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Call for Papers – 13th annual Defence and Security Economics Workshop, Carleton University, October 2018

Josselin Droff May 22, 2018 Tags: , , , News No comments

The 13th annual Defence and Security Economics Workshop will be held Thursday October 25th and Friday October 26th, 2018 in the Senate Boardroom at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit an abstract to either Karl Skogstad (kaskogst@lakeheadu.ca) or Ugurhan Berkok(berkok-u@rmc.ca).

If you know of another researcher who may be interested in presenting their work, please pass this invitation along to them as well.

Once again, a conference dinner will be held the evening of the 25th at the Brig Pub in the Byward Market.

We will be charging a conference fee of $40 to offset this event as well as the cost of refreshments during the conference.

We hope to see you all there.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the conference organizers

 

Call for Papers – 12th annual Defence and Security Economics Workshop, Ottawa, November 2017

Josselin Droff June 9, 2017 Tags: , , News, Uncategorized No comments
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The 12th annual Defence and Security Economics Workshop will be held November 2nd and 3rd, 2017 in the Senate Boardroom at Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada.

The steering committee (Karl Skogstad, Ugurhan Berkok, Ben Solomon and Dane Rowlands) welcomes submissions for those interested in presenting their research in this area.

If you are interested in presenting, please submit an abstract to either Karl Skogstad (kaskogst@lakeheadu.ca) or Ugurhan Berkok(berkok-u@rmc.ca).

As the Defence and Security Economics Workshop has expanded in size, participants are asked to contribute through a registration fee of CDN$40 to offset the cost of refreshments and a conference dinner.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of the conference organizers.

Open position at the Paris-based Institut de Relations Internationales et Stratégiques (IRIS)

Josselin Droff February 23, 2017 News No comments
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IRIS opens a position for a Researcher on defense and security issues. Part of the defense/security division, IRIS hires a researcher specialized on armament issues to join its research programs “Defense and Security Industry” and “Europe and Strategy”.

This researcher will conduct studies and project management on armament issues under the supervision of the Head of the Defense and Security Industry Program.

He/She will participate to ARES Group, a network of European researchers on industrial armaments policies.

His/Her missions will include the organization of seminars or conferences related to defense and armaments policy and publishing articles related to these subjects. He/She will be charge of teaching commitments at the sister entity, IRIS Sup’.

The ideal candidate holds a Master 2 or Ph.D. in Political Science, Economics or Law related to armament or defense industrial policy. IRIS expects a good knowledge of defense industrial policy issues.

Applications should be sent to Jean-Pierre Maulny (jpmaulny@iris-france.org) and Sylvie Matelly (matelly@iris-france.org).

More information can be found in French through the following link: http://www.iris-france.org/liris/stage-emploi/

CONGRATULATIONS TO ANTOINE PIETRI, WHO RECEIVED HIS PHD IN ECONOMICS CUM LAUDE

Josselin Droff February 6, 2017 Tags: , , , News No comments
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In December 2016, Antoine Pietri defended his PhD dissertation entitled “Conflict economics in light of Contest Theory” at the Centre d’Économie de la Sorbonne (CES) of University Paris 1 Panthéon Sorbonne. He was awarded a PhD degree in Economics.

His PhD dissertation deals with how conflicts, violence and appropriation shape economic behaviors regarding transactions. In particular, it demonstrates that economics does not take sufficient account of the role of the use of force in individual and international relations.

More specifically, Antoine’s PhD dissertation consists of four research articles. In the first one, he offers a complete overview of the “Contest Theory” framework, which considers that agents face a trade-off between guns and butter. In other words, an agent can devote her resources either to appropriative activity (“guns”) or to productive activities (“butter”).

The second article deals with territorial expansions of empires. It shows that the more the population detains easily redeployable assets, the more merchant empires (such as the Venetian empire) dominate the other forms of empire.

The third chapter studies the motivation which can explain the existence of arms trade between enemies. It shows that if the seller has a higher productivity both in military and civilian technologies, there exists a mutually beneficial agreement, even if countries are enemies.

Last, in the fourth article, Antoine proposes to use virtual worlds in order to have a better understanding of real conflicts. Original data are collected from the video game EVE Online. The article attempts to determine key factors explaining victory on the battlefield among the ratio of forces of belligerents, the relative difference of forces, and the absolute difference. Empirical results seem to indicate that the ratio of forces committed to the battlefield by belligerents is the best predictor of a victory. Following this line of reasoning, new research projects will arise from the use of virtual worlds for conflict and defense questions.

