mailing list Archive (2011-2012)

Below, you find a copy of each e-mail that was forwarded via our mailing list (mailinglist<AT>democracynet.eu) in 2011-2012 in reverse chronological order.

Please notice, each e-mail is seperated by asterisks, additional lines and paragraphes have been omitted.

 

 Stored e-mails (last updated 20 August 2012)

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From: Rebecca Welge
17 August 2012 13:35

Invitation to Workshop / Call for Papers
2nd DemocracyNet Workshop
Citizenship & Democracy Research: Participation
Saturday 27th – Sunday 28th October 2012
Zurich, Switzerland

Dear colleagues,
we are delighted to invite you to the second workshop organized by DemocracyNet.eu. The event will take place on Saturday 27th and Sunday 28th of October 2012 in Zurich (Switzerland). You are invited to present your work and to get to know other members and collaborators.
The workshop is part of a broader event series. Fostering collaboration and exchange among (young) academics and among scientists and the broader public, the network organises a series of three public events and three academic workshops. The events series is supported by the UZH Campus Grant.
The first of three public events and the related workshops looks closer at the role of participation for citizenship and democracy in Europe. It will explore the relationship between (political) participation and democracy. It will address the role of participation for the legitimacy and functioning of the democratic process, and the tensions between participation and democracy. Overall, the workshop follows two particular objectives. First, we aim at fostering an interdisciplinary academic dialogue and practice-oriented discussions. Each of the workshop participants will have the opportunity to present current research or projects. Second, we aim at fostering collaboration and team work among young scholars by exchanging ideas, and developing project activities that are consolidating and strengthening our common goals. We will organize similar workshops in spring and autumn 2013 (working language is English for all academic workshops).
DemocracyNet.eu was founded in 2011 as a forum of exchange and collaboration for researchers and practitioners in the field of Democracy and Citizenship in Europe. A kick-off meeting took place in April 2012 with the aim to set the group’s goals and the milestones to be collectively achieved. For more information about the workshop, DemocracyNet.eu, its members and project activities please visit www.DemocracyNet.eu
Please find here the preliminary program:
Open lecture
Friday, 26th October 2012: “Wieviel Partizipation braucht die Demokratie?” by Prof. Dr. Hanspeter Kriesi (EUI, University of Zurich) and Apéro, University of Zurich, 17:00 p.m.

Workshop
Saturday, 27th October 2012
10:30-11:00       Arrival, Registration, Opening
11.00-11.45       Opening: getting to know DemocracyNet.eu and the workshop participants
12:00-1800        Presentation of research projects or papers
20:00-            Workshop Dinner
Sunday, 28th October 2012
9:00-10.30        Presentation of research projects or papers
11:00-16:30       Working Sessions: DemocracyNet.eu development and project planning
16:30-17:00       Evaluation and next steps
17.00                End of the meeting

Guidelines for participation
We encourage applications from participants from a broad range of disciplines and perspectives. Applications by doctoral and postdoctoral researchers with UZH affiliation are particularly welcome but the workshop is open to all interested persons. Each participant is invited to present her/his research project or a current paper; 15 persons are considered for workshop participation at maximum.
We encourage the presentation of PhD projects or single papers as a current piece of your research. Each participant will also serve as a discussant for another research paper and is expected to attend the whole meeting. We will forward you further information in due course.
It is our hope that a number of interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary dialogues will be ongoing and that ultimately a series of related cross context research projects will be developed.
It is also anticipated that these will support and encourage the establishment of useful collaborative networks, and the development, presentation, and publication of research materials.
Application
Please fill out the abstract and registration form attached and specify what you would like to present during the workshop sessions. Send both of them until the 17th September 2012 to welge@democracynet.eu and bousbah@democracynet.eu.
E-mails should be entitled: DemocracyNet2 Abstract Submission
We acknowledge receipt of all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week’s time you should assume we did not receive your proposal.
Registration information
The workshop and the open lecture are free of charge. DemocracyNet.eu is a non-profit project which is not in a position to assist with travel costs or subsistence. Exceptions may be made on a case to case basis. Please contact the organizers as soon as possible if you require any grants for travel or accommodation costs. Please provide detailed information about any expenses in that case.
We are looking forward to meeting you in Zurich. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Yours,
Rebecca Welge, Karima Bousbah, and Antoinette Scher
Please feel free to forward this information to interested persons

Contact
Karima BousbahZentrum für Demokratie Aarau (ZDA)Villa BlumenhaldeKüttigerstrasse 21CH-5000 Aaraubousbah@democracynet.eu+41 (0)44 634 54 52+41 (0)62 836 94 48 Antoinette ScherzUniversität ZürichPhilosophisches SeminarZollikerstrasse 1178008 Zürichscherz@democracynet.eu+41 (0)44 634 85 24 Rebecca WelgeETH ZurichHaldeneggsteig 4CH-8092 Zurichwelge@democracynet.eu+41 (0)44 632 49 93

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From: Rebecca Welge
16 August 2012 20:43

