Call for Proposals for Special Issues of the Journal of European Integration to be published in 2019 

Sept 28, 2017 - ECSA-C News


Deadline for Submissions:  31 October 2017

 The Journal of European Integration invites proposals for two special issues to be published in 2018. Proposals on any topic within the scope of the journal are welcome and need to be received by the journal’s editorial office (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) by the above deadline. Anyone interested in submitting a proposal is kindly requested to consult the guidelines for prospective guest editors on the journal’s website ( and needs to ensure that the proposal contains all the required information. The journal’s executive editors expect to take a decision within four weeks and will inform everyone who submitted a proposal of the outcome at that point. Feel free to contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions about the procedure or informal inquiries you may have.

 In addition, the journal’s reviews editor also welcomes at any time the submission of new proposals which should include a review theme and the body of literature to be discussed. Where needed, we facilitate the acquisition of review copies. The journal is keen to hear from potential reviewers who intend to publish objective and ethical appraisals grounded on existing scholarship. Review articles must not exceed 3,000 words in length. Please contact Johan Adriaensen (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) directly with any proposal submission.


The Journal of European Integration Editorial Team

Executive Editors: Thomas Christiansen (Maastricht University) and Simon Duke (EIPA) 

Associate Editors: Federica Bicchi (LSE/EUI) and Olivier Costa (SciencesPo Bordeaux/College of Europe)

Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board: Emil Kirchner (Essex University)

Reviews Editor: Johan Adriaensen (Maastricht University)

Social Media Editor: Vigjilenca Abazi (New York University)

Journal Manager: Shelly Tsui (Maastricht University)


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Unity, Diversity, Populism: The European Union in Challenging Times - Call for papers ECSA-C, May 2018, Toronto

Call for Papers/Panels/Workshops

Unity, Diversity, Populism: The European Union in Challenging Times

12th Biennial Conference of the European Community Studies Association-Canada,

Toronto, 9-11 May 2018

In the words of former German foreign minister, Joschka Fischer, “after two World Wars and during the Cold War, European integration was a no-brainer. But the shared understanding that unity delivers peace, prosperity, and democracy has been weakened over time by persistent crises, and it could now be lost completely unless it is reinforced by a forward-looking message.” The question now remains, how is the European Union meeting contemporary challenges to maintain its “Unity in Diversity”?

The project of European integration has always had, as its primary goal, the security of peace and stability on the European continent. Through close economic, and later political cooperation, the states of Europe have moved to replace the destructive nationalisms of the early 20th century with a shared understanding of the importance of unity and cooperation. And yet, the rise of new nationalisms, reflected in the election of populist leaders as well as in Brexit and rising Euro-scepticism, are undermining the stability of the European project and threatening a return to the inward-looking, nationalist, and exclusionary politics of the early 20th century. These challenges threaten the project of integration, and as states attempt to salvage the core projects, may also threaten many of the advancements that Europe has made in terms of gender and racial equality, combatting social exclusion and poverty and advancing social and human rights.

The 12th Biennial European Community Studies Association Conference will take up the questions of unity, diversity and populism to interrogate the ways in which the European Union, member states and citizens are responding to the challenges arising from a changing global reality.

We wish to address the ways in which Europe promotes and undermines both unity and diversity through its policies, its interactions on the global stage, and its institutional organization. Topics might include citizenship, economics, cultural policies, democratic empowerment, gender and racial equality, freedom of movement, learning, active citizenship, minority rights and the refugee crisis, and the EU’s impact on its periphery and the world, including enlargement, foreign, security and trade policy. We will explore the role of EU institutions, but also member state governments, political, cultural and economic forces, and integration dynamics. Our objective is to provide a balanced assessment and analytical understanding of the EU’s specific contributions (or lack thereof) to unity and diversity broadly understood. To this end, we welcome the submission of papers and panels on any topic related to the EU.

This two and a half day conference will bring together scholars and practitioners from variety of disciplines and backgrounds and will include plenary sessions, keynote speakers, a professional development day for graduate students, panels, and workshops. Come and celebrate Europe Day with us in Toronto!  

We welcome submissions for individual papers, panels (3-4 papers) and workshops (approximately 12 papers) in either English or French.  Please send proposals to:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Deadline for submissions is December 1, 2017.