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: Conferences
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/
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
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
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
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
“L’engagement militant”, a conference in Louvain-la-Neuve, september 15 2011, around the question of what being an activist means today (conference in French).
Quatrième congrès international des Associations francophones de Science politique : « Être gouverné au 21e siècle »
The fourth international congress of French-speaking political science associations takes place in Brussels on April 20-22 on the topic “Être gouverné au 21e siècle”. The program and paper abstracts can be found on the website of the Belgian political science association.
The 10th Conference of the European Sociological Association takes place in Geneva from September 7-10. It features one panel on political sociology, and several other panels that might be of interest for political sociologists. Information can be found on the Conference’s website. Abstract submission deadline is February 25th.