ECPR Standing Group on Political SociologyThe ECPR Standing Group on Political Sociology was established in 2010 and aims at promoting political sociology approaches within the ECPR. On this website, we publish news regarding calls for papers, conferences, and job opportunities. You can also find some syllabi of classes in the field of political sociology. If you want us to publish your call for papers or other information, please use the contact form
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- POLITICAL SOCIOLOGY SECTION FOR GLASGOW GENERAL CONFERENCE 2014
- New publication “Voices of Globalization”
- Conference “Civic political engagement and public spheres in the new digital era”
- New journal: European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology
- Standing group meeting at the ECPR conference in Bordeaux
Category Archives: Calls for papers
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
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/
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.
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 : firstname.lastname@example.org More information … Continue reading
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 email@example.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
2013 UCSIA summer school on “Religion, Culture and Society” Sunday 25 August – Sunday 1 September 2013 Antwerp, Belgium In 2013 the UCSIA summer school focuses on the topic of Religion, Reform and the Challenge of Plurality. We will research processes of change that arise in the interaction between religions and societies in contexts of plurality – especially and also in a global world. Where a diversity of religions and societal perspectives are present, identity-claims are problematised, and the understanding of citizenship is evolving. What role can religions play in shaping such societies? How do plural societies affect religions towards … Continue reading
RECODE PhD Summer School “The Challenge of Complex Diversity: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives from Europe and Canada”
The Challenge of Complex Diversity: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives from Europe and Canada RECODE Summer School, University College Dublin, 10th to 14thJune 2013 Applications are invited from doctoralresearch students to participate in a week-long summer school organized by the RECODE research networking programme, funded by the European Science Foundation, and hosted by the Humanities Institute, University College Dublin, from 10thto 14thJune 2013. Successful applicants will receive an award covering travel costs and accommodation. RECODE, an interdisciplinary, comparative research programme, aims to explore to what extent the processes of transnationalisation, migration, religious mobilisation and cultural differentiation entail a new configuration of … Continue reading
Grounding cosmopolitanism: Theory and practice through the prism of women’s rights Conference to be held in Istanbul. This event follows and expands on the framework and research we have recently published in Theory & Society and the discussion we had organized in May 2012 with the participation of Seyla Benhabib, Ayse Kadioglu, Fuat Keyman, and Meyda Yegenoglu. The conference aims to bring together and facilitate dialogue between leading theorists, scholars conducting fieldwork, and activists to analyze the modalities of mutual recognition in practice in relation to cross-cutting cleavages and aspirations that mark women’s movements. Women’s rights represent a promising foil for … Continue reading
ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux, September 4-7 2013 Political sociology section Panel 6: Fields, Networks and Social Change in a Neoliberal Age Chaired by Mathieu Hilgers, Université Libre de Bruxelles, and Eric Mangez, Université Catholique de Louvain An impressive number of recent publications show an international dynamic of interest in field theory. However, with some rare exceptions, many researches fail to develop the seminal potential of field theory to interpret and to explain the dynamics of social change (see Fligstein and McAdam 2012; Mangez and Hilgers 2012). Given the constant refinements of the concept and theory of field and their growing use … Continue reading
ECPR General Conference, Bordeaux, September 4-7 2013 Political sociology section Panel 5: Coordination of Policy Sectors Chaired by Philipp Trein, Université de Lausanne Policy analysts have used the concept of policy sectors to distinguish actor constellations and functional logics of certain policy problems. Most of the policy analyses focus on the functional logics, structures, ideas, actors and conflicts inside a policy sector, whereas the relations in between such fields remain poorly analyzed. However, the vertical relations of policy sectors are very important, because many political problems require the coordination of actors from different fields, such as in cases of imminent … Continue reading