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[CfA] SCOPE: Science of Politics - 4th International Interdisciplinary Conference of Political Research

posted Nov 24, 2016, 6:55 AM by Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies ‎(FSPUB)‎   [ updated Nov 24, 2016, 6:57 AM ]



Open to senior and junior scholars of political research from social sciences and humanities, as well as to scholars from trans- and interdisciplinary areas relevant for political research.


SCOPE: SCIENCE OF POLITICS – International Interdisciplinary Conference of Political Research is an annual joint session of workshops aimed at offering a space for academic exchanges on timely political research topics, as well as on the latest advancements within the discipline and the profession(s) of political science.

The 4th edition is organized by the Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) of the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Bucharest and it will take place in Bucharest between 26 and 28 May 2017.

Scholars across different disciplines are invited to submit papers, panels or round table proposals on DEMOCRACY IN DEVELOPMENT: COMPARATIVE PERSPECTIVES ON THE GOVERNANCE OF THE PUBLIC GOOD, and treat this general theme from various conceptual, empirical and methodological perspectives, while addressing timely case-studies, especially (but not exclusively) around the following core topics
  • Democracy and democratization as subject for contemporary political theory; 
  • Populism, social movements and electoral behaviour in the age of social media; 
  • The role of local politics in shaping national and trans-national democratic institutions; 
  • The role of digital technology and social media in contemporary international politics; 
  • Democratic accountability and the new global agenda of sustainable development (SDGs) 
  • Democracy and the European Union today; 
  • Conflict, security and democracy; 
  • Transitional justice; 
  • Comparative perspectives on civic education; 
  • Methodological opportunities and challenges in approaching issues related to democracy and democratization. 
Read the full call for applications at http://www.scienceofpolitics.eu/scope-2017/cfa

The conference includes keynote lectures by Laurence WHITEHEAD (University of Oxford), Cecelia LYNCH (University of California Irvine) and Erik-Svend SKAANING (University of Aarhus & V-Dem), as well as a special round table on the state of the discipline focused on the opportunities and challenges faced by political scientists as both researchers and employees.

The event is supported by the Research Committees 13 (Democratization in Comparative Perspective) and 33 (The Study of Political Science as a Discipline) of the International Political Science Association (IPSA/AISP), as well as by the European Confederation of Political Science Associations (ECPSA).

The official languages of the event are English and French. The primary working language is English.

To make most of the many visiting opportunities available in Bucharest (once nicknamed Little Paris and currently often labelled as Little Berlin particularly for its vibrant nightlife and alternative cultural spaces), the organizers also offer participants guided thematic tours with scholars and practitioners in the field, including Communist and post-communist art, architecture and politics tours, Jewish & Armenian neighbourhoods tours, and a Corruption tour.

Deadline for submitting applications: 15 February 2017

[CfA] Research Assistant (part-time) / Asistent de cercetare (part-time) - PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2851

posted Oct 17, 2016, 1:02 AM by Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies ‎(FSPUB)‎   [ updated Oct 17, 2016, 1:03 AM ]


The Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) at the Faculty of Political Science - University of Bucharest invites doctoral students of social sciences working on international development and interest in democratization processes to join the research team of the within the project demoAID - New Actors & Mechanisms of Democratic Accountability in International Development: Reputation Building of ODA Emergent Donors / Noi actori & mecanisme de responsabilizare democratică în dezvoltarea internaţională: Construcţia reputaţiei donatorilor emergenţi de asistenţă oficială (PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2851, contract 323/2015).

Deadline for submitting applications14 November 2016
Employment period: from the date of contract signature after the public competition until the end of the project (30.09.2017)
No. of hours/day: 1 h (flexible schedule).
Available positions: 1
Salary: cca 760 RON/month (including employee's contributions)
Working languages: Romanian AND English

Main activities
  • Data collection and analysis on institutional features of emergent ODA donors worldwide;
  • Supporting administratively and logistically the research team, including for the organization of research seminars and the international workshop;
  • Writing scientific texts based on individual and collective research conducted within the project.
More details (in Romanian)

Official announcement and calendar on the official page of public contest for research positions at the University of Bucharest, which also includes:
  • Cover page application 
  • List of documents to be included in the application
  • Application form
  • Further details about the application submission process
  • Legislation