Dear colleagues,

We organize a series of three public events and related academic workshops, each focuses on a different aspect of “Democracy and Citizenship in Europe”.  The workshops and the related public events shall foster interdisciplinary collaboration and exchange among academics and between scientists and the broader public. The event series is supported by the UZH Graduate Campus and all events take place at the University in Zurich (Switzerland).
The public events (all held in German) focus on three aspects of Democracy and Citizenship in Europe. We start with a public lecture “How much participation does democracy require?” held by Prof. Dr. Hanspeter Kriesi on the 26th of October 2012. The 2nd and 3rd public event focus on the topics “Selecting and naturalizing citizens – Who has the right to decide?” (May 2013) and “The role of international actors for democratic citizenship“ (September 2013).
The planned workshops are closely related to the public events (in form and content) and shall enable young scientists to present and discuss their current research and foster collaborations among the participants. Consequently, the workshops are composed of two parts: the first is devoted to the presentation of research, the second to planning joint activities (such as future public events or conference panels). The first workshop takes place at the 27th and 28th of October 2012 (the call for paper follows within the next days).
We will organize two more academic workshops in spring and autumn 2013 (working language is English for all academic workshops).
We invite persons who would like to join the organizational team or collaborate for single events to get in contact with us (us here means Antoinette Scherz, Karima Bousbah, or me).
Please visit the website www.democracynet.eu<https://www.democracynet.eu> for more information about this project (–> just click on the picture at the main page) and other news.
Best wishes,
Rebecca

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From: Rebecca Welge
01 August 2012 11:11

NECE – Networking European Citizenship Education – Conference
“Participation Now! Citizenship Education and Democracy in Times of Change”
21-24 November 2012, Córdoba (Spain)

This year´s NECE Conference will focus on current concepts of democracy and participation in the face of worldwide processes of change in politics, society and economy.
In Europe, but also in other Western countries, a massive loss of trust in the legitimacy and creative power of democratic institutions can be noted as a result of the financial crisis. At the same time, radical changes in the societies of authoritarian states – e.g. in North Africa – have resulted in attempts at transition to democracy, thereby initiating transformation processes with uncertain consequences.
As a consequence of these worldwide developments, new movements of social and political protest have emerged, indicating new ways of organising civil society. Despite a high degree of diversity, the common feature of these movements is a demand for more participation and transparency of political decision-making.
The NECE Conference in Córdoba will provide a platform for a dialogue among multipliers of citizenship education and civil society both from European countries and countries outside Europe in the middle of a transformation process. Players particularly from North Africa are invited to share their experiences and to initiate a process of learning and exchange.
The NECE Conference in Córdoba will discuss appropriate responses to these various and ongoing crises – not only in the West. Which initiatives can help to foster the internationalisation of citizenship education in the coming years? Are there any lessons for the contents and methods of citizenship education resulting from emerging protest movements and spontaneous citizen initiatives – inside and outside of Europe?
Well-known political scientist Claus Leggewie, Director of the German Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, is going to deliver a keynote with reference to these developments. From the United States, the international renowned political theorist Benjamin Barber also known as the author of the bestseller Jihad vs. McWorld (1996) is going to give a keylecture. Also Fernando Vallespín, political scientist from the Instituto Universitario José Ortega y Gasset, University of Madrid, has confirmed his participation, just to name a few highlights of the programme.
We would be pleased to welcome you in the beautiful city of Córdoba in November – a centre of Islamic culture during the Middle Ages and one of Europe’s most interesting historical locations.
We would recommend sending us your binding registration as soon as possible, as the prices of the flights (i.e. to Madrid, Málaga or Seville) are available now for good conditions!
Register right now by sending an email with your personal data (full name, organisation, address, email, conference days you would like to attend) to: nece-spain@lab-concepts.de
Registration for the parallel workshop sessions as well as side events will be possible online in September.
We will inform you by email in time.
Please stay informed about the actual programme and visit regularly the conference website at: www.nece.eu. There you may also find useful information if you are interested in presenting a project in one of the workshops or taking part in the project market please as well as any further organisational advices.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the conference management at:
lab concepts GmbH
on behalf of the Federal Agency for Civic Education, Germany
Am Hofgarten 18
D- 53113 Bonn
Phone: +49 (0)228 2498 114
Fax: +49 (0)228 2498 111
E-Mail: nece-spain@lab-concepts.de

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From: Rebecca Welge
16 July 2012 11:32

Dear colleagues,

please find a call for papers for the 8th Global Conference Pluralism, Inclusion, and Citizenship (PIC8) below. The PIC8 conference’s main topic is injustice in the context of Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship.
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 12th October 2012.
You find all the details below.

