Call for abstracts NSA 2018

Fristen for å levere abstracts til NSA-konferansen i Aalborg i august nærmer seg.

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Call for abstracts! NSA 2018

Now is the time to upload abstract for the 29th Nordic Sociological Association Conference which will be held in Aalborg, Denmark, 8-10 August 2018. The title of the conference is: The Global North – Welfare policies, mobilities, inequalities, and social movements.

The conference offers a great opportunity to network with colleagues, be inspired and keep up to date with the latest developments in Nordic sociology. Please note that the deadline for uploading abstracts is the 1st of May, 2018.

Upload your abstract now: http://www.nsa2018.aau.dk/Call+for+abstracts/

Read about the interesting sessions: http://www.nsa2018.aau.dk/Sessions/

We are happy to be able to present prominent keynote speakers within the field of contemporary sociology. Professor Mike Savage from London School of Economics (LSE) will give a talk on ”Escalating inequality & global geo-politics”. Savage has a long-standing interest in analysing social stratification and inequality and he has been an influential figure in the revival of the sociology of social class in recent decades in Europe.

Professor Guy Standing of SOAS University of London will be talking about “Responding to Rentier Capitalism: A Precariat Charter”. Standing has written and edited books on contemporary labour market policies and is known for his work on the so-called precariat.

Further, we have the pleasure of presenting Dr. Prerna Singh, Mahatma Gandhi Associate Professor of Politics and International Studies, Department of Political Science, Watson Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, Brown University. She is the author of the award-winning book How Solidarity Works for Welfare: Subnationalism and Social Development in India (2015, Cambridge University Press). Her speech is titled: ”Nationalism and Welfare”.

The conference focuses on the relation between Nordic countries and global processes. How do the Nordic countries influence global processes and how do global processes such as migration, division of labour, environmental problems, commodity production and discourses for modern governance influence the Nordic countries. The conference will address challenges to the Nordic countries and responses to such challenges. Hence, the conference addresses questions of migration, poverty, inequality, recent labour market and welfare state developments. The conference also focuses on responses from civil society, institutional developments, changes in organizations, management, governance and the frontline of the welfare state.

The summer conference will be held in the very centre of the city of Aalborg in Denmark, which has an international airport and good opportunities for leisure and a night out.

For contact go to http://www.nsa2018.aau.dk or send an email to nsa2018@socsci.aau.dk

We hope to see you in August!