Call for Papers, International Conference on Challenging Citizenship, University of Coimbra
All democracies – old and new – are undergoing continuous, unforeseen transformations that strain the institutions’ capacity to represent the demos. Forced and voluntary movements across borders, minority recognition claims, historical injustices, economic inequalities, and gendered inequities constitute solid grounds for contesting traditional conceptions of citizenship. Given the fact of pluralism in contemporary societies, a question naturally arises: how can we re–think practices of citizenship in a way that does justice to the increasingly complex circumstances of democratic politics? The conference seeks to reflect on this question by bringing together participants from both the North and the South. Through these dialogical, interdisciplinary encounters, we hope to shed light on the non–ideal conditions for effectively exercising citizenship today.
Centre for Social Studies (CES), University of Coimbra, Portugal
Date et lieu du colloque :
June 3–4, 2011
Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra
Langues usitées :
English, with simultaneous translation into Portuguese
Plenary sessions speakers :
- James Tully, University of Victoria, Canada – keynote
- Boaventura de Sousa Santos, Centre for Social Studies, Coimbra, Portugal
- Duncan Ivison, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
- João Cardoso Rosas, University of Minho, Braga, Portugal
- Makau Mutua, SUNY, Buffalo, USA
- Rainer Bauböck, European University Institute, Florence, Italy
- Rajeev Bhargava, Centre for the Study of Developing Societies, Delhi, India
- Roberto Gargarella, University Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Simone Chambers, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
The conference includes, first, plenary sessions where invited speakers will address issues regarding the foundation, justification, scope, and practice of citizenship. Secondly, we invite abstract submissions for a number of panels. The invited speakers will serve as discussants for the panels. Contributions from both social scientists and practitioners are welcome. More specifically, we welcome proposals that fall within one or more of the following three themes:
(1) Struggles for recognition and justice;
(2) New dimensions of political freedom;
(3) Non-ideal theory for non-ideal circumstances?
Consignes concernant les propositions de communication :
Please consult the attached outline of the conference themes before submitting your proposals.
Abstract proposals should be between 300 and 500 words in length.
Preferred format for all submissions is RTF or Microsoft Word (doc).
Modalités d’envoi :
Please send your proposals –including your contact information – as attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org
Insert “Challenging Citizenship 2011 Submission” as the subject line of the message.
Dates importantes :
The deadline for abstracts is December 31, 2010.
All proposals will undergo peer review and notifications of acceptance will be sent out by January 31, 2011.