The Conference will investigate how the 1980-1995 period, often considered a sort of lost time in Euro-Mediterranean relations, prepared the Barcelona process. In particular, it will focus on major political, socio-economic and human-cultural trends in the Mediterranean region, the main aims being to properly contextualize the establishment of the Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, to overcome the separation between political-strategic, economic and human-cultural dimensions of regional dynamics and to evaluate the impact that migration flows and policies made on the complex of bilateral and multilateral relations in the Euro-Mediterranean region.
Themes to be discussed include:
- Military conflicts and political tensions;v
- Nuclear proliferation;
- Development in regional integration in Europe and the Maghreb;
- Continuities and discontinuities in notions of Third World, Non-Alignment, North-South dialogue.
- The Marrakesh agreement and the birth of the WTO.
- Trade and investment flows in the Mediterranean region;
- Development policies in the Mediterranean region;
- Transport and telecommunication networks;
- Collaborations and confrontations in industrial, agricultural and fishing sectors;
- Migrations and their implications for economic, political and cultural relations in the Mediterranean region;
- Cultural and educational relations;
- Cultural and religious tensions, with an emphasis on anti-Americanism, anti-Western feelings, and anti-Islamism.
The conference is organized by the Department of Political and Juridical Sciences and International Studies of the University of Padua. Interested contributors are requested to send a proposal, including title, abstract (up to no more than 500 words), and a brief curriculum vitae (with author(s)’ last and first name(s), position and affiliation, research experiences and publications, postal address, telephone number and email address) before May 15, 2013 to Prof. Antonio Varsori (firstname.lastname@example.org), Prof. Elena Calandri (email@example.com) and Dr. Simone Paoli (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Selected applicants will be informed by June 10. Written papers must be sent by October 20, 2013. The working languages of the Conference are English and French.
Accommodation and travel expenses will be covered by the organisers of the Conference.
Selected papers will be published either in an edited volume or in an international academic journal.
Department of Political and Juridical Sciences and International Studies of the University of Padua
via del Santo 28 e 77, 35122 Padova
Phone: (+39)049 8274005
Fax: (+39)049 8274007-8355
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