6th Global Conference on Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship

6th Global Conference on Pluralism, Inclusion and Citizenship will be held on 11-13 March 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic. With this multi-disciplinary project we seek to explore the new developments and changes of the idea of pluralism and their implications for social and political processes of inclusion and citizenship in contemporary societies. The project will also assess the larger context of major world transformations, such as new forms of migration and the massive movements of people across the globe, as well as the impact of the multiple dynamics of globalisation on rootedness and membership (including their tensions and conflicts) and on a general sense of social acceptance and recognition. Looking to encourage innovative trans-disciplinary dialogues, we warmly welcome papers from all disciplines, professions and vocations which struggle to understand what it means for people, the world over, to be citizens in rapidly changing national, social and political landscapes.

Application and paper submission

Papers will also be considered which deal with related themes. 300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday, 1st October 2010. All submissions are minimally double blind peer reviewed where appropriate. If an abstract is accepted for the conference, a full draft paper should be submitted by Friday 4th February 2011. Abstracts should be submitted simultaneously to the Organising Chairs; abstracts may be in Word, WordPerfect, or RTF formats with the following information and in this order: a) author(s), b) affiliation, c) email address, d) title of abstract, e) body of abstract. E-mails should be titled: Pluralism Abstract Submission.

Please use plain text (Times Roman 12) and abstain from using footnotes and any special formatting, characters or emphasis (such as bold, italics or underline). We acknowledge receipt and answer to all paper proposals submitted. If you do not receive a reply from us in a week you should assume we did not receive your proposal; it might be lost in cyberspace! We suggest, then, to look for an alternative electronic route or resend.

Venue and Accommodation

The March conferences are being held at the 5 star Mamaison Riverside Hotel in Prague, Czech Republic. Conference accommodation is also being offered at both hotels.

Registration Fee

The cost for attending the conference is £245. This includes:
* conference registration fee
* a copy of the eBook
* discounted entitlement to an edition of hard copy themed volume(s) arising from the meeting
* access to the discussion group, blog and conference project initiative support materials
* Fridayafternoon tea break
* Friday wine reception
* Saturday morning coffee break
* Saturday two course lunch
* Saturday afternoon tea break
* drinks in the conference room
* Sunday morning tea break
* Sunday two course lunch
* Sunday afternoon tea break
* drinks in the conference room

All registration and accommodation costs are to be paid by Friday 14th January 2011.

Joint Organising Chairs:
Alejandro Cervantes-Carson
Hub Leader,
Barcelona, Catalunya, Spain

Rob Fisher
Network Leader
Freeland, Oxfordshire,
United Kingdom