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In the latest Scottish Government Yearbook Archive blog, Luis Moreno looks back at the beginnings of his interest in comparing Catalonia and Scotland and ‘that’ question. You can read the blog here.

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NEW: Nazioni e Regioni, Number 4 now available!

Disponibile on-line in versione PDF il quarto numero di Nazioni e Regioni, la rivista di studi e ricerche sulla comunità immaginata editata da Caratteri Mobili e patrocinata dai Dipartimenti di Scienze Politiche e FLESS dell’Università degli Studi di Bari. Questo quarto numero, che chiude i primi due anni di attività del progetto, presenta una serie di novità come il nuovo organigramma redazionale e l’inserimento di una nuova sezione, che si affiancherà a quelle già esistenti di Studi e Recensioni, dedicata alle Rassegne.

In questo numero troverete i saggi di Sergej Abašin (Nazioni e postcolonialismo in Asia Centrale vent’anni dopo: ripensare le categorie di analisi e le categorie della prassi), Leyre Arrieta Alberdi (Radio Euzkadi, l’emittente clandestina basca), Moira Hulme, Rob Hulme e Keith Faulks (La politica del locale. Valori nazionali e politica sociale in Scozia), Darius Staliunas (La trasformazione di una città multietnica nella capitale di una na- zione: i lituani e Vilnius nella Russia tardoimperiale) e Margherita Sulas (La rivolta della bandiera: gli incidenti per Trieste italiana del novembre 1953). Completano questo nuovo numero, la Rassegna di Andrea Geniola (Lo studio e l’interpretazione del regionalismo franchista. Un settore di ricerca in progress, 2013-2014) e le Recensioni di Giulia Medas, Adriano Cirulli, Marco Pérez e Gianluca Scroccu.

Ricordiamo a coloro che volessero inviare saggi e proposte che il Cfp per il numero 5 (2015) resta aperto fino al 28 febbraio 2015 e che il prossimo numero uscirà a giugno del nuovo anno. Cogliamo anche l’occasione per dare pubblicamente il benvenuto ai nuovi redattori (Marco Pérez, Gianluca Scroccu e Marco Stolfo) e facciamo gli auguri di buon lavoro a Francesca Zantedeschi per il suo nuovo ruolo di Caporedattrice.

Nazioni e Regioni – Studi e ricerche sulla comunità immaginata
www.nazionieregioni.it
nazionieregioni@gmail.it
@Nazionieregioni

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State formation and social integration: origins and consequences

In the context of the BISA Postgraduate Network annual conference (to be held on the 30th March 2015, at King’s College, London), the BISA Historical Sociology Working Group is seeking paper proposals:

As much as social integration and state formation lie at the heart of Historical Sociology (HS), international conflict and international cooperation define International Relations (IR). Thus, in essence, Historical Sociology in International Relations (HSIR) seeks to account for social change that is both ‘domestic’ and ‘international’. Today, separatist movements in Scotland, irredentist movements in Ukraine, civil war and insurgencies in Iraq and Syria, and novel forms of security governance across the globe typify the subject matter of HSIR.

To further explore the unique insights HS brings to IR, this panel will focus on contemporary changes in social order, and prospects thereof. Under the theme “state formation and social integration”, we welcome submissions of proposals that address, but are not limited to, one of the following topics:

Contemporary state formation
Contemporary social integration and identity formation
Contemporary forms of national and regional integration and disintegration
Contemporary forms of global governance and statist transnationalism

Proposals should be sent to Olivier Lewis at OL36@st-andrews.ac.uk by January 21, 2015. (Notification of acceptance: January 30, 2015)

N.B.: BISA PGN is offering travel/accommodation funding to attend the conference. For further information, see: http://www.bisapgn.com/events

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University of Edinburgh
Centre of African Studies Annual Conference
with New Political Topographies Project/Politics and international Relations (PIR)

New Political Topographies: Trans-boundary Flows, Power and Legitimation in Africa and Beyond

28-29 May 2015

Call for Papers

This conference examines how the proliferation of new political actors and/or new modes of political action have affected political order in Africa and beyond. It explores how new trans-boundary connections, particularly those related to transnational, corporate, non-governmental (NGOs) and para-statal actors, shape political topographies: What new topographies of power and authority have they cultivated at local, national and transnational levels? How ‘new’ are these developments in practice? How is legitimacy constructed and contested under these conditions? How do these developments shape our understanding about statehood in ‘most of the world’ (Chatterjee 2004)?

The vibrant debates that surround new political topographies in Africa are the springboard for this workshop. We will be building on explorations of re-spacing, authority and governance beyond the state such as Callaghy et al. (2001), Mbembe (2002), Hansen/Stepputat (2006), Nugent/Engel (2010), Abrahamsen/Williams (2010), Hönke (2010) and Lund (2006), and relate it to cutting-edge work on transnationalised sites in a range of other regional contexts. We will also engage with new work in international political sociology and geography tackling method(ologies) for mapping emerging political topographies. Together, these various strands provide the basis for thinking through new political topographies from Africa/’most of the world’ and the implications of such thinking for a better understanding to the future of global politics.

Organiser: Jana Hönke, with Kathy Dodworth (University of Edinburgh)
Keynote: Rita Abrahamsen (University of Ottawa)

If you are interested in presenting a paper, please send a title and abstract to african.studies@ed.ac.uk by 30 January 2015. For a number of presenters we will be able to offer support for travel and accommodation.

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