PUBLICATIONS & RESOURCES

New Publication" Guide to the European Union 2002-2003: An Overview of Current Issues." New edition: 400 pages. Published by Roupater in APRIL 2003, this Guide is a survey of current EU affairs. It takes stocks of the previous years events (2001-2002) and considers the main themes of European activities set to figure large on the agenda of EU institutions in the coming year (2003). The Guide adopts the original approach of considering EU activities from the perspective not only of the 15 Member States but also of the 13 countries now seeking membership. For more information and ordering form go to http://www.europa-information.net

Call for Contributions for Book Explorations in Central Asia: Contemporary Research in Sociology (The full text of the call in English and Russian is available at http://www.civiceducationproject.org/legacy/disciplines/sgc/announcements.html)
We invite original contributions for an edited book. The book aims to bring together contemporary research and thinking undertaken by social scientists about Central Asia. The book will demonstrate the richness, vitality and depth of current academic work in understanding and explaining the region’s continuities and changes. By combining social theory with empirical work, the book will provide students, lecturers and researchers with insights into the key themes of sociology and research methods and methodologies. The book will also appeal to the general reader, who otherwise lacks access to printed scholarly materials relevant to Central Asia. Submission deadline: 15 December 2003 Send submissions, comments and enquiries to the book editors: Dr Balihar Sanghera (CEP Kyrgyzstan) or Tanya Yarkova (CARC): centralasiaresearch@yahoo.co.uk Other editors include Medina Aitieva, Gulzat Botoeva, Scott Willis and Dr Christopher Kaplonski Please visit our website: http://uk.geocities.com/centralasiaresearch/html 

Civic Education Project – Central Asia & Mongolia
Book Project- Call for Papers

The Civic Education Project, to commemorate its long years of service in the region, invites current and alumni fellows to contribute to a book project focusing on any social science issue (including culture, economy, education, history, law, politics, psychology, and society) in Central Asia & Mongolia.

Purpose: The paucity of well-researched materials on Central Asia remains a crucial issue. Therefore, any new volume, comprehensive or more narrowly focused, would benefit the academic community (students and faculty) both in the region abroad. In addition, this project is congruent with CEP core mission, i.e. promoting students’ critical skills and enhancing the development of social sciences in the former Soviet Union.

Further, the idea is to bring together the two major programs of CEP (local and visiting fellows) to work on a single project that would allow for a mentoring relationship to develop on a one on one basis. One VFF will pair with one or more LFF/SCOUT to submit a well researched original paper on any topic that falls under their combined areas of expertise. Alumni (fellows and students) are also welcome to submit contribute to the book.

Proposal: A two page well thought out proposal should be submitted electronically. Proposals can address all aspects of Central Asia and Mongolia to the extent that they remain within the scope of liberal arts (social sciences, law, and humanities).

Structure of the Manuscript: The book is to be divided into three sections: a general Central Asia & Mongolia section (comparative studies only), a section devoted to papers dealing with specific countries of the region (case studies or country studies), and a third section that is devoted to policy papers (advocacy).

Submission guidelines:

Only one proposal will be accepted from an author. However, multiple proposals may be submitted.
Proposals should not exceed 700 words.
All papers must be co-authored by at least one VFF and one LFF/SCOUT (current or alumnus), or one VFF (current or alumnus) and one former CEP student.
The Chicago Style Manual should be used in formatting the submissions.
The manuscript will be first prepared in English and a Russian translation may be considered later.
Proposals may be submitted for all three sections of the book.
Only electronic submissions will be accepted.
Length of final papers: 7000-10,000 words

Time-line:

Deadline for submission of proposals is October 30, 2003.
Deadline for notification of selected papers is November 15, 2003.
Deadline for resubmission of proposals of conditional acceptances is December 1, 2003
Deadline for submission of final paper is March 1, 2004

Deadline for submission of final edited copies is April 15, 2004.

