welcome you to the 2nd PHISO International Conference:
Re-thinking Regions in Global International Relations
23-24 March 2018 (Friday and Saturday)
Ateneo de Davao University, Davao City, Philippines
22 March 2018 (Thursday; Book Series’ Exploratory Workshop, click here)
Call for Papers: Acharya’s (2014, 2016) calls toward a Global International Relations (IR) research agenda stressed the importance of area studies as a source of new concepts and perspectives in IR. The essential objective of which is to accommodate marginalized identities into mainstream IR theoretical discourses. While the desire for economic development and peace were key justifications for the institutionalization of regions during the Cold War, the increasing emphasis on identities and civilizations in world politics suggests that regions are expected to move ‘beyond’ their primary material basis to ideational forms of interaction. This has manifested in the attempts to explore what would constitute, for example, an ASEAN identity. At the same time, these processes involve the reimagining of pre-colonial identities and the networks of sub- and non-state actors that shape identities outside of the confines of the Westphalian state and institutionalized political regions, necessitating critical engagement with the epistemological and ontological assumptions of International Relations. In this conference, we would like to explore such connections and welcome theoretical, empirical and case-study based papers on the following topics:
1) De-centering Southeast Asia – interrogating periphery-center relations
2) The construction of regional identities
3) Theoretical issues on continuities and discontinuities in postcolonial regions
4) The role of area studies in IR
5) Comparative Regional Studies
6) Critical engagement with dominant discourses on regionalization
7) Interrogating regions through interdisciplinary lenses
8) Curriculum and pedagogy on regions and regionalization
9) Transnational Networks and non-Westphalian regions
10) Regional organizations’ influence to domestic institutional affairs
11) Economic and developmental drivers of regionalization
12) Regional security and securitization
13) Compliance to regional agreements on environmental issues
14) Agents of diplomacy in regional building
15) Regional diaspora and migration
Submission of abstracts is due on January 12, 2018.
Notification of results is on January 19, 2018.
Submission of full papers is due on February 28, 2018.
Registration rates for the conference and exploratory workshop:
Reminder about PayPal and bank charges
– Additional PH₱300 (or US$6) for PayPal payments, if selected. Incomplete payments sent through PayPal will have to be completed onsite in Philippine Peso.
– Additional bank charges, if any, must be paid by the participant.
Registration fees on or before February 01, 2018 (with automatic 1-year PHISO membership):
– PH₱3000 (or US$60) for graduate students & employed
– PH₱1500 (or US$30) for undergraduate students
Registration fees after February 01, 2018 (with automatic 1-year PHISO membership):
– PH₱3500 (or US$70) for graduate students & employed
– PH₱2000 (or US$40) for undergraduate students