[H-verkko] CFP: Competing Visions: European integration beyond the EC/EU

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Competing Visions: European integration beyond the EC/EU
Competing Visions: European integration beyond the EC/EU

University of Helsinki, 5-6 October 2017

Conference organised by the Network for European Studies, University of Helsinki
and the Department of Contemporary History, Philosophy and Political Science,
University of Turku

Call for Papers:

European integration research is almost always synonymous with the study of
institutionalised cooperation between the member states of the European
Community/European Union (EC/EU). But there are a good deal more countries,
territories and archipelagos in Europe than the current 28 EU members –
including, for our purpose, the Soviet Union/Russia. Moreover, there have been,
and continue to be, rather more varied forms of European cooperation, with
structures existing variously at a sub-regional, intergovernmental and
transnational level, all of which may or may not include some of the current
EU28. These often differ from the strict supranational type of integration
espoused by the present-day EU in that they prioritise looser, informal forms of
collaboration or distinctive organisational structures. And in many cases,
European cooperation has extended beyond the economic arena and delved instead
into the realm of military and political affairs, environment and social issues,
and democratisation, migration, arms control and human rights.

The aim of this conference is to shine a light on these institutional and
ideational ‘competing visions’ of European integration beyond the EC/EU.
What is their relationship between these alternative forms of cooperation with
the Brussels-centred integration? To what extent do they challenge and juxtapose
or complement and balance the EC/EU? What have these competing visions meant for
the EC/EU experiment? Is Europeanization only an EU phenomenon? Do these visions
of Europe create European-ness? Ultimately, what does it mean for Europe and
“EU-rope” to have these ‘competing visions’?

We welcome paper proposals from a range of disciplines including area studies,
contemporary history, political science, law and economics. Possible topics of
interest include but are not limited to:

The role of people and ideas advocating European connections, including
federalists, functionalists etc.
Informal cross-border/transnational relations within or beyond the EC/EU
Europe-centred International non-governmental organisations (INGOs), IGOs and
multinational corporations
Intergovernmental economic and trade organisations such as OECD, EFTA or the
European Patent Organisation
Intra-European groupings like Benelux, British-Irish Council, Nordic Council and
Investment Bank, Nordic-Baltic Eight, Northern Future Forum and Council of
Baltic Sea States, Visegrád Four
Other regional groups like Mediterranean Union, Comecon, Commonwealth of
Independent States, Eurasian Economic Union, the Non-Aligned Movement, or the
Arctic Council
Military/security structures such as the Warsaw Pact, CSCE/OSCE, NATO and WEU
Party political and trade union groups including the ERO-ICFTU and Socialist
Education and scientific organisations like the Academy of European Law and
European Space Agency

Those wishing to take part are asked to send their name, position, institutional
affiliation and a 300-word (approx.) abstract to competingvisions2017 at gmail.com
by 30 April 2017. Accepted presenters will be informed by mid-May. General
queries can be directed to the conference organisers: Suvi Kansikas
(suvi.kansikas[at]helsinki.fi) and Matthew Broad (matthew.broad[at]utu.fi).

We plan to pursue the possibility of publishing papers from the conference in a
book of proceedings and especially encourage doctoral and early career
researchers to apply.



Ilmoituksen lähetti: Suvi Kansikas <suvi.kansikas at helsinki.fi>
Ilmoitus vanhentuu: 1.5.2017
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