la recherche scientifique/ Universite libre de Bruxelles), Charlotte DOLEZ (Fonds de la recherche scientifique/Universite catholique de Louvain), Christophe MAJASTRE (Fonds de la recherche scientifique / Universite Saint-Louis - Bruxelles) Heidi MERCENIER (Universite Saint-Louis - Bruxelles), Emilie MONDO (Fonds de la recherche scientifique/ Universite libre de Bruxelles), David PATERNOTTE (Universite libre de Bruxelles), Virginie VAN INGELGOM (Fonds de la recherche scientifique/Universite catholique de Louvain), Florian TRAUNER (Vrije Universiteit Brussel), Alison E. WOODWARD (Vrije Universiteit Brussel).