Political Citizenship and Social Movements – University of Portsmouth – 27-28 June 2016 (Registration)

Clip 2016-01-19 à 20.28.34Citizenship Study Group and the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) Standing Group on Citizenship:
Political Citizenship and Social Movements

University of Portsmouth, 27-28 June 2016
Sponsored by University of Portsmouth’s Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Citizenship, ‘Race’ and Belonging Research Group and the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence

The call of papers for this conference is now closed. We had a wonderful level of interest – with all slots filled – and we are now ready to take registration for the event. You will find all the information on the
registration portal (with map and accommodation)

Although registration is free, we must have delegates details prior to the event. Places are also limited and can be reserved on a first come/ first serve basis.

Recent cultural, social and political events reveal how citizenship and social movements collide and interact in increasingly nuanced and complex ways. Occupy, the revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt, Gezi Park, Sans Papiers, No Borders demand that we re-assess this relationship and think beyond the classification of citizenship and formal political membership. Aided by technological transformations, social movements emerge as both local/global in orientation – from environmental rights, animal rights, gender and sexual rights, migrant and refugee movements to demands for colonial reparations and indigenouslandclaims. Whilst traditionally understood as the enactment of civilor political ‘citizenship’, scholars have begun to explore how social movements themselves provide alternative spaces for the play, disruption and even (re)theorisation of citizenship. Importantly for Citizenship Studies, the participation of those without formal rights in social movements complicates our sovereign understanding of the citizen. Equally, whilst civil and political citizenship has usually been studied and understood as a product of European history, exploring social movements helps us recognise the global dimensions of being political as well as its radical contingency. This two day interdisciplinary conference addresses these issues by exploring how citizenship and social movements continue to reshape each other.

In exploring the interrelationship between citizenship and current social movements we call for papers across several fields of study, including political philosophy, political geography, sociology, legal studies, education and political studies. In order to understand how citizenship studies can help us understand social movements and how social movements reconfigure citizenship we are interested in research on:
Participation; social movements as resistance; protest and contemporary rights claims.

The development of social/political trust, social movements and political subjectivity.

The role of identities in citizenship and social movements.

Mobilisation, new information and communication technologies (ICTs) and social and political movements.

New trans-nationalisation of citizenship and social movements.

Social movements as sites for education, practice and learning.

This will be a two-day event organised around a series of keynote talks and paper presentations that will allow for the exchange of ideas and experiences.

We especially welcome abstract submissions from postgraduate and early career researchers as well as established researchers. Each speaker will be given 15 minutes to present their paper and 10 minutes each for questions.

For inquiries, please contact:

Dr Nora Siklodi (University of Portsmouth, UK) nora.siklodi@port.ac.uk (Conference chair; Contact for academic and University of Portsmouth inquires related to this event)

Dr Kristoffer Halvorsrud (University of Newcastle, UK) k_halvorsrud@hotmail.com (Contact for abstract and booking related inquires, as well as BSA Citizenship study group inquires)

Prof. Trond Solhaug (Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway) trond.solhaug@plu.ntnu.no (Contact for ECPR Standing Group on Citizenship inquires)

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Reminder: PISA Joint session, 24-28th April 16 2016, Postnational Challenges and Tensions Between Citizenship and Nation-State

Deadline for paper proposal is 1st December 15.
If you wish to join please go to ECPR Website (http://ecpr.eu/Events/PanelList.aspx?EventID=101)

