CFP: Partition, Democracy, (and Europe) Abstract Deadline: 31 December 2013, Conference on 1-2 March 2014

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Cardiff University and the University of St Andrews
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Cardiff University and the University of St Andrews are pleased to announce the latest symposium of "Partitions - What are they good for?", the AHRC funded Research Network on Comparative Partitions. This will be held on 1-2 March at the University of St Andrews.

Please note that the deadline for the CFP is Tuesday, the 31st of December. We will respond with news of acceptance of your paper fairly quickly so that you have time to apply for funds and visa, if necessary.

CFP: Partition, Democracy, (and Europe)

What is the relationship between Empire (globalization) and partition (fragmentation)? If ethnic/racial/religious minorities are democracy's "other," what is democracy's relationship with partition? How can we begin to articulate citizenship mediated along ethnic/racial or religious sameness in partition democracies (India, Pakistan, Israel)?

How are institutions and statehoods readjusted in a multicultural Europe? What role does economics play in the partitioned states' relationship to the EU? How is European partition different from Asian or Middle Eastern partitions? What is the role of networking over the internet and the space it generates for partitioned populations in contemporary life? How does the framework of partition resonate for the indigenous of settler-nations such as Australia or New Zealand?

Papers on any aspects related to the main topic is welcome. Please send a 250 word abstract to and a brief biographical statement by December the 31st.

Kind regards,

Radhika Mohanram and Anindya Raychaudhuri

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Partitions - What are they good for?
An AHRC Research network on Comparative Partitions
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