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Call for Papers – Risk, the Life Course and Social Exclusion in Asia

This conference aims to address various issues related to risks and life course changes; and it impacts, in order to provide new insights to inform social policy development in various Asian societies.
By |December 11th, 2012|News & Events|0 Comments|

2013 ESA main conference in Turin: Call for papers for Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty – Research Network 22

Dear all,

This is to let you know that the main biennial ESA conference will take place in Torino, Italy, at the very end of August, 2013 (28th – 31st).

The call for papers is now open and online at

The call is a long PDF document – you will need to scroll down (a long way!) to find details about the specific call for papers for the Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty network.
If you search the document using RN22 this will help…

For the Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty call, there are a few specific streams proposed which relate to the theme of the conference – ‘Crisis, Critique, Change’.
As usual though, we also will have a more general open call and will create session themes based on the abstracts submitted. In this sense we welcome abstracts across our usual wide range of themes, such as the following:

sense-making of risk; health and risk; risk governance; risk and crime; professional approaches to risk; biographical risks; risk and emotions; trust; risk management and uncertainty; inequality and risk; risk, resilience and everyday life; social theories of risk (and of course other themes around risk and uncertainty too).

The abstract deadline is 1st February 2013 and you can submit your abstract via the online platform on the conference website.

Please pass this information on to others who may be interested and to other relevant email lists.

Warm greetings from Amsterdam,

Patrick (on behalf of Anna Olofsson and my colleagues within Research Network 22 – Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty)

By |November 28th, 2012|News & Events|0 Comments|

Call for papers – The journal ‘Baltic Region’: Special issue “Risk and Uncertainty in the Baltic Sea Region”.

The ‘Baltic Region’ journal announcing a call for papers for the special issue “Risk and Uncertainty in the Baltic Sea Region”.

There are many new risks emerged during the past years for the Baltic Sea Region, including nuclear and political, demographical, cross-border and migrational, economic and social issues. All these problems demand a deep reflection and discussion, and we hope our journal will become a platform for the lively and fruitful discussion. We kindly invite all social researchers to publish their works on the different aspects of the risk and uncertainty in the region of the Baltic Sea – especially our colleagues from the  Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Sweden, Germany, Norway, Russia and Belarus. The papers may concern as theoretical and applied issues, contain new research, pose a certain problem, describe the main results of research, offer a conclusion.


The ‘Baltic Region’ journal is published by the Immanuel Kant Baltic Federal University in collaboration with Saint Petersburg State University, both of which are situated in two Russian cities at the Baltic Sea. A significant research force is concentrated at both institutions dealing with manifold problems of the Baltic Sea: ecological, historical, political, economic, and social ones. The problems under consideration are diverse and complex, though, a specialised scientific journal dedicated to the Baltic Region has not been published in Russia yet. The present journal is to fill in this gap.

The editorial council and the editorial board include representatives of different Russian and international research centres. We encourage eminent scientists in various fields from all Baltic States to contribute their articles to the journal. It will allow a comprehensive review of socioeconomic, political, and economic situation in the region, including controversial questions considered from different points of view. Special attention is [...]

Call For Papers: 2013 CES Conference (European Studies)

20th International Conference of Europeanists

Crisis & Contingency: States of (In)stability

University of Amsterdam • Amsterdam, The Netherlands • June 25-27, 2013

Proposal Deadline Extended!

Deadline now: October 15, 2012

The current economic crisis of debt, the euro and unemployment takes place in a framework of highly dynamic creative and destructive processes occurring at various levels: globalization, heightened nationalisms, continued migration, shifting cultures, rising inequality, concerns over security, climate change, sustainable development, etc.

All of these transform definitions of Europe: of its geographical boundaries; of what institutions are needed to structure and resolve issues of policy and democracy; and of how Europe can and might interact with other parts of the world, from North America to revolutionary North Africa to the new powerhouses in Asia and Latin America. The intellectual challenge of grappling with these changes in our world provides the foundations for an exciting meeting, held in one of the founding capitals of a global Europe.

For more information consult our website:

By |September 10th, 2012|News & Events|0 Comments|