Political Science News - Call for Papers

Us vs. Them: Populism, the Refugee Other and the Re-Consideration of National Identity in Central and Eastern Europe

Central European University
Budapest, Hungary
29 May, 2017
Application Deadline: 24 April, 2017
Contact: szalaia@ceu.edu

Call for papers
The CEU Center for European Neighborhood Studies (CENS) in close collaboration with the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) is organizing a two-panel international conference to be held on 29 May 2017, at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary.

Topic
Incoming refugees have created strong negative reactions across Europe, in both destination and transit countries. Such reactions were instrumentalized by some political actors in order to instill fear, and a rhetoric of “us” versus “them” is increasingly popular. One consequence of such political processes was the emphasis placed on the political community, and its re-conceptualization along mostly ethnic and/or religious lines. In this conference, we aim to find out how communities are being re-imagined in countries receiving refugees or being on the transit path.

Within this context, the conference encourages papers on the following topics:

  • instrumentalization of migration crisis in national politics in the CEE region and along the Balkan route
  • populism, nationalism, democratic backsliding along the Balkan route
  • rise of religious components in nation/political community conceptualization
  • radicalization of the young generation
  • increasing use of discriminatory entitlements/privileging (haves/have nots) in policy making discourse
  • connection between migration/refugees crisis and domestic/foreign policy making

We invite both theoretical and empirical papers that offer policy-relevant insights. Empirical papers taking a comparative perspective are particularly welcome.

A honoraria of 200 EUR is offered for papers accepted if submitted by the deadline (see below).

Travel and accommodation will be covered for participants.

How to submit a paper proposal
Applicants are invited to submit abstracts of up to 300 words and short bio to szalaia@ceu.edu by 24 April 2017.

Accepted papers will be announced by 28 April 2017. A total of 6-8 papers will be selected for two panels.

Paper submission deadline for selected participants is 25 May, 2017.

Journal of Comparative Politics

Vol. 10
No. 1
2017
Published by: University of Ljubljana, CAAPPI
ISSN:
1338-1385
Application Deadline: 25 April, 2017

JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE POLITICS
(ISSN 1338-1385)

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS

Journal of Comparative Politics (JCP) is the semi-annual journal of the Consortium of three Central European universities (University of Trenčin, Slovakia; University of Ljubljana, Slovenia; Alma Mater Europeae – European Center Maribor, Slovenia). The JCP started in 2008 to meet the needs of political scientists throughout the world interested in the advancement of their discipline and in escaping the parochialism threatening the pursuit of knowledge within the confines of a single culture. The journal focuses on the comparison of political cultures of Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries, their practical policy, theoretical questions of comparative political science, theoretical and practical questions of the development of civil society and civil policy in this region. JCP retains an “open access” policy and encourages participation and contribution from CEE research and academic communities and from wider international academic communities. JCP invites a variety of submission formats: articles and essays, reviews, working papers, talks and conference papers, responses/rebuttals and commentaries. As well, interdisciplinary ventures, which address, directly or indirectly, issues of political concern are welcome from all sectors of the humanities and social sciences, as long as they are comparative in its essence.

Acceptance of articles is subject to an anonymous refereeing process. Articles submitted to the JCP should be original contributions. If the article is under consideration by another publication, authors should clearly indicate this at the time of submission. Standard length for articles is up to 7,500 words (including notes and references). The articles should begin with indented and italicized summary of up to 150 words, which should describe the main arguments and conclusions of the article; up to five keywords should also be added. The author should provide brief personal details (up to 100 words) including affiliation and e-mail, research interest and recent publications. UK English. Manuscripts written in English should be sent by email to editor, prof. dr. Miro Hacek, miro.hacek@fdv.uni-lj.si. For further instructions on submission of manuscripts, please visit the journal website http://www.jofcp.org. Articles appearing in JCP are abstracted and indexed in JournalSeek, EBSCO, Ulrichsweb, ProQuest, International Bibliography of Social Sciences (IBSS), International Political Science Abstract (IPSA), DOAJ Directory of Open Access Journals, Universal Impact Factor and I2OR Database.

JOURNAL OF COMPARATIVE POLITICS, Vol. 10, No. 1, January 2017
Table of Contents

COHESIVE EUROPE OR CORE-PERIPHERY DIVIDE IN THE EU28: THE REGIONAL CHALLENGE OF DUAL CRISIS IN THE NEW MEMBER STATES
Attila AGH

POLITICAL LEADERSHIP IN TIMES OF CRISES – THEORIES AND MODELS WORTHY FOR OUR CHANGING WORLD

Aleksandar DIMITROV

ELECTRONIC VOTING IN COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVE: STATUS QUO IN ESTONIA AND TRENDS IN CENTRAL EUROPE
Markus REINERS

PARLIAMENTARY LEADERSHIP – PROBLEMS, DILEMMAS AND OPPORTUNITIES OF LEGISLATIVE LEADERS: THE CASE OF
SLOVENIA

Drago ZAJC

COMMUNAL POLITICAL MOBILIZATION: THE NEED TO DISTINGUISH BETWEEN MINORITY AND MAJORITY PARTIES
Agnes K. KOOS and Kenneth KEULMAN

BOOK REVIEW:
“FROZEN CONFLICTS” IN EUROPE
Jerzy J. WIATR