12-15 JUL 2017 | ISA RC10: International Conference “Democracy and Participation in the 21st Century”

ISEG/UL, 12-15 July 2017


The Mid-term Conference of the International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Committee 10 (RC10) on “Participation, Organizational Democracy & Self-Management” will be held in Lisbon, Portugal, from 12 th to 15 th July 2017, in cooperation with: Universidade de Lisboa, SOCIUS, Centro de Investigação em Sociologia Económica e das Organizações (Research Centre in Economic and Organizational Sociology) from the consortium CSG, Research in Social Sciences and Management – Lisbon School of Economics & Management (ISEG), CIEG, Centro Interdisciplinar de Estudos de Género (Interdisciplinary Centre for Gender Studies), ISCSP, Instituto Superior de Ciências Sociais e Políticas (School of Social and Political Sciences), and Institutions et Dynamiques Historiques de l’Economie et de la Société ( IDHES), French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), ENS Cachan, University Paris-Saclay, France.

The working languages of the conference will be English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, but please be aware that no translation will be provided by the conference.

– Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management
– Work, Employment and Societal Regulation
– Industrial, Employment and Labor relations
– Sustainable development
– Cooperatives and Self-Management
– Gender
– Entrepreneurship
– Innovation, Science, Technology and the Transformation of Labor
– Digitalization and Democratic Participation
– Inequality, Poverty, Precarity
– Education and Participation
– Regional, Urban and Local Participation
– Southern European Developments
– Europe and Democratic Participation
– Democratic Participation in Latin American, India and other Regions of the World
– Public Sociology and other approaches
– Alternative approaches to Democracy and Participation
– Social Movements
– Other related topics such as: Migration; Labor market polarization; Participation in hospitals, nursing homes, and other such places; Societal and economic regulation; Transnational industrial relations; etc.

The full description of the sessions is available for download here.

In order to submit a communication proposal please first choose a specific session. Please mention in the proposal the stream and the session number. Also please include your name, affiliation and email.
For your proposal to be considered please submit the title and an abstract (max. 300 words) both to:
– the mail(s) of the session organizer(s)
– and the Conference email at: isa@socius.iseg.ulisboa.pt

The session organizer(s) will evaluate your abstract. The Conference email will confirm reception and notify if the abstract has been refused or accepted, for oral communication or as a distributed paper.
The working languages of the conference will be English, French, Spanish and Portuguese, but please be aware that no translation will be provided by the conference.

12 March – Deadline to submit abstract proposals
15 April – Notification of acceptance of the abstracts to the authors
31 May – Deadline for accepted authors to register for the conference

Conference Organizing Committee:
Isabel da Costa, Senior Researcher CNRS, IDHES, ENS Cachan, President ISA/RC10, France, Conference Coordinator
Fátima Assunção, ISCSP/CIEG, Universidade de Lisboa, ISA/RC10 Secretary
Maria da Conceição Cerdeira, ISEG/SOCIUS/CSG, Universidade de Lisboa
João Dias, ISEG/UECE, Universidade de Lisboa
Ilona Kovács, ISEG/SOCIUS/CSG, Universidade de Lisboa
Mónica Fraga, ISEG/SOCIUS, Universidade de Lisboa, Conference Assistant

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