CFP International Conference
Université de Poitiers (France),
MSHS, MIMMOC, October 14-16, 2010
Decentralisation, Devolution, Autonomy, (Con)Federation:
The Territorial Politics of the Nation-State
Opening Conference: Prof. SASKIA SASSEN
Columbia University / London School of Economics
Key Note Speaker: Gregorio PECES BARBA
“Father of the Spanish Constitution”
Abstracts (300 words) should be sent to
before June 10, 2010.
Proposals are welcome on the following themes and questions:
-The history, sources, founding myths and ideologies of federalism, regionalism, decentralisation…
-The legal and constitutional stakes of such reforms.
- Are all forms of decentralisation an efficient way of addressing the question of the democratic deficit?
-The theoretical and scientific debate(s) around such reforms.
-Decentralisation reforms and party politics
- The global and European dimensions: what are the interactions between decentralisation and globalisation? The interactions between the European integration process and decentralisation reforms? Are they part of the same process of denationalisation of the State? Is there a pan-European convergence?
- The interrelations between national identity(ies) and the State.
- The role of such reforms in conflicts and their resolution.
-Case-studies and comparative approaches.
University of POitiers
Avenue Recteur Pineau
86022 POitiers cedex
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