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DEVELOPMENTS IN CONTEMPORARY CITIZENSHIP

CENTRE FOR EUROPEAN STUDIES POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH GROUP
KING’S COLLEGE LONDON
CALL FOR PAPERS
DEADLINE: MAY 2nd 2011

The European Studies Postgraduate Research Group at King’s College London is pleased to announce a call for papers for their forthcoming research seminar, Developments in Contemporary Citizenship.

The institution of citizenship is undergoing a period of intense scrutiny in academia and political practice. The widening and deepening of the European Union, the social inclusion of migrant populations and the economic inequalities emphasised by the repercussions of the financial crisis are just a few examples of processes which today urge a renewed assessment of citizenship as a normative ideal and a political project.

The seminar is free and open to all. We hope to engage a range of speakers from interdisciplinary backgrounds in debate over theoretical conceptualizations of citizenship (Panel One) as well as case studies of the forms of and provisions for modes of citizenship in dynamically changing societies (Panel Two). The discussions will be chaired by Dr Stathis Kouvelakis and Dr Nagore Calvo of King’s College London. 

Key areas include (but are not limited to):
– The theoretical and social relevance of the concept of citizenship
– Citizenship, nationhood and the State
– Citizenship as inclusion: immigration, race, ethnicity
– Citizenship beyond national borders: the European Union and global rights
– Crisis, recession and economic rights
– Inclusion and exclusion on the local level: citizenship ‘from below’?

We aim to create a space for open discussion and critical development of original work. Papers should be of around 15 minutes’ duration, followed by discussion from the audience. Academics, researchers and postgraduate students are encouraged to send abstracts of no more than 250 words proposing articles, working papers, discussion pieces on theoretical debates or empirical case studies that can offer a new perspective to the debate.

Date: 10th June 2011
Place: King’s College London, Waterloo Campus

Abstracts should be sent to Simon McMahon at simon.mcmahon@kcl.ac.uk by Monday 2nd May at the latest. Speakers will be contacted during the following week.

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Capitalist Crisis

COLLECTIVE REFLECTIONS ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS

KCL European Studies Research Students Seminar presents:

DOCTORAL STUDENTS & FRIENDS COLLECTIVE REFLECTIONS ON THE GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS

Tuesday 15th of June 2010, 2 PM – 7.30 PM, King’s College London, 
Strand campus, Room S-1.22 (basement)

The economic developments we have witnessed recently are yet another indication of the instability that the ongoing global economic crisis has brought about, with arguments within the European Union centered around the bailout of Greece and its wider implications. Certain commentators have even been considering the possible breakdown of the eurozone, and the future of the Union itself has been put into question as a result of the dynamics of the crisis.

Given the depth and extent of the crisis, the multiple forms it is taking, the far-reaching implications it has, the difficult search for its resolution within the given framework and the ongoing practical elaboration of solutions that go beyond the current state of affairs, it would be of great value to have a collective discussion about it. The different topics we are exploring in our research – including ‘social movements’, ‘political parties’, ‘social exclusion’, ‘migration’, ‘political philosophy’, ‘international relations’, ‘political economy’ – can certainly contribute to look at the crisis from different perspectives and perhaps help us trying to understand the origins of the crisis, throw light on current events, think about possible future developments and, who knows, maybe even to contribute to elaborate some alternative views.

PROGRAMME:

2 pm:  Welcome address

SESSION ONE (2.10 pm – 3.30 pm): THE POLITICAL ECONOMY OF THE CRISIS

* Lucia Pradella: A crisis of the ‘neoliberal system’ and Western hegemony
* Luke Cooper: The crisis of Globalisation and the rise of China – towards a new world order?
* Adam Fabry: Hungary in the current global economic crisis
* Lorenzo Fusaro: Looking at the current crisis with Gramsci’s category of ‘Organic Crisis’

Discussant: Alex Callinicos

SESSION TWO (4pm – 5.30 pm): CRISES AND RESISTANCE NOW & THEN

* Paolo Chiocchetti: Crisis, Class Struggle, Class Consciousness: a complex relationship
* Sara El Sheekh, Student and Activist: …but our streets are still nearly empty…
* John Bowden, Workers Power: What can the Left learn from the crisis of the 1970s?
* Simon Guy, Socialist Workers Party: Resistance today

Discussant: Stathis Kouvelakis

SESSION THREE (6pm -7.30pm): POLITICAL AND CULTURAL ASPECTS OF THE CRISIS

* John Cooper: Etienne Balibar: The Crisis and the Faltering Project of European Transnational Citizenship
* Simon McMahon: Recession and racism in the UK and Spain: discursive framing of immigration at a time of economic downturn
* Christos Kourtelis: Who is to blame? The response of the Greek media to the Greek crisis
* Aude de Caunes: Politics in crisis, music as radical politics. Cultural resistance and symbolic appropriation in postcolonial France

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Kings College London
Office: room E1, East Wing, Strand Campus
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