|14.10.2016||Migrant cosmopolitanism: Migration and the emergence of a global political subject.||Tamara Cărăuș (Visiting Prof., Social Sciences Division, ICUB)||The main aim of this project is to examine if and how refugees and immigrants can be the avant-garde of cosmopolitanism, that is, how could migrants and refugees contribute to a cosmopolitan restructuring of the ways of understanding and doing politics? What are the migrant practices and actions with a cosmopolitan potential? Can we imagine a cosmopolitics that will include both migrants and non-migrants as a new way of doing politics in a global world? Can we conceive political participation independent of locality that would make it possible for migrant/mobile people to participate to a global and cosmopolitan governance? Can migrants and refugees be seen as renouncing the temptations of the territorial form of community and politics?|
|21.10.2016||H2020/Cultural Opposition. Understanding the Cultural Heritage of Dissent in the Former Socialist Countries||Cristina Petrescu,
|COURAGE aims at creating the first digital database of both online and offline, private and public, collections which testify to the existence of non-conformism in thought and action – in other words, forms of cultural opposition – in all the former communist countries of East-Central Europe from the rise of these non-democratic regimes in the region to the fall of the Iron Curtain. The project breaks new ground in two major ways. First, it creates a comprehensive electronic registry of collections which are scattered on a large geographical area, many of them privately owned, virtually unknown and thus never researched. Second, it analyzes these collections in their broader social, political, and cultural contexts, in the period before 1989, as well as after. In this way, the project will identify the forms of cultural opposition which individuals and groups developed under the communist regimes in East-Central Europe, and highlight their societal impact. In short, COURAGE will remind everyone that civic courage produces authentic values even under non-democratic regimes, emphasize that the legacy of cultural opposition in the former communist countries is part of a pan-European heritage, and significantly influence the ways in which the recent history of East-Central Europe is represented.|
|28.10.2016||The everyday life of homeless and social workers from Sector 3, Bucharest||Andrei Vlăducu (Winner of the ICUB Fellowship Competition 2016)||The concept of street-level bureaucracy is `immature` due to conspicuous little previous academic researchon this subject.Thiswill be an exploratoryand innovativeresearchof the relation between street-level bureaucrats and homeless,contributing to the extended field of anthropology of bureaucracywho triesto bring light on the everyday life of civil servants. Street-level bureaucrats have a direct and considerable impact on our livesand understanding how they operatein the fieldis the first step in recalibrating the bureaucracy to the client’sneeds.Giving that bureaucracy represents a huge component of the modern society, we need to debate about the purpose of government services according tothe functions of bureaucrats. To understand how street-level bureaucrats use their discretion and affect their clients is a type of research that may not be suited to quantitative researchbecause lack of information and incapacity to measure this kind of variables.When generally speaking about bureaucracy the top-down approachesfrom political science and sociologyare prominent, being incomplete modelsusedto answer such question ashow the practices of bureaucratscraft new public policies.The ethnographic study of policy-practice dilemma of the street-level bureaucracy (in the particular case of social workers-homeless relation)is anew type of contribution to the general stream ofanthropology of bureaucracy directly criticizing the legal-rational andhomo economicus models. This researchisimportant because itoffersa more accurateand fitperspective onthe reality and aclearer picture of the reality is one of the underlying conditionsof better public policies.|
|4.11.2016||Despre normativitatea echilibrului bugetar||Professors Simina Tănăsescu & Simona Gherghina|
|18.11.2016||(European Project) Behind Iron Curtains (BIC70), 2015-2016, Romanian Results||Professors Valentina Pricopie & Luminița Roșca||The project is promoting the history of Europe after 70 years of WWII, and fostering a sense of ownership for how the European Union develops. BIC70 Project focuses on the way citizens (students, researchers, experts, educators, youth etc) can participate and deepen their knowledge about the common European history and values. The project emphasizes the contrast of the evolving dictatorship of the party state and its crimes against the democratic system of the EU nowadays and intends to make the citizens aware over the opportunities for societal and intercultural engagement at EU level. It contains a transnational research dimension and a non-formal educational program about the post war period of Eastern and Central Europe, with a focus on how the totalitarian regime in this region developed.|
|25.11.2016||Télévisions et nations en « semi-périphérie » européenne: comment constituer une identité nationale par la télévision (1958-1980). Études de cas : la Roumanie, la Bulgarie et la Belgique||Professors Romina Surugiu & Luminița Roșca||Speaker: Anne Roekens, Belgia
Dr. Anne ROEKENS, de l’Université de Namur, est l’auteure-pionnière de la première histoire de la télévision francophone en Belgique et reste l’historienne la plus connue des médias audio-visuels en Belgique francophone.