Representative Democracy and Political Participation. Towards a European Transnational Party System

Catégorie :Appels à communication

Date :du lundi, 05 mai 2014 au mardi, 06 mai 2014

Date limite : vendredi, 28 février 2014

Lieu :Padova (Italie)

Contact : fvelo..a..eco.unipv.it

Source: Guia Migani

Résumé :

The issue of legitimacy and democratic participation is crucial to understand the evolution and orient the governance of the European Union. The growing complexity of the EU framework, involving new stakeholders and competing interests, calls today for a debate on the resources needed to foster its sustainability. Being aware that the political popular participation is the main source of power for democratic systems, the Conference aims to confront the crucial issue of political parties role in aggregating the political demand and orienting popular participation.

Détails :

AUSE Associazione Universitaria di Studi Europei
Università degli Studi di Padova
ECSA – European Communities Studies Association
with the support of the European Commission
EACEA – Education, Audiovisual and Culutre Executive Agency

Introduction

The issue of legitimacy and democratic participation is crucial to understand the evolution and orient the governance of the European Union. The growing complexity of the EU framework, involving new stakeholders and competing interests, calls today for a debate on the resources needed to foster its sustainability. Being aware that the political popular participation is the main source of power for democratic systems, the Conference aims to confront the crucial issue of political parties role in aggregating the political demand and orienting popular participation.

The objectives of AUSE Annual Conference are:

  • explore the hypothesis of the development of genuinely transnational
  • European parties system;
  • contribute to the renewal of the political culture of parties;
  • explore the ways how European political parties can contribute to the development of a truly European demos and electorate, promoting a transnational aggregation of the political demand;
  • contribute to citizens’ acquirement of knowledge and development of their political culture;
  • promote active participation channels, accessible to citizens and civil society actors.

Call for papers

Professors, researchers and PhD Candidates are invited to present
contributions according to the four Conference themes/sessions:


  1. towards an European transnational party system;
  2. towards a more active European citizenship;
  3. towards 2014 elections to the European Parliament;
  4. dialogue, political parties and civil society organisations in democracy transition in southern Mediterranean.

Multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary contributions are mostly welcome
from political science, law, history, economics, sociology,
philosophy disciplines. A specific session of the Conference will be
dedicated to PhD Candidates.

The following information shall be submitted:
Author(s) name: _________________
Affiliation: _________________
Contact information: _________________
Conference theme/session: (please indicate the Conference theme/session
where you would like to present your paper)

Authors are kindly requested to submit a brief Biographical Note (max
500 characters).

Deadline for abstract submission (max 700 characters including title and
references): 28 February 2014.

After the assessment of the Scientific Committee, selected Authors will
be invited to submit their full contribution (max 18.000 characters)
before 15 of April 2014.

Language: contributions can be submitted in Italian or English

Please note: selected Authors may be asked to submit their contribution
in text format or Poster.

Full contributions will published in a book, to be edited by AUSE. The
participation to the Conference is free of charge.

Paper proposals, as well as any request for addition information should
be sent by e-mail to:
AUSE Secretariat: fvelo..a..eco.unipv.it

This project is funded with support from the European Commission.
AUSE – Associazione Universitaria di Studi Europei, Italy
www.ause.it
EACEA – Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency
http://eacea.ec.europa.eu

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