Further inquiries can be sent to the project coordinator, conf.univ.dr. Luciana Alexandra GHICA (luciana.ghica@fspub.unibuc.ro), ref: demoAID by the 11th of November 2016 the latest.
Centrul pentru Studii de Dezvoltare și Cooperare Internațională (IDC)din cadrul Facultății de Științe Politice - Universitatea din București invită studenți doctorali în științe sociale cu specializare în domeniul dezvoltării internaționale și interes în procesele de democratizare să se alăture echipei de cercetare a proiectului demoAID - New Actors & Mechanisms of Democratic Accountability in International Development: Reputation Building of ODA Emergent Donors / Noi actori & mecanisme de responsabilizare democratică în dezvoltarea internaţională: Construcţia reputaţiei donatorilor emergenţi de asistenţă oficială (PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2851, contract 323/2015).

Termen pentru depunerea aplicațiilor14 noiembrie 2016
Perioada de angajare: de la data semnării contractului după concursul de angajare și până la încheierea proiectului (30.09.2017)
No. de ore/zi: 1 h (orar flexibil).
Poziții disponibile: 1
Salariu de încadrare: cca. 760 RON/lună (salariu brut)
Limbi de lucru: Româna ȘI engleza

Activități principale
  • Culegere și analiză de date privind caracteristicile donatorilor emergenți de AOD din toată lumea;
  • Sprijin administrativ și logistic pentru echipa de cercetare, inclusiv pentru organizarea seminariilor de cercetare și a atelierului științific internațional;
  • Redactarea de texte științifice pe baza cercetării individuale și colective realizate în cadrul proiectului.
Mai multe detalii (în lb.română)

Anunț oficial și calendar pe pagina oficială de concursuri de cercetare a Universității din București, care include, de asemenea: 
  • Copertă dosar concurs
  • Conținutul dosarului de concurs
  • Cerere de înscriere
  • Detalii privind depunerea dosarelor de concurs
  • Legislație

Eventualele întrebări pot fi trimise la coordonatorul de proiect, conf.univ.dr. Luciana Alexandra GHICA (luciana.ghica@fspub.unibuc.ro), ref: demoAID până cel târziu 11 noiembrie 2016.

[International Conference] IDC @SCOPE2016 - The Public Good, Social Innovation and the New Global Political Agenda, 27-28 May 2016

posted Mar 28, 2016, 10:42 AM by Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies ‎(FSPUB)‎   [ updated Nov 24, 2016, 6:11 AM ]

The Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) welcomes papers, panel or round table contributions to its section The Public Good, Social Innovation and the New Global Political Agenda organized within SCOPE 2016: Science of Politics - International Interdisciplinary Conference of Political Research, 3rd edition, Bucharest 27-28 May 2016. 

This section aims to contribute to debates which explore how different representations of the public good, governance and social innovation shape the public space and impact the private sphere, and how such representations and their interaction construct a global social and political agenda. For this purpose and acknowledging that the distinction domestic politics / international politics has become increasingly artificial for both practical and theoretical goals, it proposes the following sub-sections that build on various traditions of political research, including bot not limited to comparative politics, political sociology, political history, international relations, international political economy, development studies, and peace studies (detailed call below):
  • Public Interest, Representation and Accountability in Contemporary Politics
  • Social Innovation, New Technologies and the Politics of Information
  • The Ethics and the Aesthetics of Discourse on Public Goods and Public Policies
  • United Europe under Threat?
  • Rethinking the Global Agenda on Peace and Development
At the invitation of IDC, the SCOPE 2016 keynote lecture will be delivered by Michael BERNHARD, Raymond and Miriam Ehrlich Eminent Scholar Chair, University of Florida, Department of Political Science.

Within SCOPE 2016, IDC also 
Deadline for submitting applications: 24.04.2016
Contact us at idc@fspub.unibuc.ro
Conference official website: www.scienceofpolitics.eu 

DETAILED CALL FOR APPLICATION

Public Interest, Representation and Accountability in Contemporary Politics
This sub-section aims to identify how the interaction between older and newer forms of public representation and public accountability redefine the contemporary public space in both democratic and no-democratic contexts, and how such interactions contribute to building a global social and political agenda. Proposals are expected to touch particularly but not exclusively upon political parties, electoral campaigns and voting behaviour, human rights, minorities, political elites, public opinion, public policy, (global) civil society, corporate social responsibility (CSR), integrity systems and corruption.