Best,
Rebecca

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From: pic8@inter-disciplinary.net [pic8@inter-disciplinary.net]
Sent: 16 July 2012 10:18
To: Welge  Rebecca
Subject: CFP: 8th Global Conference,Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship (March 2013: Lisbon, Portugal)

8th Global Conference
Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship
Saturday 16th March – Monday 18th March 2013
Lisbon, Portugal
Call for Presentation:

With this multi-disciplinary project we seek to explore the new
developments and changes of the idea of pluralism and their
implications for social and political processes of inclusion,
exclusion and citizenship in contemporary societies. The project will
also assess the larger context of major world transformations, such as
new forms of migration and the massive movements of people across the
globe, as well as the impact of the multiple dynamics of globalisation
on rootedness and membership (including their tensions and conflicts)
and on a general sense of social acceptance and recognition. Looking
to encourage innovative trans-disciplinary dialogues, we warmly
welcome papers from all disciplines, professions and vocations which
struggle to understand what it means for people, the world over, to be
citizens in rapidly changing national, social and political
landscapes.
In the context of Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship, the project
recognizes that it is an arduous pursuit to provide a fully adequate
definition of justice; the project focuses on the fact that we can
clearly acknowledge instances of injustice. Injustice arises in
manifold forms and with varying degrees of intensity. From global
forms of injustice such as world hunger, poverty or war crimes to more
local ones such as ethnic or religious discrimination or insufficient
health insurance, a considerable number of people are victims of
continuous exploitation and suffering. This awareness of injustice has
increased even more with the rise of globalization. Injustice is not
confined to a certain part of the world, but it transgresses
frontiers. This leads to our all witnessing and experiencing injustice
directly or indirectly, and encourages us to act responsibly in
minimising, alleviating or ending it. This multi-disciplinary and
inter-disciplinary project also seeks to define the framework of
injustice by addressing its various underlying causes and its impact
on all aspects that concern not only our inter-human relations but
also our interaction with other non-human beings.

In particular presentations, papers, workshops and pre-formed panels
are invited on any of the following themes:
1. The Idea of Injustice
● When does the idea of injustice arise? What triggers it and what is its aim?
● What is the relation between justice and injustice? Does injustice prevail when justice is absent or is there a non-linear connection between justice and injustice?
● How do we perceive an instance of injustice? Is there a universal understanding of injustice or is it rather culturally defined?
● Does the concept of injustice have moral implications? Does the pursuit of injustice necessarily mean, for example, a lack of a sense of responsibility?
● Is the pursuit of injustice solely confined to inter-human relations or does it also concern non-human beings such as animals?
2. Political Injustice
● What does violation of individual freedoms and liberties involve?
● Addressing injustice connected to social – political turmoil
● The role of government in the process and decisions concerning unfair procedures within society
● Religious, gender, ethnic and racial discrimination
● What are the means for addressing social and political injustice within society? What is the role of art and media in this regard?
3. Economic Injustice
● Is economic injustice related to a disproportionate distribution of wealth, services and goods, or is it explained rather through the
balance between benefits and burdens?
● Poverty and the lack of primary goods necessary to lead a life of dignity and respect
● Disparities of wealth and income inequality – advantages and disadvantages
● Can a political system such as capitalism or socialism cause economic injustice?
● The role of free market or lack thereof in addressing economic inequalities
4. Global Injustice
● What are various forms of global injustice, that is, instances of injustice that affect all of us?
● How can we address exploitation, violence, alienation, discrimination, inequality and marginalisation at a global level?;
Encouraging awareness by building fluid boundaries of belonging and active participation
● The role of international organisations and international human rights laws in ending or alleviating famine, poverty, discrimination,
inequality, etc.
● Should we make recourse to moral aspects for a greater awareness of global injustice?
Presentations will also be considered which deal with related themes.

What to Send
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday 12th October 2012.
All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where
appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full
draft paper should be submitted by Friday 18th January 2013. Abstracts
should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts
may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following
information and in this order:
a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract,
e) body of abstract
E-mails should be titled: Pluralism 8 Abstract Submission
Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using
footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as
bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all
paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a
week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be
lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative
electronic route or resend.

Joint Organising Chairs:
Ram Vemuri & Rob Fisher: pic8@inter-disciplinary.net
The conference is part of the ‘Diversity and Recognition’ research
projects, which in turn belong to the ‘At the Interface’
programmes of Inter-Disciplinary.Net. It aims to bring together people
from different areas and interests to share ideas and explore
discussions which are innovative and challenging.
For further details of the conference, please visit:
http://www.inter-disciplinary.net/at-the-interface/diversity-recognition/pluralism-inclusion-and-citizenship/call-for-papers/
Please note: Inter-Disciplinary.Net is a not-for-profit network and we
are not in a position to be able to assist with conference travel or
subsistence

===============
Dr Rob Fisher
Network Founder and Leader
inter-disciplinary.net
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From: Rebecca Welge
09 July 2012 12:53

Dear Colleagues,

please find a call for paper dealing with ‘legitimation of unconventional participation’ attached (in german).
Best wishes,
Rebecca

Von: Patrick Scherhaufer
Datum: 9. Juli 2012 um 12:08
Betreff: [PhD_Powi] CfP Unkonventionelle Partizipationsformen auf dem Prüfstand / Tag der PW in Graz
Liebe KollegInnen,
anbei finden Sie einen Call for Papers zum Panel “Unkonventionelle
Partizipationsformen auf dem Prüfstand. Zur Legitimität politischer
Beteiligung jenseits institutionalisierter Arenen”, der im Rahmen des
Tages der Politikwissenschaft in Graz am 29. und 30. November 2012
stattfinden wird. Nähere Details entnehmen Sie bitte dem Call im Anhang.
Über Einreichungen von Abstracts (max. 500 Wörter) bis zum 15. August
2012 freuen wir uns sehr!
Herzliche Grü0e,
Patrick Scherhaufer und Florian Walter
*** Gerne können Sie den Call an Interessierte weiter leiten. ***

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From: Jan v. Deth
26 June 2012 11:57

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Betreff:

Results of the Participatory Citizenship in the EU project

Datum:

Tue, 26 Jun 2012 09:34:37 +0000

Von:

Hoskins B.