CONGRATULATIONS TO SAMUEL FAURE, WHO RECEIVED HIS PHD IN POLITICAL SCIENCE CUM LAUDE

Josselin Droff January 27, 2017 Tags: , , , News No comments
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In December 2016, Samuel Faure defended his PhD dissertation entitled “Varieties of decision. The dilemma of armament policy in Europe: The case of France from 1945 to nowadays” (in French) at the Centre de recherches internationales (CERI)  of Sciences Po, Paris. He was awarded a PhD degree in political science.
His dissertation analyzes decision-making within the French defense procurement sector from the end of the Second World to the present. The study examines the puzzle of three ‘varieties’ of decision evidenced within the armaments industry during this period. Each variety of decision is instantiated in a separate public sphere: national, regional and international.
Why has France made procurement decisions at the national level and collaborated with international actors, both in Europe and globally, to acquire war materiel? In response, a configurational model is presented that posits that the varying degree of social interdependence to be found within this sector generates different decision outcomes.
This explanatory model is developed at two levels. On a practical level, the establishment of a particular procurement ‘practice’ (autarky, cooperation or importation) conditions whether or not France acquires weapons at the national, regional or international level. On a general theoretical level, the type of ‘configuration’ (‘amalgamated’, ‘disembedded’ or ‘inclusive’) explains the formation of that practice. The configurational causal mechanism is not considered the independent explanatory variable of the three varieties of decision but rather an explanatory condition, among others.
To empirically test the validity of this explanatory mechanism, 161 semi-structured interviews were conducted and two methods are used: ‘practice tracing’, a type of process tracing, and a ‘most-similar’ case comparison of three separate acquisitions – the French combat aircraft Rafale, the multinational transportation aircraft A400M and the American Reaper drone.

UPDATED Call for papers – Conference on Economics and Security 2017

Josselin Droff January 18, 2017 Tags: , , , , News, Uncategorized No comments
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The 21st Annual Conference on Economics and Security will take place on 22nd and 23rd June 2017 at the Royal Military Academy, Brussels.
This Conference is organized by Cind Du Bois (Royal Military Academy Brussels), Caroline Buts (Vrije Universiteit Brussels) and Paul Dunne (University of Cape Town).
Organisers welcome contributions from economists, political scientists and others from around the world to share ideas and discuss the future developments in different research areas related to peace and security.
Abstracts (up to 300 words) should be submitted before 1st April 2017 to be considered for the conference.
More information on the conference as well as a submission tool for titles and abstracts can be found at:
For further information and submitting a paper or panel proposal, you can contact Cind Du Bois at cindy.dubois@rma.ac.be or Caroline Buts at caroline.buts@vub.be.

 

CALL FOR PAPER 6th International Conference on Gender Studies “Gender, Conflict, War and Peace”.

Josselin Droff September 21, 2016 Tags: , , News No comments

Eastern Mediterranean University, Center for Women’s Studies, 6th International Conference on Gender Studies, Gender, Conflict, War and Peace

The 6th International Conference on Gender Studies will be held in Famagusta, North Cyprus on March 23-24 -25, 2017 by the Center for Women’s Studies of the Eastern Mediterranean University. The conference aims at bringing together scholars, researchers, performers and activists from various disciplines such as economics, sociology, psychology, politics, law, communications, education and art to present their works and exchange ideas under the general theme of “Gender, Conflict, War and Peace”. This conference will explore the relationship between gender, conflict, violence, war, peace and discuss the relationship of policy, practice and research from multi-dimensional perspectives.

Therefore, our conference aims to call attention to the way conflicts and wars escalate the cycle of gender based violence, reproduction and reinforcement of existing hierarchies during wars and explore gendered human equality in war and peacebuilding, gender rules and roles in war, gender perspective during conflicts and post-conflict contexts, gendered implications of displacement and peace, and last but not least, the role of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts in peacemaking and peacebuilding.The conference will be held over three days at the Eastern Mediterranean University Conference and Culture Center and will explore the following themes:

  • Gender relations, conflict, violence, war and peacebuilding
  • Gender rules and roles in war and peacebuilding
  • Stereotyped gender identities in war and peacebuilding
  • Domestic violence in war and peacebuilding
  • Gender based violence and  prosecution
  • Wartime rape and the reproduction and reinforcement of existing hierarchies
  • Truth commissions
  • UNSC Resolution 1325 and peacebuilding
  • Women’s narratives in war and peacebuilding
  • Empowerment of women for peacebuilding
  • National and international laws and peacebuilding
  • Gender discrimination, migration and refugees
  • Migrant smuggling and human trafficking
  • Geography of war and peace
  • Education and peacebuilding
  • Contemporary issues in feminism
  • New perspective in gender studies

Due to the international nature of the conference only abstracts written in English will be accepted for review. However presenters can choose to present their papers in English or Turkish.

Submissions are subject to blind peer review at every stage.  Papers without gender perspective will be rejected.
Abstracts and papers will be accessible to all participants on the conference website once the complete program is set.

