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Call for Papers: Roma Migration and Mobility

 
Increasing numbers of studies provide data-rich descriptions of Roma migration in Europe, although most of these fail to look at the subject from a theoretical and interdisciplinary perspective. Taking into account the agency of Roma migrants, their perceptions and aspirations, this call invites researchers to submit theoretical contributions to the field from different disciplines. We are especially interested in papers that link a micro-level understanding of migration-related decisions and trajectories to macro-level trends in social transformation through an analysis of the social dynamics of the migration process.  
Posted: 2017-02-11 More...
 

Call for Papers: Europeanization and Changes in Minority Inclusion in Central and Eastern Europe

 

It is widely acknowledged that two decades of “Europeanization”—conceived as both the physical expansion of the European Union and the diffusion of European norms and practices—have had a profound influence on ethnic relations. Although the pacifying impact of European integration in post-communist Europe is widely acknowledged, significant questions remain open about the future of peaceful and democratic interethnic relations.  The scope of this special issue is to provide a framework for scholars to discuss the specific ways in which conditions for minority inclusion have changed in Central and Eastern Europe.  We conceive of political and social boundary-making as intertwined in significant ways, requiring scholars to bridge research agendas and pool resources in an effort to tackle the complexity of questions involving minority inclusion.  We believe the journal Intersections provides an ideal venue for this approach, given its mission to open space for scholars from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and create linkages among scholars in diverse regions.

 
Posted: 2016-06-22 More...
 

Call for Papers: Human rights in the EU’s conditionality policy towards enlargement countries in the Western Balkans

 
Western Balkan states have been in the focus of European foreign policy for the last two and a half decades, from the Yugoslav wars to the asylum seekers arriving through the Balkan route. Both the most recent and the upcoming EU accessions concern countries from the region, which is why the EU’s engagement is central for the future of this region.  
Posted: 2016-06-02 More...
 

Call for Papers: Divergent perspectives of political engagement in Europe. What does the European Social Survey tell us about generational differences in political participation?

 
The extreme social upheaval witnessed during the early decades of the 21st century has impacted on the lives of citizens in significant ways. Therefore both political attitudes and the level of engagement in politics have changed substantially. The global economic crisis has had a direct impact on young citizens: they are most likely to face unemployment, unstable career prospects, and thus feel alienated and disenfranchised from society. Although politicians and academics have called attention to the fact that young people are increasingly disengaged from conventional politics, young peoples’ perspectives and generational differences are rarely taken into account simultaneously. Is there a generational cleavage concerning the perspectives on engagement?  
Posted: 2016-03-07 More...
 

Call for Papers: Global migration crisis and Europe: Whose crisis is it?

 
The global refugee crisis in 2015 has become a central theme of public life in Europe, and it is most likely that it will remain at the top of the agenda in 2016 as well. This is usually explained by its unprecedented volume and the circumstances of how non-EU citizens have crossed EU borders. Refugee reception systems have not been able to handle the large number of asylum-seekers and their failure questions existing legal and policy frameworks within the EU, one of the wealthiest political entities in the world. How unique this situation is in global or historical perspectives is a matter of debate. Different waves of massive migration have been part and parcel of European history. Looking at migration in a global context we must acknowledge the existence of substantially larger migrant populations fleeing violent conflict zones. Migration that is presented as a crisis and as the most important problem of the EU may be attributed to causes that are not necessarily related to migration. Therefore, the ‘migration crisis’ discourse may reflect other fundamental problems in European societies.  
Posted: 2016-02-19 More...
 

General Call

 
Intersections. East European Journal of Society and Politics (IEEJSP) is now accepting original research papers across the disciplines of political science, sociology, social anthropology and minority studies.  
Posted: 2015-01-05 More...
 
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