London Metropolitan University Research Institutes


Other Europes: Agents of Transformation
ISET Colloquium

31 January - 1 February 2008

London Metropolitan University
Graduate Centre,
166-220 Holloway Road, London N7 8DB


Thursday 31 January 2008



5.30 pm

London European Research Centre (LERC) Seminar:

The EU After Fifty Years:Looking Back to Look Forward

Montserrat Guibernau, Queen Mary College
Robert Evans MEP
Mike Newman, London Metropolitan University

Chair: Helen Crowley, ISET

7.00 -
8.30 pm


Friday 1 February 2008

9 am

Registration and refreshments

9.30 am

Panel Discussion

Why do we need an alternative order in Europe?

Elmar Altvater, Free University, Berlin
Peter Gowan, London Metropolitan University
Kate Soper, Institute for the Study of European Transformations

Chair: Lyn Thomas, ISET

11 -
11.30 am

Mid morning refreshments

11.30 -
1 pm

Panel Sessions 1 and 2


Mobility, migration and social cohesion

Rutvica Andrijasevic, University of Oxford
Gender, trafficking and ‘Europeanness’

Jill Rutter, Institute for Public Policy Research
Changing Patterns of Child Migration in Europe: implications for researchers, public policy and practice

Sonia Mckay, Working Lives Research Institute
Migrants, job rights and organising

Chair: Nick Mai, ISET


Language and Identity

Patrick Stevenson, Southampton University
The stratigraphy of language policy discourses: the German language in central Europe

Janet Enever, London Metropolitan University
Ideologies of plurilingualism, the pragmatism of lingua francas and the problematic of future-gazing

Jean-Léo Léonard, University of Paris 3
Challenging populism and radicalism in Europe: a theory of Integration and Disintegration for multilingual contexts

Chair: Tim Pooley, London Metropolitan University

1 pm


1.45 pm


The European Union in the 21st Century

John Palmer, European Policy Centre, Brussels

Chair: Kate Soper, ISET

2.30 -
4 pm

Panel Sessions 3 and 4


From ‘Always Europeans’ to ‘Good Europeans’?
Politics in the New EU Member States

Geoffrey Pridham, University of Bristol
The New Member States from post-Communist Europe: EU conditionality and long-term political reform - continuation or interruption

Tim Haughton, University of Birmingham
Open for Business? National Preference Formation in Slovakia, Poland and the Czech Republic

Cristina Chiva, University of Salford
Second-order Elections or General Rehearsal? The 2007 European Partliament Elections in Romania

Chair: Liliana Pop


Religion and Secularity

Sara Silvestri, City University, London
Euro-Islam: Threats, Aberrations, and Radical Responses

Gino G. Raymond, University of Bristol
Left out or Left in? Paradoxes of the French Left’s Responses to Islam.

Martijn de Koning, University of Leiden
'Reaching out to your brothers and sisters' Muslim youth in the Netherlands and the transformative potential of new media’

Chair: Lyn Thomas

4 pm

Afternoon refreshments

4.30 pm

Closing Plenary
Agents of Transformation

Donatella della Porta, European University Institute

Chair: Mary Hickman, ISET

6 pm

Colloquium closes


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