RN32 - Political Sociology
The Research Network on European Political Sociology is a site for debate on the ongoing transformation of political order and authority in Europe and beyond.
The ESA Political Sociology Research Network (RN32) is a site for debate on the ongoing transformation of political order and authority in Europe and beyond. The Research Network is an important driving force in the development and expansion of a sociological approach towards European integration and European society.
In the context of the ESA, the Research Network 32 organizes panels at the bi-annual ESA general conference. The Research Network further organizes interim conferences on a bi-annual basis, focussing on European political sociology and bringing together a variety of scholars interested in this theme. Interim conferences of the RN32 have been held regularly: Lille (November 2010), Milan (November 2012), Copenhagen (November 2014), Brussels (October 2016), Prague (November 2018). The next one will be in Maynooth, in October 2020.
We seek to support the research and publishing activities of our members; we aim at providing a space for academic discussion and information on political sociology in Europe; we endeavour to link our association to other political sociology associations. The Research Network is further associated with a most successful book series in European Political Sociology, published by Palgrave (series editors: Carlo Ruzza and Hans-Joerg Trenz).