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Modernism

Modernism

POLITICS, SOCIOLOGY AND ARCHITECTURE CONFERENCE

CALL FOR PAPERS

CONFERENCE: http://architecturemps.com/housing-critical-perspective/

08-09 April 2015
OVERALL PROGRAM: http://architecturemps.com/housing-critical-futures/

Participation is welcome for both.

Together with the Sociology Department of Liverpool University and the Architecture Department of Liverpool John Moores University, Architecture MPS is organising a two day interdisciplinary conference on the theme of affordable housing provision. Forming part of a broader program of international events, Housing – Critical Futures, it is open to activists, artists and academics of all disciplines. It is set in the UK but seeks to link with global issues.

Against a background of disparate policy interventions, resistances, contradictions and conflict, the questions we are asking are multiple: How are elite, privatised residential developments reshaping urban space? How have recent policy interventions impacted on the social lives of neighbourhoods? What are some of the ways in which architects have responded to affordable housing crises? What insights can politically-engaged art projects bring to bear in this context? How have sociological studies sought to make sense of the local contexts into which wider structural issues are inflected? What role will states have in the housing solutions of the future? How can architects work with existing building stock to help sustain communities under threat? How have local activists ensured their voice is heard in the context of gentrifiying cities? What role is there for critical planning theory vis-à-vis housing?

A range of options are available to those wishing to present. We welcome submissions for Conference Presentations (20 minutes); Full Written Papers (3,000 words); and a range of alternative proposals, such as 5 minute Pecha Kucha talks; short film screenings; photographic essays; installations etc. You are invited to propose other options.

Key Dates:
12 December 2014: Abstract Submissions
20 December 2014: Abstract Feedback
20 March 2015: Full Paper Submissions (where applicable)
08-09 April 2015. Conference

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Economics

Economics

POLITICAL STUDIES ASSOCIATION 64th ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

PSA 64th Annual International Conference

14 – 16 April 2014, The Midland Hotel, Manchester
#psa14

Rebels & Radicals

Manchester is the setting for the PSA Annual Conference 2014 and the conference theme, Rebels & Radicals, reflects the deep political history of this beautiful Northern city.

“Manchester changed the world’s politics: from vegetarianism to feminism to trade unionism to communism, every upstart notion that ever got ideas above its station, every snotty street-fighter of radical philosophy, was fostered brawling in Manchester’s streets, mulls, pubs, churches and debating halls. Before it fled to London in the 1960s and became ‘Islingtonised’, the Manchester Guardian was Britain’s most radical liberal newspaper…Lydia Becker, the daughter of a Chadderton chemical works owner, pioneered the notion of votes for women with her National Society for Women’s Suffrage, a movement later radicalized and turned into a potent political agency by another Manchester family, the Pankhursts. The TUC first met here in 1868. Vegetarianism in the western world began in Salford in 1809 when the Rev. William Cowherd persuaded his congregation to give up meat and the concept swept Manchester; there were more vegetarian restaurants in the 1880s than today. The greatest military and economic super-power the world has ever known spent half a century sweating nervously, armed to the teeth and generally terrified of an idea born in Manchester, namely communism. Now that’s attitude!”

(Stuart Maconie, Pies & Prejudice, p. 113)

This impressive political pedigree makes Manchester the perfect place to ponder how those on the margins encourage change by prodding and pushing the mainstream.

While the conference welcomes work reflecting these familiar struggles at the margins, it also offers a place for research at the emerging edges of politics. For example, the behaviour of back bench MPs has had an interesting effect on governing, particularly under the coalition. Recent research on gender and party politics in western democracies testifies to the continuing concern over the representation of women, particularly ethnic minority women. As the European Union struggles to steer toward economically prosperity, accession of new member states threatens economic policy coherence as well as social policy development. Soon President Obama completes his final term in office and any hope for a progressive policy legacy appears to be overwhelmed by Congressional discord and an increasingly divided country – along lines of class, race and ‘family values’.

Other potential research questions under the Rebels & Radicals theme might include: How can critical theories of international politics offer new and interesting insights about the crisis of capitalism, revolutions across the world, ever increasing militarism, and incipient state security practices? Is it time perhaps to interrogate the so called ‘critical turn’ as now fully institutionalised and thus less able to address current crisis in new and imaginative ways? Can radicals ever find a voice in the elite-driven world of policymaking? Is participatory governance attainable? Is diversity and equality as ‘good practice’ in politics, and the discipline of political science, finally coming of age or already passé?  How have WikiLeaks and Edward Snowden changed our understandings of transparency, treason, patriotism and power? What do recent uprisings in Egypt and Turkey teach us about the (im)possibility of democracy or the difficulties of rapid political change?

