24 August 2007

CFP - Cosmopolitan Civil Societies (U of Technology Sydney, NSW; 4-5 Oct 2007) Deadline: 31 August 2007

Cosmopolitan Civil Societies (CCS) is an interdisciplinary research initiative at the University of Technology, Sydney. It investigates from multi-disciplinary perspectives the practices that lie between political institutions, economic relations and traditional social formations, which are crucial in enabling social cohesion and change in cosmopolitan societies.

Call for papers

This is the first Call for Papers for the 2007 UTS Conference on Cosmopolitan Civil Societies. Please send us an email with the:
  • Title of the Paper
  • an Abstract (200 words) and
  • the institutional details of presenter(s)
by 31 August 2007.

Please download the official Call for papers (pdf, 265kb) document.


What is Cosmopolitan Civil Society research about?

Cosmopolitan Civil Society focuses on the nexus between cosmopolitan culture and civil society. Our starting point is that civil society can only be understood in its cultural particularity, in the ordinariness of everyday life. Accordingly, the CCS will develop insights within the plurality of cosmopolitan civil societies. The CCS will focus its work at the intersections of cultural conflict and social cohesion within cosmopolitan civil societies. Our interest is in seeing how divisions can be reconfigured to generate new forms of dialogue, recognition and inclusion and thereby promote cosmopolitan cohesion.