Category Archives: Calls for papers

CfP BETWEEN RESILIENCE AND RESISTANCE: GRASSROOTS (ECONOMIC) ACTIVISM IN TIMES OF CRISIS

Partecipazione e conflitto  Call for paper for a special issue on: BETWEEN RESILIENCE AND RESISTANCE: GRASSROOTS (ECONOMIC) ACTIVISM IN TIMES OF CRISIS Guest Editors: Giacomo D’Alisa, Institute of Science and Environmental Technologies (ICTA), Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona Francesca Forno, University of Bergamo Simon Maurano, University of Bergamo   Abstract: Looking at the history of social movements, we may identify periods during which these actors have prevalently opposed the dominant power structure directly by using protest actions (i.e. conflicting and resisting the dominant socio-economic structure), and periods in which movements have prevalently proposed and sustained forms of self-help and self-production – … Continue reading

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CfP POLITICAL PARTIES: THEORETICAL APPROACHES, COMPARISONS AND CASE STUDIES

Partecipazione e Conflitto Call for papers for a special issue on: POLITICAL PARTIES: THEORETICAL APPROACHES, COMPARISONS AND CASE STUDIES Guest Editors: Francesco Raniolo, Università della Calabria, francesco.raniolo@unical.it Marco Damiani, Università di Perugia, marco.damiani@katamail.com Lorenzo Viviani, Università di Pisa, lorenzo.viviani@unipi.it   The crisis of political parties in contemporary societies and democracies is composed of different points of views, that require a joint effort for social and political science to try to understand the changing relationship between citizens and parties. Compared to the political mass models, which are typical of the second half of the twentieth century, parties undergo deep processes of … Continue reading

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CfP: Contentious Politics in Southern Europe at Times of Economic Crisis: Patterns, Causes and Consequences

Panel organized at the ECPR General Conference 2014, Standing group on Southern European Politics Panel Chair: Giorgos Charalambous (PRIO Cyprus Centre and University of Cyprus). If you are interested in proposing a Paper to this Panel, please contact Giorgios Charalambous. Deadline for Panel submissions (which include Papers) is 15 February. Abstract Social contention in the form of strikes, protests, riots and violent acts tends to be an important characteristic of countries in crisis. Southern European countries – Cyprus, Greece, Italy, Portugal and Spain – are currently experiencing a dramatic economic slump and fully fledged austerity measures. Accordingly, the standard of living of large parts … Continue reading

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European Unions’ Relational Politics Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: The Union – Labour INGO Link in Times of Change and Crisis.

Call for papers European Unions’ Relational Politics Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow: The Union – Labour INGO Link in Times of Change and Crisis. Panel Sponsor: The Politics & Labour Network (Italy) Panel Chair: Antonina Gentile, Università degli Studi di Milano Panel Discussant: Rebecca Gumbrell-McCormick, University of London The need for intra- European labour solidarity is palpable in today’s Europe. With the end of the Cold War, the widening and deepening of the EU, the recent global economic crisis, and the politics of Austerity in southern Europe, calls for unions’ cross-border coordination and mobilization – both political and industrial – have … Continue reading

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Research Sessions 2014, University of Essex, 8 – 11 July 2014

The political sociology standing group encourages submissions for the 2014 ECPR Research sessions. The Research Sessions offers established collaborative groups the opportunity to step away from their hectic work schedules and focus on commencing, or completing their research in an environment suitable for concentrated discussion Helping your project succeed  Held in superb facilities and organised to make sure you have peace and quiet to fulfil your aim — each Session will have access to AV facilities, tea and coffee breaks, and be completely free of interruptions. Your accommodation and food will be organised by the ECPR to make sure your experience as stress-free as possible. Being a part of the Research … Continue reading

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POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY SECTION FOR GLASGOW GENERAL CONFERENCE 2014

THE EURO CRISIS: NEW SOCIO-POLITICAL DIVISIONS, MOBILITY AND MOBILIZATION     The section chair and co-chair are Hans-Joerg Trenz, Director of the Centre for Modern European Studies, University of Copenhagen, and Goffredo Adinolfi, Center for Research and Studies in Sociology, Lisbon University Institute.  The Section convenors are Niilo Kauppi , Research Director – CNRS, University of Strasbourg, and David Swartz, Department of Sociology, Boston University. The current Euro crisis is receiving considerable attention – as it should – among EU scholars.  Much of that attention, however, focuses on the origins and nature of this crisis, and its consequences for  reshaping financial … Continue reading

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Conference “Civic political engagement and public spheres in the new digital era”

CEVIPOF Sciences-Po Paris, SciencesCom – Audencia School of Management and Bournemouth University organize a conference: “Civic political engagement and public spheres in the new digital era” Paris, June 24-27, 2014 The conference will concentrate on the following themes : Traditional and non-traditional forms of civic political engagement Civic political engagement – still preaching to the converted Cognition and behavior in online environment Public spheres in the digital era Deadlines: Extended abstracts 15 January 2014 (please use the provided format) Notification of acceptance 10 February 2014 All information and call for extended abstracts can be found at http://www.cpe2014.com/    

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New journal: European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology

This new journal is of great interest to our community. ‘New from the European Sociological Association, the EJCPS seeks to explore the relationship between culture and politics through a sound sociological lens. It welcomes both considerations of cultural phenomena in relation to political context, work that situates political phenomena within a cultural framework, and all points between these poles’.

You can find a call for papers here

Here is the EJCPS’s aim and scope from the journal’s website:

The European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology is a peer-reviewed journal published under the auspices of the European Sociological Association.

The study of culture is the fastest growing area in both European and North American sociology. After years of mild neglect, political sociology is also re-establishing itself as a central plank of the discipline. The European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology aims to be a forum not so much for these fields of study considered separately, as for any work seeking to explore the relationship between culture and politics through a sound sociological lens. It welcomes, thus, both considerations of cultural phenomena in relation to political context, work that situates political phenomena within a cultural framework, and all points between these poles. In so doing it seeks both to address matters of immediate concern and to recover the broad sociological sensibility that was once a staple of the classical tradition.

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CfP: Conference on Sexual Causes: Sexuality and Collective Mobilization

Sexual Causes. Sexuality and Collective Mobilization From contraception to “gay marriage,” from abortion to prostitution or rape, there are many sexual issues which have mobilized people in recent decades. Indeed, since the “sexual liberation” phenomenon observed principally in the west in the 1970s, “sexual causes” have multiplied throughout the world, without, however, always attracting the scholarly attention they deserve. This symposium is thus devoted to mobilization related to sexuality, without any historical or geographical limitations. International symposium organized by  CRAPUL/GT07 Lausanne, Switzerland, May 29-31 2014 Propositions (300 words) should be sent before 15 September 2013 to : causes.sexuelles.2014@aislf.net More information … Continue reading

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Special Issue Partecipazione e conflitto: ‘Statactivsm: State Restructuring, Financial Capitalism and Statistical Mobilizations’,

The objective of this special issue is to collect papers investigating the use of statistics and quantification in contentious performances connected with state restructuring, main transformations in welfare capitalisms, and changes in work organization regimes. The call for papers can be found here: CfP Statactivism Candidate submissions must be addressed at partecipazioneeconflitto@gmail.com and to the three editors of the special issue. The call for papers will close on June 16, 2013: no papers received after that date will be considered for the special issue. Authors whose papers are considered unsuited will be promptly notified of this fact. Our target publication … Continue reading

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