Address for questions and submission: cepcacd@elcat.kg

 

Panorama of Russia specializes in non-fiction, predominantly reference publications from Russia and the New Independent States. The fields we cover are philosophy and religion, government and politics, military and legal affairs, humanities, literary history and criticism, history, and social sciences. We can be found at http://www.panrus.com

Series of Lectures on Economics: Leading World Experts at the Carnegie Moscow Center. T. Maleva, A. Aslund (Eds.). In Russian. Full text in Russian: http://pubs.carnegie.ru/books/2002/09tm/pdf/0209tm-full.pdf
Contents and summary in English: http://pubs.carnegie.ru/english/books/2002/09tm/toc.asp

Boenker, Frank/Klaus Mueller/Andreas Pickel (eds.), Postcommunist Transformation and the Social Sciences: Cross-Disciplinary Approaches, Lanham: Rowman & Littlefield, 2002, 304 pp., 74 USD, ISBN 0742518388 (Hardcover), Reviewed by Josef Langer (University Klagenfurt), Email: Josef.Langer@uni-klu.ac.at Reading, Writing and Reconciliation: Educational Reform in Bosnia and Herzegovina Valery Perry ECMI Working Paper #18 Available for download at http://www.ecmi.de/doc/public_papers.html

Online journal for peace and conflict studies, call for papers Peace, Conflict and Development is a refereed online journal edited and managed by doctoral students in the Department of Peace Studies, University of Bradford, UK. We are now soliciting contributions for the fourth issue, to be published in the Winter. Peace. Topics: peace, conflict, development, human rights, democracy, environment; issues of race, culture, religion and identity, conflict resolution, post-war reconstruction, and other areas of related interest. For more details on submission guidelines, or to readthe first issue, please visit the website. Location: Deadline: December 31, 2003 Website: www.peacestudiesjournal.org.uk

The Journal Perspectives on European Politics and Society, published by Brill Academic Publishers. It is a standard academic refereed journal with a focus on European politics If you would like more details about the journal please contact the editor Dr Cameron Ross at c.z.ross@dundee.ac.uk

Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development announces a rolling call for papers: KIPRED seeks to elicit policy research papers for its Policy Research Series from distinguished scholars and practitioners. Papers must be policy oriented and have Kosovar or regional focus. Permanent research priorities: Performance of Institutions Stability; performance; efficiency; political and financial accountability; consensus building Political Parties Inter-party relations; party organizations and structures; intra-party relations Local Government Reform; satisfaction; perceptions; efficiency; territorial division and competencies Interethnic Relations Power sharing arrangements at all levels; main problems for minorities; cultural and educational arrangements Electoral Systems Reform; political effects; cost/benefit Security Democratic control and accountability; performance Foreign Policy Relations with its neighbors; Euro-Atlantic integration; free-trade agreements Temporary areas of research interest:-Political process of the status of Kosova: Negotiations -International missions: analysis; lessons learned. The applicants should be of high academic standing: Minimum Master of Arts Language: The papers should be in English or Albanian Prospective authors should send one-to-two page abstracts at any time of the year to leon.malazogu@kipred.org For any other information, please e-mail info@kipred.org .

Dialogue Page for Conflicts Worldwide. The dialogue forum aims to contribute to the improvement of mutual understanding between opposing sides of conflict throughout the world. DWCW Newsletter; is a monthly electronic publication that aims to activate dialogue by way of announcing recent developments on DWCW : Web-site: http://www.dwcw.org/ Volume 55 Number 7/November 2003 of Europe-Asia Studies is now available on the Taylor & Francis website at http://taylorandfrancis.metapress.com.

Burcu Akan Ellis, Shadow Genealogies: Memory and Identity among Urban Muslims in Macedonia. Boulder, CO: East European Monographs (distributed by Columbia University Press), September 2003. ISBN 0880335262 Hardcover

The South-East European Studies Programme (SEESP) at the University of Oxford is soliciting proposals for its newly launched Occasional Paper Series. We will consider a wide array of subjects related to the social, political and economic developments in the area. Of particular interest are submissions comparing individual countries, subregions in wider South-East Europe Proposals of maximum 500 words should be emailed to othon.anastasakis@sant.ox.ac.uk and dimitar.bechev@sant.ox.ac.uk, website: http://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/areastudies/southeasteur.shtml

Call for papers. Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, a biannual, fully-refereed journal published in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics, invites the submission of High-quality articles of no more than 8,000 words on issues pertaining to ethnicity, nationalism, conflict, identity and related topics. The editors welcome submissions of both theoretical and empirical work, work in progress as well as contributions from professionals and postgraduate students. http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ASEN/guidlines2.htm

E-catalogue of the women's library of Zenska infoteka (Women's Infoteka, Zagreb).This is presently the only women's library in Croatia offering its e-catalogue online After many years of book collecting and processing, we are now finally offering you online access to the library of Zenska infoteka. E-catalogue of our library holds information on 2600 books from a whole range of women-related issues You can access the E-catalogue via the following link: http://www.zinfo.hr/hrvatski/knjiznica.htm

