Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft

Call for Papers:

Panel for the 47th UACES Annual Conference

Topic: European Integration and Comparative Regionalism: Differences, Commonalities, Synergies?

Date: 4-6 September, 2017

Venue: Institute for European Studies, Jagiellonian University Krakow, Poland

The panel at the UACES annual conference is organised by the working group on integration (AKI, part of the German Political Science Association, DVPW). It seeks to trigger a critical debate about the relationship between European Integration Studies and Comparative Regionalism.
To this end, the panel invites papers that define and defend, or, indeed call into question, the merits of European Integration Studies and respective brands of Comparative Regionalism for understanding and explaining regional integration in Europe and beyond. This includes questions about the changing research foci in EU studies but also the broader perspective of regional integration for which the EU serves as one of various cases.
Further questions are: Can classical integration theories still account for the integration dynamics in Europe? Is regional integration in Europe systematically different from integration in other parts of the world? Does European integration, therefore, require specific theories to be captured appropriately? Or is the theoretical repertoire offered by the more general research on Comparative Regionalism able to capture the development of the EU as well as other forms of regional integration? What can EU and Regionalism scholars learn from each other?
The call is open to scholars at all levels, including postgraduate students, and submissions from practitioners in the field are particularly welcome.

Please send an abstract of 150-200 words to Dr Thomas Hoerber (

Deadline: Friday, 16 December, 2016 for the UACES deadline in January 2017

You will be notified before Christmas if the panel organisers accepted your proposal. A final confirmation whether the panel was accepted by UACES will be communicated to successful candidates directly by UACES in March 2017.

There is a registration fee for the conference and successful candidates will have to register for the conference on the UACES website.

You can download the PDF for this call for papers.

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