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CfP Deadline: 10th Annual Kokkalis Graduate Student Workshop


The Kokkalis Program on Southeastern and East-Central Europe, John F. Kennedy School of
Government, and the Southeastern Europe Study Group, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, will hold the tenth Kokkalis Graduate Student Workshop on 7-8 February 2008.

Doctoral students are invited to submit proposals for papers to be delivered at the workshop.

Proposals should be a maximum of 500 words and should fall into one of the below thematic units:

Thematic units:
I. The State of Public Health in Southeast Europe: Current Challenges, Policies, and
Possible Solutions: At the close of the 20th Century, sub-state and inter-state violence in much of Southeast Europe led to refugee and Internationally Displaced Persons (IDP) flows, the destruction of basic infrastructure, and public health risks that continue to challenge the capacity of the region’s states in providing basic public health care to citizens. The challenges
have been exacerbated by transnational threats - associated with legal and illegal movements of peoples and with bioterrorism – to the provision of public health in Southeast Europe. Papers should focus on key public health issues on a regional/country level and provide recommendations to improve policymaking and public health management to promote
population health in the region.

II. Democratic consolidation and economic reforms in Southeast Europe: Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, economic and democratic reforms were introduced in Southeast Europe, with results varying widely across the region. Papers should theorize and explore the linkages between democratic consolidation and economic reforms in the region, particularly as these linkages relate to debates about the relationship of economic development to pluralist democracy. Topics can explore issues of public versus private resources/goods; distinctions between growth and equity; questions of rule of law, transparency and governmental regulation; and political legitimacy, among others.

III. Multiculturalism in the Balkans: How do debates about individual versus group rights – liberalism versus multiculturalism – explain contemporary politics in Southeast Europe? How is political community conceptualized and expressed in the region? What is the relationship
between sate and nation in contemporary SE Europe? Does Multiculturalism impede or encourage the consolidation of substantive democratic regimes in SE Europe? How does the region express broader trends in the EU when it comes to conceptualization of the nation and responsibilities of the state? Papers can deal with these are related issues, from a historical or contemporary perspective, as appropriate.

Countries of focus:
Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Hungary, F.Y.R. of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Turkey

Deadline for submission is November 26, 2007.

A number of grants for travel and accommodation are available. Proposals and CVs should be
submitted online at: http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/scholarship_form/GSW/index.html

Alternatively, they may also be submitted via email to:

For more information visit: http://www.ksg.harvard.edu/kokkalis

Към новина: 05/09/2007 CfP: 10th Annual Kokkalis Graduate Student Workshop

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