Closer to home: With the next election looming, what is the possibility of a strong challenge from Labour?  Does the emergence of UKIP signal a demand for radical change or opposition to it? How will voters judge Britain’s first post-war coalition government when they return to the polls in 2015?  Can the identity of the ‘United Kingdom’ survive the challenges from the referendum on Scottish independence and yet another tense discussion on EU membership? What does the fragmentation of political competition tell us about British political ideology in the twenty first century?

These are pressing questions of contemporary politics and challenge us to contemplate and re-imagine the importance of Rebels & Radicals.

We look forward to welcoming you to Rebels & Radicals in Manchester!

 

Panel and Paper Proposals

We invited paper and panel proposals on any topics related to the conference theme, as well as on other topics spanning the entire range of political studies.

Full papers are expected to uploaded by 1 March 2014.

You are now able to book your place at the conference. The prices remain the same as the 2013 conference, and are as follows:

Standard Rates

Member = £220
Graduate member = £110
Non-member = £300
Graduate non-member = £150

Publishers

If you are a publisher and would like to book exhibition space at the conference, an advert in the conference brochure, or inserts in the delegate pack, please take a look at our booking form. Any queries on this should be addressed to Louise Bates at the PSA.

The Conference Venue

The conference will be held at the impressive Midland Hotel. The venue is just 200m from Oxford Road Station, 800m from Piccadilly Station and across the road from Manchester Central.

Accommodation in Manchester

Working together with Visit Manchester, we have secured discounted hotel rooms across a range of hotels, which are available here.

For more information on what to see and do in Manchester, please see this handy guide!

For panel and paper queries, please contact the Conference Convenor, Professor Angelia Wilson.

Conference website: http://www.psa.ac.uk/conference/2014-conference

Conference schedule: http://www.psa.ac.uk/conference/2014-conference/schedule

 

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Social Movements

Social Movements

MANCHESTER SOCIAL MOVEMENTS CONFERENCE 2014

Manchester Social Movements Conference – April 2014

SOCIAL MOVEMENTS CONFERENCE – CALL FOR PAPERS

From 1995 to 2013, Manchester Metropolitan University hosted a series of very successful annual international conferences on ‘ALTERNATIVE FUTURES and POPULAR PROTEST’.

We’re very happy to announce that the Nineteenth AF&PP Conference will be held, between Monday 14th April and Wednesday 16th April 2014.

The Conference rubric remains as in previous years. The aim is to explore the dynamics of popular movements, along with the ideas which animate their activists and supporters and which contribute to shaping their fate. Given the significance of the mass movements in numbers of countries during the early years of this decade, we especially welcome papers discussing these – while no less welcoming suggestions on other topics.

Reflecting the inherent cross-disciplinary nature of the issues, previous participants (from over 60 countries) have come from such specialisms as sociology, politics, cultural studies, social psychology, economics,  history and geography.  The Manchester conferences have also been notable for discovering a fruitful and friendly meeting ground between activism and academia.

CALL FOR PAPERS

We invite offers of papers relevant to the conference themes.  Papers should address such matters as:

* Contemporary and historical social movements and popular protests

* Social movement theory

* Utopias and experiments

* Ideologies of collective action

* Etc.

 

To offer a paper, please contact either of the conference convenors with a brief abstract:

EITHER Colin Barker, Dept. of Sociology  

OR Mike Tyldesley, Dept. of Politics and Philosophy

Manchester Metropolitan University

Geoffrey Manton Building, Rosamond Street West

Manchester M15 6LL, England

email: c.barker@mmu.ac.uk

Tel: M. Tyldesley  0161 247 3460

email: m.tyldesley@mmu.ac.uk

Fax: 0161 247 6769 (+44 161 247 6769)

(Wherever possible, please use email, especially as Colin Barker is a retired gent. Surface mail and faxes should only be addressed to Mike Tyldesley)

 

See: http://londonsocialisthistorians.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/cfp-manchester-social-movements.html

 

