Building a European Research Policy. Science and “Europeanization” after WW2

Catégorie :Appels à communication

Date :du vendredi, 01 juin 2018 au vendredi, 01 juin 2018

Date limite : vendredi, 01 juin 2018

Lieu :Italy

Lien : http://www.annalsfondazioneluigieinaudi.it/en

Contact : sara.lorenzini..a..unitn.it

Source: umberto.tulli..a..unitn.it

Résumé :

The editors of the new international journal "The Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science," are calling for proposals for a monographic issue on Building a European Research Policy. Science and “Europeanization” After WW2, to be published in 2019. The issue will be prepared by Francesco Cassata (University of Genoa, editor of the Annals) and Sara Lorenzini (University of Trento, member of the Editorial Board of the Annals). It will include 8-10 papers.

Détails :

The editors of the new international journal "The Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science," are calling for proposals for a monographic issue on Building a European Research Policy. Science and “Europeanization” After WW2, to be published in 2019. The issue will be prepared by Francesco Cassata (University of Genoa, editor of the Annals) and Sara Lorenzini (University of Trento, member of the Editorial Board of the Annals). It will include 8-10 papers.
The issue intends to explore the role of basic science as crucial engine of post-war European integration.
According to Kiran Klaus Patel and Ulrike von Hirschhausen,
Europeanization” has to be conceived as “a variety of political, social, economic and cultural processes that promote (or modify) a sustainable strengthening of intra-European connections and similarities through acts of emulation, exchange and entanglement and that have been experienced and labelled as ‘European’ in the course of history”. Europeanization is, therefore, not a uniform, unidirectional and teleological process, but rather “a category of practice which has been projected and performed,
experienced and exported, labelled and legitimised, appropriated and emulated in a range of contexts” (Hirschausen and Patel, 2010).
Adopting a similar social constructivist approach, Johan Schot and Thomas Misa focus on how “actors design and use technology to constitute and enact European integration (or fragmentation)”. They see technology as a set of Europe-building practices “in which specific concepts and visions of Europe became embedded in particular designs for artefacts and systems”
(Misa and Schot, 2005). Technology in this context serves as a grid to interpret Europe in action.
Two international research projects by Schot and collaborators, one on Inventing Europe and another one on the Tensions of Europe (http://www.tensionsofeurope.eu/), have demonstrated not only the
importance of this approach but also the potential for its extension to neighbouring fields.
Methodologically, this monographic issue aims to bridge the gap between the history of science and social constructivist perspectives of this kind in the history of European integration. Typically, successful examples of integration through science include transport and energy infrastructures, or big technological projects like Airbus. However, integration as a process involves some scientific fields ranging from biology to medicine, from cybernetics to environmental sciences - with their networks of scientists, fellowships, laboratories, practices, technologies, etc. This special issue claims that scientists and their networks should be considered as crucial agents of change within the contested processes of creating a unified European scientific and cultural space.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Scientific networks and agencies as drivers of the process of “Europeanization”;
- Histories of EURATOM, EMBO, ESA, etc.;
- The role of Western European institutions (OEEC/OECD; Council of Europe; NATO)
in promoting research in Europe;
- Historical developments of the EEC/EC/EU research policy;
- Science diplomacy and "Europeanization;"
- Interactions and tensions between research policies of member States and the construction
of common European research policy;
- Scientists and environmental protection in Europe;
- Exporting a “European model” of scientific research. European think-tanks in a globalised world.

The Annals of the Fondazione Luigi Einaudi. An Interdisciplinary Journal of Economics, History and Political Science will include 8-10 contributions in the form of papers (8000 words) which will be selected by the editors through peer review procedure.
For further information (including aim and scope), please consult the Journal’s webpage:
http://www.annalsfondazioneluigieinaudi.it/en

If interested, please send your abstracts (300 words, 6 to 8 keywords) by June 1, 2018 to:
editors@annalsfondazioneluigieinaudi.it, francesco.cassata@unige.it and sara.lorenzini@unitn.it

Final papers will be due on December 30, 2018