CFP, ISA 2016: Drawing lines in the water: constituting identity in practices of political representation

Drawing lines in the water: constituting identity in practices of political representation. Investigations in diplomacy, liberal democracy, cosmopolitan peace and global governance

Who is violent? Who is a peaceful identity? Delineating and claiming representation of an identity has been at the heart of the normative constitution of politics since the emergence of European nationalism in the XIXth Century. Nationalism, anticolonial liberation, the claims of traditional parties of right and left, cosmopolitan transnational practices as well as practices of global governance, security, and diplomacy, even the very idea of peace –all depend on the definition of a constituency to be represented. From the global polity, to the nation, small social units divided by wealth, ethnicity, religion, gender or security concerns, political identities need constant differentiation from the Other. Continue reading

PPWG Panels at ISA, Part II: ‘On the Government of Peaceful and Violent Life’

We at the PPWG are delighted to announce that a PPWG panel,
‘On the Government of Peaceful and Violent Life’, has been
selected for British International Studies Association
sponsorship at ISA 2016. The PPWG hopes to convene two panels
at ISA 2016, a panel on ‘Popular Culture, Everyday Experiences
and World Politics’ and the above mentioned ‘On the Government
of Peaceful Life’. Below is the abstract for the panel ‘On the Government of Peaceful and Violent Life’. We hope to see many of you at these two panels! Continue reading

PPWG Panels at ISA 2016, Part I: ‘Popular Culture, Everyday Experiences and World Politics’

We at the PPWG are delighted to announce that a PPWG panel,
‘On the Government of Peaceful and Violent Life’, has been
selected for British International Studies Association
sponsorship at ISA 2016. The PPWG hopes to convene two panels
at ISA 2016, a panel on ‘Popular Culture, Everyday Experiences
and World Politics’ and the above mentioned ‘On the Government
of Peaceful Life’. Below is the abstract for the panel on
Popular Culture Everyday Experiences and World Politics’. We
hope to see many of you at these two panels!
Continue reading

Workshop on ‘ONTOLOGY OF SENSE AND DIFFERENCE’

We, at Queen Mary University of London, are organising an event on Deleuze and Politics with two leading professors: Nathan Widder and Paul Patton. It is a workshop called:

‘ONTOLOGY OF SENSE AND DIFFERENCE: DELEUZE’S PHILOSOPHY AS METHOD FOR POLITICAL ANALYSIS’.

The aim of the workshop is first to discuss some of the principal elements in Deleuze’s theory, consistently covering his ontology of Sense and Difference, and, secondly, to examine such theoretical oeuvre as a practical method for political analysis. Continue reading

Call for Feminist Security Studies Papers and Panels, ISA 2016

Since 2008 the Feminist Security Studies network has assisted the Feminist Theory and Gender Studies (FTGS) Program Chair in organizing panels for the ISA Annual Convention. After recent changes in ISA rules, we no longer submit papers or panels on behalf of authors or panel organisers. Instead, we use our expertise to group individual papers into panels to help the FTGS program chair, maximize their chances of inclusion in the final program, and bring scholars working in similar areas into conversation with each other. Continue reading