The effects of the 2008 financial crisis can still be felt in households worldwide, whilst the political events of Brexit, the election of Donald Trump and the rise of right wing populism across Europe simultaneously create intense uncertainty whilst promising security and familiarity. What do these crises, and governments’ and communities’ responses to them, mean for participation and integration? Does social cohesion have the answers to these problems? How can we make our communities and societies more cohesive? These are amongst the pressing questions that will be tackled at the 2017 Cumberland Colloquium.
Attached the call for papers, roundtables, screenings or other events you think will contribute to engaging with the topics and problems above. The deadline for proposals is on the 9th June 2017.