Please send your abstracts (not more than 300 words) through e-mail; gwp17@emu.edu.tr

 

Call for submissions to a special issue of Defence and Peace Economics “Military and Veterans Health, Health Care, and Wellbeing”

Josselin Droff September 19, 2016 Tags: , , News No comments
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Defense and Peace Economics recognizes the diversity of research in the field and seeks to present a multi-faceted and international perspective.  As such, submissions from diverse disciplines: economics, sociology, health service research, policy, and clinical investigation are encouraged.

Submitted papers should be original research on any topic pertaining to health issues for Military and Veterans. Papers should emphasize policy and can cover topics such as: mental health, financing and costs of services or insurance, effect of manpower policy on injury, effect of injuries and mental health on employment, access to treatment before and after service, women’s health issues, physical requirements and base lining for entry and exit from service, health care policies and programs, health case studies focusing on a cohort, health outcomes for families…

All submitted papers will be initially screened and a decision made about those manuscripts that will be selected for peer review. Authors will be required to adhere to a strict schedule for submission and revision of papers. Papers that miss the deadlines will be rejected.

Submitted papers should be between 7,000 and 10,000 words. For more details about submission requirements, please consult instructions for manuscript preparation on Defence and Peace Economics’ website: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/gdpe20/current.

Please submit all papers as a Word document to Dr. Jomana Amara (jhamara@nps.edu) by November 30, 2016. If you have a manuscript ready to submit, please do so as early as possible. The anticipated publication date is 2017.

Call for papers – Conference on Economics and Security 2017

Josselin Droff September 12, 2016 Tags: , , , News No comments
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The 21st Annual Conference on Economics and Security will take place on 22nd and 23rd June 2017 at the Royal Military Academy, Brussels.

This Conference is organized by Cind Du Bois (Royal Military Academy Brussels), Caroline Buts (Vrije Universiteit Brussels) and Paul Dunne (University of Cape Town).

Organisers welcome contributions from economists, political scientists and others from around the world to share ideas and discuss the future developments in different research areas related to peace and security.

Abstracts (up to 300 words) should be submitted before 1st April 2017 to be considered for the conference.

For further information and submitting a paper or panel proposal, you can contact Cind Du Bois: cindy.dubois@rma.ac.be

JUST PUBLISHED – Emerging Strategies in Defense Acquisitions and Military Procurement

Josselin Droff August 29, 2016 Tags: , , , News No comments
Military and defense organizations are a vital component to any nation, but defense procurement has been controversial for years. It has been characterized by several reforms or attempts to reform in order to reduce acquisition costs and increase the introduction of innovative capacities.
Kevin Burgess and Peter Antill (Cranfield University, UK) edited a just-released book, “Emerging Strategies in Defense Acquisitions and Military Procurement” reviewed today’s challenges and possible solutions to improve defense procurement.
Part of IGI’s Advances in Public Policy and Administration series, contributors analyzes the present state of defense organizations, examines reforms and solutions necessary to overcome current limitations of defense procurement. This book highlights methodologies and theoretical foundations that promote more effective practices in defense acquisition.
1. Defence Acquisition: A Practice in Need of Better Theorizing – Kevin Burgess
2 Competition in Defence Practice: Theory and Reality – Trevor Taylor
3 Defence Acquisition Reform and the British Condition: Promises, Betrayal, and Resignation – John Louth
4 Sectoral Polyarchy: How the Inherent Complexity and Risk of Defence Sector Acquisition Devours Innovation and Choice – Dan Bishop
5 Acquisition and Its Theoretical Foundations: A Phenomenon at the Crossroads of Phenomena – Sophie Lefeez
6 Building a Conceptual Framework for Defense Acquisition Management Based on Service Dominant Logic Theory – Andreas H. Glas and Michael Essig
7 Collaborative Defence Procurement: How to Make It Work – Baudouin Heuninckx
8 Critical Raw Materials and UK Defence Acquisition: The Case of Rare Earth Elements – Julieanna Powell-Turner and Peter D. Antill
9 Defence Acquisition: A New Beast or a Dinosaur? – Derrick J Neal
10 Defence Procurement, Innovation, and Value for Money – Robert Charles Wylie
11 Defense Acquisition, Public Administration, and Pragmatism – Keith F. Snider
12 Innovation, Technology, and Defence Procurement: Reform or Paradigmatic Shift? – Renaud Bellais and Josselin Droff
13 Institutional Entrepreneurship in Defence Acquisition: What Don’t We Understand? – Derek McAvoy
14 Professionalism in Defence Acquisition: The Importance of Knowledge and the Concept of the Intelligent Customer – David M Moore
15 The Rationale for Offsets in Defence Acquisition from a Theoretical Perspective – Kogila Balakrishnan
16 Thinking Makes It So: The Foundations of a Theory of Business Ethics in Acquisition – Paul Newall
For further information: