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November 28, 2012

CFP Workshop: Summer School “Export pipelines from the CIS region: National debates, political decision-making and geopolitics”

Deadline: January 20, 2013

8th Changing Europe Summer School organized by the Research Centre for East European Studies (University of Bremen) and the Central Asian Foundation for the Development of Democracy with financial support from the Volkswagen Foundation
Almaty, Kazakhstan
August 11-18, 2013

The Summer School: Each year the Changing Europe Summer School brings together about 20 young academics (i.e. mainly doctoral students from disciplines like sociology, political science, economics, social anthropology, law, geography and history) working on issues related to countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Participation in the Summer School gives them a chance to discuss their research projects and to become better integrated into the international academic community.

The core of the Summer School consists of the presentation of doctoral research projects and their discussion with senior researchers of international repute in their respective fields. In addition, there will be sessions which provide information for academic careers in the doctoral and post-doc phase. The sessions will be framed by excursions as well as other activities designed to give participants the opportunity to socialize and establish contacts. Selected contributions to the Summer School will be published in an edited volume in English. The participants will be invited to join our alumni network.

The topic: Oil and gas exports from the Caspian region have been analyzed in the social sciences first of all in geopolitical interpretations. Although these are important, the Summer School wants to broaden the scope of analysis by bringing together different perspectives, covering among others the debates in producer, transit and customer countries about the pipelines and related questions of energy security; the related political decision-making processes at national and international levels; the legal aspects of international pipeline projects as well as the economic side of the pipelines and the role of private and state companies in building, running and filling the pipelines.

Paper proposals: Paper proposals must be based on original doctoral research projects and may not exceed 1000 words. They must be drafted in English and must connect an empirical question with a theoretical approach and concept in order to be accepted. An international review panel will assess the papers for the conference in an anonymous review process. The deadline for receipt of paper proposals is 20 January 2013. Please submit your proposal according to the guidelines at www.tinyurl.com/cess2013.

Costs: Funding by the Volkswagen Foundation covers participation fees, travel expenses and accommodation.
Location: Almaty, Kazakhstan
Information: More information about the Changing Europe Summer Schools is available at www.tinyurl.com/cess2013.

Posted by jychai at November 28, 2012 11:51 AM