Call for abstracts: Small European states and the politics of climate change

EDIT: the list of small European states is available here.


We invite abstracts for a workshop on the topic of “Small European states and the politics of climate change” in Dublin City University on 1 and 2 June 2016. Please see here for a Call for Abstracts that includes a further description of the topic. Short abstracts (max. 300 words) should be submitted by email to Neil Carter (neil.carter[at], Diarmuid Torney (diarmuid.torney[at] and Conor Little (cli[at] by Friday 18 December.

The two-day workshop will bring together scholars from several disciplines to present draft papers for a special issue on the politics of climate change in small European states. We will complement the academic workshop with a high-level practitioners’ panel comprising politicians, environmentalists, and climate policy experts. We plan to follow up on the workshop with one or two panels at the UACES Conference in London in 2016 in order to finalise draft papers and, ultimately, to publish these in a special issue of a high-impact international peer-reviewed journal.

We especially welcome studies of cross-national scope and case studies that make a clear contribution to the comparative literature. Papers may come from, inter alia, comparative politics, political theory, sociology, and international relations. You are welcome to circulate the attached call for papers among colleagues who may be interested.

When you are sending us your abstract, please indicate whether you would be available to present a revised version of your paper at the UACES Conference in London in September 2016. This is not a prerequisite for participating in the Dublin workshop, but we would appreciate having this information, as it will help us to plan the UACES panel(s) and the special issue proposal.

Do not hesitate to contact us – Neil Carter (neil.carter[at], Conor Little (cli[at] or Diarmuid Torney (diarmuid.torney[at]  – should you have any queries.


Diarmuid Torney, Dublin City University

Neil Carter, University of York

Conor Little, University of Copenhagen


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