Call for Papers | Applications - Part 34

posted by PP on 2005/09/08 12:37

[ Call for Papers | Applications ]

The Doctoral school in Social Sciences of Bucharest, in collaboration with the Group of Socio-Political Analysis of Central and Eastern European Countries (GASPPECO) from the Université Libre de Bruxelles and the Faculty of Political Science, University of Bucharest will organise on November 11th, 2005 a conference on the topic Political and social actors in Central and Eastern Europe.
One of the main characteristics of the transformation of political and economic systems in Central and Eastern Europe after 1989 is the simultaneous emergence of political parties and social actors. Political parties have been particularly privileged by the scholarly community, while the studies on social actors followed the rhythm of their development. Within this framework, general or more detailed case studies were conducted on different topics, as for example the emergence of trade unions and employers’ associations, interest groups or non-governmental organisations. A particular attention has also been paid to the process of the EU enlargement with regard to the strategies of these domestic actors. These studies, that provide better information concerning political and social landscapes form Central and Eastern Europe, invite however, 15 years after the beginning of the transformations, to make an assessment about the nature of these actors and to enlarge the research agenda on this topic.

The conference launches the debate around several main issues:

  • Is there a specific model of structuring in the case of the partisan landscapes, interest groups or NGOs from Central and Eastern Europe?
  • Which are the convergence and divergence with western models?
  • Is there a specific model existing in Central and Eastern Europe and what are its main features?
  • Do similar trends can be revealed in the case of political parties, trade unions or interest groups?
Contributions should articulate around these main questions.
The deadline for sending the propositions is the 1st of October 2005.
Propositions should be sent to Jean-Michel De Waele and to Cristian Preda.

The organisers do not take in charge the cost of stay of the participants but may propose hotels at a moderate price. The main working language is French, but relevant contributions in English will also be accepted.


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