Call for Papers | Applications - Part 38

posted by PP on 2005/09/24 17:41

[ Call for Papers | Applications ]

We received three Calls for Papers/Applications:
  • The Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE): Call for Papers for the forthcoming winter number, concerning Ethno-National Minority Parties in Europe (Deadline: 1 December 2005)
  • British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies (BASEES): The annual conference, concerning areas pertaining to the countries of the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe (1-3 April 2006; Deadline: 1 October 2005)
  • Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN): ASN Wolrd Convention 2006 - Nationalism in an Age of Globalization (23-25 March 2006; Deadline: 2 November 2005)
The Journal on Ethnopolitics and Minority Issues in Europe (JEMIE) is an electronic journal produced under the auspices of the European Centre for Minority Issues (ECMI). It is devoted to the analysis of current developments in ethnopolitics and minority issues, and aims to stimulate debate between academics in these fields. As an electronic journal it also aims to make scholarly debate available to as wide an audience as possible and provide a forum where young scholars can present their ideas alongside more established actors. Each quarter, a Special Focus section highlights a topic of particular interest to specialists in minority issues and Ethnopolitics. The forthcoming winter number will focus on Ethno-National Minority Parties in Europe.

In functioning plurinational societies, minority-majority relations are nurtured in various ways. Political parties along ethno-national identity lines add a vital contribution to this relationship as ethno-national parties representing minorities can formulate views on relevant issues that offer citizens a range of reasonable options, discuss these competing views/options in an informed way, and integrate them into their overall political platforms. These fora contribute to the formulating of political demands, holding governments accountable, providing a forum for exchange of views, informing the public; in short, they are a necessary precondition of constructive majority-minority relations.

Ethno-national political parties come in many shapes and forms, and there may be models of political participation outside as well as within the existing party structures that pertain to minority politics. This Special Focus of JEMIE seeks to delineate not only the role of ethno-national minority parties in Europe but also to elucidate what works and does not work in terms of party structures, coalition strategies, minority caucuses within larger parties, etc. Among the many questions that authors may wish to address are:

  1. How do ethnic and national minorities mobilize and organize politically?
  2. What are the internal characteristics of ethno-national minority parties?
  3. To which incentives do ethno-national parties respond?
  4. How do they organize their actions?
  5. Is there a role for coalitions of ethno-national minority parties, such as those in the European Parliament?
  6. What are the legal requirements and other obstacles that ethno-political minority parties face?
  7. How are ethno-political parties financed?

Articles of between 5000 and 7000 words may be submitted via email to Marc Weller (Editor-in-Chief). Each contribution should be accompanied by a short abstract (100-150 words) and a brief biographical note outlining the author's credentials, affiliation and relevant publications. Final decisions on publication are taken by the Editorial Board:
Gudmundur Alfredsson, Marie-Janien Clic, Francois Grin, Ted Robert Gurr, Lauri Hannikainen, Rainer Hofmann, Donald Horowitz, Jennifer Jackson Preece, Charles King, Will Kymlicka, Joseph Marko, John McGarry, Margaret Moore, Brendan O'Leary, John Packer, Alan Phillips, Stefan Troebst.

The annual conference of the British Association of Slavonic and East
European Studies
(BASEES) will be held at Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University on 1-3 April 2006. Panel or paper proposals are invited in quite a lot of different areas (see below) pertaining to the countries of the former Soviet Union and Central and Eastern Europe.

Last year's conference featured approximately twenty papers in sociology and social policy presented by staff and graduate students from institutions in the UK and abroad. The conference as a whole saw around 300 presentations on literature, art, culture, history, economics, politics and linguistics in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

The paper or panel proposal form and further information about BASEES and its conference can be found at

The completed form should be sent by 1 October 2006 simultaneously to the conference organiser as well as to the Subject stream organisers:

Where this is not possible, please print the form and send by fax or mail. For a proposal form for an individual paper, click here [.rtf]. For a proposal form for a panel, click here [.rtf].

Papers on and from Central and Eastern Europe will be especially welcome!

