Now in its fourth and final year, COST Action Reappraising Intellectual Debates on Civic Rights and Democracy in Europe (RECAST) has as its task to show the plural argumentative uses of the relations between civic rights and democracy in European public debates, and to study the dissensual features of their conceptual and institutional relationship as well as their national legal and political traditions. This will be done by bringing together policy-makers, journalists and NGOs with scholars to provide new insights into the links (theoretical, political and institutional) between civic rights and democracy in Europe, illustrating the controversies, often underlying and diverse, behind them.
The aim of RECAST Working Group Debates is twofold: To study, firstly, the argumentative links connecting practices with concepts and arguments in debates on civic rights and democracy in Europe and, secondly, the practices and procedures of historical, moral, political and legal debates on civic rights and democracy.
Submissions are invited from academics and non-academic stakeholders who share interest and commitment to contribute to the RECAST Working Group Debates agenda. Submissions’ format can comprise of oral appearances (particularly from non-academics) as well as academic papers and poster and other audio-visual presentations that stimulate discussion and debate.
Abstracts should be of maximum 200 words in length, through this online form.
The workshop dates are 4-5 March 2021.
More information can be found online.