Abstract

Understood as the link between a sovereign political community and the individual, citizenship has served as a contested arena of social, legal and political struggles (Marshall, 1950). It has had a particularly strong association with nation-states, where concepts of nationalism, national unity and citizenship have become interchangeable (Bauböck, 1994: 23). However, this association is becoming obsolete due to the increasing internal diversity of states caused by processes like globalisation, migration and pluralization of identities. In the context of European Union, the objective of ‘bringing Europe closer to its citizens’ seems to require the “dismantling of the nation-state and its associated ideologies of nationalism” (Shore, 1993: 787). Alternatives to the ‘national’ model of citizenship emerge, such as cosmopolitan or ‘postnational’ conceptions (Benhabib 2006; Soysal 1996; Bellamy and Warleigh 1998; Delanty 2002, 107–122, 135–136) or constitutional patriotism (Habermas 1997; Laborde 2002; Laborde 2007). Some see citizenship as a relational ‘act’, involving also statelessness and non-citizenship (Isin & Nielsen 2008). Yet, neither nation-states nor national(ist) ideas nor national citizenships have disappeared. In fact, they continue to serve as a tool for demarcation between people (Skey, 2011).
SG Citizenship therefore proposes a workshop focusing on the tension that characterises the association between citizenship and the nation-state today. We wish to move away from nation-states as the primary framework of citizenship and, instead, consider current practices across various scales and contexts in order to really understand the shifting boundaries and intersections of ‘imagined communities’. We invite theoretical and empirical approaches, addressing the complexities related to contemporary citizenship. We anticipate that the papers presented at the joint session will form the basis of an edited volume to be proposed for publication with ECPR Press. Potential participants will be reached through the established channels of the SG Citizenship, Identity and other networks, such as PSA. 

Katja Mäkinen (Convenor Joint session)

Joe Turner (Co Convenor Joint session)

Trond Solhaug (Convenor SG Citizenship)

 

Extended deadline: ECPR Conference Prague 07-10 September 2016. Call for panels in the SG Citizenship section extended until November 5th

Regional conflicts, economic and social crises have made citizenship one of the major political focal points for contemporary debates. This is heightened in the struggles over the rights and responsibilities concerning refugees and asylum seekers today. In the overwhelming exodus of people from the global south to north, the European Union as well as other states have been forced to re-address common policies of citizenship, rules of peoples movement, and the social, economic and political rights and responsibilities claimed by and offered to ‘non-citizens’. Such encounters and the thousands of deaths at the EU’s borders challenge claims of European humanitarianism and the persistent logics of both national and European citizenship. Although dominating the headlines, questions about the effects of forced migration on the politics of inclusion/exclusion and contemporary acts of citizenship (Isin, 2008) are not only relevant in the European context. Similar debates are taking place across the globe – in the north and south Americas, as well as south and east Asia. As a result of these developments, citizenship continues to increase its importance, and that is imbricated in the everyday life of people. These changes diversify and affect most part of our societies from state policies and daily citizen practices to schools and education.
Against this backdrop, ECPR SG on Citizenship calls for panel proposals, which seek to address contemporary debates on citizenship. We welcome panels, which speak to the various aspects of citizenship today (civil, political, social, legal, cultural, transnational, and so on) and explore how different “acts of citizenship” (Isin 2008) have manifested across time, multiple sites and encounters. We welcome proposals with a wide range of approaches to citizenship and citizenship education, including normative, empirical and policy reflections. We also welcome panels on diversification, integration, education and those addressing recent developments in public policy (including education, welfare and so on). The overall objective of this section is to provide an overview of citizenship debates.

Section application procedures.

According to ECPR General Section and panel procedures the section proposal should include an abstract and suggestions for minimum 3 and maximum 8 panels. Standing groups are given a priority when choosing among section proposals, but are not guaranteed to be included. As a member of SG Citizenship, you are hereby invited to propose panels to be included in our section proposal. Your panel proposal should include;
Name and affiliation of Chair (if you will not be the chair) and co-chair (if necessary)

Title of panel, eventually a subtitle (idea) – it is preferred, but no requirement, that “Citizenship” is somehow included in the title.

The panel idea/proposal should include at least 3 and maximum 5 paper titles with Author names and their affiliations.

