CALL for papers- workshop on social change, 21-22 May 2015

SOCIAL CHANGE FROM BELOW AND ABOVE: INTERROGATING REVOLUTION AND POLITICAL SPACE

This is a call for papers for PGR students and early-career researchers who wish to present at a workshop, 21-22 May 2015, on the above theme broadly defined.
Invited keynote speakers are:
Dr Liam Kane, Centre for Open Studies, University of Glasgow, who will speak on comparing social movements & political campaigns in Scotland and Latin America

Dr Robbie Shilliam, Reader in International Relations, Queen Mary, University of London, who will speak on Race, Resistance and Rastafari in the UK

Dr Maura Duffy, Lecturer in Global Health, University of Manchester, who will speak on revolution from above in relation to Venezuela & other settings in Latin America

Additional presentations by PGR researchers include:

· Helen Underhill (IDPM & MIE), speaking on Transnational perspectives of the Egyptian revolution
· Luke Bhatia (Politics), speaking on Transnational contours of activism and the potential for justice in Bahrain
During the afternoon of day two there will be an opportunity to discuss how papers can be reworked into journal articles with Liam Kane and Robbie Shilliam, and we plan to publish a special issue in Third World Quarterly.

Timeline: Expressions of interest, potential paper titles and provisional abstracts (300 words) need to be submitted by 27 February 2015
Full papers need to be submitted by 13 April 2015
Submissions and any queries should in the first instance be sent to:
Helen Underhill, Helen.underhill@manchester.ac.uk or
Dr Tanja Müller, Tanja.mueller@manchester.ac.uk

The sponsorship of this workshop by IDPM is gratefully acknowledged.

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