Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia

15 – 17 October, 2021

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Faculty of Law, University “St.Kliment Ohridski” – Bitola announces the Call for Papers to be presented at the Conference

The purpose of the Conference is to provide an international forum to present and discuss the latest developments, to share views and ideas, as well as to establish research collaborations and networking, in order to adequately respond to contemporary challenges within the areas covered by the Conference.

 We are pleased to invite the prospective authors to electronically submit their papers in English to:

The world we live in has been deeply changed in the last few decades. We are witnessing fast economic, social and political changes in the way of life we knew, gender roles are changed, there are changes in the way of how states are governed, and changes in the meaning of society in a globalized world.

According to Bob Jessop, “states are not the sort of abstract, formal objects which readily lend themselves to clear-cut, unambiguous definition.” Rather, the state is a “messy concept,” characterized by a paradoxical set of attributes: it is real and self-evident, but also illusory and “ambiguously defined”, it is a historically contingent entity, but also, in the public imagination, a timeless, universal entity. It is an aggregate of specified institutions, but also a bundle of functions. This paradoxical nature of the state is particularly resistant to objectivist definitions.

In a highly influential essay, Timothy Mitchell reviews the intellectual history of the concept of the state in post-World War II political science. He shows that the profound difficulty of conceptualizing the state yielded two opposite responses among political scientists. The first was to abandon the state altogether as an analytical concept, replacing it with the concept of the “political system.” The second, which emerged in reaction to the first, was to “bring the state back in” and to conceptualize it not only as distinct from society but also as partially or entirely autonomous in relation to it. Mitchell criticizes both these approaches. He argues that the first approach, which he names “the system approach,” advocates a shift from the formal study of the state to the meticulous examination of presumably well-defined political systems. This move, he claims, has in effect resulted in the elimination of any boundary between the political domain and other domains (social, cultural, religious, economical etc.).

Public opinion and discourse are dominated by arguments for the fall of moral values, the individual way of life, increased consumption, new policies for environmental protection, anti-corporate protests, etc. Besides all of this, there is an increased level of influence on changes by social and political forces, changes such as globalization, which erases national borders and power of nation-states.

Developed societies are multicultural, there is a change in the social perception of families, old elites are not powerful anymore. We are speaking about a world which is known by the freedom of our own, individual choice and individual opinion and expression.

Actually, the collective way of functioning during past times, expressed through complete employment, higher life standard for everyone and wealthier social welfare system, that were the key elements of the organizational and analytical base of society’s foundation, now are blurred. Social democracy is replaced by social relations which are orbiting around individualism.

Is it possible for the society to stay stable without solidarity and obligations for its members? Is it possible for its members to continue to function individually?

Step 1: Abstract Submission: deadline May 20, 2021
Please, proof your abstract before submitting it via e-mail:

Step 2: Abstract acceptance notifications: deadline May 25, 2021
Once your abstract is accepted the paper preparation process begins. Please follow the Paper Guidelines.

Step 3: Paper submission: deadline September 10, 2021
Prepare your final paper in accordance with our Paper Guidelines. Papers should be sent as .doc or .docx attachments via e – mail address:
Earlier submission of the papers helps us to manage the review process in a timely manner.

Step 4: Paper revision: deadline September 30, 2021
After submission, your paper will be subjected to initial screening and anonymous peer-review at least by one anonymous reviewer who will be selected by the Members of the Conference Editorial Board and you will receive confirmation on its acceptance.

Step 5: Authors Registration and Fee payment: October 01  – 10, 2021

Step 6: Conference dates: October 15 – 17, 2021        

Regular Registration Fee: 65 EUR

MA and PhD Students Registration Fee: 35 EUR

Paper Publication without Participation: 85 EUR

1. Via bank transfer, (for participants from abroad) bank info HERE
2. Paying by Invoice – please send the name of the Person, Institution, and address of the Institution (with email address also) – signed and scanned invoice will be sent back to you.
3. Payment by paying – in slip (for participants from Macedonia) info HERE.

