On February 7-10, 2002, the Joint Initiative for German and European Studies at the University of Toronto will host a conference for junior scholars on The European Union's Eastern Enlargement: Surveying the Social and Economic Divides. The conference will provide a valuable opportunity for young academics from many countries and a variety of disciplines to discuss key issues in the emerging field of European integration studies.
The conference will open with a keynote presentation by Stephen Holmes (New York University, School of Law). Specific themes will then be explored through a series of eight panels selected from the following list:
Challenges and Opportunities of Negotiating an Enlarged European Union
Perspectives on Ethnic, Religious and Cultural Minorities
Federalism in a Multi-Ethnic Environment
Enlargement and Policy Processes in Applicant Countries
Democratization and the Democratic Deficit
States and Regions in a Changing Europe
Security and Reconciliation in the Cyprus-Turkey-Greece Triangle
The Economics of Enlargement and the Welfare State
Judicial Reform in Applicant Countries
New Challenges to the Politics of Citizenship and Immigration
Race, Gender, and Pluralism in an Enlarged Europe
Both scholars who have recently finished their doctoral dissertations and senior PhD students who have completed their field research are eligible to submit paper proposals. We are committed to methodological diversity, and encourage both comparative and single case studies, employing normative and/or empirical approaches. We intend to pursue publishing opportunities for selected papers from the conference.
Accommodation and most meals for participants will be provided. Limited travel subsidies, based on demonstrated need, will also be available.
Applications should consist of an abstract (300 words), a short biographical note (150 words), contact information, and a statement of panel preference.
Those wishing to apply for travel funding should also append a summary of anticipated travel expenses and a list of other sources of funding applied for. Deadline for submissions is October 15, 2001. Notification of acceptance of the paper will be sent by November 15, 2001. Detailed information on the conference will be forwarded to applicants as it becomes available.
Please send applications and enquiries to:
or in hard copy to: Address above
For more information please see our website at http://www.chass.utoronto.ca/jiges/euconfer.html
This conference is generously co-sponsored by the following bodies at the University of Toronto:
Connaught International Symposia Fund
Centre for Russian and East European Studies
Ethnic, Immigration and Pluralism Studies Program
Centre for International Studies
Munk Centre for International Studies at Trinity College
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