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Social movements and corporations in the global South

Panel at the European Sociological Association Conference, Prague, 25-28 August 2015 The panel is part of the Social movement research network session, with many other movement related panels. More information on all the panels and on how to submit a paper here http://www.esa12thconference.eu/rn25-social-movements Social movements and corporations in the global South Chairs Philip Balsiger, Graduate Center, City University New York, philip.balsiger@gmail.com Maria-Therese Gustaffson, Stockholm University, maria-therese.gustafsson@statsvet.su.se Corporations are powerful players in a world of deregulation and economic globalization. In recent years, there has been a growing scholarly interest in studying interactions between social movements and corporations. So far, this literature has overwhelmingly focused on … Continue reading

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Cfp “Enjeux théoriques et méthodologiques d’une cartographie dynamique des espaces militants”

Appel à communications de la section thématique n°11 du prochain congrès de l’AFSP ayant pour thème “Enjeux théoriques et méthodologiques d’une cartographie dynamique des espaces militants“ appel a communication afsp 2015 Les propositions de communication sont à envoyer avant le 15 octobre 2014 aux deux adresses suivantes: mathilde.pette@gmail.com olivier.fillieule@unil.ch  

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Cfp: Narrating European Integration: Actors and Stories in Politics, Academia and Cultural Institutions

Call for Papers  University of Portsmouth April 16-18, 2015  Narrating European Integration: Actors and Stories in Politics, Academia and Cultural Institutions  Deadline: June 15, 2014 Contact: Professor Wolfram Kaiser, University of Portsmouth, Wolfram.Kaiser@port.ac.uk   Academics, politicians and cultural institutions develop and tell ‘stories’ about European integration. They can present European integration as a peace project or as the creation of a group of ‘founding fathers’; or, in various counter-narratives, as a bureaucratic monster that serves capitalist interests or seeks to destroy proud consolidated nation-states. Such stories seek to explain integration as a ‘process’, to legitimize (or call into question) the European … Continue reading

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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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