Call for papers for the Global Nuclear Order Working Group Annual Conference 2024

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The Global Nuclear Order (GNO) Working Group invites abstracts and panel submissions for their 2024 Annual Conference taking place virtually on 21 and 22 March 2024. The theme for the 2024 annual conference is ‘Many Faces, Many Identities: Consequences of Power and Hierarchies in Nuclear Governance’.

The conference invites proposals which build on this theme in examining the inconspicuous effects of dominant nuclear norms, legal and normative challenges to existing structures of nuclear decision making, and ecological and ethical questions of power, discourse, and agency in nuclear politics. 

The GNO Annual Conference 2024 is interested in submissions that examine its proposed theme in any of the following ways: 

  • Strategic dynamics of how power and resistance are identified 
  • (Critical) Constructivist and post-structural understandings of nuclear hierarchy
  • Discursive and ‘silent’ approaches to nuclear security
  • The political discourse of hegemony versus marginalization 
  • Competing visions of a ‘peaceful’ nuclear order

One of the principal objectives of this year’s annual conference is to foster collaboration and networking opportunities for a new generation of researchers based in the UK and elsewhere. As such, we particularly encourage submissions from PhD candidates and early-career researchers working on nuclear studies, broadly defined.

Please send your draft abstracts with an accompanying title (no more than 250 words) to no later than 5pm (GMT) on Monday 26 February 2024

The BISA Global Nuclear Order Working Group was founded to bring together a diverse range of scholars and practitioners. We, therefore, welcome submissions from postgraduate students and those working on nuclear issues in other disciplines and outside of academia.

Please note that you must be a BISA member to present/attend this event for free. We have a limited number of bursaries available to non-member students and early-career researchers from outside the UK. Please email the GNO Working Group to inquire. See here for more information on BISA memberships.


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