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Deadline: "Freedom and Democracy: European Perceptions, European Perspectives"


Call for Papers

1st International Conference
Department of Philosophy, University of Primorska
Department of Politics and International Relations, Swansea University
Seminar für Philosophie, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg Koper
(Slovenia) 4-6 December 2008

The program committee welcomes original contributions on the following topics:

- Hermeneutics of freedom and democracy in modern Europe
- Treaties of the European Union: political and philosophical aspects
- EU institutions (courts, parliaments, executives, bureaucracies) and the understandings of freedom, responsibility and/or democracy in their respective contexts
- Eastern Europe (1989-91) and political philosophy
- Southeast Europe, Turkey and the European Union
- A European ethos and the concept of European civil society
- Social solidarity, integration and conceptions of European citizenship
- The European Union as a liberal legal order
- Freedom, justice, democracy and capitalism(s) in Europe
- Migration, borders and the new territories of multiculturalism: political, legal and social aspects
- Comparative issues (for example, the EU and the USA)

Other topics falling under the conference's remit will be considered.

Political philosophy, philosophy od law, political and social ethics, political science, interdisciplinary studies

Student session:
Graduate and postgraduate students are invited to register for the conference with a 10-minute presentation on a selected topics. Selected contributions from postgraduate students will be integrated into the senior sessions.

The conference languages: English and German

Please register by emailing <[email protected]>, giving your full name, contact  аddress, institutional affiliation, academic position, e-mail and telephone, title of your presentation, abstract (see below). Registration fee: free

Abstract submission deadline
: September 1, 2008.
All abstracts will be published in a Book of Abstracts. The Book of Abstracts will be available at the conference. Please send abstracts of no more than 150 words to:

Conference papers:
Papers should be suitable for a 15-minute presentation. All accepted papers will be published in the conference proceedings. Papers will be published in Fall 2009 in a special volume of journal Poligrafi - International Edition (ISSN 1318-8828). For journal information see: http://poligrafi.nova-revija.si


Tomaž Grušovnik
University of Primorska
Science and Research Centre Koper
Garibaldijeva 1
SI-6000 Koper
Phone: +386 5 6637 700
Fax: +386 5 6637 710

Към новина: 07/07/2008 "Freedom and Democracy: European Perceptions, European Perspectives"

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