Within this subsection, a special workshop on the 2016 Romanian local and parliamentary elections and a roundtable on the 2016 US presidential elections and its international impact will be organized by the members of the centre's Romanian Electoral Studies research program:
The Romanian 2016 local elections: voters, candidates, and political parties (special workshop)
The 2012-2016 electoral cycle has been characterized by high levels of mobilization among the public, leading to three prime ministers being replaced: Emil Boc in February 2012, Mihai Răzvan Ungureanu in May 2012, and Victor Ponta in November 2015. The upcoming local and parliamentary elections in 2016 will be, from this perspective, the first elections in Romania’s post-communist history to be conducted in a context characterized not only by increased political participation, but also by a feeling that the “street” can have a political role, that this increased political participation can actually change politics and politicians if used properly. These will also be the first elections since the 1990s to benefit from increased political competition. The recent changes in the legislation regarding the registration of new political parties have led to new political parties being formed and it is expected a significant proportion of them will run at least in the local elections. The section we are proposing aims to bring together scholars interested in analyzing these new developments in the context of the 2016 local elections. We encourage papers to focus on at least one of the main groups of actors in these elections: voters (both as individuals, and as formally or informally organized groups), candidates, and political parties. Although the focus of the section is the 2016 local elections, we also encourage proposals that incorporate time-comparisons. Since the topic we are proposing is broad, we are open to both quantitative, and qualitative or mixed-methods papers.


Social Innovation, New Technologies and the Politics of Information
The development of new technologies has had a major impact, not just on economic and social life, but on politics as well. They change how citizens act and interact with politicians and institutions in established democracy; equally important, if not more, they help people in authoritarian regimes to mobilize and challenge their leaders, as well as communicate what happens there to the outside world. But new technologies do not merely provide new objects for scholarly inquiry; they are also important in providing new tools for studying political phenomena (such as the Facebook experiment conducted in 2010 in the US, aimed to increase the turnout in elections, or the study that used aggregate data provided by Google as a proxy for measuring latent racism across US regions). Accordingly, most papers in this sub-section are expected to address one of these topics: (i) the impact of new technologies in contemporary polities (whether democracies, autocracies, or both); (ii) how social innovation benefits from or is hindered by the new technologies; iii) how to make a creative use of new technologies (or the data provided by them) to ask substantive questions relating to our discipline. Proposals on topics already classic in this field such as the relation between new technologies and contemporary social movementse-democracy or the relation between information technology and privacy are also welcomed.

The Ethics and the Aesthetics of Discourse on Public Goods and Public Policies
This sub-section explores the moral and the aesthetic dimensions of the public discourses on public goods, aiming to identify the common features of such discourses and the way in which they impact the public opinion and the public policies in various spheres, and thus contribute to the construction of a global social agenda. Papers on the representation of democracy and democratic values in mass-media and popular culture, as well as on hate speech, otherness and timely topics such as the recent civil wars, popular uprisings and refugee crises in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, South East Asia and Latin America or global epidemics such as HIV/AIDS and more recently Ebola and Zika, are particularly welcomed. The use of less traditional sources such as artistic films, travel documentaries, cartoons or advertisement, as well as comparative approaches and diachronic perspectives are also highly encouraged.

United Europe under Threat?
From increasingly present xenophobic and nationalist discourses to the Brexit debates or to the militarist foreign policy of Russia towards its European neighbourhood, the ever closer union of European peoples seems to be represented today in both mass media, as well as in some policy and academic circles as a project which has become under serious threat from both domestic and external factors. How did we get here? How can the European Union reform itself so that it successfully faces such challenges? Is conditionality still a useful conceptual tool for understanding the EU leverage in its dialogue with national governments? What is the impact of EU in Ukraine, Turkey and the Balkans in a time when the focus quickly shifted toward the larger migration crisis? How does the migration policies of EU member states affect the institutional and discursive structures of the Union? This sub-section addresses such puzzles and explores the latest debates in the field of European studies.

