The journal Politické vedy (Political Sciences) announces a call for abstracts for a special issue Feminist perspectives in political sciences in Central and Eastern Europe edited by guest editors Oľga Gyárfášová, Pavol Hardoš, Veronika Valkovičová (Faculty for Social and Economic Sciences, Comenius University in Bratislava) and the Editor-in-Chief Jaroslav Ušiak (Matej Bel University).
Central and Eastern Europe is currently discussed mostly in relation to populist and far right political tendencies, democratic backsliding, and the attacks on gender equality. At the same time, CEE countries have experienced mass civic mobilisations against restrictions of human rights, women’s rights, corruption, and social insecurities. Some of these issues were exacerbated by the COVID 19 pandemic, which also reopened questions about the global dimension of healthcare and social systems, as well as the uneven relations within/among European countries, seeing the precarious conditions of workers migrating from the East to the West and political responses to this situation.
This special issue invites explorations of the complex political and social development in CEE from a gender perspective. While acknowledging the “liminality of the differentiation of the East/West nexus” (Barát & Annus, 2012, p. 121) and multidirectional connections between different political spaces, we also consider CEE a rich and unexplored sphere of research in gender and politics (Popa & Krizsan, 2016).
If you are interested in publishing a paper in the forthcoming special issue, please submit your abstract (max. 250 words) by 31 October 2020.