CfP Sixth Annual Conference of the Leibniz Institute (IOS), Regensburg, 2018

Sixth Annual Conference of the Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg

Social Policy in East and Southeast Europe in Past and Present: Demographic Challenges and Patterns of Inclusion and Exclusion

June 21–23 2018, IOS, Regensburg (Germany)

The concept of social welfare is one of the defining features of modernity in East and Southeast Europe. From the blueprint independent welfare systems established by the nationalising post-imperial states, over the supposedly distinctive social security and redistribution systems under communism to the challenging and economically burdensome post-communist transition, social welfare has come to encompass defining components of state-society relations and human involvement therein. Traditional income maintenance, family and pension policy, as well as health care, education and housing programmes all affect societal dynamics in fundamental ways.

This conference will explore two particular issues in this broader field. First, it will study social policies in relation to demographic dynamics and address social policy as a response to and at the same time attempt to manage demographic challenges. How do social policies in East and Southeast Europe respond to and manage challenges related to age structure, natality and migration?

A second topic of concern are the patterns of social exclusion and inclusion that underlie social policies. To what extent does the redistribution of income through social policy address or generate social inequalities and what are its social and political repercussions? How does social policy interact with gender and ethnicity?

The conferences welcomes presentations that address one or both of the issues above, with particular focus on the following domains:

  • Family policy;
  • Pension policy;
  • Income maintenance programmes;
  • Poverty reduction;
  • Redistribution policies in housing, education and health care policies;
  • Political, institutional and ideological continuities and transformations;

The conference aims to facilitate a multi-disciplinary dialogue between scholars from history, economics, and related fields of the humanities and social sciences. The conference seeks to complement contemporary social policy studies with historical research concentrating on the period from the 19th century to the present. The geographic focus lies on East and Southeast Europe.

Keynote speakers:

Malgorzata Fidelis (Department of History, University of Illinois, Chicago)

Pieter Vanhuysse (Department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark, Odense)

Important dates:

January 19, 2018 Deadline for application submissions

February 23, 2018 Notification of acceptance

June 7, 2018 Deadline for full paper submissions (to be disseminated to the discussants)

Applications should be sent to annualconference@ios-regensburg.de (in Word or PDF format) and include:

  • an abstract (max. 300 words)
  • a one-page CV including institutional affiliation and contact details.

The conference language is English. IOS Regensburg will cover travel (up to 500 EUR) and accommodation costs of presenters.

Conveners: Alzbeta Mangarella, Ekaterina Skoglund, Pieter Troch.

Dr. Pieter Troch

Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies (IOS), Regensburg

Marie Sklodowska-Curie Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Landshuter Str. 4, 93047 Regensburg, Germany

Tel.: +49-941-943-5485

E-mail: troch@ios-regensburg.de

Revista Calitatea Vieții, Vol. XXVIII, nr. 2/2017

Semnalăm apariția nr. 2/2017 al Revistei Calitatea Vieții. Din cuprins:

STUDII
CALITATEA VIEȚII
Cristina HUMĂ – Consecințe și riscuri asupra calității vieții asociate schimbărilor climatice, p.117 (RIS)
Ștefan LIPAN – Îngrijind copiii instituționalizați: percepția personalului din apartamentele de tip familial din București asupra muncii lor, p. 139 (RIS)
Adina MIHĂILESCU – Fenomenul sărăciei în rândul generațiilor actuale de copii din România, p.159 (RIS)
Mariana STANCIU – Tendințe actuale ale gospodăriilor populației din România, p.173 (RIS)
Maria Livia ȘTEFĂNESCU – Raporturile dintre statele Uniunii Europene în funcție de consum, p.191 (RIS)

VIAȚĂ ȘTIINȚIFICĂ
Ioan MĂRGINEAN – Simpozionul național cu participare internațională „Zilele Francisc I. Rainer” – 2017, p.211 (RIS)