Rethinking the Global Agenda on Peace and Development
Aiming to contribute to the timely debates that assess the new UN agenda on peace and development (i.e. Sustainable Development Goals), as well as the existing proposals for its advancement, this sub-section explores particularly the new trends in the fields of peace and developments studies, with a focus on how good governance and democratic principles translate across different cultural contexts and how these foster or challenge the consolidation of a global social and political agenda. Proposals can address a wide range of topics including new forms of international donors (including EU) and new forms of conflict, or more traditional puzzles such as human security, or the role of foreign direct investments in global governance. Theoretical or conceptual papers on how International Relations / International Studies should address such topics are also encouraged.
Within this subsection, a special workshop on democracy and international development will be organized as part of the research project New Actors & Mechanisms of Democratic Accountability in International Development: Reputation Building of ODA Emergent Donors (demoAID), within the centre's research program ID Lab - International Development Laboratory


All sub-sections welcome both theoretical and empirical papers, and strongly encourage a comparative approach.


[CfA] Research Assistant (part-time) / Asistent de cercetare (part-time) - PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2851

posted Feb 3, 2016, 3:04 AM by Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies ‎(FSPUB)‎   [ updated Feb 3, 2016, 3:05 AM ]


The Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) at the Faculty of Political Science - University of Bucharest invites doctoral students of social sciences working on international development and interest in democratization processes to join the research team of the within the project demoAID - New Actors & Mechanisms of Democratic Accountability in International Development: Reputation Building of ODA Emergent Donors / Noi actori & mecanisme de responsabilizare democratică în dezvoltarea internaţională: Construcţia reputaţiei donatorilor emergenţi de asistenţă oficială (PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2851, contract 323/2015).

Deadline for submitting applications2 March 2016
Employment period: from the date of contract signature after the public competition until the end of the project (30.09.2017)
No. of hours/day: 1 h (flexible schedule).
Available positions: 1
Salary: cca 350 RON/month (including employee's contributions)
Working languages: Romanian AND English

Main activities
  • Data collection and analysis on institutional features of emergent ODA donors worldwide;
  • Supporting administratively and logistically the research team, including for the organization of research seminars and the international workshop;
  • Writing scientific texts based on individual and collective research conducted within the project.
More details (in Romanian)

Further inquiries can be sent to the project coordinator, conf.univ.dr. Luciana Alexandra GHICA (luciana.ghica@fspub.unibuc.ro), ref: demoAID by the 29th of February the latest.
Centrul pentru Studii de Dezvoltare și Cooperare Internațională (IDC) din cadrul Facultății de Științe Politice - Universitatea din București invită studenți doctorali în științe sociale cu specializare în domeniul dezvoltării internaționale și interes în procesele de democratizare să se alăture echipei de cercetare a proiectului demoAID - New Actors & Mechanisms of Democratic Accountability in International Development: Reputation Building of ODA Emergent Donors / Noi actori & mecanisme de responsabilizare democratică în dezvoltarea internaţională: Construcţia reputaţiei donatorilor emergenţi de asistenţă oficială (PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2851, contract 323/2015).

Termen pentru depunerea aplicațiilor2 martie 2016
Perioada de angajare: de la data semnării contractului după concursul de angajare și până la încheierea proiectului (30.09.2017)
No. de ore/zi: 1 h (orar flexibil).
Poziții disponibile: 1
Salariu de încadrare: cca. 350 RON/lună (salariu brut)
Limbi de lucru: Româna ȘI engleza

Activități principale
  • Culegere și analiză de date privind caracteristicile donatorilor emergenți de AOD din toată lumea;
  • Sprijin administrativ și logistic pentru echipa de cercetare, inclusiv pentru organizarea seminariilor de cercetare și a atelierului științific internațional;
  • Redactarea de texte științifice pe baza cercetării individuale și colective realizate în cadrul proiectului.
Mai multe detalii (în lb.română)

Anunț oficial și calendar pe pagina oficială de concursuri de cercetare a Universității din București, care include, de asemenea: 

Eventualele întrebări pot fi trimise la coordonatorul de proiect, conf.univ.dr. Luciana Alexandra GHICA (luciana.ghica@fspub.unibuc.ro), ref: demoAID până cel târziu 29 februarie.


