Local Politics, Global Impacts: Steps to a Multi-Disciplinary Analysis of Scales

Paris, 14th-15th June 2012, The global impacts of local politics and power relations remains a largely unexplored continent.  

The University of Chicago and the French Development Agency are pleased to announce a conference to be held in Paris on 14th and 15th June 2012, devoted to exploring these concerns and helping scholars to exchange concepts, research designs, methods and professional networks. The  call for papers must be submitted before 31th January 2012

Papers should investigate how local interest games generate international consequences, through what channels and mechanisms – and whether current forms of international cooperation and global governance regimes are well or ill-adapted to these challenges. Possible research subjects may include, but are not limited to, the epistemology of scale analysis, climate change, environmental protection, global health, food security, financial crisis, international security and  social violence. We welcome contributions from all fields of the social sciences, including economics, anthropology, political science, geography, philosophy or sociology.

Professor Arjun Appadurai will act as keynote speaker. He is currently Professor at New York University (NYU) and is recognized as a major theorist in globalization studies.

Travel, hotel and per diem expenses of contributors (on a 2 night basis) will be reimbursed.