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Marxist-Humanist Intiative

Marxist-Humanist Intiative

THIRD ANNUAL RADICAL DEMOCRACY CONFERENCE

Call for Papers

THIRD ANNUAL RADICAL DEMOCRACY CONFERENCE

The New School for Social Research, New York City March 16, 2013

KEYNOTE: WILLIAM E. CONNOLLY
Krieger-Eisenhower Professor of Political Science, Johns Hopkins University Paper Abstracts and Panel Proposal Submission Deadline: January 15, 2013 Notification Date: January 25, 2013 Full Papers Deadline: February 25, 2013

The Department of Politics at The New School for Social Research is sponsoring a graduate student conference interrogating the concept, history, practices and implications of radical democracy. We strive to assess its legacy from ancient to contemporary radical democratic theory, as well as explore the work of theorists such as Abensour, Arendt, Badiou, Castoriadis, Laclau, Mouffe, Negri, Rancière, and Wolin. We invite you to submit abstracts on any theme pertaining to the history, meaning, development, application, or critique of the concept of radical democracy; we also encourage discussions about methodology and the study of radical democratic movements.

For individual paper proposals, please submit a one-page abstract (max. 300 words) that includes institutional affiliation, academic level and contact information. Complete panel proposals with up to four papers are strongly encouraged. Please submit your paper or panel abstracts by January 15, 2013 to radicaldemocracy@newschool.edu. You will receive a notification of our decision by January 25, 2013. Full conference papers are due by February 25, 2013.

Topics may include but are not limited to:
.    Indigenous democratic movements
.    Contemporary radical social struggles
.    Radical democracy and the 2012 elections
.    Promises, limits and critiques of the concept of radical democracy
.    Philosophical foundations of radical democracy
.    Engendering radical democracy: race, ethnicity, gender and sexuality
.    Technology and the mediums of radical democracy
.    Comparative approaches to democracy
.    Relationship of radical democracy and key concepts in political theory: anarchism and communism; neo-republicanism; direct democracy; state and nation; consensus and conflict; capitalism; imperialism; liberalism; dictatorship and tyranny; resistance and violence; revolution and reform.

 

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Disguised as maximum fun’

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European Union

STATE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
State of the European Union

Etienne Balibar – Europe, final crisis? – Thursday 12th May

Conference – Friday 13th May

According to several commentators from different countries, different disciplines, and different political orientations, the “European political construction” is undergoing a dramatic crisis, which could result either in a collapse of the “project” launched half a century ago or in a more or less complete transformation of its functions and objectives. Admittedly, this is not the first “crisis” (in the broad sense of the term): there is even the idea that crisis is the “normal” regime under which the EU proves able, periodically, to reconfigure its geometry, its institutions, its internal hierarchies, and produce among the populations of the (old or new) member states a majoritarian consensus. But it can be argued also that, if such a pragmatic mechanism has actually taken place, it benefited from a cultural moment, geopolitical conditions and a world-economy which are now totally transformed.

Speakers:

Etienne Balibar (BIH Professorial Fellow/Irvine),

Costas Douzinas (Birkbeck),

Engin Isin (Open University),

Albena Azmanova (Brussels School of International Studies/ Kent)

Ulrich Bielefeld (Hamburg Institute for Social Research),

Kalypso Nicolaidis (South-East European Studies, Oxford),

Pierre-Noël Giraud (Centre of industrial economics MINES ParisTech/Université Paris-Dauphine)

Thursday 12th May 6.30pm Room B34 – Key note address – Etienne Balibar – ‘Europe, final crisis?’

Friday 13th May 10am – 6pm Room B04, 43 Gordon Sq – Conference
Download the conference programme and more information: http://www.bbk.ac.uk/bih/news/stateofeu

Julia Eisner
Administrator
Institute for the Humanities (BIH)
Institute for Social Research (BISR)
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX
T: (0) 20 7631 6612
E: j.eisner@bbk.ac.uk

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Human Nature

HUMANISM IN AGONISTIC PERSPECTIVE: THEMES FROM THE WORK OF BONNIE HONIG

UNIVERSITY OF NOTTINGHAM 18th-19th April 2011

CALL FOR DELEGATES

We are delighted to announce a two-day conference on ‘Humanism in Agonistic Perspective: Themes from the work of Bonnie Honig’, hosted by CONCEPT: The Nottingham Centre for Normative Political Theory, with the School of Politics and International Relations, University of Nottingham.  

Conference Venue:

The Conference will take place at the National College Conference Centre, Jubilee Campus, University of Nottingham, 18th–19th April, 2011

Conference Format:

The conference will begin on 18th April, with a plenary session from Professor Honig in the evening. The conference will continue on Tuesday 19th April. On Wednesday 20th Professor Honig will run a workshop for graduate students, separate registration is required for the workshop.