[CfA] Research Assistant (part-time) / Asistent de cercetare (part-time) - PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2851

posted Feb 3, 2016, 3:04 AM by Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies ‎(FSPUB)‎   [ updated Sep 4, 2016, 4:15 AM ]


The Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) at the Faculty of Political Science - University of Bucharest invites doctoral students of social sciences working on international development and interest in democratization processes to join the research team of the within the project demoAID - New Actors & Mechanisms of Democratic Accountability in International Development: Reputation Building of ODA Emergent Donors / Noi actori & mecanisme de responsabilizare democratică în dezvoltarea internaţională: Construcţia reputaţiei donatorilor emergenţi de asistenţă oficială (PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2851, contract 323/2015).

Deadline for submitting applications2 September 2016
Employment period: from the date of contract signature after the public competition until the end of the project (30.09.2017)
No. of hours/day: 1 h (flexible schedule).
Available positions: 1
Salary: cca 350 RON/month (including employee's contributions)
Working languages: Romanian AND English

Main activities
  • Data collection and analysis on institutional features of emergent ODA donors worldwide;
  • Supporting administratively and logistically the research team, including for the organization of research seminars and the international workshop;
  • Writing scientific texts based on individual and collective research conducted within the project.
More details (in Romanian)

Further inquiries can be sent to the project coordinator, conf.univ.dr. Luciana Alexandra GHICA (luciana.ghica@fspub.unibuc.ro), ref: demoAID by the 19th of September the latest.
Centrul pentru Studii de Dezvoltare și Cooperare Internațională (IDC) din cadrul Facultății de Științe Politice - Universitatea din București invită studenți doctorali în științe sociale cu specializare în domeniul dezvoltării internaționale și interes în procesele de democratizare să se alăture echipei de cercetare a proiectului demoAID - New Actors & Mechanisms of Democratic Accountability in International Development: Reputation Building of ODA Emergent Donors / Noi actori & mecanisme de responsabilizare democratică în dezvoltarea internaţională: Construcţia reputaţiei donatorilor emergenţi de asistenţă oficială (PN-II-RU-TE-2014-4-2851, contract 323/2015).

Termen pentru depunerea aplicațiilor20 septembrie 2016
Perioada de angajare: de la data semnării contractului după concursul de angajare și până la încheierea proiectului (30.09.2017)
No. de ore/zi: 1 h (orar flexibil).
Poziții disponibile: 1
Salariu de încadrare: cca. 350 RON/lună (salariu brut)
Limbi de lucru: Româna ȘI engleza

Activități principale
  • Culegere și analiză de date privind caracteristicile donatorilor emergenți de AOD din toată lumea;
  • Sprijin administrativ și logistic pentru echipa de cercetare, inclusiv pentru organizarea seminariilor de cercetare și a atelierului științific internațional;
  • Redactarea de texte științifice pe baza cercetării individuale și colective realizate în cadrul proiectului.
Mai multe detalii (în lb.română)

Anunț oficial și calendar pe pagina oficială de concursuri de cercetare a Universității din București, care include, de asemenea: 

Eventualele întrebări pot fi trimise la coordonatorul de proiect, conf.univ.dr. Luciana Alexandra GHICA (luciana.ghica@fspub.unibuc.ro), ref: demoAID până cel târziu 19 septembrie.


[CfA - Research internship] Political Agendas in the Study of Political Science in Europe (IDC@FSPUB 4RC33-IPSA)

posted Dec 22, 2015, 4:58 AM by Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies ‎(FSPUB)‎   [ updated Dec 22, 2015, 5:15 AM ]

The
Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) at the Faculty of Political Science - University of Bucharest invites interested undergraduate and graduate students of political science to join the research internship programme within the international project Political Agendas in the Study of Political Science in Europe, developed by the centre for the Research Committee 33 (The Study of Political Science as a discipline) of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) in order to contribute to the RC33 initiative Global Study on the Development of Political Science.

