CONFERENCE 2017 THEME: THE END OF THE GLOBAL?
The first section examines the challenges facing our changing world and will address a variety of issues, ranging from economics to politics, development, and international law. This past year has witnessed an unprecedented wave of anti-globalisation sentiment around the world. Populist movements against traditional nationalist narratives have signalled the greatest challenge yet seen to global cosmopolitanism and the ‘triumph of liberalism’. In political discourse, protectionism and isolationism continue to dominate elections, policies and discussions throughout the world. Anti-immigration stances have dominated the Western political scene as citizens perceive their identity to be under threat. The once robust network of free trade agreements and economic interdependence are now being viewed with suspicion, despite the widespread benefits (real or imagined) global trade has brought consumers around the world. This is happening, not in spite of globalisation, but as a response to it.
“Our conference encourages students from around the world to present on topics linked to globalisation”
Globalisation is not just a political or economic process; it operates as a global movement, changing our accounts of what it means to be human. To revert back to 20th century understandings of global affairs is now practically impossible, so it is crucial to investigate how globalisation functions across the world, highlighting the multitude of different lived experiences and human stories. In a truly ‘global’ fashion, we strongly encourage participants from around the world to present papers which discuss the challenges facing a (post)-globalised world from their own unique perspectives. Too often, studies of globalisation compartmentalise the phenomenon from the perspective of one discipline and one location. Our hope is to provide a forum for a wide range of scholars from several disciplines to understand the connections linking contemporary responses to globalisation.
Our conference encourages students from around the world to present on topics linked to globalisation: economics, political science, international relations, international security, gender and sexuality, international institutions, international development, sociology, social policy, media studies, philosophy, comparative literature, international law, criminology, and cultural studies.
PANEL/PAPER/PRESENTATION THEMES COVERED:
- Economics after globalization: are we witnessing growing inequality?
- The end of the global: Have we reached the end of the global?
- Dangerous worlds: What are the challenges, risks, and dangers encountered at the end of the globalization?
- Law: International humanitarian law and humanitarian intervention: are we witnessing the death of ‘universal’ human rights?
- Rethinking development: Is international development in crisis?
- Living globalization differently: what can we learn from the ‘non-West’?
- Rethinking intergovernmental cooperation: are we witnessing the end of global governance and liberal institutionalism?
- The responsibility of states and citizens: what duties do we have to those displaces, dispossessed, and alienated by the new forms of populism?
- Global capitalism: are we witnessing new forms of economic nationalism?
- Media and democracy: have ‘fake news’ enhanced or killed democracies?
- Alt-Right and the politics of backlash: how and why has the alternative right rejected mainstream conservatism?
BENEFITS OF ATTENDANCE
- Recognition of your work on an international platform as a presenter.
- All accepted abstract/full papers will be published in the conference proceedings both print and online version.
- Potentially identify your future collaborative partnerships among the international, vibrant and scholarly audience.
- Sharing ideas and meeting with students from around the world, forging new networks and opportunities for post-graduate life.
- Certificate of participation for presentation for presentations; certificate of attendance for those attending only.
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