Call for Papers (on-line) MOSEC Conference, 18-20 May 2023
MOSEC 2023 or Modernization by the State and its Ecological Consequences Conference 2023 is an interdisciplinary online conference for the environmentally focused humanities and social sciences, organized by the Center for Economic and Social History, University of Ostrava, Czechia. MOSEC 2023 aims to explore, discuss and disseminate new cross-disciplinary scientific knowledge about the global environmental crisis with a particular focus on the role of the state and state institutions.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE THEME: “THE STATE AND PLANETARY BOUNDARIES”
Anthropogenic forces have reduced ecosystem resilience by decreasing biodiversity, altering the physico-chemical environment via climate change, pollution, and land clearance. Today, the global environmental crisis is the single most important challenge humanity faces. Regarding sustainable development, the sovereign nation-state has been the most important actor and stakeholder. Essential part of state sovereignty is the ownership of resources, which often have been sources of conflict and violence, as well as ecological degradation.
Critics of the modern state pointed out that the ecological impact of bureaucratic regimes has been substantially contributing to the worsening of the global environmental crisis. Modern states organized their societies according to the technocratic principles of “high modernism” and have failed to take local knowledge into account thus amplifying the forces of ecological homogenization and uniformity.
In 2023, the Center for Economic and Social History at the University of Ostrava cordially invites contributions from all social sciences and humanities disciplines as well as adjacent scientific fields to explore, discuss and disseminate new cross-disciplinary scientific knowledge about the global environmental crisis with a particular focus on the role of the state and state institutions.
MOSEC 2023 welcomes papers with all geographical-, and thematic focuses.
Conference website: https://ff.osu.eu/chsd/28471/mosec-2023/