[URBANTH-L]CFP: Post-socialist urbanisation in global context

Angela Jancius acjancius at ysu.edu
Wed Dec 7 14:02:32 EST 2005

Call for papers on: Post-socialist urbanisation in global context

Royal Geographical Society-Institute of British Geographers Annual
Conference 2006, London, UK, 30th August - 1st September.

Convenors: Duncan Light and Robert Mikecz (Liverpool Hope University, UK)
and Craig Young (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK) - sponsored by the
RGS-IBG Post-Socialist Geographies Research Group.

We would welcome the submission of abstracts for consideration for these
sessions which are described below.

Paper proposals in the form of a 200 word abstract, using the RGS-IBG
abstract form (available at http://www.rgs.org/category.php?page=AC2006),
should be submitted to:

Craig Young c.young at mmu.ac.uk


Duncan Light lightd at hope.ac.uk

by 23rd January 2006

Please also submit your abstract to: AC2006 at rgs.org

More details of the conference can be found at: http://www.rgs.org then
click on the link to 'Annual conference 2006'.

Post-socialist urbanisation in global context

>From occupying a privileged position under state socialism, cities have
experienced dramatic and far-reaching changes in the post-socialist era.
Yet there has been relatively limited scrutiny of the nature of urbanisation
in both socialist and post-socialist contexts. This session considers the
nature of post-socialist urban transformations in all types of
post-socialist contexts.  It will examine the ways in which cities are
locations and places in which broader processes of post-socialist political,
economic, social and cultural reform are enacted and performed, along with
the ways in which cities are themselves constitutive of such
transformations.  The session will consider whether, in a global context, it
is possible to identity a distinctly 'post-socialist city'. In addition, the
relevance of urban theory produced in the 'West' to post-socialist contexts
throughout the world will be examined.

Some of the themes for this session include those listed below but we will
consider papers on any aspect of post-socialist urbanisation:

* The changing form and morphology of cities in the post-socialist world
* The urban experience under post-socialism
* Sustainable development in post-socialist cities
* Changing approaches to city governance and the appearance of the
'entrepreneurial city' in the post-socialist world
* Social justice in the post-socialist city
* Changing patterns of social, economic and spatial inequality in urban
* The future for the legacy of socialist-era planned industrialisation and
* Theorising post-socialist urbanisation

How to submit an abstract.  When sending in your abstract submission, please
follow these instructions:

1. On the RGS-IBG website (http://www.rgs.org) click the link to 'Annual
Conference 2006':

2. Scroll down to the bottom until you see a section on 'Call for papers'
which has a clickable link to an 'Abstract submission form' (note  - NOT the
'submit a session' form)

3. Open the form - if you click on the Word version (.doc) it will open and
you can save it to your computer

4. if you click on the Acrobat version save it to your computer by clicking
on the icon that looks like a floppy disc (do not use the File, Save As

5. Once you have saved it, you will be able to type onto the form

6. Save the form as your name eg. Thomson Kathryn Abstract.pdf/.doc

7. Email it to the convenors and AC2006 at rgs.org

The form is available as a PDF or Word document, both of which can be typed
on to. In order to complete the form in .pdf format you will need Adobe
Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded from www.adobe.com

Dr Craig Young
Senior Lecturer in Human Geography
Manchester Metropolitan University
Environmental and Geographical Sciences
John Dalton Building
Chester St.
Manchester M1 5GD

Fax 0161-247-6318

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