 

Dear Friends,
I’m pleased to inform you that the Participatory Citizenship in the EU project has successfully been completed.
The research focused on the effects of the economic crises on citizenship policies and practices across the EU 27 countries.
The study summary is attached and the 4 reports from this study are available on the EC website http://ec.europa.eu/citizenship/news-events/news/29052012_en.htm
The press release can be found here http://www.southampton.ac.uk/mediacentre/news/2012/jun/12_103.shtml

Best wishes,
Bryony

Dr Bryony Hoskins
Senior Lecturer
School of Education
University of Southampton

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From: Rebecca Welge
12 June 2012 12:08

From: Information on Europe – UACES Student Forum – www.uacesstudentforum.org [mailto:EURORESEARCH@JISCMAIL.AC.UK] On Behalf Of Scott James
Sent: Dienstag, 12. Juni 2012 10:20
To: EURORESEARCH@JISCMAIL.AC.UK
Subject: [EURORESEARCH] JMCE Workshop: Call for Papers

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, King’s College London
Research Student Workshop 2012: CALL FOR PAPERS
‘The Future of the European Union – Challenges and Opportunities’
Monday 29 October 2012

The ongoing eurozone crisis has revealed deep divisions between EU States and raised concerns regarding its relationship with the rest of the world.  The economy is, however, but one of the many challenges facing Europe. For some time the EU has often struggled to find an identity for itself on the international stage. Internally Member States have often disagreed as regards when and how to respond to international crises, thereby frequently leaving the EU in a position where it is unable to act collectively.  The EU is also struggling with its own identity as core social and political values are increasingly challenged by fiscal austerity and structural reform. Despite this, the EU continues to represent a significant achievement for regional integration and offers a successful example for the possibility of greater interstate cooperation and collaboration.

This one-day workshop seeks to explore these challenges and opportunities, and the inter-connections that exist between them. It is intended that the workshop will include, although will not be limited to, consideration of the following themes:

  • Defining the EU: The constant struggle to find an identity
  • Two tier EU? Disparity and divisions amongst EU states
  • Economic policy and the fallout of the euro crisis both regionally and globally
  • Europe in 2020: Will the road map change?
  • Searching for international standing: the role of the EU in international organisations
  • Security and human rights: The treatment of immigration and asylum
  • Can the EU ever agree?  The search for a common defence, security and foreign policy
  • The junior partner?  The EU’s transatlantic partnership
  • The Arab Spring: The EU and its role in state interventions

We would welcome abstract submissions of 250 words, which should be sent to pamela.shearing@kcl.ac.uk by Tuesday 10 July 2012. The workshop will be free and open to all, with limited funding available to contribute towards travel costs for speakers. Please see our website www.kcl.ac.uk/jmce for further details.

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From: Rebecca Welge
11 June 2012 17:05

The Future of EU Citizenship

York University, Toronto, Canada
October 18-20, 2012

Support for a supranational European citizenship preceded integration and the political genesis of the key rights of EU citizenship was in the negotiations that established the foundations of European integration in the early 1950s. Since then, the concept of EU citizenship has hardened into law, most famously in the Maastricht Treaty’s declaration that “Citizenship of the Union is hereby established” and the Court of Justice’s oft-repeated assertion that “Union citizenship is destined to be the fundamental status of nationals of the Member States.” Today, as half a billion EU citizens worldwide enjoy a range of rights, the European Commission stresses the need to reinforce EU citizenship by revitalising the link between citizens and the EU and by giving real effect to their rights. Perhaps EU citizenship can most fruitfully be analyzed in terms of varieties of multilevel citizenship found in federal states or other cases of divided, overlapping, or nested sovereignty. Recent calls by European leaders to further deepen political integration and the leadup to 2013 as “the European Year of Citizens” demand analytical, interpretive, and normative considerations of the future of EU citizenship.

The Jean Monnet Chair and EU Centre of Excellence at York University invite proposals for original papers of roughly 8000 words in length, to be revised for publication following the conference. Confirmed participants include Rainer Bauböck, Dimitry Kochenov, Willem Maas, and Espen Olsen. Invited participants will act as discussants for other papers and expenses will be reimbursed for those who submit complete papers by October 3. Please send a 400-600 word abstract and short bio no later than July 8 to Willem Maas at maas@yorku.ca noting “Future of EU Citizenship” in the email subject line.

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From: Jan v. Deth
11 June 2012 17:01

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Take Action: Tell us what CIVICUS should work on in the next five years!

Datum:

Mon, 11 Jun 2012 09:17:23 -0500

Von:

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation


Spanish | French

Tell us what CIVICUS should work on in the next five years!

