The University of Luxembourg’s Consortium for Comparative Research on Regional Integrationand Social Cohesion (RISC) and the Belgian and Luxemburgish Association of Latin-Americanists(LABEL) are delighted to invite authors from any social field to submit original paper and panel proposals to the 2013 LABEL Workshop: ‘Human and Environmental Security in Cross-border Regions: Multidisciplinary approaches in Latin America’.
Human security and environmental security are timely and relevant matters in global geopolitics, and Latin America is not the exception. However, they have rarely been empirically examined in cross-border areas in relation to regional institutional dynamics and regional human security
regimes. The purpose of 2013 LABEL Workshop is to explore these interactions bringing together three different disciplinary analysis specifically for the Latin American region: human and environmental security, border studies, and regional integration studies.
The workshop seeks to contribute to international debates on human and environmental security: 1) analyzing social
process and mechanisms that link environmental security to human security and the respect of human rights in the region, 2) discussing how these concepts can be operationalized in terms of a) policy-making in a local cross-border context, and b) civil society participation; and 3) examining how regional organisms and civil society define or address environmental and human security
issues in cross-border areas.
Some suggested sub-topics to authors are: i) Descentralised cooperation, ii) Movement of people,iii) Integration, iv) Environmental resources management, v) Social, economic and cultural development, vi) Indigenous peoples, vii) Cultural identities, viii) Local public policies, ix) Genderbased
violence, and x) Successful inter-communal actions. In particular, paper and panel proposals in the areas of Sociology, Political Science, History, Development, Regional studies, Gender studies, Cinema, Literature and Cultural studies are encouraged.
Paper and panel submission process
Paper and panel proposals on the above-mentioned sub-topics and areas of knowledge (or any other related) should be submitted by e-mail as a word document before June 10, 2013 to Label2013@uni.lu. Proposals may be written in French, Spanish or English and should consist of an abstract not longer than 250 words (including the title). The author’s name, institution and email,as well as a brief description of her/his academic/scholar background, shall be included on top of it. Proposals may be submitted by more than one author. Submitted proposals will be reviewed by the Scientific committee of the 2013 LABEL Workshop.
Please note that all correspondence will be done via e-mail. Notifications of accepted paper and panel proposals will be done to authors between June 21 and June 25, 2013. Full papers will be presented by authors (one per paper) in one of the 2013 LABEL Workshop’s panels and may be considered for publication in the Regions & Cohesion journal.
Financial support for speakers
The organization will cover related accommodation and meals of all speakers (one per paper) during the workshop period, prior registration (see details below).
Working languages of the 2013 LABEL Workshop are French, Spanish and English. Simultaneous translation will not be available. Registration fee for the workshop is 15 euros, which includes an annual subscription to LABEL.
The preliminary programme of the workshop, as well as the information as regards the registration process and other practical information (accommodation, venue...) will be published beginning of July 2013. Information concerning full papers submission and panels will be directly sent to authors via e-mail, once they confirm their participation to the 2013 LABEL Workshop, and not later than mid-July 2013.
For further enquiries, please contact the organization team at Label2013@uni.lu.
Isabel Yepez (UCL)
Philippe de Lombaerde (UNU-CRIS)
Kristine Vanden Berghe (ULg)
UNILU & RISC (Organization team of the 2013 LABEL Workshop)
Carmen Maganda and Harlan Koff
Mónica Velasco Pufleau
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