International conferences on social sciences – open calls 2013

We would like to inform “Nicolae Titulescu” academics about several open calls for 2013 conferences on social sciences.
1. EREID 2013 Conference
The Conference on Sustainability Research in the Social and Human Sciences: Why? How? For whom? is taking place on the4th – 5th April 2013, in Quimper, France
Researchers in the Social and Human Sciences (SHS) investigating the sustainability of our modes of collective organization are faced with fundamental questions. Dialogue between the various disciplines within the SHS is unavoidable, as is exchange with researchers in the life sciences. Even if there currently exists a general consensus on the reality of a multidimensional ecological crisis (radical climate change, depletion of resources, loss of biodiversity…), the positioning of the social sciences researcher is more controversial.
The aim of this conference is to give researchers in all areas of SHS (management sciences, economics, sociology, the philosophy of science, political science, law, psychology…) the opportunity to dialogue on these questions: what position should they adopt on the issue of sustainability? What is their role and what mission should they assign themselves?
Deadline for abstracts/proposals:15th December 2012
Contact person: Isabelle Dangeard
For further details, visit:
2. ECSS 2013 : The Inaugural European Conference on the Social Sciences 2013
The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Inaugural European Conference on the Social Sciences, at the Thistle Hotel, Brighton, UK from July 4-7 2013.
Hear the latest research, publish before a global audience, present in a supportive environment, network, engage in new relationships, experience the UK, explore London etc., join a global academic community and so on.
Theme: “Society, Environment and Trust: Towards Sustainable Systems of Governance”
For more details, please visit:
3. 8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations (18th – 21st September 2013, Warsaw): 8th Pan-European Conference on International Relations Warsaw, Poland 18th – 21st September 2013One International Relations or Many? Multiple Worlds, Multiple Crises
Organised by the Standing Group on International Relations in cooperation with the Institute of International Relations, University of Warsaw and the Polish Association for International Studies
The world in crisis’ is a phrase that we often hear, especially in recent years – be it the eurozone crisis, the global economic crisis after the collapse of Lehman Brothers, the crisis of legitimacy for a number of states in North Africa and the Middle East, the crisis of US hegemony, climate change and (un)sustainable development, and so on. Curiously, this has led to remarkably little self-reflection among International Relations communities, especially with regard to two key aspects of the phrase: (1) whose ‘world’ is it that is in crisis, and (2) what is labelled as a ‘crisis’ and what is not.
Specialists from the following areas are invited to attend the conference: Area Studies, Conflict Management, Defence, Democracy, Development, Diplomacy, Environment, Ethics, Ethnicity and Nationalism, Foreign Policy Analysis, Gender Studies,
Global Governance, History & IR, Human Rights, International Law, International Organisations, International Political Economy, International Political Sociology, International Political Theory, International Relations Theory, Knowledge, Migration, Security Studies
For more details, please visit:
4. Call for Papers: 2013 “Legal and Development Implications of International Land Acquisitions” Kyoto, Japan, 31 May 2013
Jointly organized by Law and Development Institute, University of Manchester and Graduate School of Global Environmental Studies, Kyoto University
Rationale and Purpose of the Conference
The dramatic rise of large-scale international land acquisitions and leases targeting developing countries in Africa, South America and Southeast Asia as well as parts of Eastern Europe has become a global issue of concern since the late 2000s. While much debate and analysis have focused on the social and environmental impacts of the ‘land grabbing’ phenomenon, the legal and development implications still remain understudied.
The purpose of this conference is to look at large-scale international land acquisitions from a ‘law and development’ perspective and determine the various legal frameworks at international, national and local level that enable or constrain such processes.
We welcome contributions from scholars and practitioners in all relevant fields, including critical legal studies, legal anthropology, development studies, international and comparative law, history of law, human rights studies, legal cultural studies, and political economy.
For more details, please visit:
5. Challenges and Critiques of the EU Internal Security Strategy – 17th May 2013 at the University of Abertay Dundee
In addition to addressing ongoing issues in cross border policing, the EU’s Internal Security Strategy has highlighted new areas for development within the EU cross border law enforcement framework. Changing political, security and economic realities are also having an impact on the EU law enforcement landscape, law enforcement practitioners and transnational criminals. This Policing and European Studies will be holding its fourth conference in order to explore these changes. This network plans to hold its fourth conference on this theme, on the 17th May 2013 at the University of Abertay Dundee.
We invite research papers (maximum of 6,000 words) from doctoral and early career researchers, as well as more established academics, practitioners and policy makers, from across a range of disciplines such as police and security studies, law, criminology and sociology, political science, International Relations, European studies, psychology, management, justice and human rights.
Proposals for papers are invited covering these strands, in particular, but in no means confined to the following areas;
Adapting to transnational policing.
Organised crime and economic crime in the EU.
The EU external action on security.
Cybercrime and the EU – new technologies, new policing?
Migration, justice and human rights.
The economic and political crisis in Europe and law enforcement.
Please send an abstract of 150 – 200 words to the organisers by the 18th January 13. You will be notified if your application is successful by Friday the 1st February 13, with registration for the conference being opened after that date.
For further details, please visit: