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Formality and Informality
from Decoupling to Entanglement
Workshop on the Formal and the Informal
in Law, Institutions and Economy
Polish Sociological Association & University of Warsaw
Warsaw, 13-14 May 2013
Crisis, Critique and Change
Which crisis? Whose critique? What changes? Making the world safe for banks is only one side of the coin. The present crisis is multi-faceted. It is not just a debt crisis, but also a political and a social crisis.
The debate calls for a sociological turn. Crises do not follow natural laws, they increase the viability of agency. A country is more than an economy. What are the historical roots and social effects of the financialization of the economy? Does the crisis of the Eurozone threaten the political existence of the EU? Will it push aside the social agenda of the European Union? The crisis is likely to produce seismic shifts in and for European sociology — across its substantive areas of research — from ageing, biographies, and families, all the way to religion, science, theory, and women’s studies.
The University of Helsinki has introduced a TENURE TRACK for teaching and research personnel for the purpose of increasing the predictability, competitiveness and attractiveness of academic careers while promoting internationalisation at the University.
This year's NECE Conference deals with current issues concerning democracy and participation in the face of worldwide processes of change. The developments in the Arab world following the "Arab Spring" in 2011 and the crisis of the EU will be in the focus of attention. The conference is organised as a dialogue and a platform for exchange between practitioners and activists of citizenship and human rights education, governmental and non-governmental institutions from Europe and Arab countries.
The Athens Institute for Education and Research (ATINER) organizes its 7th Annual International Conference on Sociology, 6-9 May 2013, Athens, Greece. The conference website is:www.atiner.gr/sociology.htm.
International Perspectives on the Future of Qualitative Research in Europe.
Seventeen editors of leading journals will participate in this 3rd Conference, organized by the INBAM
Editors’ Network and the Technical University of Lisbon.