[Blackstudies-l] 1st International Conference on Small Island States and Subnational Island Jurisdictions

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ivetteromero posted: " Hosted by the UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and
Sustainability, University of Prince Edward Island/University of Malta, and
The University of St Martin-Philipsburg, the 1st International Conference
on Small Island States (SIS) and Subnational Island Ju"
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*Hosted by the UNESCO Chair in Island Studies and Sustainability,
University of Prince Edward Island/University of Malta, and The University
of St Martin-Philipsburg, the 1st International Conference on Small Island
States (SIS) and Subnational Island Jurisdictions (SNIJs) will be held
March 11-14, 2018, at The University of St Martin, Philipsburg, Sint
Maarten/St Martin. “The International Steering Committee proposes the first
ever conference to discuss life, governance, and global engagement on, for,
and with SISs and SNIJs through conversations and presentations that engage
critically with multiple levels of ‘island living.’” The committee is
especially keen to engage with presentations that adopt a comparative
framework or methodology in their critical analysis.* *The deadline for
abstracts is October 1, 2017.*

*Description:* Small Island Developing States (SIDS) comprise a significant
and vocal lobby of sovereign island states: of late, they have been
especially active on the ‘climate change’ front, and have secured global
media attention to (and much sympathy with) their predicament as likely
victims of global warming and sea level rise at UNFCCC COP 15 in Copenhagen
(2009) and again at COP 21 in Paris (2015).

To this well-organized and visible category, it is time to acknowledge
another, much less organized and much less visible, but even more numerous:
that consisting of SNIJs: subnational island jurisdictions.

SNIJs, and their residents, have their own stories to tell, particularly in
how they have navigated the always tortuous, often tense, relationships
with their metropolitan powers and governments. In many cases, these
non-sovereign territories have shied away from outright independence, even
when this option was encouraged by their respective metropole. Instead,
they have opted for federalist arrangements that offer varying degrees of
autonomy and self-determination, while maintaining important ‘provisions’
from their ‘mainland’: defence, welfare, international representation,
citizenship and mobility rights.

We propose the first ever conference to discuss life, governance, and
global engagement on, for, and with SIDS and SNIJs. We do so by encouraging
conversations and presentations that engage critically with multiple levels
of ‘island living’:

The unfolding of daily life on small island states and/or territories,
involving the challenges of securing decent livelihoods and navigating the
opportunities and threats of living on small island jurisdictions. These
include coping with monopolistic services; tightly networked communities;
partisan politics; flight and ferry schedules; the strategic resort to
migration.

The role of institutions, whether public or private (including NGOs and
commercial) on small island states and/or territories in facilitating,
exploiting, or guarding against the spaces and practices created by
globalization. What development strategies are preferred? How best to avoid
over-dependence on one main export product or service (typically tourism)?
How best to promote innovation and entrepreneurship? How to avoid uneven
development and centrifugal tensions, especially in archipelagic
jurisdictions?

The role of national and regional elites and interest groups, including
political parties and governments, in seeking to take maximum advantage of
sovereignty (in island states) or non-sovereignty (in island territories),
as the case may be. Initiatives to discuss include nation-building,
constitutional reform, regionalization (as with the Organisation of Eastern
Caribbean States), and diaspora engagement.

We want to share stories. We welcome submissions that look at these
dynamics on a case by case, or island by island, basis, and from different
disciplinary standpoints. We are especially keen to engage with
presentations that adopt a more comparative framework or methodology in
their critical analysis.

For more information visit: http://projects.upei.ca/unescochair/call-for-
papers/
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