Dear colleague

CIVICUS: World Alliance for Citizen Participation needs your voice so that we can together shape an inclusive and ambitious global civil society agenda for the next five years.
Earlier this year, we started to develop our new Strategic Directions, which will guide the work of the CIVICUS civil society alliance between 2013 and 2017. Planning together now will help us strengthen civil society and citizen action around the globe in the near future.
We turn to you – the members, partners and friends that make the CIVICUS alliance tick – to find out what key trends and issues are affecting you and your constituency at the moment. We need your insights on the challenges and opportunities that civil society organisations and citizens face. In particular, we want your guidance on how the CIVICUS alliance should respond to these challenges and opportunities over the next five years.
It will take you 10-15 minutes to complete this simple survey, and your input will shape the alliance’s work for the next five years. The deadline for completion of the survey is Monday 25 June 2012. You may have already participated in a consultation session, in which case we give you our thanks, but we would also invite you to answer this survey.

If you have any technical difficulties in completing the survey, please contact Mariano de Donatis, CIVICUS Senior Stakeholder Engagement and Regional Outreach Officer, mariano.dedonatis@civicus.org.

Beside this survey, there are lots of other ways you can help shape the new Strategic Directions – you can join one of our physical consultations, you can take part in one of our weekly thematic  webinars on specific themes, or you can run your own consultation. Or you can simply email the CIVICUS Strategic Directions team with your own ideas on what CIVICUS’ future focus should be at strategicdirections@civicus.org.

Please access the survey by clicking here English   Francais  Espanol
In solidarity,

Katsuji Imata

Acting Secretary General

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From: Antoinette Scherz
09 June 2012 12:19

Dear colleagues,
I am forwarding you the newest issue of CRISPP. There is an interesting article on multiple citizenship in it.
Best, Antoinette

Von: Richard P Bellamy
Datum: 5. Mai 2012 12:19:18 MESZ
An: PHILOS-L@liverpool.ac.uk

Betreff: New Issue of CRISPP
Antwort an: Richard P Bellamy

The online platform for Taylor & Francis Online content

Articles
Just pretending: political apologies for historical injustice and vice’s tribute to virtue
Mathias Thaler
Pages: 259-278
DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2011.640810

Multiple citizenship: normative ideals and institutional challenges
Eva Erman & Andreas Follesdal
Pages: 279-302
DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2011.640484

Violence in a spirit of love: Gandhi and the limits of non-violence
Vinit Haksar
Pages: 303-324
DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2011.644422

What’s love got to do with it? Why a child does not have a right to be loved
Mhairi Cowden
Pages: 325-345
DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2011.572426

Why children need to be loved
S. Matthew Liao
Pages: 347-358
DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2012.679422

A need is not a right
Mhairi Cowden
Pages: 359-362
DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2012.679423

Much ado about nothing?: Barry, justice and animals
Robert Garner
Pages: 363-376
DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2011.639580

Civilized spaces and extreme horrors. An interview with Saskia Sassen
Annelies Decat
Pages: 377-386
DOI: 10.1080/13698230.2011.64048

Professor Richard Bellamy

Department of Political Science
School of Public Policy
University College London
29/30 Tavistock Square
London WC1H 9QU

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From: Antoinette Scherz
09 June 2012 12:19

fyi

Von: “Clark, Stephen”
Datum: 2. Juni 2012 21:21:09 MESZ

An: PHILOS-L@LIVERPOOL.AC.UK

Betreff: FW: JOB (Glasgow): Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Citizenship
Antwort an: “Clark, Stephen”

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From: Classicists on behalf of Ian Ruffell
Sent: 02 June 2012 19:51
To: CLASSICISTS@liverpool.ac.uk
Subject: JOB (Glasgow): Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Citizenship

Can I draw colleagues’ attention to this recently advertised post at Glasgow.
As the further particulars indicate (some elements of which are pasted below), the post is open to anyone in the subject areas of Classics, Philosophy or History. (who are three of the six subjects in the School of Humanities). While based in a subject area, it is envisaged that the post-holder will lead interdisciplinary and cross-subject efforts in tackling issues in contemporary citizenship.
I would strongly urge anyone who thinks that their research specialisms might fit to consider applying. Please also draw this advert to the attention of anyone else you feel might have appropriate interests and experience.
Research specialisms that could certainly fit would be political theory, ethics and reception studies, but these are only suggestions.
I am very happy to discuss possibilities with any interested parties. Please also feel free to contact the current Head of Subject at Glasgow, Professor Matthew Fox (matthew.fox@glasgow.ac.uk).
The job is advertised on the following website:
http://www22.i-grasp.com/fe/tpl_glasgow01.asp
Search under “College of Arts”.
Best wishes,
Ian
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Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Citizenship
Reference Number 002064
Location Gilmorehill Campus / Main Building
College / Service COLLEGE OF ARTS
Department SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES
Job Family: Research And Teaching
Position: Type Full Time
Salary Range: £46,846 – £52,706
Closing Date: 12 July 2012,

To lead the University’s research and teaching in contemporary citizenship. Contemporary citizenship is an expression of the civic engagement that has always been characteristic of Scotland’s Universities and the University of Glasgow in particular. Given these foundations , and a current environment alive to the ways in which public policy in Scotland has set the standard for radical policy interventions within the UK and beyond, the post will inform policy and public debate in measurable ways and influence trans-national academic perspectives on policy-making and public engagement.
The post is open to specialists in the Units of Assessment (UoA) of history, philosophy or classics. Any sub-disciplines in these UoAs will be considered. Any temporal or geographical specialization will be considered, as long as the post-holder can address the core purposes of the role.
The Senior Lecturer in Contemporary Citizenship will undertake and promote international research within the School of Humanities. S/he will play a vital role in leading the agenda of the School of Humanities and the College of Arts, as outlined in the School of Humanities strategic objectives.

