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.

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 papers – ‎‎11th Defence & Security Economics Workshop (Ottawa)

Josselin Droff April 26, 2016 Tags: , , , News, Uncategorized No comments
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Carleton University, the Royal Military College of Canada and Queen’s‎ University organize the 11th Defence & Security Economics Workshop on November 3rd and 4th, 2016. This workshop will take place at Carleton University, Ottawa (Canada).

The Organizing committee is composed of:

Ugurhan G. Berkok (RMCC and Queen’s University)

Dane Rowlands (Carleton University)

Karl Skogstad (Lakehead University)

Binyam Solomon (DRDC and Carleton University)

Contributions are most welcomed‎. If you want to propose a paper or attend this workshop, please contact:

Ugurhan G. Berkok (RMCC / Queen’s University)


and Karl Skogstad (Lakehead University)



International Conference Research & Regulation 2015 (Paris), Atelier E « Political Economy of Appropriation and Conflict »

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The International Conference Research & Regulation  Paris, June 9-12 2015 is hosted by the LADYSS and INALCO.

Atelier E « Political Economy of Appropriation and Conflict »

Organisation : Mehrdad Vahabi (LED, université Paris-8).

2 E-1: 11/06 (11:00 > 12:30) EN/FR.

Présidence: Mehrdad Vahabi (LED, université Paris-8).
> Vahabi Mehrdad – The Political Economy of Predation, Manhunting and the Economics of Escape
> Champeyrache Clotilde – Destructive entrepreneurship: the costs of the mafia for the legal economy
> Lado Hervé – La prédation comme exploitation de rentes de domination
> Massoni Sébastien, Mildenberger Carl, Pietri Antoine – Comparing contest success functions: evidence from virtual worlds

France – Italy Strategic Forum (14 April 2015, Roma)

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The Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), in cooperation with the Institut Français Italia, organizes a France-Italy Strategic Forum with the aim to analyze and discuss a number of issues on which outlining synergies scenarios and possible bilateral cooperations between the two countries. The project includes the drafting of three background papers and the organization of three conferences with Italian and French experts in the field of energy, defence and projection to the south of the Mediterranean (from Maghreb to Sub-Saharan Africa).

For more information see: http://www.iai.it/en/ricerche/france-italy-strategic-forum

Congratulations to Francesca Artioli, who has recently received her PhD in political science cum laude

Josselin Droff March 3, 2015 Tags: , , , , Uncategorized No comments

In December 2014, Francesca Artioli defended her PhD dissertation entitled “The army, the city and the State. Military retrenchment, urban policies and the transformations of territorial integration in France and Italy” (in French) at the Centre d’Etudes Européennes (CEE) of Sciences Po, Paris. She was awarded a PhD degree “summa cum laude” in political science.

Her dissertation deals with issues regarding public policies and territorial differentiation that have risen as a result of three contemporary phenomena: sectorial structural adjustments and their corresponding territorial impacts; the rescaling of political authority; and the emergence of a variety of local governance models. It analyses the evolution of six cities historically modelled by defense policy, in light of recent defense policy reforms and the rise in local government competencies.

It demonstrates the need to analyze locally-specific forms of national and local public intervention and their reciprocal interactions to understand urban and social evolutions. It develops a framework inspired by historical sociology of the State that conceptualizes the links between public policy and territorial structuring and integration.

On one hand, territorial retrenchment of defense policy varies across cities, as a result of negotiations between central defense and financial administrations and increasing local government lobbying of the central State. On the other hand, it illustrates the varying degrees to which local governments are capable of organizing and managing public intervention and can transform spaces which are historically structured by the State. This capacity hinges upon the nature of urban political agendas; the existing means of institutionalized collective action; as well as upon the ways in which the State operates in cities. Francesca’s dissertation helps redefine central/local relations in the context of decentralization and budgetary constraints.

Francesca Artioli is currently a junior lecturer at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques of Bordeaux and an associate researcher at the CEE.