Proposals for the panel on 'Regional Perspectives on the Future of Citizenship' should be submitted no later than 28 May 2013.
The aim is to assess the past quarter century (since the end of the Cold War) of developments in citizenship and to project these or current developments into the future: What will citizenship look like in another quarter century or more? To what extent will the currently roughly homogeneous legal status (with the partial exception of EU citizenship) of citizenship show regional differences? Given the rise of European citizenship, is there scope for a "citizenship" of the African Union, ASEAN, Mercosur, NAFTA, or other regional blocs? Or is the currently dominant organizing principle of citizenship (equal status and rights on the basis of nationality bestowed and recognized by sovereign states) most likely to persist with no changes, or to be replaced by alternative organizing logic(s), perhaps exhibiting regional differences? We are particularly interested in perspectives from Africa, Latin America, the Middle East and (East) Asia. The panel(s)/roundtable will be focused on political science but we welcome perspectives from related disciplines such as law, sociology, and history.
Please send title, abstract (approx 200 words) and contact details to firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com no later than Tuesday, May 28; preferably earlier.