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CONF./CFP- 19th Annual ASEN Conference: Nationalism and Globalisation, LSE, Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2009

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CONF./CFP- 19th Annual ASEN Conference, LSE, Mar. 31-Apr. 2, 2009

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19th Annual ASEN Conference:

"Nationalism and Globalisation"
31st March - 2nd April 2009, London School of Economics

Call For Papers

The Association for the Study of Ethnicity and Nationalism (ASEN) is
holding its 19th Annual Conference, entitled "Nationalism and
Globalisation", Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, 31st March - 2nd
April 2009, at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Nationalism and globalisation are complex phenomena generating
vigorous academic debates. Yet, there has been little sustained
theoretical and empirical consideration of their relationship, and no
framework devised capable of satisfactorily dealing with the
interactions between the two, especially as these change over time and
vary from place to place. Yet nationalism has both shaped, and been
shaped byglobalization. This conference seeks to explore the
relationship between nationalism and globalisation in its various
forms, primarily focusing on the impact of globalisation on national
identity, national sovereignty, state-formation, and the ways in which
nationalism has shaped globalising processes.

The conference will include keynote addresses from leading scholars in
the field, along with opportunities for scholars from various
disciplines to examine the relationship between nationalism and
globalisation in a series of panel sessions. Suggested themes include:
* Conflicting or complementary phenomena?
* Nationalism and global political conflict
* Global migration patterns and national identities
* Globalisation and the emergence of new forms of nationalism
* The impact of globalisation on national culture
* Nationalism versus supranationalism
* Pan-nationalism

The first day will explore the theoretical and historical relationship
between globalisation, nationalism and national identities.The second
day will examine current issues such as migration, arms proliferation,
financial crisis, multinational corporations and global consumer
culture and their impact on the nation-state and national identities.
The third day will focus on the interaction between globalisation and
novel forms of nationalism and regional identities as well as
nationalist responses to supranationalism, including European
integration. The conference will adopt a multi-disciplinary approach
focusing on historical, theoretical and contemporary aspects of the theme.

The 2009 Conference Committee is now calling for papers to be
presented at the conference. The application is open to any
researcher who is interested in the study of nationalism. The
abstracts of the proposed papers should not exceed 500 words and are
expected by November 1st, 2008. Abstracts should make clear (a) the
particular focus of the paper in terms of evidence and method, (b) its
discipline location, (c) its relevance to the nationalism/globalisation
topic, and (d) what specific theme/panel it would best fit into. Only
abstracts directly related to nationalism will be considered. The
Committee will notify applicants of its decisions by November 30th,
2008. Please see the ASEN website (
for more information and to submit your proposal.

Suggestions for panels and additional themes are also welcome. Papers
submitted to the conference will be considered for publication in a
special issue of Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism (SEN). Please
note that ASEN cannot cover travel and accommodation costs. Presenters
are expected to register for the conference. Further enquiries are
welcome at:

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