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From: Jan v. Deth
06 June 2012 11:29

RESEARCH CONFERENCE AUSTRIAN RESEARCH ASSOCIATION—WORKING GROUP ON DEMOCRACY
TOPIC: “CIVIL SOCIETY AND DEMOCRACY”
VIENNA, NOVEMBER 9-10, 2012

The Working Group on Democracy of the Austrian Research Association (ÖFG) invites conceptually innovative papers devoted to questions of civil society and democracy. Preference will be given to work focused in particular on the themes of lobbying and civil society, citizen juries, contemporary protest behavior, perceptions of democracy in civil society, and local democracy. The conference is interdisciplinary in orientation and welcomes work from all social sciences and the field of legal studies. The Working Group is especially interested in papers that follow a sound analytical and empirical research design, respectively that employ a modern methodology commensurate with, and appropriate for their field.

Topic 1: Lobbying, Civil Society, and Democracy?
a. What evidence is there to support conclusions about the helpful or harmful influence of lobbying on democracy from the perspective of civil society?
b. What are effective lobbying strategies pursued by civic organizations and citizen groups to affect political outcomes (especially in the face of significant opposition)?
c. What can we say comparatively about the relationship between civil society and lobbying among European polities?
Topic 2:  Citizen Juries and Similar Mechanisms – Relevance, Usefulness, and Democratic Quality?
a. What has been the role of Citizen Juries  and similar mechanisms in shaping political decision making – also in conjunction with the internet or in technology assessment? Has their role been largely symbolic or substantive beyond the regional level?
b. How can such models be adapted to function in the context of traditional representative democracies like Austria?
c. What legal basis would such groups require to be politically effective?
d. What tools and organizational characteristics do effective groups of this type share – in either the real or virtual world?
Topic 3:  Contemporary Protest and Unconventional Political Behavior:
a. What explains forms of protest behavior and their variation across time, space, class, and situation?
b. What makes protest behavior effective?
c. What are recurring issues that trigger protest behavior?
d. What is the composition of the protest public and what is its relationship to civil society at large?
e. How do the traditional actors (governments, parties, bureaucracies, etc.) deal with protest behavior?
f. What empirical data of political protest behavior do we have? Here individual level survey data and/or aggregate protest event data would be especially pertinent.
Topic 4: Perceptions of, and Willingness to participate in Democracy as Manifest in Civil Society:
a. What is the state of democracy as perceived by civil society and what are the causes? Are transactional and representative models of democracy doomed?
b. How to manage the expectations game? How have expectations of democracy changed and how can they be managed?
c. How can we best make sense of the comparative empirical evidence that we see reflected in views of democracy?
Topic 5: Local Democracy – Locus of Democratic Experimentation and Access Point for Civic Engagement:
a. What is the state of local democracy and what patterns can be discerned?
b. What best explains variation in local democracy both relative to a polity and between polities?
c. What role does local democracy play within the large debate about the state of democracy in our societies?

Conference Details:
Researchers of all levels (advanced graduate and doctoral students are particularly encouraged to apply) are invited to participate in three to four panels to discuss their work within the group and engage in a focused debate in a workshop-like atmosphere. Invited panelists may expect to have accommodations made available as well as a small stipend to help defray a portion of their travel cost. The conference’s goal is to work toward drafting one or several working papers as first step toward a publication.

Submission Details:  To be considered, please submit an abstract of not more than a single page (or 700 words) along with a brief description of your current work and institutional affiliation to the address listed below.

DEADLINE: JULY 15, 2012

Organizing Institution:
For more on the Austrian Research Association, please see: http://www.oefg.at/frm_object.htm;
For more on the Working Group, please see: http://www.oefg.at/frm_object.htm

PLEASE SEND YOUR SUBMISSION BY THE DEADLINE OF JULY 15, 2012 VIA E-MAIL TO:

Prof. Reinhard Heinisch: reinhard.c.heinisch@sbg.ac.at
Attn: “Democracy/Civil Society Research Conference 2012”
For questions and further information, please contact either Reinhard Heinisch or Birgit Bahtić-Kunrath
Dr. Reinhard Heinisch, Professor of Austrian Politics in Comparative Perspective
Department of Political Science, University of Salzburg, Rudolfskai 42, A-5020 Salzburg, Austria
Tel.: 0043-(0)662 8044–6615,
Dept. Office: Tel.: 0043-(0)662-8044-6610
(Proposals submitted after the deadline may not be considered)

