8th ESA Conference
8th Annual Conference of the European Sociological Association
Conflict, Citizenship and Civil Society, Glasgow, 3rd - 6th September, 2007Theme of the Conference
Europe is experiencing extensive transformations that disturb traditional political institutions and explode periodically into deep conflict. Political interpretation of these events is contested and reasons 'traditional' and 'new' vie for explanatory efficacy. Conflicts associated with migration, generation, gender, precarious labour, urban tension and cultural and religious intolerance are spliced by inequality, discrimination, poverty and exclusion thus complicating notions of belonging and citizenship. As politics is focused on conflict and its resolution debates about civil society have come to the forefront and classic concepts born during the Scottish Enlightenment have been revitalized.
The 8th European Sociological Association Conference will bring together scholars from across the globe to explore contemporary citizenship in Europe and debate the state of democracy and the fate of civil, political and social rights that have been the political lifeblood of European societies. The Conference will host papers in over 30 Research Networks and Research Streams covering the full range of substantive areas within the sociological canon, including a list of research streams/networks.
Keynote speakers include Margaret Archer, Donatella Della Porta and Nicos Mouzelis.
Local Organising Committee
- Bill Hughes / Pamela Abbott (Co-Chairs and Bill Hughes, Treasurer): Glasgow Caledonian University
- Sara Arber: University of Surrey
- Kay Adamson: Glasgow Caledonian University
- Alex Law: Abertay University
- Dave Miller: Univeristy of Strathclyde
- Gerry Mooney: Open University
- Gill Barrett: Glasgow Convention Bureau
- Emmanuelle Tulle: Glasgow Caledonian University
- Claire Wallace: University of Aberdeen
- Nick Watson: University of Glasgow