RECENZII
Constantin SCHIFIRNEȚ, Modernitatea tendențială, București, Editura Tritonic, 2016 (Iulian Stănescu), p.213 (RIS)

International Review of Social Research, Vol. 7, nr. 1 (Mai 2017)

Semnalăm lansarea volumului 7, nr. 1 (Mai 2017) al International Review of Social Research – DeGruyter Open, coordonat de Anda Becuț și Katia Lurbe Puerto, pe tema „Food history and identity: Food and eating practices as elements of cultural heritage, identity and social creativity”. Din cuprins:

SGEU Conference, Sciences Po Paris, 13–15 June 2018

This year’s conference theme: Contradictions – Whither the Political, Economic and Social Integration of Europe?

For some years, pundits have said that the European Union has been under stress and showing resilience, undergoing ‘crises’ requiring adaptation. Social scientists are trying to understand how current political tensions and policy contradictions affect the European project now that the ‘permissive consensus’ has come to an end, and the EU post-Lisbon ‘constitutional compromise’ looks fragile.

Scholars have been reflecting on the state of European integration with a diachronic perspective based on empirical work or theoretical endeavours. They shed light on the EU as a set of institutions and policies with elites and interest groups embedded in a wider international context. Analysis of the EU as a source of political cleavage are key to understanding populism, party realignment, territorial tensions in many member states, against the backdrop of inequalities within and across member states.

This conference will address the complex relationship between socioeconomic dynamics and EU developments, to understand the bases of political integration and its potential effects. Are the terms ‘European society’ or ‘European economy’ constructs reflecting an empirical reality and can they be linked to EU policies? In this era of ‘lost illusions’, our Paris meeting will also engage with debates in political, legal and social theory around key concepts including democracy, the rule of law, and legitimacy.

The conference provides space for researchers from various backgrounds – political science, history, sociology, law, anthropology, philosophy, geography, economics – to present and discuss cutting-edge research focused on the pressing questions of European integration. The ECPR’s Standing Group on the European Union is committed to methodological pluralism, and encourages dialogue across academic disciplines.

Website: https://ecpr.eu/Events/EventDetails.aspx?EventID=124 

For further information, contact the Events Team / +44 (0)1206 630049

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Şantierele muncii intelectuale – între apropriere şi inapropriabil

Departamentul de Cercetari Socio-Umane din cadrul Institutului de Istorie “George Barițiu” al Filialei Cluj-Napoca a Academiei Române în colaborare cu Cercul de Dreptul Proprietății Intelectuale, Asociația Științifică de Dreptul Proprietății Intelectuale și Pergam – Societatea Autorilor și Editorilor Români de Opere Științifice organizează evenimentul „Şantierele muncii intelectuale – între apropriere şi inapropriabil” în 18 noiembrie 2017 la Cluj-Napoca.

Se încearcă prin această invitaţie continuarea şi permanentizarea dezbaterii multiperspectivală pe axa dreptului proprietății intelectuale, de această dată atingând condiția autorului angajat.

Aşa după cum unii dintre dumneavoastră au avut prilejul să constate la întâlnirile anterioare, dezbaterea propusă pentru 18 noiembrie vrea să deschidă cu ajutorul invitaților noștri noi direcţii de investigaţie și posibile răspunsuri la numeroasele întrebări generate de tema întâlnirii.

Panelul este format din:

– dr. Aristița I. Albăcan (regizor, expert în teatru Universitatea din Hull);
– dr. Marius Bența (jurnalist şi cadru didactic asociat UBB);
– dr. Kocsis József (lector UBB şi avocat); 
– dr. Adrian T. Sirbu (CSIII în filosofie şi lector UAD);
– dr. Silviu G. Totelecan (CS II în socio-antropologie şi jurist);
– dr. Paul Popovici (conferenţiar UCDC şi avocat).

Se vor dezbate experienţe specifice domeniilor în care activează fiecare dintre noi, generate de multiplele procese de expunere, prezentare, comunicare, receptare a „operei”.