CFP: STATE (IN)STABILITY: Past, present and future perspectives for the nation-state

Submission deadline: August 31, 2020

Conference date(s):
November 13, 2020

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Conference Venue:

Faculty of International Relations and Diplomacy, Libertas International University
Zagreb, Croatia

Topic areas


The 20th century witnessed the creation of a large number of new states. This was largely due to the processes of collapse and weakening of European colonial empires and the correlative processes of decolonization and anti-colonial nationalism, both in the interwar period and after World War II. The collapse of existing states and creation of new one’s was initially legitimized by classical European liberals or liberal nationalists, and was most popularly expressed through the idea of national self-determination as stressed in Wilson’s fourteen points. Several new states were created based on this idea at the end of World War I, and the same trend would soon be followed by peoples from other continents.

The processes of state creation and state collapse in Europe continued at the turn of the millennium with, among others, the collapse of Yugoslavia, with various separatist movements actively functioning on the continent and elsewhere. Since all of the above are politically and ethically interesting phenomena, the interests of the 1st annual conference on state (in)stability will focus on the tensions between separatist claims to independent statehood and states’ claims to sovereignty and territorial integrity, and on the theoretical framework within which such tensions can be observed and analyzed.

The goal of the conference is to explore the challenges connected with actors, processes and (moral, political, legal and other) justifications of state collapse through various disciplines and fields such as: political science, history, national and international security, philosophy, ethics, religion, cultural research, economics, demographics and migrations, law, psychology and sociology.

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• Name and Surname of author(s)
• Affiliation and contact info of author(s)
• Title of Paper
• 250 – 300 words
• 5 – 7 keywords

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John Doe, Unknown University ([email protected])
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