Call for Abstracts: Social Movements network at the Council for European Studies conference, Washington, March 2014

The Council for European Studies‘ research network on social movements, now two years old, comprises 180 scholars in over 20 different countries and as many disciplines. The network is dedicated to research on social movements in Europe, whether in individual countries or transnationally. It has been very active at the prestigious CES conference, the world’s premier location for European Studies, with panels, workshops, symposia and semi-plenaries at the 2012 Boston and 2013 Amsterdam conferences and joint symposia with Harvard’s Berkman Center and Amsterdam’s Transnational Institute, in collaboration with its sister networks in the European Sociological Association and the European Consortium for Political Research. In May the network’s first book,Understanding European Movements, edited by the network’s co-chairs Cristina Flesher Fominaya and Laurence Cox, was published by Routledge.

We are now encouraging submissions for the 2014 conference (March 14 – 16) in Washington DC. The conference call and important information together with the submissions portal can be found at the CES website. The submission portal is now open and closes on October 1st. We encourage the submission of individual papers and paper panels, on any theme related to European social movements; discussion of how movements are responding to the European crisis is particularly welcome. Such papers and abstracts should be flagged as linked to the social movements research network.

Members of the research network are more likely to have their proposals accepted and we also have the ability to pull together panels from papers
which share a common theme. Membership of the network is free; for details see the network’s website. Members have access to networking via our website and are listed in a directory available online to other members for joint proposals, networking purposes etc.

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