Deadline for submitting applications: 15 January 2016
No. of hours (for completing the programme): min. 60h (flexible schedule) between 18 January and 31 May 2016 (2 slots).
Available places: 3-6
  • The internship is recognized by the Faculty of Political Science for granting the credits for the internship required within the FSPUB curricula (the minimum hours for the respective program and semester must be achieved);
  • Most work can be done at home if a net connection is available;
  • Apart from individual research, the program includes 2 research seminars (1.5 h each) for methodological training and presentations on major features of European political science as a discipline between 1945 and 2015; for this reason, the program may be particularly useful for those interested in international relations, comparative politics and political theory, or for those just curious about the evolution of political science as a discipline.
  • During the internship, the interns have the official status of associate students of the centre, as part of the project’s research team, and benefit from all the resources available at the centre;
  • Those enrolled in the first slot may continue the internship also in the second slot even after achieving the minimum number of working hours for graduating from the program;
  • During and after the internship, each intern receives detailed individual feedback;
  • All interns who graduate from the program receive a certificate of attendance and are acknowledged in all the project’s publications that use their work;
  • Interns are encouraged to develop their own research/publications based on the work done in the program, either for coursework or for independent extra-curricular activities.
18 January-21 February 2016
Data collection (40-60h)
Activities: Bibliographical research, building a database of texts for analysis
Skills required: Basic bibliographical research, Google Docs, English (reading B2/C1)
Skills developed through the internship: English-language bibliographical research, building research notes, use of cloud apps for research purposes, basic project management
Includes: 1 research seminar

22 February-30 April 2016
Data coding (240-300h)
Activities: Coding texts in the database for analysis
Skills required: Basic bibliographical research, Google Docs, English (reading B2/C1), logical thinking, attention to detail
Skills developed through the internship: research methodology, qualitative and quantitative coding for the analysis of texts, basic project management
Includes: 1 advanced research seminar

All those interested are kindly asked to send their applications (CV and brief letter or motivation) to the project coordinator, conf.univ.dr. Luciana Alexandra GHICA (luciana.ghica@fspub.unibuc.ro), ref: IPSA Political Agendas Project by the 15th of January the latest.

More about the project

[International Conference] Trajectoires de transformation et d’intégration dans l’Europe du Sud Est: Défis pour les élargissements futurs

posted May 30, 2015, 12:10 AM by Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies ‎(FSPUB)‎   [ updated May 30, 2015, 12:14 AM ]


Le Centre d'Etudes sur le Développement et la Coopération Internationale (IDC) de la Faculté de Sciences Politiques de l'Université de Bucarest et l’Équipe Institutions et Coopérations dans l’Espace Européen de Université Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3 organisent dans cadre du projet BALKINT – Perspectives multidisciplinaires sur l'intégration des Balkans Occidentaux le colloque international Trajectoires de transformation et d’intégration dans l’Europe du Sud Est, défis pour les élargissements futurs.

Les organisateurs invitent des contributions en Français ou Anglais sur trois axes de réflexion:

A. Transitions, blocages, réversibilité
B. Quel agenda pour les futurs élargissements?
C. Restructurations, attractivité des IDE et émergence de nouvelles spécialisations

Voir l'APPEL À CONTRIBUTIONS.

Les résumés (environ 500 mots) doivent être envoyés avant le 15 juin 2015 à

Xavier RICHET, Université Sorbonne nouvelle, Paris, Chaire Jean Monnet (xrichet@gmail.com)
Ruxandra IVAN, Université de Bucarest, Faculté de sciences politiques, Centre d'Études sur le Développement et la Coopération Internationale - IDC (ruxandra.ivan@fspub.unibuc.ro).

Les auteurs des papiers acceptés seront notifiés avant le 30 juin 2015.


[Special journal issue 2016] Semi-presidentialism and post-communism

posted Dec 10, 2014, 8:38 AM by Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies ‎(FSPUB)‎   [ updated Dec 10, 2014, 8:54 AM ]

Call for Papers 
Less than fifty years ago Duverger (1970) brought to political science the concept of semi-presidentialism. The concept had sufficient staying power and enough empirical support to become one of the key concepts, alongside presidentialism and parliamentarism, in the analysis of political systems. The increasing number of semi-presidential regimes suggests that the time of this regime type has come (Shugart 2005). Moreover, the recent history of the post-communist countries suggests that despite Linz's (1994) warnings regarding semi-presidentialism, this regime type seems to have a specific role in the transition from authoritarianism to democracy (Elgie and Moestrup 2008)

Ronald KING (San Diego State University) and IDC member Claudiu TUFIŞ (University of Bucharest) invite scholars from various disciplines to reflect upon such issues and contribute to a special issue on Semi-presidentialism and post-communism (1/2016) at the Annals of the University of Bucharest. Political Science Series*. Articles should be primarily in English.

