15 février 2016 - Appel à communications

Crisis and (re)Definition

Crisis and (re)Definition: Exploring the impacts of the 2008 global financial crisis on pan-Europeanism, nationalism, and political identity in the European Union and North America

A one-day interdisciplinary conference hosted by the European Union Center of Excellence and the Centre for Global Studies at the University of Victoria

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Dr. Stefan Olafsson, Professor of Sociology, University of Iceland 

EUCE-University of Victoria seeks theoretical and empirical papers from established and new scholars as well as advanced graduate students that address one or more of the following themes, or topical variations on these themes:

  • Did the financial crisis lead to a reshaping or a re-articulation between left and right-wing politics from their ideological roots? In what ways?
  • How has the global financial crisis instigated new identity politics across the political spectrum? How do these new identity politics play out in relation to the European Union principles of solidarity and pan-Europeanism?
  • How did the crisis influence the emergence and growth of both progressive anti-austerity protest movements and reactionary or xenophobic movements within the European Union and Canada? What relationships exist between the promotion of austerity politics and xenophobic sentiments or policies?
  • How has Euro-scepticism benefited from the crisis? What kinds of co-articulations of austerity politics and euro-scepticism (and/or xenophobic politics more generally) have emerged out of the financial crisis?

Select papers from this conference will be invited to contribute to an edited volume which will explore the themes of this conference in more detail. Accepted papers will be eligible for travel grants. 

Key dates:

  • Abstract submission deadline: 15 February 2016
  • Notification of acceptance: 15 March 2016
  • Registration: April to May, 2016
  • Conference dates: May 24th (Evening Keynote) and May 25th 

Pour plus d'informations, consultez l'appel à communication. 

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