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Cfp: Law-Making and Law-Breaking in the Context of Securitization and Neo-conservatism.
Development of Russian Law-VII:
Law-Making and Law-Breaking in the Context of Securitization and Neo-conservatism
20-21 October 2014
Faculty of Law
University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Call for papers
In the light of recent events and current political situation, Russian law is facing a number of challenges.
In Russian political discourse the law is
being called upon to function
as a major tool of securing new Russian political regime and
neo-conservative ideology. While scholars debate whether this
neo-conservative turn was (un)expected and how Putin’s policies reflect
Russia’s exceptionality concepts, the State Duma has passed legislation
which can also be used to curb political and societal activity and to
illegalize actions and behaviour threatening to the regime. This active
law-making creates challenges to the quality and cohesiveness of
normative acts. Consequently, it may also result
in law-breaking and advance the marginalization of such concepts as
rule-of-law, human rights, and democracy.
The Faculty of Law of the University of Helsinki is pleased to announce the consecutive conference in Development of Russian
Law, which will take place in Helsinki on October 20-21, 2014.
This conference continues the series of workshops, seminars, and
conferences in Russian law, organized by the Faculty of Law since 2008.
This annual event is devoted to discussions of the
new and important topics within the field of Russian law and legal
conference utilizes the bottom-up approach as to call for papers: Any
topic within the sphere of Russian law which
is considered important and/or crucial for the development of Russian
law and legal studies by the applicant is welcome to be submitted as a
proposal for conference participation. We especially encourage younger
scholars and graduate students to apply. We
also welcome legal researchers from across disciplines to join our
discussions of Russian law. At the same time, we also encourage
submission of individual papers and panel in the following
1)Russian attitudes to international law in the context of “interests” and “security”;
2)Russian law and politics of securitization in Russia;
3)Judicial system’s reforms and the future of justice in Russia;
4)Neo-conservative policies and Russian law;
5)Law-making as a tool of control and ideologies of neo-positivism;
6)Protest movements and law-breaking as a challenge for the rule-of-law state;
7)Civil law and commercial law in the situation of sanctions.
The working language of the conference is English. All presentations and discussions are held in this language.
individual paper submissions, please, include:
- Contact information;
- Title of your talk;
- Abstract (200-400 words).
session proposals, please, include:
-Title of your session;
-Organiser’s name, affiliation and contact information;
-Session abstract (400 words);
-Each presenter’s name. affiliation and contact information;
-Each presenter’s title and abstract (100 words).
The proposals shall be sent to:
firstname.lastname@example.org with the mention of Development of Russian Law-VII in the subject matter by
September, 1st, 2014.
Web-comics: Some Links by Liladhar R. Pendse (UC Berkeley)
This exhibit also takes in consideration comics that are born digital. The webcomics represent a unique opportunity for their creators to provide outreach to multiple audiences. Below are some suggested webcomics that can make this exhibition more interesting to our visitors.The list below was adapted for use from Buzzfeed.com, scroll.in and other sites. Some of these comics might be sensitive to their viewers. I would advise viewer’s discretion. This is not a comprehensive list but it provides a meaningful insight into the mysterious world of the webcomics.
A Century of Movement: Russian
Culture and Global Community Since 1917 CFP Deadline: April 7, 2017 October
12-13, 2017 http://centuryofmovement.web.unc.edu University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Keynote Speakers: Katerina
Clark and Marina Frolova-Walker Conference Organizers: Jamie
Blake and Grace Kweon, in collaboration with Annegret Fauser The
cultural products of the last century reflect change, opportunity, and
uncertainty, and demonstrate active negotiations between personal identity and
social awareness, nationalism and cosmopolitanism, artistic voice and security.
This conference, in the centennial year of the Revolution, seeks to explore the
transformations set in motion during and after the events of 1917 through an
examination of cultural production and practices, located both within and without
will explore first and foremost the issue of human migration, particularly the
patterns and developments set in motion by the Revolution. In light of today’s
CALL FOR PAPERSAccelerated development? Socio-political landslides, cultural ruptures and literary history in Eastern EuropeGhent UniversitySeptember 29 – October 1, 2017 http://www.slavistiek.ugent.be/Accelerateddevelopment). In 1964 the Bulgarian-Belarusian-Russian scholar Georgii Gachev coined the term ‘uskorennoe razvitie’ or ‘accelerated development’ in his 1964 monograph Accelerated Development of Literature: On the Basis of the Bulgarian Literature of the First Half of the 19thCentury. The term describes what happened to Bulgarian literature during Ottoman rule. Being a ‘young’ and ‘peripheral’ literature, having started to develop only recently at the time, Bulgarian literature ‘had to’ go through the whole evolution of European literature at a high pace in order to catch up with the latter. One of the side effects of this accelerated development was that characteristics of different style periods could even co-occur. Gachev’s thought-provoking idea has never really received a l…