This panel proposal should be addressed on e-mail to one of the following; Trond Solhaug, trond.solhaug@plu.ntnu.no, Nora Siklodi, nora.siklodi@port.ac.uk , Katja Mäkinen katja.a.p.makinen@jyu.fi, Joseph Turner j.aridiciturner@gmail.com , or Bernard Fournier Bernard.Fournier@me.com within November 5th, 2015. 

As a Standing group we will be notified of the outcome of our Section proposal Dec. 1. 2015. We will notify those whose panel-proposals are selected for our section proposal.

Then, before February 15. 2016, panel proposers must complete their proposal process through the MyECPR area of the ECPR website. Once logged in, they will be asked to select which Section the Panel should be considered for. Panel proposers are also required to select up to three key words.

The same procedure will have to be applied for people wishing to submit papers.

Please notice that you are free to change your panel idea when you turn it in as a panel proposal February. 15. 2016.

Please notice that to be included in the section proposal may not guarantee that the panel is finally accepted.

ECPR Conference Prague 07-10 September 2016. Call for panels in the SG Citizenship section

Citizenship debates: Normative, empirical and policy reflections on contemporary developments
Regional conflicts, economic and social crises have made citizenship one of the major political focal points for contemporary debates. This is heightened in the struggles over the rights and responsibilities concerning refugees and asylum seekers today. In the overwhelming exodus of people from the global south to north, the European Union as well as other states have been forced to re-address common policies of citizenship, rules of peoples movement, and the social, economic and political rights and responsibilities claimed by and offered to ‘non-citizens’. Such encounters and the thousands of deaths at the EU’s borders challenge claims of European humanitarianism and the persistent logics of both national and European citizenship. Although dominating the headlines, questions about the effects of forced migration on the politics of inclusion/exclusion and contemporary acts of citizenship (Isin, 2008) are not only relevant in the European context. Similar debates are taking place across the globe – in the north and south Americas, as well as south and east Asia. As a result of these developments, citizenship continues to increase its importance, and that is imbricated in the everyday life of people. These changes diversify and affect most part of our societies from state policies and daily citizen practices to schools and education.
Against this backdrop, ECPR SG on Citizenship calls for panel proposals, which seek to address contemporary debates on citizenship. We welcome panels, which speak to the various aspects of citizenship today (civil, political, social, legal, cultural, transnational, and so on) and explore how different “acts of citizenship” (Isin 2008) have manifested across time, multiple sites and encounters. We welcome proposals with a wide range of approaches to citizenship and citizenship education, including normative, empirical and policy reflections. We also welcome panels on diversification, integration, education and those addressing recent developments in public policy (including education, welfare and so on). The overall objective of this section is to provide an overview of citizenship debates.
Section application procedures.
According to ECPR General Section and panel procedures the section proposal should include an abstract and suggestions for minimum 3 and maximum 8 panels. Standing groups are given a priority when choosing among section proposals, but are not guaranteed to be included. As a member of SG Citizenship, you are hereby invited to propose panels to be included in our section proposal. Your panel proposal should include;

  • Name and affiliation of Chair (if you will not be the chair) and co-chair (if necessary)
  • Title of panel, eventually a subtitle (idea) – it is preferred, but no requirement, that “Citizenship” is somehow included in the title.
  • The panel idea/proposal should include at least 3 and maximum 5 paper titles with Author names and their affiliations.

This panel proposal should be addressed on e-mail to one of the following; Trond Solhaug, trond.solhaug@plu.ntnu.no, Nora Siklodi, nora.siklodi@port.ac.uk , Katja Mäkinen katja.a.p.makinen@jyu.fi, Joseph Turner j.aridiciturner@gmail.com , or Bernard Fournier Bernard.Fournier@me.com within October the 25th.

