26th -27th November 2010, Edinburgh
Call for: papers
The Institute of Governance at the University of Edinburgh is organising a conference and announcing call for a papers on topic “The Party Politics of Territorial Reforms in Europe”.
The workshop is structured along four dimensions:
1. The historical dimension explores the origins of political parties, delves into their different ideological traditions and assesses their contemporary resilience.
2. The party competitive dimension traces the evolution of parties’ attitudes over time, analyses the conditions under which parties revise their position and examines the various way in which ideological dissonance manifests itself within parties.
3. The issue-linkage dimension treats ideology as a system of inter-dependent ideas and looks at how movements in one policy areas causes, or are reflected in, changes in other facets of parties’ ideological beliefs.
4. The policy-making dimension considers ideology as a conditioning factor in the process of territorial reform.
Criteria for papers
* The workshop aims to adopt a genuinely comparative European perspective and welcomes papers that treat countries in Western, Central and Eastern Europe.
* Proposals must fall within the remit of the workshop’s general objectives, directly address one or more of the research questions.
* We welcome proposals based on quantitative and qualitative methods, including single and comparative case-studies.
* Selected papers will have the chance to be published.
The organising committee will cover the costs of accommodation and subsistence for paper presenters for two days and nights.
All interested participants should submit following documents:
1. abstract of no more than 300 words
2. brief academic CV, indicating their institutional affiliation and research
Applicants will be notified by 1st August. Accepted papers [of 6-8000 words] should be submitted by 15 November 2010.
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