Plenary

Professor Bonnie Honig of Northwestern University will deliver the plenary lecture on Monday 18th April, 2011 at 5:30 pm. The title of her talk will be: Antigone versus Oedipus? Classicizing the ‘Human’ from Anitogne’s Claim to Germany in Autumn

Speakers

Confirmed speakers – Alan Finlayson (Swansea), Joe Hoover (LSE), Kimberley Hutchings (LSE), Gulshan Khan (Nottingham), Miriam Leonard (UCL), David Owen (Southampton), Mark Philp (Oxford), Andrew Schaap (Exeter), Marc Stears (Oxford), Mark Wenman (Nottingham), Clare Woodford (Queen Mary).

Abstracts are available on our website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/concept/centre-activities/humanisminagonisticperspective/index.aspx

Registration:

Costs are £110 (Residential Rate), £60 (Non-residential rate) and £30 (Non-residential student rate).  A conference dinner is available for an extra cost of £15 for non-residential delegates.  The postgraduate workshop cost is £15 and separate registration is required.  Full details and forms are available on our website: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/concept/centre-activities/humanisminagonisticperspective/registration.aspx

Any queries please contact concept@nottingham.ac.uk

Dr Mathew Humphrey, Reader in Political Philosophy, School of Politics & IR, University of Nottingham, NG7 2RD, UK. Tel: 0044 (0)115 951 4864 Fax: 0044 (0) 115 951 4859

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‘I believe in the afterlife.

It starts tomorrow,

When I go to work’

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Socialism and Hope

LEFT FORUM 2011: TOWARDS A POLITICS OF SOLIDARITY

WHERE: Pace University, One Pace Plaza New York, NY 10038

WHEN: March 18 – 20, 2011
The Left Forum—the largest annual conference of left and progressive intellectuals, activists, academics, and the interested public in the U.S—will convene this March in New York City. Last year’s participants included Noam Chomsky, Arundhati Roy and Jesse Jackson. The Left Forum will bring together 700 speakers, over 3,000 participants and 200 panels, during the three-day conference.

Plenary Speakers include:

Cornel West: Culture critic; Distinguished Professor, Princeton University
Barbara Ehrenreich: Author of Nickel and Dimed
Malalai Joya: former member of Afghan parliament
Paul Mason: BBC Newsnight economics editor
Laura Flanders: best-selling author; host of GRITtv
John Nichols: author of The “S” Word; correspondent for The Nation
Carlos M. Vilas: Universidad Nacional Lanus, Argentina; Editor, Latin American Perspectives

For interviews, press passes, or other media queries, email media@leftforum.org

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Globalization

VII GLOBAL LABOUR UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE

Call for Papers

The Global Labour University is pleased to announce a call for papers for the 2011 conference on “The Politics of Labour and Development” to be held in Johannesburg, South Africa from September 28 to 30, 2011.

The conference invites contributions to discuss the different dimensions of a labour agenda for change including:
– workplace and collective bargaining issues,
– the potential for broader policy alliances,
– new forms of power and leverage,
– alternatives to the current globalization regime

The full text of the Call for Papers is available at: http://www.global-labour-university.org/ or the link to the call in PDF format is http://www.global-labour-university.org/fileadmin/GLU_conference_2011/Call_For_Paper_GLU_Conference_2011.pdf

The GLU encourages policy orientated research and therefore welcomes submissions that not only analyses the problem, but also offer policy initiatives and solutions for debate.

Please send a one page abstract (which includes your methodological approach) by January 30, 2011 to Pulane Ditlhake at: Glu.SouthAfrica@wits.ac.za and Michelle Williams at: michelle.williams@wits.ac.za

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Socrates

DEMOCRACY IN EVOLUTION

Call for Papers
Democracy in Evolution
First International Conference
Los Angeles, Saturday July 16, 2011
http://www.condition.org/confer.htm

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“We don’t have too many choices now. We are a society that is one hundred percent dependent on science. We’re going to go up in our population in the next 40 years; we can’t deal with the population we have without destroying our environment.”
-J. Craig Venter -60 Minutes -November 22, 2010
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We are a small group researching the further evolution of democracy as a function of underlying evolutionary biology. Our findings tell us that democracy is, in fact, a stage into a further and inevitable mode of human interaction.

