International Conference on Democracy and Diversity in India and Europe

Organizer: Department of Political Science, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi in collaboration with Jean Monnet Module (Democracy, Multiculturalism and Challenges in European Union) headed by Dr. Sheetal Sharma, Center for European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi and co-funded by the European Union.

About the Conference

  • When: 25.04.2024, Thursday
  • Mode of Conference: Hybrid
  • Venue: India International Centre, New Delhi

Call for Papers- Concept Note

Democracy and diversity are key aspects in liberal democracies globally and in this context, both India and Europe are important entities where one can experience deeply embedded values for democracy and diversity that are constitutionally-legally institutionalised. It is essential in the promotion of
democratic values, the management of socio-cultural diversity and the upholding of related norms, structures and patterns, all of which are crucial in sustaining and strengthening Indian and European
democracies, which are becoming increasingly diverse, and are striving to be inclusive. The constitutionally guaranteed values for democracy and diversity have provided a space for peace, prosperity and cooperation in both India and Europe. The values of democracy and diversity can be
more extensive when both are representative and participative in India and Europe, and these values must promote and establish a culture that is accepted by diverse sections of society in both locations.

In this globalised world, there are multiple hybrid threats and complex challenges that have potential capability to harm democracy and diversity. In this case, illegal migration, refugee crisis, terrorism,
organised crime, extremism and riots can be identified as threats. This situation also provides an opportunity for both India and Europe to cooperate and develop new mechanism and policies to strengthen rule based democracy and shared culture of diversity and curb threats. Commonly India and Europe, in this context, re-think on solidarity, inclusive, innovative multicultural reflective societies.

The objective of this conference is a comparative study of democracy and diversity in India and Europe. This platform will provide opportunity to scholars, academicians and related subject experts
to share their views, ideas and new findings through their research papers. This one day international conference will be beneficial for college and university students to interact and engage with experts, scholars and academicians. This will help students and young researchers to improve their understanding of contemporary issues in both India and Europe.

Broad Themes

  • Multiculturalism, Identity and Diversity: Values and Practices
  • Practicing Democracy: Constitutional-legal & Institutional Approaches
  • Social Policy, Political Participation and Role of Civil Society
  • Social Integration and Inclusion
  • Foreign Policy and Security Issues
  • Religion, Extremism and Rise of Far Right
  • Contemporary Challenges: Environment and Migration

Programme Director: Dr. Sheetal Sharma (Jean Monnet Module, Centre for European Studies, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi)
Patron: Prof. Arun Kumar Attree (Principal, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi)

Conference Convener: Dr. Rajeev Ranjan Sinha (Teacher in Charge, Department of Political Science, Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, University of Delhi)

Organising Committee: Dr. Rityusha Mani Tiwari (Co-Convener)
Prof. Sangeeta
Prof. Praveen Kumar Jha
Dr. Manjesh Kumar
Dr. Simple Mohanty
Dr. Anusha
Dr. Krishna Murari
Mr. Ninad Shankar Nag
Dr. Saima Iqbal
Dr. Rakesh Kumar Meena
Dr. Yuvraj Kumar
Mr. Gadde Surya
Dr. Rupak Kumar

  • Key Dates
  • Submission of Abstract for paper: 01.03.2024, Friday
  • Confirmation of acceptance of abstract: 05.03.2024, Tuesday
  • Submission of Full paper: 10.04.2024, Wednesday
  • International Conference : 25.04.2024, Thursday
  • Abstract: It will be in English medium (MS Word, Roman, font size 12) and word limit 250-300.
  • Contributors are requested to submit their abstract/paper with their name, designation, institution/affiliated institution, contact no. and email address.
  • The decision of selection committee on abstracts, papers will be final.
  • Mode of Conference: Hybrid
  • Venue: India International Centre, New Delhi

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College Address

Department of Political Science
Shaheed Bhagat Singh College
University of Delhi
Sheikh Sarai Phase-II
New Delhi-110017

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