  • As a Standing group we will be notified of the outcome of our Section proposal Dec. 1. 2015. We will notify those whose panel-proposals are selected for our section proposal.
  • Then, before February 15. 2016, panel proposers must complete their proposal process through the MyECPR area of the ECPR website. Once logged in, they will be asked to select which Section the Panel should be considered for. Panel proposers are also required to select up to three key words.
  • The same procedure will have to be applied for people wishing to submit papers.
  • Please notice that you are free to change your panel idea when you turn it in as a panel proposal February. 15. 2016.
  • Please notice that to be included in the section proposal may not guarantee that the panel is finally accepted.

Remember to send your paper proposal for participating in our workshop in Pisa!

ECPR Joint sessions of workshops. Pisa 24th – 28th April 2016

Call for papers

Postnational challenges and tensions between citizenship and nation-state

Workshop director: Katja Mäkinen, postdoctoral researcher, University of Jyväskylä, Finland

Workshop co-director: Joe Turner, university teacher, University of Sheffield, UK

Understood as the link between a sovereign political community and the individual, citizenship has served as a contested arena of social, legal and political struggles (Marshall 1950). It has had a particularly strong association with nation-states, where concepts of nationalism, national unity and citizenship have become interchangeable (Bauböck 1994).

However, this association is becoming obsolete due to the increasing internal diversity of states caused by processes like globalisation, migration and pluralization of identities. In the context of European Union, the objective of ‘bringing Europe closer to its citizens’ seems to require the “dismantling of the nation-state and its associated ideologies of nationalism” (Shore 1993: 787). Alternatives to the ‘national’ model of citizenship emerge, such as cosmopolitan or ‘post-national’ conceptions (Benhabib 2006; Soysal 1996; Bellamy and Warleigh 1998; Delanty 2002) or constitutional patriotism (Habermas 1997; Laborde 2002; Laborde 2007). Some see citizenship as a relational ‘act’, involving also statelessness and non- citizenship (Isin & Nielsen 2008). Yet, neither nation-states nor national(ist) ideas nor national citizenships have disappeared. In fact, they continue to serve as a tool for demarcation between people (Skey 2011).

In this workshop we focus on the tension that characterises the association between citizenship and the nation-state today. We wish to move away from nation-states as the primary framework of citizenship and, instead, consider current practices across various scales and contexts in order to grasp complexities and challenges of contemporary citizenship and its relation with nation-state. The aim is to gain new understanding on different forms of political subjectivity and political participation and the shifting boundaries and intersections of ‘imagined communities’.

Suggested paper themes include but are in no way limited to the following:

How non-citizens/migrants/asylum seekers claim rights

Solidarities and identities that complicate national border

Different conceptions of citizenship (eg. sexual, imperial, reproductive, digital)

Nationalism and citizenship

The persistence of nationalism, sovereignty and the nation-state

PAPER PROPOSALS

Please send your paper proposal no later than 1st December through the form available at the ECPR website. If you have any further questions, please email Marcia Taylor at jointsessions@ecpr.eu. Please note that paper proposals sent directly to workshop directors will not be considered.

FUNDING

Funding is available for Joint Sessions attendees from Full member institutions in 1st October 2015-18th January 2016. Further information at http://ecpr.eu/Funding/Default.aspx and from Marcia Taylor at mtaylor(at)ecpr.eu.

JOINT SESSIONS

The format of the Joint Sessions of Workshops, unique to the ECPR, has made them a leading forum for substantive discussion and collaboration between political science scholars from across the world, at all stages of their career. They are now recognised as one of the major highlights of the world’s political science calendar. In 2016, the Joint Sessions will take place in Pisa, Italy, hosted across three universities – Scuola Normale Superiore, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna and the University of Pisa. Workshops are closed gatherings of 15-20 participants. Topics of discussion are precisely defined, and only scholars currently working in the Workshop’s field, and with a Paper or research document for discussion, are invited to participate. Participants may attend only one Workshop, and must stay for the duration of the event. This format ensures intensive collaboration and thorough discussion. Further information: http://ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=101#KeyDates

Paper deadline 1st December 2105 – You need a My ECPR account.