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

  @ecpr_sgeu #sgeu18

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”.

CfP Social Change Review, Issue 1/2017

Social Change Review (SCR) is a peer-reviewed, open access international journal. It is edited by the Sociology and Social Work Unit of the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu in partnership with Newman University, Birmingham. It aims to provide a forum for research and scientific debates on a wide range of topics related to social change and transformation within contemporary societies. The journal explores social, cultural, and political change from various perspectives within the larger field of social sciences. Both empirical-based (quantitative or qualitative approaches) and theoretical contributions are welcome.

Social Change Review is covered by Baidu Scholar, CEEOL – Central and Eastern European Online Library, CEJSH (The Central European Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities), Celdes, CNKI Scholar (China National Knowledge Infrastructure), CNPIEC, DOAJ, EBSCO (relevant databases), EBSCO Discovery Service, ERIH PLUS (European Reference Index for the Humanities and Social Sciences), Genamics JournalSeek, Google Scholar, J-Gate, JournalTOCs, Naviga (Softweco), Primo Central (ExLibris), ReadCube, Research Papers in Economics (RePEc), ResearchGate, Summon (Serials Solutions/ProQuest), TDOne (TDNet), Ulrich’s Periodicals Directory/ulrichsweb, WorldCat (OCLC).

Issue 1/2017 of Social Change Review is open to a large variety of topics related to social change and may include: research articles, research essays, research notes, and book reviews.

We welcome manuscripts of all authors wishing to publish in Social Change Review. The manuscripts should be submitted through our online manuscript submission site (http://www.socialchangereview.ro/) or as e-mailed document attachments to scr@socialchangereview.ro.

Deadline for submissions: the deadline for initial receipt of manuscripts is 20 June 2017.

For more information please contact the editorial board at: scr@socialchangereview.ro, or visit the web pages: http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/scrhttp://socialchangereview.ro.

Apel secțiuni conferința SSR și ULBS 2017

Universitatea „Lucian Blaga” din Sibiu și Societatea Sociologilor din România organizează un eveniment comun care reunește Conferința Națională a SSR și Conferința Anuală a Cercetării în Sociologie și Asistență Socială a ULBS, în perioada 13-14 octombrie 2017, la Sibiu. În documentul anexat puteți găsi o prezentare generală a acestui eveniment.

Colegii interesați să propună o secțiune sunt rugați sa completeze formularul online, cuprinzând datele de contact, titlul secțiunii propuse, precum și un rezumat de maximum 500 de cuvinte al acesteia, până la data de 15.06.2017.

Conferința Națională a Tinerilor Cercetători (CNTC 2017)

Romanian Association of Young Scholars are plăcerea de a vă invita la cea de a doua ediție aConferinței Naționale a Tinerilor Cercetători (CNTC 2017). Evenimentul va avea loc în data de17 iunie 2017, la Centrul de Conferinte al RIN Grand Hotel (****) de pe Sos. Vitan – Barzesti, nr. 7D, Bucuresti și este co-organizat în parteneriat cu Facultatea de Științe Politice din cadrul Școlii Naționale de Studii Politice și Administrative, Institutul de Cercetare a Calității Vieții al Academiei Române, Centrul de Cercetare în Etică Aplicată din cadrul Facultății de Filosofie a Universității din București și Facultatea de Relații Economice Internaționale a Academiei de Studii Economice.

Cu această ocazie invităm cercetători, cadre didactice universitare, doctoranzi și masteranzi din următoarele domenii: științe politice, istorie, drept, sociologie, filosofie, litere, jurnalism și economie să își trimită propunerile, pe oricare dintre temele cuprinse în apelul la contribuții, până la data de 21 mai 2017.

La finalul fiecărei secțiuni, toți participanții vor primi un certificat de participare din partea Romanian Association of Young Scholars și a instituției co-organizatoare a secțiunii. De asemenea,lucrările finale vor fi publicate în unul dintre jurnalele academice coordinate și editate de către RAYS: Romanian Journal of Social Sciences (ISSN 2457 – 3019) și Romanian Review of Young Researchers (ISSN 2393 – 2775).

Mai multe informații pe site-ul conferinței.

