cfp: "Comparative Federal and Multilevel Citizenship" IPSA Brisbane

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"Comparative Federal and Multilevel Citizenship"
IPSA World Congress Brisbane (21-25 July 2018)

The dominant view of citizenship as the exclusive purview of sovereign states ignores important developments both 'above' and 'below' the state. For example, the rise of European Union citizenship inspires other regional integration efforts to develop common supranational rights (e.g. announced moves towards a common citizenship in Unasur; free movement rights in Mercosur; the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement between New Zealand and Australia; shared supranational rights elsewhere) while many states, particularly federal ones, face growing demands for special regional or group-based statuses (e.g. asymmetrical federalism with special status for Quebec within Canada; the special status of Hong Kong within China; other special statuses in other federations and federacies). Similarly, cities sometimes reassert what citizenship meant until current forms of statehood crowded out alternatives: a member of a city entitled to the privileges and rights of that city. Papers on this panel will compare federal and multilevel citizenship in the European Union and a variety of other contexts both 'above' and 'below' the state.

Please send your proposal -- title of max. 25 words plus abstract of max. 350 words -- to by September 30.

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Willem Maas
Department Chair, Associate Professor & Jean Monnet Chair / Directeur de département, Professeur agrégé & Chaire Jean Monnet
Political Science, Glendon College, York University / Science politique, Collège Glendon, Université York
2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M4N3M6 Canada

Sixty-Five Years of European Governance, Journal of Contemporary European Research (2016)

Free Movement and the Difference that Citizenship Makes, Journal of European Integration History (2017)

Multilevel Citizenship, in Shachar et als, eds., Oxford Handbook of Citizenship (2017)

Boundaries of Political Community in Europe, the US, and Canada, Journal of European Integration (2017)

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