CFP – 16th Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality — From Rebellion to Revolution: Dynamics of Political Change

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16th Berlin Roundtables on Transnationality, October 17 – 20, 2012

From Rebellion to Revolution: Dynamics of Political Change
Submission deadline is June 30, 2012.

Based on an international essay competition, we will invite approximately 45 applicants to discuss their research, concerns and agendas with peers and prominent scholars in Berlin. The competition is open to students and scholars (max. up to 5 years after Ph.D.), journalists and activists interested in revolutionary processes (e.g. government agencies, NGOs). The Irmgard Coninx Foundation will cover travel to and accommodation in Berlin.

Conference papers can address but are not limited to the following topics:

– dynamics of political/system change
– democratization and human rights in revolutionary processes
– violence
– mass mobilization
– (new) media and revolution today
– role of elites and elite competition/coalitions
– role of military and police forces
– economic and political reasons for rebellion and their course
– cultural and religious factors influencing revolutions
– demographic and social background of revolutions
– foreign military and humanitarian intervention
– revolution/rebellion as analytical and normative concept

Discussions will take place in three workshops chaired by Wolfgang Merkel (Humbold-Universität zu Berlin/WZB), Christoph Stefes (University of Colorado Denver/WZB), Jeff Goodwin (New York University) and Sonja Hegasy (Zentrum Moderner Orient).

The conference will be accompanied by evening lectures by Nancy Fraser (The New School for Social Research) and Amr Hamzawy (requested, University of Cairo/Freedom Egypt Party).

Conference participants are eligible to apply for one of up to three three-month fellowships to be used for research in Berlin at the WZB.

For further information on the conference and the background paper:

Irmgard Coninx Stiftung
c/o Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin
für Sozialforschung
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 25491-411
Fax: +49 30 25491-684
Email: info(at)

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