Call for Paper Proposals- Development Studies

Within the field of Developmental Studies, the Conference looks to examine the conflicts arising out of ethnic differences. What are the forces that bind the peoples of a country to  form a nation? How influential are power hierarchies in the functioning of a society? Do those in power truly play the role of internal colonizers? Could disparity between ethnicity and nationality lead to a conflict of identity? What role does the State play in this scenario? Does high ethnic diversity make South Asia different from the rest of the world?

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About Negotiating Conflict

The Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras is organising its second academic conference in the month of September, 2012 under the overarching theme of ‘Negotiating Conflict’. The two day conference will have a session each on Economics, English Studies and Development Studies offering an array of lectures, panel discussions by the leading thinkers and paper presentations by students. For queries, please mail at: negotiatingconflict2012@gmail.com.
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