Workshop/CfP - Governing Diversity in the 21st Century, 21-22 September 2017, Slovakia

Publish Date: Jul 10, 2017

Deadline: Jul 31, 2017

Event Dates: from Sep 21, 2017 01:58 to Sep 22, 2017 01:58

Governing Diversity in the 21st Century. The Quest for National Unity and Contested Accommodation of Minorities in the Heterogeneous States

The workshop will take place on September 21-22, 2017, at Comenius University in Bratislava.
Diversity and unity are frequently assumed to be mutually exclusive concepts. The question of how to simultaneously govern diverse populations and ensure stability has been at the core of political thought from ancient times to the present. This workshop will focus on how contemporary societies and governments respond to diversity and majority-minority relations

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The objective of this workshop is to bring together a community of scholars, researchers and practitioners to share their work and support development in the field. The workshop will be a great chance for participants to get feedback on their work, to create ties and encourage further collaboration. 
We welcome theoretical and empirical contributions from any stage of carrier (from PhD. students, postdocs and senior scholars and researchers) dealing with the following suggested themes (non-exhaustively):
Constitutional design and institutional policies for governing diversity;
Nationality, ethnicity, and identity;
Diversity and minority accommodation, strategies and policies;
Diversity, conflict, and violence;
Inequalities, social exclusion, and discrimination.

To submit proposals for individual papers, please include the title of the paper; an abstract of the paper (max. 250 words); 3-8 keywords indicating the subject, theme, and scope of the paper; and a short biography (max. 300 words).

To submit panel proposals, please include the title of the panel, an abstract (max. 500 words), the title of each paper (max. five papers), the abstracts of each paper (max. 250 words), short biographies for all paper authors (max. 500 words) and a discussant name (one of the paper presenters can be a discussant).

All proposals should be sent to Dr. Svetluša Surova ( by July 31, 2017. Space is limited.

Notifications of acceptance will be made by August 15, 2017.

The workshop will also feature a keynote presentation by Dr. Jennifer Jackson Preece (the London School of Economics and Political Science).

The workshop has no registration fee. Catering and lunch will be provided on both days, as well as a closing workshop dinner on Friday evening (September, 22nd).

To submit a proposal and to learn more about the BARI 2017 Workshop, please visit our website

For more information about the workshop, please contact Svetluša Surova (

We look forward to reading your proposals. Please do spread the word.


Svetluša Surová

Dr. Svetluša Surová
Visiting Fellow
Department of Political Science
Faculty of Arts
Comenius University in Bratislava
P.O. Box 32
Gondova 2
814 99 Bratislava

Tel. + 421 (0) 917 909 665
Email: and

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