Crisis & Contingency: States of (In)stability

Posted on Wednesday 8th May 2013

In the wake of crisis in Europe, bits and pieces of the past are being resurrected as a means of understanding the present and imagining the future. Historical figures are re-evaluated and held out as models, once-dismissed ideologies reappear as possibilities or as bogeymen, myths and symbols from the past crop up in new productions, and old political and economic institutions are revived as alternatives for action. But resurrections are not simply about nostalgia, and they aren’t just a restoration of the past in unchanged form. Resurrections necessitate fundamental transformations: inserting old things into new contexts, changing their natures, and assigning them new meanings and values.

For the 2014 conference, the Council for European Studies (CES) has invited proposals for panels, roundtables, book discussions and individual papers on the study of Europe broadly defined.

ACCEPT Pluralism Consortium participates in this Conference by organising a panel entitled 'Who’s the Most Legitimate to Protest? Immigration vs. Native Minority Claims in an Extended Europe' chaired by Prof Tariq Modood. Among the papers presented are the following: The ‘Muslim Vote’ in 2010 Misrecognition and Political Agency, by Jan Dobbernack (UK team, University of Bristol), the Muslim Mobilisation in France and the Concept of Laicite, by Angeline Escafre-Dublet (French team, CERI Sciences- Po) and others.

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Project Coordinator:
Prof. Anna Triandafyllidou,
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (European University Institute)

Funded by: the European Commission under the Seventh Framework Programme, Socio-economic Sciences and Humanities

Duration: 1 March 2010-31 May 2013

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