The Fletcher Journal of International Development is announcing a call for papers for its spring 2004 issue on Conflict and Development. The impacts of conflict on the possibilities for development and The impacts of development on the initiation, continuation, and resolution of conflict are questions that are in need of continued Consideration. The deadline for submissions to the upcoming volume is December 15, 2003.For more information on submitting papers, subscribing to PRAXIS, Or ordering previous issues, contact us at our mailing address or via email at editors@fletcherpraxis.com . You can also learn more about PRAXIS at http://www.fletcherpraxis.com

The Center for Democracy and Reconciliation in Southeast Europe (CDRSEE)
Internet Forum is a platform for dialogue, that is being extended to include university students and professors. If you are intersted in taking part or have a question, please contact Leon Saltiel at: saltiell@cdsee.org The Internet Forum (www.reconcilingforthefuture.org) is designed as an inclusive dialogue platform that should facilitate a long-term process of building up a regional consensus on fundamental rights and interests.

Recently e-published article on Croatia and its course to EU written by professor Sundac, Department of Economics, University of Rijeka. More authoritatve articles are going to be e-published soon at www.seeiia.freeservers.com. Dr.George Voskopoulos, Research Fellow South East European Research Centre (www.seerc.info)

Call for Papers: From National Histories to Balkan History 4th Workshop, Saturday 31 January 2003, European Studies Centre, St Antony's College, Oxford After grappling with the issues of ethnic minorities and regional cooperation and reconstruction, the BISA Working Group on the Balkans is shifting its attention to history. The Balkans has long been a region ridden with conflicts and traversed by multiple dividing lines. One of the side effects of the historical antagonisms has been the widespread parochialism. The history, culture and language of one's neighbours is little known and what is known is mostly informed by negative stereotypes. At the same time, national historiographies ignore shared pasts and typically stress national uniqueness and the continuity of ethnic identities. There is a huge variety of studies focused on particular countries and nations, written both by Balkan and non-Balkan authors, but also a relative shortage of more broadly framed accounts. We are soliciting papers, which look at the broader themes in Balkan history, society and politics, including:

- What has been common in the Balkans' social and political development since the early 19th century?
- Was there a shared Balkan identity before the advent of nationalism?
- What historical legacies unite the region nowadays?
- What is imaginary and what real about Balkan past and its impact on the present?
- Is a common Balkan history possible?

Please send a short abstract to: Dimitar Bechev (Oxford) dimitar.bechev@sant.ox.ac.uk Please note that the deadline for submitting proposals is Friday, 19, December, 2003.

Simon Morley, CEP VFF started a very interesting project of an interactive web-site for economics ( http://www.moderneconomics.net), as part of a proposal for setting up an economics network.

Call for Papers Special issue of The European Journal of Women's Studies Transformative Methodologies in Feminist Studies Edited by Nina Lykke Vol. 12, No 3, 2005 The special issue will bring together articles which put focus on transformative methodologies in feminist studies. Methodologies will be understood in a broad sense as 'thinking technologies', and the aim of the special issue is to reflect, discuss and assess some of the many innovative approaches which have been developed and used as an integrated part of feminist theorizing.. All articles will be subject to the usual review process. Articles should be prepared according to the Manual of Style available on request and should be sent to the Managing Editor of the journal: The European Journal of Women's Studies Attn. Akke Visser (Managing Editor) Utrecht University Heidelberglaan 2 3584 CS Utrecht The Netherlands Tel: +31 30 253 1881 Fax: +31 30 253 1277 EJWS@fss.uu.nl The closing date for the submission of articles is June 30th, 2004 For further information, please contact Nina Lykke at: ninly@tema.liu.se

Call for Papers: Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, a biannual, fully-refereed journal published in the Department of Government at the London School of Economics, invites the submission of High-quality articles of no more than 8,000 words on issues pertaining to ethnicity, nationalism, conflict, identity and related topics. The editors welcome submissions of both theoretical and empirical work, work in progress as well as contributions from professionals and postgraduate students. For more information, and to consult our style guide, please visit SEN's website: http://www.lse.ac.uk/collections/ASEN/guidlines2.htm

Occasional Paper Series: The South-East European Studies Programme (SEESP) at the University of Oxford is soliciting proposals for its newly launched Occasional Paper Series. We will consider a wide array of subjects related to the social, political and economic developments in the area. Of particular interest are submissions comparing individual countries, subregions in wider South-East Europe (the Western Balkans, the Eastern Balkan accession states, Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus) as well as those juxtaposing South-East Europe with other regional groupings. Both established academics and researchers who have recently completed or are in the last stages of their PhD are eligible. The accepted papers will be published on the SEESPs website and printed in hard copy. Selected contributors will also be invited to present their research in Oxford.Proposals of maximum 500 words should be emailed to othon.anastasakis@sant.ox.ac.uk and dimitar.bechev@sant.ox.ac.uk http://www.sant.ox.ac.uk/areastudies/southeasteur.shtml