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From: Rebecca Welge
05 June 2012 19:12

Dear colleagues,
The NECE conference might be of interest to some of you!
Please find an invitation for the “Networking European Citizenship Education” (NECE) conference 2012 below.
Best wishes,
Rebecca Welge

NECE – Networking European Citizenship Education – Conference
“Participation Now! Citizenship Education and Democracy in Times of Change”
21-24 November 2012, Córdoba (Spain)

This year´s NECE Conference will focus on current concepts of democracy and participation in the face of worldwide processes of change in politics, society and economy.
In Europe, but also in other Western countries, a massive loss of trust in the legitimacy and creative power of democratic institutions can be noted as a result of the financial crisis. At the same time, radical changes in the societies of authoritarian states – e.g. in North Africa – have resulted in attempts at transition to democracy, thereby initiating transformation processes with uncertain consequences.
As a consequence of these worldwide developments, new movements of social and political protest have emerged, indicating new ways of organising civil society. Despite a high degree of diversity, the common feature of these movements is a demand for more participation and transparency of political decision-making.
The NECE Conference in Cordoba will discuss appropriate responses to these various and ongoing crises – not only in the West. Which initiatives can help to foster the internationalisation of citizenship education in the coming years? Are there any lessons for the contents and methods of citizenship education resulting from emerging protest movements and spontaneous citizen initiatives – inside and outside of Europe?
Well-known political scientist Claus Leggewie, Director of the German Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities, is going to deliver a keynote with reference to these developments.
We would be pleased to welcome you in the beautiful city of Cordoba in November – a centre of Islamic culture during the Middle Ages and one of Europe’s most interesting historical locations.
For pre-registration please use: nece-spain@lab-concepts.de
The programme is published in brief at www.nece.eu

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the conference management at:
lab concepts GmbH
on behalf of the Federal Agency for Civic Education, Germany
Phone: +49 (0)228 2498 110
Fax: +49 (0)228 2498 111
E-Mail: nece-spain@lab-concepts.de

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From: Julia Würtz
22 March 2012 21:37

Dear All,
please find attached the call for paper for book about “Learning Mobility and Non-formal Learning in European Context – Policies, Approaches, Examples”.
The article will be publishes in a book publication of the Council of Europe. Deadline 30th April 2012.
Best wishes,
Julia

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From: Rebecca Welge
06 February 2012 14:55

Dear All,
please notice the call for papers for a workshop in November 2012 (see details below).
The workshop aims at bringing together empirical research on demoicracy in the European Union.
Deadline for submitting abstracts is 15 March 2012. Costs of travel and accommodation will be covered.
Best wishes,
Rebecca Welge

“Demoicracy” in the European Union

The Design and Functioning of Multi-level Democracy

Workshop, Zurich, 1/2 November 2012

Conveners: Francis Cheneval (University of Zurich), Sandra Lavenex (University of Lucerne), Frank Schimmelfennig (ETH Zurich)

We invite paper proposals for a workshop on demoicracy in the European Union that will take place in Zurich (Switzerland) on 1 and 2 November 2012. We also plan a joint publication of the workshop papers in a special issue and/or an edited volume.

Starting from the assumption that the EU is a “demoicracy”, this workshop aims to analyze the institutional design, the inter-institutional relations, and the functioning and effects of multi-level democracy in the EU. The concept of demoicracy takes seriously the nature of the EU as a multinational polity, which is constituted both by multiple demoi (the statespeoples or political communities of the member states) and by individuals who are citizens of the EU but do not constitute an integrated European demos. In this understanding, demoicracy is the association of a plurality of democratic peoples who are interlinked through political institutions and political processes. We are interested in the institutional design, development, and practices of demoicracy.

We invite papers based on empirical – preferably comparative – research that deal with one or more of the following questions: How are political institutions and processes (such as citizenship, civil and political rights, and parliaments but also courts and regulatory  agencies) interlinked across the levels of governance and across demoi? How do such institutions at the national level develop in reaction to institutions at the European level and vice versa? What are the consequences of these interconnections on accountability, representation, and perceptions of legitimacy in the EU?

Please send a one-page abstract until 15 March 2012 to Frank Schimmelfennig. Costs of travel and accommodation for the workshop will be covered.

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From: Rebecca Welge
06 February 2012 10:42

***Kickoff Meeting DemocracyNet.eu***
27-28 April 2012 in Zurich
Registration Deadline: 10 February 2012

Dear All,
The first DemocracyNet.eu workshop/ meeting will take place on 27-28 April 2012 in Zurich. This two days’ event is an opportunity to get to know each other personally and to discuss your work and projects with other colleagues from the field. Additionally, we would like to use the opportunity to discuss current and plan future projects of DemocracyNet.eu. Please find the invitation and further details attached.
For registration, please send the registration form and a short description of your study and work background. Each participant is asked to present her/his research or project. Please use the presentation form to send an abstract in advance.
Deadline for registration is 10 February 2012. Please send both the registration and presentation forms to the following address: registration@democracynet.eu
We are looking forward to meeting you!
Best wishes,
Rebecca Welge and Julia Würtz

