CfP: Conference of the International Network of Analytical Sociologists

Den 10. INAS konferansen avholdes i Oslo med temaet: «Segregation in schools and neighborhoods: consequences and Dynamics”

Hvor: UiO, Blindern
Når: 8. og 9. juni 2017, abstract submission 1. februar



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Call for papers

We welcome presentations using any qualitative or quantitative methods that allow for the study of social mechanisms and the complex social dynamics they give rise to.

We also welcome purely theoretical papers dealing with central aspects of the explanatory approach of analytical sociology, and papers based on simulation techniques, such as ABM.

In particular, we welcome presentations on the dynamics and consequences of segregation in schools and neighborhoods, and we will organize one or more sessions around the conference theme, in addition to a concluding session that will feature a panel discussion on the topic.

Deadline: 1 February 2017

Keynote speaker

Jon Elster, Columbia University: «The justice motive in the French and American revolutions»

About INAS 2017

Analytical sociology is a general approach to explaining the social world. It is concerned with phenomena such as common ways of (inter-) acting in a society, social network structures and patterns of segregation, and collectively shared and diffused cultural ideas. The mode of explanation is to specify in clear and precise ways the mechanisms through which social phenomena are brought about. Parts of analytical sociology focus on action and interaction as the cogs and wheels of social processes, while others consider the dynamic social processes that these actions and interactions bring about.