International Conference 2022
International Conference: Inclusive Citizenship as Belongings, Practices and Acts

The inaugural International Conference of the Leibniz Research Center for Inclusive Citizenship (CINC) and the Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Citizenship look forward to jointly examining various aspects of inclusion and citizenship as belongings, practices and acts, at this forthcoming event.

 

With the aim to facilitate a theoretical discussion and presentation of empirical findings, this interdisciplinary conference will consider citizenship and inclusion as social practices from a range of perspectives, such as: Gender and migration, learning and education, digitalisation, medicine and cultural heritage.

International Conference: Inclusive Citizenship as Belongings, Practices and Acts

The inaugural International Conference of the Leibniz Research Center for Inclusive Citizenship (CINC) and the Biennial Conference of the ECPR Standing Group on Citizenship look forward to jointly examining various aspects of inclusion and citizenship as belongings, practices and acts, at this forthcoming event.

 

With the aim to facilitate a theoretical discussion and presentation of empirical findings, this interdisciplinary conference will consider citizenship and inclusion as social practices from a range of perspectives, such as: Gender and migration, learning and education, digitalisation, medicine and cultural heritage.

29 September – 1 October 2022, Leibniz University Hannover 

Jointly organised by the Leibniz Research Center for Inclusive Citizenship (CINC) and ECPR Standing Group Citizenship

The call for Paper and Poster proposals is open from now until 16 June 2022!

Click here to get directly to the conference homepage / conference tool

We understand citizenship as a dual character of civic status and civic practice, including the tension between desired inclusion and actual co-produced exclusion. The duality of civic status and civic practice is itself always in a dichotomous state between desired or propagated inclusion and actual co-produced exclusion. Citizenship refers to both membership status and membership roles in a socialisation process. In terms of status and practice, citizenship controls specific configurations of exclusion and inclusion across different socialization processes.

In a globalised world, the need for orientation, self-localisation and negotiation of individual group memberships as well as the requirements for the self-determined action of individuals are increasing. The analysis of these processes of socialisation from the perspective of inclusion and citizenship reveals increasing options for action and opportunities for personal and institutional learning. Moreover, this leads to unavoidable tensions between inclusion and exclusion, resulting in difficult dilemmas between competing normative claims and paradoxes in the structure of socialisation processes that block action.

These aspects will be examined at this conference under the following six panel themes:

We welcome submissions for Paper and Poster presentations that handle citizenship from educational, historical, sociological and political science, special education, and didactic angles.

The Call for Papers for the six conference panels can be found above. Click on the image / panel to reach the CfP and the Conference Tool. If you would like to submit a poster presentation, you can access the Call for Paper of the Poster Section here: Open Poster Section.

Proposal abstracts must be submitted in English, online via the dedicated form on the ECPR website / Conference Tool before 1 June 2022, midnight UK time. You will need a My ECPR profile to submit your proposal. If you don’t already have one, it takes just a few clicks to create.

Conference Fee

The Conference is free to attend. Presenters and attendees will be responsible for covering their own travel and accommodation expenses. A small fund will be set up to support scholars without other means of financing their attendance.

Main Keynote Speakers:

Prof. Yasemin Soysal, WZB, Berlin Social Science Center
Working Title: The Past and Future of Liberal Citizenship

Prof. Dr. Manuela Boatcă, University of Freiburg
Working Title: Inclusive citizenship in relation to globality, transnationality, postcoloniality

Dr. Aoileann Ní Mhurchú, The University of Manchester
Working Title: The Unfamiliar Act of Citizenship as a Decolonial Move: Voicing Ambiguity, Sensing Voice

Conference Observers:

Prof. Dr. Andrea Szukala, University of Münster; ECPR-Standing Group Citizenship

Prof. Kjetil Børhaug, University of Bergen, ECPR-Standing Group Citizenship

For more information on the conference's content, planned schedule, keynote speakers, panel chairs and conference observers, please check out this PDF.

Organising committee
Dr. Steve Kenner, FU Berlin / Leibniz University Hannover, CINC
Dr. Malte Kleinschmidt, Leibniz University Hannover, CINC
Prof. Dr. Dirk Lange, University of Vienna / CINC Leibniz University Hannover
Dr. Frank Reichert, The University of Hong Kong, ECPR Standing Group on Citizenship Steering Committee Member
Christiane Schröder, Leibniz University Hannover, CINC

 

 

ORGANIZERS, PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS

SUPPORTED BY

European Consortium for Political Research

SUPPORTED BY

The Ministry for Science and Culture of Lower Saxony