CfP: The World at the Edge. The Struggle for Re-Ordering Security in Europe

deadline 25 aprile 2018

In the framework of the 5th International Conference “Politics. Diplomacy. Culture” organized by the “Alexandru and Aristia Aman” Foundation alongside the “Alexandru and Aristia Aman” County
Library of Craiova (Romania), the panelists Richard Sakwa, Professor of Russian and European Politics, Cristian Nitoiu, Lecturer in Politics and International Relations, and an Associate fellow at LSE IDEAS,  Florin Pasatoiu, Lecturer in International Relations, president and director of the Center for Foreign Policy and Security Studies at Faculty of Social Sciences- University of Craiova launch an open call for papers as possible contributions upon selection to the volume “The World at the Edge. The Struggle for Re-Ordering Security in Europe”. We expect to
select a maximum of 10 papers.
All selected papers are to be presented as part of a roundtable on the 7th and 8th of June. An agenda is to be provided to selected participants.
We invite participants to introduce both normative and empirical studies to explore answers to the following questions:
• As the EU’s Western Balkans strategy would signal a potential en bloc membership, what is the EU offer for a new security architecture in Europe for those potential member states that most likely will add to the list of neutral states?
• In the context of the balance of power replacing the benevolence of international institutions and organizations to manage international affairs, how is NATO to function to as responding to transnational security threats and risks arising simultaneously?
• As both Russia and China seem to be ready for a peer great power competition, as they recently being coined by the US as “strategic competitors”, what kind of security architecture could the European Union contribute to?
• While relying on military monopoly is not any longer feasible as to build the securitization of a territory, what are the odds and what type of new cooperative security architecture may be forged in Europe in the foreseeable future?
• Is the pivot of Russia Federation towards East signaling a profound long- to- last split between Russia Federation and Europe?
• Is the EU “principled pragmatism” to challenge the blockage in between the EU and the EAEU so that a trilateral format to include the Eastern partners (Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia,) to settle down constructive joint applications to pursue economic progress and security?
In order to enroll for the Session, please send your abstracts (max. 400 words) and institutional affiliation by 25 April 2018. Decisions on accepted papers shall be communicated by 1 May 2018.
For travel, accommodation, visa and fees the general regulations of the Conference apply.

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