European Political Sociology

Section of the European Sociological Association

Research Network 32 

Political Sociology  

of the 




Opening session, interim conference in Copenhagen November 2014. 
The ESA Political Sociology Research Network (RN32) is a site for debate on the ongoing transformation of political order and authority in Europe and beyond. The Research Network is an important driving force in the development and expansion of a sociological approach towards European integration and European society.

In the context of the ESA, the Research Network 32 organizes panels at the bi-annual ESA general conference. The Research Network further organizes interim conferences on a bi-annual basis, focussing on European political sociology and bringing together a variety of scholars interested in this theme.

The last general conference took place in Athens, Greece (August-September 2017), while proceeding conferences where held in Prague, Czech Republic (2015), and Turin, Italy, (2013). Interim conferences of the RN32 have been held regularly: the first one took place in Lille in November 2010, the second in Milan in November 2012, and the third one in Copenhagen in November 2014, the fourth one in Brussels in October 2016). The forthcoming interim conference will be held in Prague in the autumn of 2018.
We seek to support the research and publishing activities of our members; we aim at providing a space for academic discussion and information on political sociology in Europe; we endeavour to link our association to other political sociology associations.
The Research Network is further associated with a most successful book series in European Political Sociology, published by Palgrave (series editors: Carlo Ruzza and Hans-Joerg Trenz).