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Nationalism in Theory:
Organizers of this session invite presentations discussing current developments in theories of nationalism, not least of all those aiming to point out weaknesses or oversights in the past endeavours in the field, and ways in which those may be addressed or overcome. Theoretical contributions concerning ethnogeneses, ethnic conflicts, nation-making, separatism, secession, ethno-national diversity, multiculturalism and other related themes are all welcome.
Nationalism in Practice:
Organizers of this session invite presentations dedicated to case studies of ethnogeneses, ethnic conflicts, nation-making, separatism, secession, ethno-national diversity, multiculturalism and other related themes, and particularly critical and/or theory-oriented ones. Comparative, historical, demographic, qualitative, quantitative and any other contributions are all welcome.
Militarism and Society:
Organizers of this session invite presentations discussing relationships between militarism and society, both those unearthing the social grounding and geneses of militarism, and those analysing the impact of militarism on society. Theoretical, comparative, historical, demographic, qualitative, quantitative and any other contributions are all welcome.
Social Movements in Theory: The session invites papers concerned with conceiving, critiquing, synthesizing, extending, and/or elaborating upon social movement theory. Macro and micro perspectives are welcomed, as are comments on recent debates in the field, including those surrounding emotion and social movements, cultural approaches, and transnational action.
Social Movements Case Studies: Case studies form the core of social movements scholarship. The session welcomes papers that focus on particular instances of collective action as bases for discussion of social movement approaches and concepts. Investigations of recent examples of collective action are welcome, as are historical and/or comparative works.
Emerging Scholarship in Social Movements: The session highlights graduate student research on social movements. MA and PhD students in the final stages of their research are encouraged to submit papers on any topic pertaining to social movements study toward creating a forum for presentation and critical discussion of emerging scholarship in the field.