Le Centre d’études européennes et comparées de Sciences Po accueillera la 9e Conférence du Standing Group on the European Union de l’ECPR du 13 au 15 juin à Paris. Cette conférence — sur le thème « Contradictions: whither the political, economic and social integration of Europe? — sera un moment d’échange important pour les spécialistes de l’intégration européenne de toutes les disciplines de sciences sociales quels que soient leurs outils théoriques et méthodologiques.
Outre une conférence et une table ronde plénières, quinze sections parallèles de huit sessions seront organisées. Les appels à communication des quinze sections présentées ci-dessous sont consultables en ligne ici.
Les propositions de sessions (panel proposals) et communications (paper proposals) sont à envoyer avant le 8 janvier 2018.
9th Pan-European Conference on the European Union
13 – 15 June 2018 / Paris, France
Contradictions: whither the political, economic and social integration of Europe?
For some years ago, pundits have said that the European Union has been under stress and showing resilience, undergoing “crises” requiring adaptation. Without subscribing to this vocabulary borrowed from physics or medicine, social scientists are trying to understand how current political tensions and policy contradictions affect the European project after the end of the “permissive consensus” and as the EU post-Lisbon “constitutional compromise” seems fragile. Scholars have been reflecting on the state of European integration with a diachronic perspective based on empirical work or more theoretical endeavors. They are thus able to shed light on the EU as a set of institutions and policies with its elites and interest groups embedded in a wider international context. Analysis of the EU as a source of political cleavage are key to understanding populism, party realignment, territorial tensions in many member states, against the backdrop of inequalities within and across member states. The conference also addresses the complex relationship between socioeconomic dynamics and EU developments to understand the bases of political integration and its potential effects. Are the terms “European society” or “European economy” constructs reflecting an empirical reality and can they be linked to EU policies? In this era of “lost illusions”, our Paris meeting will also engage with debates in political, legal and social theory around key concepts including democracy, the rule of law, and legitimacy.
Section 1. Integration vs. federation. Which model for Europe?
Section chairs: Markus Jachtenfuchs (Hertie School of Governance) and Philip Genshel (EUI).
Section 2. Public Support for European Integration: Between Backlash and Revival
Section Chairs: Catherine E. De Vries (University of Essex) and Sara B. Hobolt (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Section 3: The EU: Current Issues in Political Theory
Section chairs: Chris Bickerton (Cambridge university) and Carlo Invernizzi Accetti (City university of New York)
Section 4. EU institutions and inter-institutional relations in the EU: Unusual suspects and understudied dynamics
Section chairs: Hussein Kassim (university of East Anglia) and Christine Neuhold (Maastricht university)
Section 5. Who governs? EU elites and bureaucratic transformations
Section chairs: Didier Georgakakis (university of Paris 1)
Section 6. The bordering of Europe: historical and comparative perspectives
Section chairs: Nora El Qadim (Paris 8 university) and Giulia Scalettaris (Lille 2 university)
Section 7. Bringing IR back in: the European Union and the world
Section chairs: Richard Balme (Sciences Po Paris) and Benedetta Voltolini (University College London)
Section 8. The Emerging Political Geography of Europe
Section Chairs: Brigid Laffan (EUI Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies)
Section 9. The political economy of the euro area and its future
Section chairs: Hans-Helmut Kotz (Harvard university) and Waltraud Schelkle (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Section 10. EU Socioeconomic Governance and the Future of European Welfare States
Section Chairs: Amandine Crespy (Université libre de Bruxelles) and Jonathan Zeitlin (University of Amsterdam)
Section 11. The Europeanization of societies?
Section chairs: Juan Diez Medrano (University Carlos III and IBEI) and Kathleen McNamara (Georgetown university)
Section 12. Transnational contention: movements and interest groups in the EU
Section chairs: Carlo Ruzza (university of Trento) and Louisa Parks (university of Trento)
Section 13. EU law and politics
Section chairs: Dan Kelemen (Rutgers university) and Sabine Saurugger (Sciences Po Grenoble)
Section 14. Developments in EU governance – democracy, the rule of law and fundamental rights as contentious issues
Section chairs: Dermot Hudson (Birkbeck university of London) and Uwe Puetter (Central European University)
Section 15. Freedom of Movement, Citizenship and Welfare Membership
Section chairs. Roxana Barbulescu (University of Leeds) and Adrian Favell (university of Leeds)