The ASN Convention, the most attended international and inter-disciplinary scholarly gathering of its kind, welcomes proposals on a wide range of topics related to national identity, nationalism, ethnic conflict, state-building and the study of empires in Central/Eastern Europe, the former Soviet Union, Eurasia, and adjacent areas. Disciplines represented include political science, history, anthropology, sociology, economics, geography, socio-linguistics, psychology, and related fields.

The 2006 Convention invites proposals for INDIVIDUAL PAPERS or PANELS. A panel includes a chair, three presentations based on written papers, and a discussant. Proposals using an INNOVATIVE format are also particularly encouraged. Examples of new formats include a roundtable on a new book, where the author is being engaged by three discussants; a debate between
two panelists over a critical research or policy question, following rules of public debating; or special presentations based on original papers where the number of discussants is equal or greater than the number of presenters.
There is NO APPLICATION FORM to fill out in order to send proposals to the convention. All proposals must be sent by email to Dominique Arel at (backup address:
INDIVIDUAL PAPER PROPOSALS must include the name and affiliation of the author, a postal address for hard mail, the title of the paper, a 500 word abstract and a 100 word biographical statement that includes full bibliographic references of your last or forthcoming publication, if applicable (graduate students can indicate the title of their dissertation
and year of projected defense).
PANEL PROPOSALS must include the title of the panel; a chair, three paper-givers, and a discussant; and the name, affiliation, postal address and 100 word biographical statement of each participant (same specifications as above).

For a third consecutive year, the 2006 Convention will feature a section devoted to theoretical approaches to nationalism, from any of the disciplines listed above. The papers in this section do not necessarily have to be grounded in an area of the former Communist bloc usually covered by ASN, provided that the issues examined are relevant to a truly comparative understanding of nationalism-related issues. In this vein, we are welcoming theory focused and comparative proposals, rather than specific case studies from outside Central/Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Since 2005, the ASN Convention is acknowledging excellence in graduate studies research in offering Awards for Best Graduate Student Papers in five sections: Russia/Ukraine/Caucasus, Central Asia/Eurasia, Central Europe, Balkans, and Nationalism Studies. Graduate student applicants whose proposals will be accepted for the 2006 Convention, and whose paper is delivered by the deadline, will automatically be considered for the awards.

The 2006 Convention is also inviting submissions for documentaries or feature films made within the past year and available in VHS or DVD format. Most videos selected for the convention will be screened during regular panel slots and will be followed by a discussion moderated by an academic expert.
PROPOSALS FOR FILMS OR VIDEOS must include the name and affiliation of the author, a postal address for hard mail, the title and 500 word abstract of the film/video and a 100 word biographical statement.

Contact information:
proposal submission: [backup address:]
exhibitors, advertisers:

An international Program Committee will be entrusted with the selection of proposals. Applicants will be notified in December 2005 or early January 2006. Information regarding registration costs and other logistical questions will be communicated afterwards.

The ASN convention's headquarters are located at the:
Harriman Institute
Columbia University
1216 IAB
420 W. 118th St.
New York, NY 10027
212 854 8487 tel
212 666 3481 fax


Senior Editor

Seitenwechsel. Geschichten vom Fußball. Hgg. v. Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bohmann 2008, 237 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier)
Transcarpathica. Germanistisches Jahrbuch Rumänien 3-4/2004-2005. Hgg. v. Andrei Corbea-Hoisie u. Alexander Rubel. Bukarest/Bucuresti: Editura Paideia 2008, 336 pp.
[Die online-Fassung meines Einleitungsbeitrags "Thesen zur Bedeutung der Medien für Erinnerungen und Kulturen in Mitteleuropa" findet sich auf Kakanien revisited (Abstract / .pdf).]
Seitenweise. Was das Buch ist. Hgg. v. Thomas Eder, Samo Kobenter u. Peter Plener. Wien: Bundespressedienst 2010, 480 pp.
(Weitere Informationen hier wie da, v.a. auch do. - und die Rezension von Ursula Reber findet sich hier [.pdf].)
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