Social Research Fall 2003 (vol. 70, no.3) The Fall 2003 issue of Social Research, based on papers from the December 2002 Social Research conference, Islam: The Public and Private Spheres, explores the diersity of Islamic societies worldwide probing their varying conceptions of privacy as a way of illuminating how these societies resemble and differ form each other and our own, at a time when this understanding is of critical importance… Issues are available for $9.00 US. Shipping outside the US: $2.50 for first issue, $1.00 each additional issue. For more information about these and other issues, visit our webside at www.socres.org or contact our editorial office: Social research, New School for Social Research, 65 5th Ave., Room 334, New York, NY 10003. Tel. (212)229-5776. Fax (212)29-5476. Email socres@newschool.edu

September/October 2003 SEE-ECN Newletter (South East European Educational Cooperation Network) For more information visit our website: http://www.see-educoop.net NEW IN LIBRARY This is a selection of educational documents recently published on our website. You can download these and other documents at http://www.see-educoop.net/new.htm

New database of the Brain Gain Program Visit the database of the Brain Gain Program at the left navigation bar of WUS Austria's website. This database provides information on the demand and supply of guest lectures in the program countries. Additionally all information about the Brain Gain Program, the application procedure and the involved staff can be found. The Brain Gain Program (BGP) is aimed at breaking the academic isolation of the universities by inviting qualified academics originating from the region to lecture courses, which are not available at the SEE university faculties. Visit www.wusaustria.org/sarajevo

Call for Papers: The Kosovar Institute for Policy Research and Development (KIPRED) seeks to elicit policy research papers for its Policy Research Series from distinguished scholars and practitioners. Papers must be policy oriented and have Kosovar or regional focus. For more information please visit http://www.kipred.org

New Publication: Spaces of Identity. The latest issue of Spaces of Identity, the international web-journal on identity formation in Central- and Eastern Europe and beyond is now on-line.It includes above others an analysis of what the new Serbian-Montenegran law on national minorities means for Vojvodina,a fieldwork on women who have immigrated from the former Yugoslavia to Western Canada. Please have a look at http://www.spacesofidentity.net

The Encyclopaedia of Islam has been published in CD-ROM versions for both PC and Macintosh users. The Macintosh version -- the one reviewed here -- is a very welcome addition and a clear improvement over the previous (PC only) version published in 1999. It offers full electronic access to the EI for users of OS 9 or Classic and MS Internet Explorer (other browsers, and OS X natively, are not directly supported, but may partly be tweaked to render the content). The major advantage of the electronic over the printed edition is its near-instant, full-text searchability. Purchase of the CD-ROM also allows access to the online version of the EI, which is currently in its testing phase. For the rest of the review, click onto the following internet link. http://www.zmo.de/hofheinz/EI_CDROM_Mac_Review.html

Call for Authors: The Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and Right We are inviting academic editorial contributors to the Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and Right. This is a two-volume encyclopedia for public libraries and undergrad college libraries to be published by Sage Publications. The work is made up of some 500 articles, delineated by liberal (left) and conservative (right) viewpoints both in the United States and internationally. Article topics include the people, events, movements, philosophies, theories, and perspectives of political thought, from the late 1700s through today. Each article, ranging from 400 to 5,000 words is signed by the contributor. The General Editor for the encyclopedia is Dr. Rodney P. Carlisle, Professor Emeritus, Rutgers University, who will review all the articles for academic consistency.

If you are interested in contributing to the encyclopedia, it can be a notable publication addition to your resume and broaden your publishing credits. There is also a small honorarium paid for each article, $25 to $135, depending on article length. Each contributor needs to write approximately 10 articles by April 15, 2004. The list of articles is already prepared, and as a next step we e-mail you the article list (Word file) from which you can select topics that best fit your expertise and interests. Additionally, you will receive Style Guidelines that detail article specifications and honoraria payments. If you would like to contribute to building a truly outstanding political reference with the Encyclopedia of Politics: The Left and Right, please contact Laura Lawrie Managing Editor, Encyclopedia of Politics GOLSON BOOKS, LTD. 35 Wolf Road Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 928-853-8258 golsonbooks1@yahoo.com