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Program of the ESA midterm conference

Programme (PRELIMINARY) Europe’s Global Challenges: Politics, Markets and Society The 3rd Midterm Conference of the European Political Sociology Research Network of ESA (European Sociological Association) hosted by EuroChallenge, University of Copenhagen 28-29 November 2014 Programme ESA midtermconference Nov 2014

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Conference ‘Sexual Causes. Sexuality and Collective Mobilization’, University of Lausanne, June 5-7 2014

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. Conference organized by the Centre de recherche sur l’action politique (CRAPUL) Information on the conference program here 

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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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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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UCSIA Summer School “Religion, Reform and the Challenge of plurality”

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

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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

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Call for papers: Reviewing social order and change. Field concepts in political analysis

The concept of field has become an important theoretical tool in social and political analysis. Studying field dynamics situates the analysis at a meso level and promises to bring together macro-structural and micro-sociological perspectives. It means explaining social order and change as relational. Scholars have suggested different concepts account for this relational dimension: field, organisational fields, sector, arena or strategic action field. Despite their conceptual differences, all these approaches are concerned with locating actors relative to other actors and raise the question of institutionalising these locations. Furthermore, according to all concepts, units or collections of social locations are considered as … Continue reading

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Bordeaux 2013: section proposal on field concepts in political analysis

Preparations for the ECPR general conference 2013 in Bordeaux have now started. For this occasion, we suggest organizing a section on the use of Field concepts in political analysis (click on the link or see below). We are now looking for panel proposals that deal with specific aspects of this general topic, which we hope will be of interest to many of you. Deadlines are already approaching; we need to submit our section proposal by July 13. In order to have panels included by that time already, we therefore ask you to send us your panel proposal by June 30. Panel … Continue reading

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