Programme: 11th Jyväskylä Symposium on Political Thought and Conceptual Change 2016

11th Jyväskylä Symposium on Political Thought and Conceptual Change 2016

“Politicisation, parliamentarisation and democratisation in the EU”

Organised by the FiDiPro project “Transformations of Concepts and Institutions in the European Polity” (TRACE)

Venue: Lyhty, Campus Area, P-Building

Thursday 2 June

13.00. Opening of the symposium, Niilo Kauppi (University of Jyväskylä and CNRS)

Session I. Chair Claudia Wiesner (University of Jyväskylä and Technical University Darmstadt)

13.15. Ingeborg Tömmel (University of Osnabrück): The political crisis of the EU: Structural constraints and decision-making practices in a multilevel system.

14.00. Discussion

14.15. Timo Miettinen (University of Helsinki): Let Law Rule: Ordoliberalism and Europe’s economic constitution.

14.45. Anastasia Mitronatsiou (Maastricht University): EU parliamentarization of EU trade policy and CFSP: A growing (in)formal role of the European Parliament.

15.15. Saila Heinikoski (University of Turku/Åland Islands Peace Institute): You pool it or lose it – Is militarisation of the European Union a no-choice?

15.45. Coffee break

Session II. Chair Niilo Kauppi (University of Jyväskylä and CNRS)

16.00. Caitriona Carter (IRSTEA, Bordeaux): Re-imagining Europe and its Union: Conceptualizing Europe’s multiple spaces and their government.

16.45. Discussion

17.00. Miina Kaarkoski (University of Jyväskylä): Competing ideas about European political integration in the West German parliament in the 1970s.

17.30. Teemu Häkkinen (University of Jyväskylä): The definition of our common political background. The Council of Europe and the origins of European values in 1949.

18.00. End of first day

19. Dinner at Restaurant Figaro (for invited guests)

Friday 3 June

Session III. Chair Taru Haapala (University of Jyväskylä)

9.15. Kari Palonen and Claudia Wiesner (University of Jyväskylä and Technical University Darmstadt): Rethinking the “politicisation” of the EU.

10.00 Discussion

10.15. Katja Mäkinen (University of Jyväskylä): Participation and citizenship in EU projects. Do participatory practices make European Union more democratic?

10.45. Elena García Guitián (Autonomous University of Madrid): E-democracy in the EU: The discourse on citizen participation as a remedy for the democratic deficit.

11.15. Emilia Palonen (University of Helsinki): Europe and the politics of one-plus.

12.00. Lunch

Session IV. Chair Kari Palonen (University of Jyväskylä)

13.00. Adam Stepien (University of Lapland): EU Arctic policy: A failed coherence-enhancing project as an arena for political struggle.

13.30. Ruth A. Bevan (Yeshiva University, New York City): Nationalism: The hydra’s head of the European Union?

14.00. Heino Nyyssönen (University of Tampere): “…Barely able to keep Europe Christian?” Viktor Orbán and the rhetorics of the migrant crisis.

14.30. Discussion

15.00. Coffee


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