8th Annual Conference of the European Sociological Association (8th ESA Conference)

Venue: Glasgow Caledonian University & Strathclyde University

Location: Glasgow, United Kingdom

Event Date/Time: Sep 03, 2007 End Date/Time: Sep 06, 2007
Early Registration Date: May 31, 2007
Abstract Submission Date: Feb 28, 2007
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Europe is experiencing extensive transformations that disturb traditional political institutions and explode periodically into deep conflict. Political interpretation of these events is contested and reasons 'traditional' and 'new' vie for explanatory efficacy. Conflicts associated with migration, generation, gender, precarious labour, urban tension and cultural and religious intolerance are spliced by inequality, discrimination, poverty and exclusion thus complicating notions of belonging and citizenship. As politics is focused on conflict and its resolution debates about civil society have come to the forefront and classic concepts born during the Scottish Enlightenment have been revitalized.

The 8th European Sociological Association Conference will bring together scholars from across the globe to explore contemporary citizenship in Europe and debate the state of democracy and the fate of civil, political and social rights that have been the political lifeblood of European societies. The Conference will host papers in over 30 Research Networks and Research Streams covering the full range of substantive areas within the sociological canon, including a list of research streams/networks.