Call for papers Conference “New Perspectives on Non-State Political Violence”

01. 8. 2019

Conference “New Perspectives on Non-State Political Violence”, November 22-23, 2019, Queen’s University Belfast


The School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics of Queen’s University Belfast opens a call for papers for the conference dedicated to new perspectives on non-state political violence. We welcome PhD and early-career researchers as well as experienced academics and practitioners from a broad range of backgrounds who are interested in innovative ways of researching and analysing non-state political violence.

This includes the following areas:

1. New approaches to research non-state political violence
• theoretical frameworks and interdisciplinary approaches: philosophical, historical, anthropological, economic/PR, artistic/cultural, etc.;
• approaches to data collection and analysis
• ethical aspects of doing research on political violence

2. New trends in political violence
• historical heritage within the 21st century non-state political violence;
• threats;
• modi operandi;
• terrorist financing and economic resources;
• propaganda and radicalisation

3. New responses to terrorism
• counter-terrorism strategies;
• intelligence and information-sharing;
• legislation and state security practices
• ethical side of counter-terrorism

Please submit your abstract (max. 500 words) and a short bio to by August 31, 2019.

Notifications of Acceptance by September 30, 2019.

All submissions should be in English.

If you wish to organise a conference panel please email the conference organisers regarding the theme and panellists’ names. All panellists should submit individual abstracts before the deadline.

The conference will be hosted by Queen’s University Belfast.

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