Australia New Zealand Journal of European Studies (ANZJES)
Is the future of the European Union more differentiated?
Brexit, Schengen area, Eurozone, “opt-out” mechanisms, permanent structured cooperation (PESCO) are just some of the few examples of a differentiated integration (DI) characterizing the European Union (EU) nowadays. Integration is differentiated when, within the common framework of EU competences, not all member states are subject to the same and uniform community rules. In the literature there is a wide consensus on the fact that the different instruments of DI have offered successful solutions for overcoming possible political vetoes and stalemates, promoting deeper integration only among those member states willing to pursue it. Under this perspective, DI reflects the heterogeneity of interests of the EU Member States. Recently, the EU has adopted several measures promoting a differentiated integration. For instance, almost all the answers adopted to overcome the 2008 economic crisis have been based on forms of DI (e.g. the Fiscal Compact). However, the future of the EU integration is not necessarily differentiated nor necessarily uniform: the most recent crisis, the Covid crisis symmetrically affecting all the Member States, has not produced differentiated answers but the adoption of homogeneous instruments (e.g. the Recovery Plan). So, if uniform integration cannot be taken for granted, DI cannot be considered inevitable either. If, on the one hand, DI has accommodate the differences between the Member States, on the other hand it has also offered a way for third countries to be associated to the EU without being full members. This is the case of Norway, Switzerland and many Neighbour Countries. Therefore, DI has an internal but also an external dimension. DI also poses a series of questions on the future of EU integration: how much differentiation is possible without putting at risk the entire integration? Where does differentiation end and disintegration begin? Is DI (with its complexity and, sometimes, duplication of institutions) increasing the complexity of the EU and its democratic deficit? And, finally, is the future of the EU inevitably more differentiated? ANZJES is looking for papers of around 6,000 words dealing with all aspects related to DI: theories of DI, the implications of DI for the EU integration, DI and negotiations theories, DI in EU policies, consequences of DI for relations with neighbors (including the UK). Proposal submission Please send all paper proposals to email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org It should include: The title of the proposed paper The name of the contributor(s), her/his/their affiliation(s) An abstract of no more than 150 words. Submission deadlines Deadline for sending paper proposals: 20 April 2021 Decision on selected papers: 30 April 2021 Deadline for sending papers: 21 November 2021 The Journal Launched in 2008, ANZJES is a scholarly, double-blind peer-refereed publication, which reflects the aims of its founding organisation, the European Studies Association of Australia New Zealand (ESAANZ). ANZJES is now published as an Open Access Journal hosted through the University Library at the University of Sydney. Articles published in ANZJES are searchable via Ebscohost and are included in current Excellence in Research for Australian (ERA) listings For more information: https://www.esaanz.org.au/anzjes/
In line with the WISC tradition of exploratory workshops—from Cancun in 2015, via Goa, Johannesburg and Prague in 2017/2018, to Barranquilla and Cebu City in 2019—that facilitates a collegial mentorship by senior scholars towards the cultivation of potential state-of-the-art research works of early career academics, WISC invites applications for participation in virtual international workshops, open to any field of studies and research interests relevant to International Studies. Such themes may include, but are not limited to, topics that invite intellectual debates, such as globality, decoloniality, relationality, and other, perhaps more ‘classical’, approaches which IR scholars see as critical in making sense of and possibly contributing to resolve global problems. Applicants from the Humanities and Social Sciences are particularly welcome to apply as long as they can present their research interests as relating to some conception of the “International.” Selected papers will be grouped into panels and are scheduled for virtual presentation and discussion with senior scholars from the Global South and the Global North on 18 May 2021.
Given the limited availability of workshop and paper giver slots the selection process will be competitive. Successful applicants will have a clear profile as promising scholars of any epistemological background dedicated to International Studies in the initial stages of their career. Normally they will be members of one of the member associations of WISC (the list of WISC members is available here). However, applications are also encouraged from scholars in countries where WISC is not present, especially from the Global South.
Complete applications must include:
A paper proposal (up to 1.000 words, excluding bibliography) specifying the extant contribution to International Studies
CV (1 page)
List of publications. References (i.e., names of scholars who may possibly be willing to provide letters of reference if requested) are not required, but up to three references may be provided
Contact and Deadline
Applicants must submit proposals electronically to email@example.com using a pdf document format. Applications with all required accompanying materials contained in a single pdf-file, must be received by January 29th, 2021.
If you do not receive an email confirmation within seven days after sending your proposal, please resend it to the same address since there may have been transmission problems.
All applicants will receive notification as to whether their proposal has been accepted in late February 2021.
New Directions, New Leadership in a post-Covid Environment 28+29 June 2021, Melbourne, Australia
2021 presents EU scholars with a new canvas on which to explore the nature and direction of European Integration. The conference will focus upon the renewal of the EU’s institutional leadership and the new priorities and challenges for the EU27 in a post-Covid-19 environment. Papers are welcome from a broad multidisciplinary perspective that investigate these questions from both, an European and Asia Pacific perspective.
Building capacity and sustainability in EU Studies in the Asia Pacific region both academics as well as graduate students are invited to participate. Early career researchers will be able to benefit from networking with more experienced participants, develop important research and presentation skills and bring new and different perspectives to the conference.
Due to the pandemic-related cancellation of the 2020 conference, this also serves as celebration of the 15th EUSAAP conference, the founding of the European Studies Association Australia and New Zealand (ESAANZ) and the 20th anniversary celebration of the National Centre for Research on Europe (NCRE) at the University of Canterbury (New Zealand), seat of the EUSAAP secretariat.
Conference papers accepted for 2020 and automatically transferred to 2021:
Confirm your attendance as in-person or virtually by 31 January 2021. Paper titles can be amended until 19 February 2021. Presenters that need to withdraw their paper can do so with a refund of their registration fees until 31 January 2021.
Additional or new papers can be submitted until: 19 February 2021
For information on the conference please visit https://wp.me/P8ZcqX-aSI