Call for abstracts NSA 2018

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

We have news regarding the Nordic Sociological Conference 2018! We have been able to reduce the registration fee. Therefore, we have extended the deadline for abstracts

 The conference will be held at Aalborg University Campus , 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 the interesting Pre-Conference for PhD students as wellhttp://www.nsa2018.aau.dk/PhD+Preconference/

Upload your abstract before the new deadline,

May 16th: http://www.nsa2018.aau.dk/Call+for+abstracts/

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

We still have the same quality conference programme with 20 different sessions and prominent key note speakers. Professor Mike Savage from London School of Economics (LSE) will give a talk on ”Escalating inequality & global geo-politics”. Professor Guy Standing of SOAS University of London will be talking about “Responding to Rentier Capitalism: A Precariat Charter”. 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. Her speech is titled: ”Nationalism and Welfare”. 

 Find more information on our website. If you have any questions, please contact us at nsa2018@socsci.aau.dk

We hope to see you in August!

///////////

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.

We hope to see you in August!