CfP for the Second Conference on Human Security, Terrorism & Organised Crime in the Western Balkans

Call for Papers for the Second Conference on Human Security, Terrorism & Organised Crime in the Western Balkans: Realities, Risks and Responses, 4-6 October 2007, Sarajevo

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Call for Papers for the Second Conference on Human Security, Terrorism & Organised Crime in the Western Balkans: Realities, Risks and Responses, 4-6 October 2007, Sarajevo

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The HUMSEC project invites suggestions for presentations at this conference to be held in Sarajevo, 4-6 October 2007. The working language of the conference will be English and all presentations/papers will be in English. Suggestions received by 31 March 2007 will enjoy priority consideration by a conference-planning group in Podgorica in late April. Applicants will be contacted (by eMail) with a response, and possibly with a suggestion for fine-tuning. Submissions received later may be considered, depending on the fullness of the conference programme by that time.

Conference Themes: The second conference of the HUMSEC project focuses on the multiple interactions among transnational illegal organizations, state institutions, and the civil society in the Balkan region, and how these influence post-conflict capacity building. Contributions by regional experts, comparativists and theory-oriented social scientists, as well as governmental and non-governmental practitioners are particularly welcome.
Presentations may cover one or more of the following:
Thematic Bloc 1: The Rise and Demise of Transnational Terrorist and Criminal Organizations
Thematic Bloc 2: Conflict and the Transformation of State and Society
Thematic Bloc 3: Strategies of Repoliticization and Reintegration of Conflict Actors

Submission Procedure: Each presentation at the conference will be in English language and will be expected to take 15-20 minutes, before discussion. Please submit your suggestion for a presentation by using the online form. You may submit one or two proposals. It is unlikely that two presentations would be accepted from the same person or institution, however you may wish to offer alternatives. If wishing to submit two proposals, please make two separate submissions. Titles of proposed papers, plus abstracts of approximately 300 words are invited no later than 31 March 2007.

The HUMSEC Project is supported by the European Commission under the Sixth Framework Programme ‚Integrating and Strengthening the European Reserach Area‘.