This is a call for papers for that first international conference tentatively scheduled for Los Angeles, Saturday, July 16, but subject to change per response – further notices continuing.

BRIEFLY STATED
1 – All government/economy so far has evolved out of the neonate ignorance and pecking order of human origins as warm-blooded, cerebrating vertebrates -but-

2 – Continuing existence under genetic imperative defaults to science as the best and only agency of that existence.

Findings so far are broadly laid out in the two short essays: – Democracy and Further   http://www.condition.org/oped.htm and (more detailed) – How We Came to ‘Democracy, The Best Form of Government’ – Why It Isn’t and Where It’s Going, http://www.condition.org/democ.htm

These findings take us into considering evolution of democracy well beyond the Constitution. Given such ‘aperture into the unknown’, papers are expected to cover a lot of territory.

MISSION STATEMENT
The continuing evolution of democracy entails successively greater interaction with science. What are the dynamics of that interaction? What are the implications of those dynamics and the consequences and logistics entailed?

ABSTRACT
Deadline is May 16, but the sooner we receive abstracts and responses, the better we understand the nature of this singularly new inquiry and the earlier our updates and communications.

Abstracts should be limited to 250 words – all formats accepted.
OPENING SPEECH
Dr. David Scholler will discuss the evolutionary nature of problems and their frequently conflicting institutionalizations as they exist in democracy today.

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It is our intention to hold this exploratory, no-fee conference in a Los Angeles centrally-located area on Saturday, July 16 of 2011. Material and discussion coming from the natural sciences primarily and their governmental relationships in general -biology, anthropology, environmental science, economics, political science, social science, legislative process et cetera.

Your response in any aspect of this unique undertaking would be greatly appreciated.

Perry Bezanis

For the DH Group
perryb@condition.org
(310)833-8231

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Archive

THE POLITICAL LIFE OF THINGS – SOUND ARCHIVE

On 3rd December, BISA poststructural politics working group and the BISA/PSA Art and politics working group organised a one-day conference entitled ‘The Political Life of Things’ at the Imperial War Museum.

This event sought to explore questions of materiality, politics and artistic practice within the context of the Imperial War museum.

The Keynote was given by Jane Bennett (Johns Hopkins University).

Sound recordings of the presentations at the event are now on-line.

You can access them here: http://backdoorbroadcasting.net/2010/12/the-political-life-of-things/

Many thanks to backdoorbroadcasting for recording and posting this archive.

The event was funded by BISA, PSA, Queens University Belfast, Durham University and Newcastle University.

Best
Martin

Dr Martin Coward
Senior Lecturer in International Politics
Director of Postgraduate Research, Politics
Newcastle University
Newcastle-upon-Tyne
NE1 7RU

Tel: 0191 222 8824
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Socialism and Hope

LEFT FORUM CONFERENCE: TOWARDS A POLITICS OF SOLIDARITY

Left Forum Conference

Pace University

March 18-20 2011
Towards a Politics of Solidarity

See: http://leftforum.org/content/announcing-2011-conference-theme-towards-politics-solidarity

This year’s Left Forum will focus on the age-old theme of solidarity: the moral act of imagination underpinning working class victories everywhere. It will undertake to examine the new forms of far-reaching solidarity that are both necessary and possible in an increasingly global world.

The spread and intensification of capitalism across the globe binds people together in complex interdependencies – as producers, consumers, victims, and insurgents. And as this process continues, the connections between people become more evident. The rebel Zapatistas in the Lacandon jungle understood clearly that the North American Free Trade Agreement forged in Washington was a direct threat to their traditional way of life and their aspirations for the future.

The potential for transformative struggles in the 21st century depends on new chains of solidarity—between workers in the rich world and workers in the global south, indigenous peasants and more affluent consumers, students and pensioners, villagers in the Niger Delta and environmental campaigners in the Gulf of Mexico, marchers and rioters in Greece and Spain, and unionists in the United States and China.

This year’s Left Forum will contribute to the intellectual underpinnings of new and tighter forms of world-wide solidarity upon which all successful emancipatory struggles of the future will depend.

Please join us once again in building upon the successes of last year’s conference – 200+ panels, 600+ speakers, 3000+ attendees, art shows and theater performances, and plenaries that included Arundhati Roy, Rev. Jesse Jackson, and Noam Chomsky.

The conference will be held from March 18-20, 2011, at Pace University in NYC. Early registration discounts are available for a limited time – register now!

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