Artur Adamczyk, PhD, Centre for Europe, University of Warsaw, Poland
Angelo Viglianisi Ferraro, PhD, Mediterranea University of Reggio Calabria, Italy
Hans-Juergen Zahorka, LIBERTAS – European Institute GmbH, Germany
Goran Bandov, PhD, Dag Hammarskjold University, Croatia
Oxana Karnaukhova, PhD, Southern Federal University, Russian Federation
Mehmet Sahin, PhD, CanakkaleOnsekiz Mart University, Turkey
Dimitar Eftimovski, PhD, University “St. KlimentOhridski” in Bitola, North Macedonia
Aleksandra Patoska, PhD, University “St. KlimentOhridski” in Bitola, North Macedonia
Blagoj Gjorgjievski, PhD, University “St. KlimentOhridski” in Bitola, North Macedonia
Helmut Kury, PhD, University of Freiburg, Germany
MiomiraKostic, PhD, University of Nis, Serbia
DarkoDimovski, PhD, University of Nis, Serbia
Ivan Ilic, PhD, University of Nis, Serbia
Christian Ruggiero, PhD, Sapienza University, Italy
Zoran Lutovac, PhD, Institute of Social Sciences, Serbia
Marko Babic, PhD, Institute of European Studies, University of Warsaw, Poland
Przemyslaw Biskup, PhD, Polish Institute of International Affairs, Poland
Gloria Esteban de la Rosa, PhD, University of Jaen, Spain
Habib Kazzi, PhD, Lebanese University, Lebanon
Valeri Modebadze, PhD, Caucasus International University, Georgia
Eloi Martins Senhoras, PhD, Federal University of Roraima (UFRR), Brazil
Polonca Kovac, PhD, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia
Viorel Paska, PhD, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Lucian Bercea, PhD, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Laura Stanila, PhD, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Zoran Pavlovic, PhD, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Goran Ilic, PhD, University of Belgrade, Serbia
Istvan Gal, PhD, University of Pecs, Hungary
Marija Lucic – Catic, PhD, University of Sarajevo, BiH
Dina Bajrakterevic, PhD, University of Sarajevo, BiH
Nedzad Koraljic, PhD, University of Sarajevo, BiH
Tanja Kesic, PhD, University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies, Belgrade, Serbia
Milan Zarkovic, PhD University of Criminal Investigation and Police Studies, Belgrade, Serbia
Milica Kolakovic, PhD, Institute of criminological and sociological research, Belgrade, Serbia
Alba Kreka,PhD, Faculty of Education and Philology, Albania
Sergiu Popovici, PhD, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Florentina Mutiu, PhD, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Veljko Turanjanin, PhD, University of Kragujevac, Serbia
Judithanne Scourfield McLauchlan, PhD, The University of South Florida St. Petersburg, USA

Goran Ilik, PhD – Chairman
Angelina Stanojoska, PhD – Vice-Chairwoman
Ice Ilijevski, PhD – Secretary
Mirjana Ristovska, PhD
Elena Tilovska – Kechegi, PhD
Elena Temelkovska – Anevska, PhD
Elizabeta Tosheva, PhD
Svetlana Veljanovska, PhD
Mladen Karadzoski, PhD
Ivona Shushak, PhD
Pakiza Tufekci, PhD

Technical Editor and IT Consultant:
Blagoj Nenovski, PhD

Full papers should not exceed more than 30.000 characters (with spaces) including references, which are typed according to the below guidelines:

Article title: Times New Roman; 14 pt; bold; alignment centered; single-line spacing; All Caps (max. 100 characters with spaces).
Author name and title: Times New Roman; bold; 14 pt; single-line spacing; alignment centered.
Affiliation and e-mail address: Times New Roman; italic; 12 pt; single-line spacing; alignment centered.
Abstract and keywords: Between 100 and 150 words (5-7 keywords); Times New Roman; 12 pt; single-line spacing; justify.
Article text: Times New Roman; 12 pt; justify; 1.5 line spacing; margins: Top: 2,5 cm; Bottom: 2,5 cm; Left: 3 cm; Right: 3 cm. The scope of submitted text should not exceed more than 30.000 characters (with spaces) including references. Text should be written in neuter gender, concisely and in correct orthography. Latin phrases should be set in italics.
Quotations: If they are brief (3 lines or fewer), quotations should be run on with the text. Longer quotations should be indented, without quotation marks. All indented quotations should be typed single-spaced.
Citation style: The author should follow Chicago Style(author-date system) for referencing, for example: (Dahl 1989, 45); (Geddes 1999, 134-43); (Linz 1975). All references should be given in full at first mention. Subsequent citations can be abbreviated. Footnotes should be kept to a minimum.
Headings and subheadings: Times New Roman; 12 pt; bold.
Table: Times New Roman; bold; size 10; align heading left; single line spacing. Tables must be created in Word, not Excel. Table heading is situated above the table.
Figures: Times New Roman; bold; size 10; alignment centered; single line spacing. The authors must submit original electronic copies of the figures applied in the article in TIFF, JPG or PNG format. Figure heading is situated under the figure. Consider to align tables and figures at the centre.
Dates: Dates should be given in the form: 30 December 2013.

All accepted papers will be published in Conference Proceedings.

Faculty of Law, University “St.Kliment Ohridski” – Bitola, Republic of North Macedonia

For more information about the Conference, please contact us.

Contact e-mail:
Phone: + 389 47 221 115

We appreciate your interest in our Conference and looking forward to your submission soon.
Please forward this information to your colleagues and students.

Kind Regards,
Conference Organizing Team