Submission deadline: 1 December 2015


http://www.scienceofpolitics.eu
Related event
Those interested in submitting contributions to this special issue may also be interested in joining one of the sub-sections Public Interest, Representation and Accountability in Contemporary Politics or The 2010’s: A Bad Decade for Democracy? organized by the Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies within its section Public Space(s), Private Values: In Search of a Global Social Agenda at the 2nd edition of SCOPE: Science of politics - International Interdisciplinary Conference of Political Research, Bucharest, 8-9 May 2015.



About the journal
*The Annals of the University of Bucharest. Political Science Series is an international peer-reviewed academic journal which covers all major fields within political science(s), promoting an interdisciplinary perspective on the discipline. The journal appears twice a year, it is open access and it is currently indexed in six international databases (CEEOL, DOAJ, EBSCO, Index Copernicus, GESIS/SSOAR, Ulrich's-ProQuest). More details

[Special journal issue 2015] Europe and the New Global Agenda on International Development

posted Dec 10, 2014, 4:51 AM by Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies ‎(FSPUB)‎   [ updated Jul 7, 2015, 8:52 AM ]

Call for Papers 
In 2015, the European Union marks for the first time in its history the European Year of Development. This will bring Europe in general to the forefront of international efforts aimed at evaluating and (re)formulating a new global agenda on international development following the expiration in 2015 of the deadline set for the fulfilment of the UN Millennium Development Goals. However, Europe has been a particularly sensitive concept and actor throughout the history of development research and policies even if the context has significantly changed since the first debates on such topics. Where does Europe stand now in international development? Which new phenomena and actors matter for Europe’s development policies and external action? How can European teaching and research in the field contribute to better global policies?

IDC members Simon Lightfoot (University of Leeds) and Luciana Alexandra Ghica (University of Bucharest) invite scholars from various disciplines to reflect upon such issues and contribute to a special issue on Europe and the New Global Agenda on International Development (2/2015) at the Annals of the University of Bucharest. Political Science Series*. Articles should be primarily in English but texts in other international languages may also be considered.

Submission deadline: 15 July 2015


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Related event
Those interested in submitting contributions to this special issue may also be interested in joining the special workshop on the similar topic organized by the Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies within its section Public Space(s), Private Values: In Search of a Global Social Agenda at the 2nd edition of SCOPE: Science of politics - International Interdisciplinary Conference of Political Research, Bucharest, 8-9 May 2015..



About the journal
*The Annals of the University of Bucharest. Political Science Series is an international peer-reviewed academic journal which covers all major fields within political science(s), promoting an interdisciplinary perspective on the discipline. The journal appears twice a year, it is open access and it is currently indexed in six international databases (CEEOL, DOAJ, EBSCO, ERIH, Index Copernicus, GESIS/SSOAR, Ulrich's-ProQuest). More details

[International Conference] IDC events @SCOPE 2015, Bucharest, 7-9 May 2015

posted Dec 10, 2014, 4:08 AM by Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies ‎(FSPUB)‎   [ updated Dec 10, 2014, 4:21 AM ]

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Centre for International Cooperation and Development Studies (IDC) invites contributions to all the events it organizes or co-organizes at SCOPE: Science of politics - Interdisciplinary Conference of Political Research, Bucharest, 7-9 May 2015.

SCOPE: Science of politics is an annual joint session of international workshops aimed at offering a space for academic exchanges on timely political research topics, as well as on the latest advancements within the discipline and the profession(s) of political science.

At the 2015 edition, IDC organizes a full section with several subsections, workshops and panels, and co-organizes a methodological section, a special workshop on social movements and a special workshop on the state of the discipline:

IDC section
The section aims to explore different representations of democracy, governance and identity shape the public space and impact the private sphere, and how such representations and their interaction construct a global social agenda. For this purpose and acknowledging that the distinction domestic politics / international politics has become increasingly artificial for both practical and theoretical goals, it proposes the following sub-sections that build on various traditions of political research, including bot not limited to comparative politics, political sociology, political history, international relations, international political economy, development studies, and peace studies:
The call for papers for the entire section can be read here.

Co-organized sections and other events

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