EUSA BIENNIAL CONFERENCE
Baltimore, May 9-11, 2013
Call for papers and panels
The European Union Studies Association invites scholars and practitioners engaged in the study of Europe
and the European Union to submit panel and paper proposals for its 2013 Thirteenth Biennial International
Conference, May 9-11, in Baltimore, Maryland. This conference also marks the 24th anniversary of EUSA. The
Program Committee plans to promote the broadest possible exchange of theoretical approaches, disciplinary
perspectives and research agendas. Please note the following:
1. On the basics of paper and panel proposals:
* We welcome both paper and panel proposals, particularly those that foster transatlantic dialogue.
Panel proposals need to consist of three to four papers.
* Participants are limited to two appearances on the conference program (two papers or one paper and
one discussant role; chair roles do not count toward the appearance limit). Participants should therefore submit
no more than two proposals.
* For organizational reasons, the program is subdivided into seven substantive sections (integration
theory in the EU and beyond; history and institutions; economics and political economy; sociology, political behaviour
and elections; law, public policy and regulation; external relations, enlargement and security; teaching
the EU). Please indicate for which section you would like to be considered. Note that there is no fixed number
of panels for each section. Choosing one section rather than another does not enhance or diminish your
chances of having your paper or panel accepted.
2. Other conditions:
* The Program Committee reserves the right to make changes to organized panel proposals, including
* You do not need to be an EUSA member to submit a proposal, but all those appearing on the conference
program must be current EUSA members.
* We cannot honor individual scheduling requests; by submitting a proposal you agree to be available
from 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 9 through 6:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 11.
The 2013 Program Committee is:
Adrienne Héritier (EUI)
Berthold Rittberger (University of Munich)
Mitchell Smith (University of Oklahoma)
Sections under which proposals should be made:
Law, Public Policy, and Regulation
Tim Büthe (Duke University)
This section welcomes papers focusing on legal integration and the European Court of Justice, issues of rights and equality, and all substantive areas of EU regulation and public policy-making.
History and Institutions
Morten Rasmussen (University of Copenhagen)
This section extends to research on the designing and transformation of European political, administrative and legal institutions
and the way they operate and develop over time. How do institutions operate under strong problem pressure? Do
they absorb shocks by adjusting incrementally or are they subject to profound changes?
Sociology, Political Behaviour, and Elections
Alexander Trechsel (EUI)
This section raises questions regarding the specific features of European societies and the changes they have been subject to in recent years. How does public opinion react to the transformation of European societies? How do political parties, interest groups and social movements process these changes and influence electoral outcomes and public policies as a response to these transformations?
Economics and Political Economy
Waltraud Schelkle (LSE)
This section focuses on economic policies and dynamics ranging from trade to investment, employment, competition,
fiscal and monetary policies, and welfare state reform. The section includes research on critical economic developments
such as the financial crisis and shifts in the international distribution of economic power.
External Relations, Enlargement, and Security
Frédéric Mérand (University of Montréal)
This section includes all aspects of EU foreign and security policy; EU engagement in global governance; and EU development, aid and capacity building operations. The section also includes work on past and potential future EU enlargement and EU relations with neighboring regions.
Integration Theory in the EU and Beyond
Walter Mattli (Oxford University)
This section focuses on general questions pertaining to the dynamics of integration such as the factors which drive a
deepening or a weakening of European integration, the underlying political processes, structures and modes of governance.
It also goes beyond the EU and asks whether similar factors drive regional integration elsewhere (e.g. Mercosur,
NAFTA, ASEAN) or whether different factors are at work and produce different outcomes.
Teaching the EU
John Occhipinti (Canisius College)
This section welcomes paper and panel proposals on any and all aspects of teaching the European Union.
The firm deadline for receipt of proposals is September 30, 2012. You will be notified of the Program Committee’s decision regarding your proposal by December 17, 2012.
To submit a paper or panel proposal: All proposals must be submitted via our online proposal submission forms, which
will be located at http://www.eustudies.org beginning August 1, 2012. Proposals must be submitted via the website. We do not
accept proposals by e-mail, regular mail or via facsimile. Address all questions about the proposal process to eusa@pitt.