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From: Rebecca Welge
11 January 2012 09:35

***DEALINE 12.01.2011!***
Please find the call for paper for a panel on EU citizenship in April 2012 attached.
It is on very short notice, but might be very interesting for some of you.
Best wishes,
Rebecca Welge

 

From: Georgieva M (PHILOSOPHY)
Subject: Call for papers for a panel on EU citizenship: political ideals Vs practice – reminder‏

Dear all,
This is a reminder CfP for a panel on EU citizenship: political ideals vs. practice (the deadline for submitting proposals has been extended to 12th January)
A panel proposed within the conference “IDEALS AND REALITY IN SOCIAL ETHICS”, University of Wales, Newport (Caerleon Campus), 11-13 April 2012.
https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/fa.philos-l/zt6kBbd9aPo
EU citizenship: political ideals vs. practice
Citizenship denotes a status of equal political membership in a self-governing polity, accompanied by a respective set of rights and duties, usually bolstered by a sense of shared identity as well. Citizenship is one of the key concepts and ideas featuring in both academic and political debates over the democratic legitimacy and further democratising of the European Union. The introduction of Union citizenship in the Maastricht Treaty back in 1992 has challenged not only the congruence between nation, state and membership rights, but has also broached the question of how resources and (public and private) goods in the single European market are to be conceptualised and analysed, especially now in the wake of a pervasive Eurozone crisis.
This panel aims to bring together the insights into the study of EU citizenship and policy-making related to it, developed so far by political and legal theorists, political scientists and political sociologists.
In particular, the panel seeks to discuss how normative ideals of citizenship are/can be used to assess and analyse, as well as inform, current legal and political practices. The panel also aims to explore opportunities for fruitful engagement between normative and descriptive approaches to the study of EU citizenship.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to the following:
– What is the relationship between normative ideals of citizenship and the legal norms and the legal order currently emerging to enact and interpret EU citizenship?
–  How do normative approaches to citizenship inform descriptive approaches to the study of EU citizenship?
–  How can theoretical and normative insights inform the development of EU citizenship from a market-oriented form of citizenship into a more politically-empowered citizenship?
–  How can empirical data inform the development of normative approaches to the study of trans-national citizenship?
–  What is the relationship between normative ideals of citizenship and the political practice of policy-making related to citizenship?
If you are interested in submitting a paper proposal, please do send an abstract (400 words max.) to the panel convenor Mihaela Georgieva
Deadline for paper proposals: 12th January 2012

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From: Julia Würtz
30 December 2011 12:38

Dear colleagues

I would like to forward to you a link to the newsletter of NECE. NECE stands for Networking European Citizenship Education. It is primarily directed at practitioners in citizenship and cultural education, along with scholars/experts and trainers. It was founded by the Federal Agency for Civic Education
The newsletter is available online at www.nece.eu or at http://www.bpb.de/files/GX8DV6.pdf .
The edition focuses on the current crisis of Europe:
It’s crisis in Europe – buzzword. Challenge! Chance? by Inga Wachsmann, Foundation Charles Léopold Mayer (France)
Europe’s self-destructive article of faith by Dr Stefan Auer, La Trobe University (Australia)
I am looking forward for a great year of networking at DemocracyNet.EU.
Best wishes to 2012
Julia

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From: Jan v. Deth
21 December 2011 12:33

Dear Colleagues,
Please find attached some information about a new volume on “New Participatory Dimensions in Civil Society”. The various contributions examine citizen engagement in contemporary democratic politics and the development of new participatory forms. Based on empirical information gathered from citizens, activists and organizations, it examines the changing face of democratic participation.
Best,
Jan van Deth

*Please distribute far and wide*

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From: Rebecca Welge
20 December 2011 22:09

On behalf of Lisa Pilgram.

*Please distribute far and wide*

Dear colleagues,

We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the International Conference ‘Opening the Boundaries of Citizenship’.
6-7 February 2012
The Open University, Walton Hall, Milton Keynes, UK
The Conference will explore new approaches and methods to conceptualising and politicising citizenship through discussing struggles, contestations and challenges to citizenship around the world.

Keynote lectures by
– Judith Butler (University of California) ‘Self-Determination, Palestinian Statehood, and the Anarchist Impasse’
– Paul Gilroy (LSE) ‘Subjects in the Kettle: Citizenship, Dissent, and Securitocracy’
– Engin Isin (The Open University) Inaugural Lecture ‘Citizens Without Frontiers?’
– Bryan Turner (CUNY) ‘City, Nation, Globe: Three Movements in the History of Citizenship’
You can find the full preliminary programme via:
http://www.oecumene.eu/files/oecumene/Preliminaryprogramme6-7February2012.pdf
To book the event (£50/£30 student concession) and for further details, please follow: http://www.oecumene.eu/events/1st-symposium
The conference is part of the First Symposium ‘Citizenship after Orientalism’ organised by the Oecumene Project being held on 6-11 February 2012.
Kind regards,
The Oecumene Team

The Open University is incorporated by Royal Charter (RC 000391), an exempt charity in England & Wales and a charity registered in Scotland (SC 038302).

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