Tuesday, January 6, 2009

PANEL/CFP- Panel on Informal Economies for the ICCEES 2010

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PANEL/CFP- Panel on Informal Economies for the ICCEES 2010

Posted by: Abel Polese <abelpolese@hotmail.com>

Dear Colleagues:

I am a Research Fellow at the Institute of Geography of the University
of Edinburgh. I am trying to put together a panel on informal
economies for the next ICCEES World Congress (I attach the call below).

In my current research project I look at the way under-the-table
practices have a role in the economic development of Ukraine and Turkey.

If anybody working on the following topics wants to join the panel at
ICCEES I would be glad to hear from him/her:
- social and economic informal networks
- bribe/gift giving, corruption, favours
- fiscal frauds, taxes, smuggling
- remittances, border crossing
- or any other related topic

You can contact me at:


Thank you and best wishes,

Abel Polese

CONF./CFP- ICCEES World Cong. - Int'l Council for Central & East Eur. Studies

Posted by: Henry Wathen <henry.wathen@gmail.com>

Dear Colleagues:

We have the honour to invite the international academic community to
the VIII ICCEES World Congress in Stockholm 2010, to participate in a
wide scholarly discussion with the overriding theme:

Eurasia: Prospects for Wider Cooperation

Call for Proposals

The VIII World Congress of the International Council for Central and
East European Studies will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, on 26-31
July 2010.

The Swedish Society for the Study of Russia, Central and Eastern
Europe and Central Asia invites all interested scholars to submit
proposals for panels, papers and round-table discussions. These
proposals should reflect the results of new research in the study of
developments in the cultural, political, social and economic processes
underway in Central and Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union.

While acknowledging the ongoing European integration processes, the
VIII World Congress is convened at a time when the international
situation poses new security challenges, requiring the elaboration of
new strategies. The Congress seeks to organize a wide scholarly
discussion of these developments. The processes of European
integration and wider cooperation across Eurasia not only impact upon
geographical spaces but also leave their mark upon cultural spaces.
These processes make communication between languages, histories,
religions, traditions, legacies and memories more complex. Humanities
and social science scholars are therefore invited to reflect on how
local cultural contexts react to, engage in, or resist globalization.

For more information about the general themes of the Congress, please see:

Deadline for panel proposals: 28 February 2009
Address for proposals: proposals@iccees2010.se
Abstract submission: 1 March ­ 30 October 2009
Registration: Beginning 1 July 2009
Address for abstracts and registration: www.iccees2010.se

Procedures for Proposals

1. Only proposals submitted electronically will be considered for
inclusion in the Congress. Proposals must be submitted in English -
irrespective of the language to be used by the panelists at the
Congress. Proposals should be directed to: proposals@iccees2010.se.
2. The deadline for proposals is 28 February 2009. The International
Academic Committee encourages proposals to be sent as early as possible.
3. The International Academic Committee will meet in the spring 2009
to make a decision on the composition of the final Congress programme.
4. The International Academic Committee will send all scholars whose
proposals have been accepted, an official letter of invitation, which
can be used to apply for funding and/or obtaining a visa, by 1 July 2009.
5. Once a proposal for a panel/paper has been accepted, one half-page
abstract in English should be submitted through an on-line abstract
system at www.iccees2010.se, for each of the panel's papers, no later
than 30 October 2009. A paper without an abstract will not be included
in the program.
6. Please note that the abstracts will be published without editing.
The authors therefore have to ensure that they are satisfied with
their abstract.
7. Each abstract must indicate the language in which the paper will be
8. Each abstract has to include contact details, at least an e-mail address.

For further guidelines for panel proposals, see the Congress webpage.

Registration Fees by 31 December 2009:
Registration fee: 290 euros
Residents of Eastern European and Central Asian states: 230 euros
Students: 125 euros

Registration after 1 January 2010:
Registration fee: 350 euros
Residents of Eastern European and Central Asian states: 290 euros
Students: 150 euros

On-Site Registration:
Registration fee: 375 euros
Residents of Eastern European and Central Asian states: 300 euros
Students: 160 euros
One-Day Admission: 55 euros
One-Day Admission for Students: 25 euros

For further information about payments, accommodation, registration,
tours, and the scholarly aspects of the congress, see the Congress

Hjartligt valkomna!


Tova Höjdestrand, Ph.D.
General Secretary ICCEES 2010
Södertörn University College
CBEES / F901
S-14189 Huddinge
Phone: +46 8 6084035
Cell phone: +46 73 6463567

Henry Wathen
Folke Bernadotte Academy

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