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Conference on post-crisis states transformation, Linköping, Sweden

The European Science Foundation (ESF) and Linköping University are jointly organising a conference on 'Post-crisis states transformation: rethinking the foundation of the state' from 1 to 5 May 2009 in Linköping, Sweden.

Mainstream models of state-building assume that state l...

1 May 2009 - 1 May 2009
Sweden

The European Science Foundation (ESF) and Linköping University are jointly organising a conference on 'Post-crisis states transformation: rethinking the foundation of the state' from 1 to 5 May 2009 in Linköping, Sweden.

Mainstream models of state-building assume that state legitimacy in a post-crisis context can be established and state collapse avoided through international intervention combined with military presence, aid and democratic elections. Realities on the ground have lead to questions of effectiveness, at least in the way measures have been implemented.

The focus of this conference is the question of the model of the state that is being 'reformed', rather than on the methods of state reform or state-building. Conference sessions will address:
- processes of formation and disintegration of the state (historical perspective and contemporary dynamics, interdisciplinary approach);
- international dynamics of state formation: interventions and the dependence process;
- how to exit the nation state model;
- principles of action and policies regarding sovereignty;
- nation state and national identity;
- the role of coercion in creating nations, the malleability of national identities;
- principles of action and policies regarding identity and legitimacy;
- non-institutionalised forms of political legitimacy;
- from access to the exercise of power, renewing/maintaining legitimacy;
- transcendental and charismatic forms of legitimacy and democracy.For further information, please click:
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