Call for Papers for the 13th Annual UACS conference on European Integration

This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to re-examine the complex construct of the Balkans in the European political and cultural imagination. Though claimed by the local nations as ‘the cradle of civilization’, for Western imagining the region has featured as ‘part of Europe, yet not of it’ (M. Mazower). The negative demi-orientalizing discourse which stigmatized the Balkans as a vortex of stagnation and violence, that is – ‘an incomplete self’ of Europe (M. Todorova) has been thought to fade away with the integration of the Balkan countries into the European Union. Nevertheless, the term ‘Western Balkans’, invented as a seeming mask of political correctness, testifies to the prevailing prejudice and to the obstacles to the process of European integration.

The working language of the conference is English. We welcome both paper and poster presentations by scholars and professionals from any discipline including but not limited to economics, finance, management, law, political science, international relations, environment, sociology, information science, education, media, liberal arts, language and cultural studies. PhD students are also encouraged to take part.

More information on the Call for Papers and the Registration for the conference can be found on the following link.

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