BOLLETTINO '900 - Notizie / E, ottobre 2003             Successivo



- Political Studies Association annual conference,
Lincoln University, UK.
*Theorizing ethnic conflict after September 11*
Lincoln, April 6-8, 2004.
CFP: November 14, 2003


Call for papers

Political Studies Association annual conference,
Lincoln University, UK.
April 6-8, 2004.

*Theorizing ethnic conflict after September 11*

Convened by Daniele Conversi
Sponsored by the PSA Specialist Group on Ethnopolitics

It has been argued that on September 11, 2001 the globe
changed irrevocably. What are the implications of this
assertion for the current profile of international ethnic
conflict? This panel will seek to explore theoretically
the impact of the 'war on terror' on ethno-national
conflicts, and how it has affected the relationship
between centre and periphery at both the global and the
local level.
Case studies will be accepted if they shed light on
the general theoretical scope.
Four inter-linked key questions will be addressed:

1. Has the 'war on terror' led to a massive increase in
the power of the state ('state centralization')?
In particular, has it led to the concentration of power in
the hands of one state, the USA ('global centralization')?

2. Have any of these developments at the global and state
level been accompanied by widespread support and/or
legitimacy? Or, rather, have they engendered new and
universal forms of opposition?

3. Have 9/11 and its wake clarified that the 'globalization
brand' has served so far to conceal American
cultural-military expansion? If this is the case,
globalization and 'Americanization' can be seen as
synonymous. How does globalization differ then from

4. In what ways has this new perception been reflected in
the shaping, re-configuration and reformulation of
nationalism and ethnic conflict? In reaction to the
emerging world order, new forms of nationalism have
been mushrooming throughout the world.
Has anti-Americanism become their common denominator?

Paper proposals can address any of these questions insofar
as they relate to the broad theoretical aim. The panel
presenters shall try to speculate how far, and if, these
developments have been, or can be, theoretically
incorporated into the study of nationalism.

If you would like to present a paper please send a title
and abstract to the convenor by November 14, 2003.

Dr. Daniele Conversi
Senior Lecturer
European Policy Research Centre
Dept of Policy Studies, Brayford Pool,
University of Lincoln, Lincoln LN6 7TS - UK

web page: http://easyweb.easynet.co.uk/conversi/
e-mail: conversi@easynet.co.uk
fax +44 (0)1522 514 923
h. +44 (0)1522 514 904


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