CfP Politics & Society Conference 2017 – Democracy and Governance in the 21st Century

The Department of International Relations, Political Science and Security Studies of the Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu, Romania and the Alumni FSSU ULBS Association cordially invite you to the 2017 Politics & Society Conference

DEMOCRACY AND GOVERNANCE IN THE 21ST CENTURY

Sibiu, Romania, 2-3 June 2017

Topic description. The 21st century brings in new approaches when dealing with the way democracy is conceived and practiced. On the one hand, broadening participation means new forms of political participation, as well as transforming the political regimes. Under the pressure of new categories of critical citizens, who now have a voice through means of mass communication, new media and various social media channels, the last dictatorships are now undermined. Protests have swept numerous countries and regions, leading to the collapse of authoritarian regimes in countries from the post-Soviet region or Northern Africa. Fearing contagion, some regimes managed to counteract this, consolidating their status of hybrid, incomplete, electoral democracies or even turned into fully authoritarian regimes, making a clear-cut pattern of distinctive trajectories of political regimes during transition.

On the other hand, democratic regimes are now under the pressure of citizens, who are mobilized by informal, opinion leaders or by more formal, political elites. Since democracy needs large public support, mass attitudes and individual and collective resources are now critical. With lighter constraint following the EU accession, it is by no means surprising that political elites in many countries in Central and Eastern Europe stated to overlook the previous political liberal consensus based on constitutionalism and good governance. Mobilizing unsatisfied citizens, populist elites turned against neutral institutions in an effort to dominate the public scene.

The growing complexity of political decision mechanisms in a globalized economy, where new communication patterns make citizens more aware about a large series of previously disregarded issues, put decision makers under pressure and tighter control. Governance is the new lens through which one has to imagine the intertwined interaction between citizens and elites, focusing on various types of hierarchies, market actors and networks of voluntary organizations. This new interaction, which occurs in the framework of a globalizing world, brings in new perspectives not only for national and international security, but for the global market, environment, communication, citizenship and culture.

The conference encourages this perspective and aims to emphasize diverse approaches pertaining to new challenges for representative democracy and governance, in the context of changing regulation patterns and interactions between social and political actors. The organizers encourage contributions, but do not limit them, related to the behaviour of governance actors and networks, to governance and risks associated to new communication strategies by new technological facilities, and not least to global, European and multi-level governance.

Conference tracks

Track 1. Political behaviour

Track 2. States and societies in global governance

Track 3. The governance of security

Track 4. Political institutions and democracy

Track 5. General session

Submissions

Panel and paper proposals can be submitted via the on-line conference system available at conferences.ulbsibiu.ro/crissp

The language of the conference is English.

Deadlines

Application with paper/panel proposals – April 9, 2017

Applicants are notified on the status of their proposal – April 15, 2017

Registration deadline – May 15, 2017

Fees

Early registration fees

  • 30 Euro PhD / MA students
  • 45 Euro scholars from Romania, CEE, CIS (former USSR), Latin America and Africa
  • 60 Euro scholars from other countries

The conference fee covers the conference package, coffee breaks, lunches, and the conference reception.

Contact information

E-mail: conf.crissp@ulbsibiu.ro

Performanța academică în Romania: probleme, soluții și instrumente de măsurare

Institutul de Cercetări al Universității din București (ICUB) organizează miercuri, 5 aprilie 2017, începând cu ora 18:00, în Sala Stoicescu a Palatului Facultății de Drept (Bd. M. Kogălniceanu nr. 36-46) dezbaterea cu tema: „Performanța academică în Romania: probleme, soluții și instrumente de măsurare”.

Programul dezbaterii

• Gabriel Hâncean (Universitatea din București – Facultatea de Sociologie): Rețele de coautorat în sociologia academică din România, Slovenia și Polonia
• Alfred Vespremeanu-Stroe (Universitatea din București – Facultatea de Geografie): Importanța calității publicațiilor în impactul științific al cercetărilor și în evaluarea personalului universitar din România
• Alexandru Corlan (Spitalul Universitar de Urgență București): Analiza numărului de doctorate din România
• Marian Zulean (Universitatea din București – Facultatea de Administrație și Afaceri): „Academiile” – Aici sunt banii dumneavoastră!
• Gabriel Vîiu (Universitatea din București – ICUB): Manipularea indicatorilor de evaluare a cercetării științifice prin autocitări
• Sorin Cheval (Universitatea din București – ICUB): Standardele minimale CNATDCU pentru Științele Pământului – între contestare și necesitate

Pentru participarea la eveniment vă rugăm să confirmați prezența dvs. până luni, 3 aprilie 2017,  printr-un e-mail la adresa oana.peiu@icub.unibuc.ro (în care să precizați numele și instituția).