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CfP: State Building and Globalization, Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade, May 3-4 2011

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  • filip ejdus
    State Building and Globalization Graduate seminar led by Professor Iver B. Neumann will be held at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade In
    Message 1 of 1 , Jan 2, 2011
      State Building and Globalization
      Graduate seminar led by Professor Iver B. Neumann
      will be held at the Faculty of Political Sciences, University of Belgrade

      In partnership with:
      Norwegian Institute of International Affairs
      Belgrade Centre for Security Policy

      May 3-4, 2011
      Belgrade Serbia

      The Faculty of Political Sciences is pleased to invite graduate students (MA,
      PhD)to submit 500-word proposals papers to be delivered at the graduate seminar
      “State Building and Globalization” to be held on May 3-4 2011 at the Faculty of
      Political Sciences, University of Belgrade.

      The goal of the seminar is to have the current challenges to state-building,
      stemming from the process of globalization, discussed from a longer-term
      historic perspective of state formation. The seminar organizers welcome both
      theoretical and case-specific studies addressing one of the following issues
      -Whither state building in International Relations theory? What can we learn
      about contemporary state building by thinking historically about early state
      formation? How does globalization challenge nation-state as the dominant form of
      polity? Is state building a feasible foreign policy concept? What are the
      universal and specific features of state building processes in the Western
      Balkans? How contested sovereignties coupled with strong external penetration
      affect state building in the region?

      The first day of the two-day seminar will begin with two keynote lectures
      delivered by Professor Iver B. Neumann. The first will address the classic
      contributions to the study of state formation by historical sociologists such as
      Emile Durkheim and Max Weber, and will discuss the contemporary debates,
      including the return of the imperial debate and post-colonialist
      contributions. The second lecture will discuss different types of polities such
      as early European polities, nomadic steppe empires and overseas empires, as well
      as the systems they have made up. The lectures will be followed by students’

      The second day will also start with Professor Neumann’s lecture on the extent to
      which globalization threatens the role of states relative to other agents. This
      lecture will be followed by students’ presentations and discussion of their
      papers. Selected papers will be published in a special edition of the Western
      Balkans Security Observer, academic journal of the Belgrade Centre for Security
      Policy, which is an independent think tank from Serbia.

      Please note that the Faculty of Political Sciences itself cannot pay expenses to
      seminar contributers, who must meet the cost of attendance from their own

      All submissions are required to contain the applicant’s CV attached to his/her
      paper proposal. Submissions should be made electronically to Filip Ejdus at
      filipejdus@.... Deadline for submissions: February 1, 2011.

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