European Political Sociology

Section of the European Sociological Association
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13th European Sociological Conference: 
(Un)Making Europe: 
Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities




Abstract submission via: https://www.conftool.pro/esa2017/
Abstract submission deadline: February 1, 2017


RN32 - Political Sociology

RN coordinators:
Virginie Van Ingelgom, Université catholique de Louvain, Belgium
virginie.vaningelgom@uclouvain.be
Ov Cristian Norocel, University of Helsinki, Finland
cristian.norocel@helsinki.fi

For the 2017 ESA General Conference in Athens the RN Political Sociology will provide once more a forum for debate on the ongoing transformation of political order and authority in Europe, addressing such pressing issues as the future of capitalist societies and articulating solidarities and subjectivities across Europe. We deem that a multitude of issues deserve a close examination from a political sociological perspective today. At the moment, several centrifugal processes seem to omen the unmaking of Europe. Among these the most visible are the recent Brexit referendum and the accompanying spike of right-wing populist appeals to leave the EU from elsewhere across Europe (in France, Finland or the Netherlands), the resurgence of regional independence attempts (such as in Catalonia, Flanders or Scotland to name just a few), and the apparent dissolution of solidarities and consolidation of xenophobic and exclusionary manifestations across Europe, under the guise of a neoliberal logic of politico-economic reform. These are nonetheless counterweighted by strong mobilizations on behalf of citizen’s movements and establishment of new political organizations opposing social and political “(Euro-)sclerosis”, which stimulate the emergence of new solidarities and formation of subjectivities across socio-political borders in EUrope.

With this in mind, we welcome general contributions in the fields of citizenship, governance and political institutions, political attitudes, political communication, forms of political participation, democracy and democratization.

List of sessions for RN32 Political Sociology

RN32_a: Political Sociology (General Session)
RN32_b: Radical right populist parties across Europe – The (un-)making of Europe
RN32_c: (Post-)Secular subjectivities in European societies – New dynamics between
politics and religion
RN32_d: (De-)Politicization in neoliberal era – Features and consequences
RN32_e: Transformations of European welfare states – (Counter-)Actions to/of
neoliberalism
RN32_f: Social resilience and/or social resistance in the (un)making of Europe

Notes for authors
Authors are invited to submit their abstract either to the general session or a specific session, see list above. Please submit only to one session. You can submit a maximum of 2 abstracts to the ESA 2017 conference, but only one submission for RN32 is allowed (in any case, each participant can only present one paper at the entire conference; in case that two abstracts are accepted, s/he will have to decide which one to cancel). After abstract evaluation, the coordinators will have the chance to transfer papers between sessions/panels where applicable. Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Most paper panels will have the duration of 1.5 hours. Normally panels will include 4 papers (15 minutes presentation time per presentation and discussion). In case of submitting an entire panel, please make sure you chose an acronym (maximum 5 letters) that all constitutive abstract contributions should indicate clearly in their title. The panel contributions will be reviewed collectively as part of the indicated panel, which must be coherent and consistent. Abstracts must be submitted online through the submission platform. Abstracts sent by email cannot be accepted. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and selected for presentation by RN32. The letter of notification will be sent by means of the conference software system in early April 2017.

Abstract submission via:
https://www.conftool.pro/esa2017/
Abstract submission deadline: February 1, 2017

If you have further questions on the conference, please contact the RN coordinators.

For further information on the RN32, please visit
http://www.europeanpoliticalsociology.eu/


Programme RN 32 in Athens 2017

(for the full programme please see: 
http://esa13thconference.eu/wp-content/uploads/2017/07/Pocket-Version-Programme.pdf)
Session Overview
Date: Wednesday, 30/Aug/2017
2:00pm

3:30pm
RN32_01a_H: (De-)Politicization in the Neoliberal Era I
Location: HB.2.16
Chair: Ov Cristian Norocel, Université Libre de Bruxelles
RN32_01b_H: (De-)Politicization in the Neoliberal Era II
Location: HB.2.17
Chair: Carlo Ruzza, University of Trento
4:00pm

5:30pm
RN32_02a_H: Social Resilience and/or Resistance in the Unmaking of Europe
Location: HB.2.16
Chair: Fabio de Nardis, CSPS - University of Salento
RN32_02b_H: Politics, Identity, and Emotions
Location: HB.2.17
Chair: Ov Cristian Norocel, Université Libre de Bruxelles
6:00pm

7:30pm
RN32_03a_H: (De-)Politicization in the Neoliberal Era III
Location: HB.2.16
Chair: Fabio de Nardis, CSPS - University of Salento
RN32_03b_H: Local Politics
Location: HB.2.17
Chair: Alison E. Woodward, Vrije Universiteit Brussel
Date: Thursday, 31/Aug/2017
9:00am

10:30am
RN32_04a_P: Radical Right-wing Populist Parties in Comparative Perspective I
Location: PD.2.33
Chair: Dietmar Loch, University of Lille1
RN32_04b_P: (De-)Politicization in the Neoliberal Era IV
Location: PD.2.34
Chair: Virginie Van Ingelgom, Université catholique de Louvain
11:00am

12:30pm
RN32_05a_P: RADHISCEE: Radical Right Discourses in Central and Eastern Europe
Location: PD.2.33
Chair: Gabriella Szabó, Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of S
Chair: Ov Cristian Norocel, Université Libre de Bruxelles
RN32_05b_P: (De-)Politicization in the Neoliberal Era V
Location: PD.2.34
Chair: Virginie Van Ingelgom, Université catholique de Louvain
2:00pm

3:30pm
RN32_06a_P: Impact of European Populist Parties Success on EU-Level CSOs
Location: PD.2.33
Chair: Carlo Ruzza, University of Trento
RN32_06b_P: Transformations of European Welfare States I
Location: PD.2.34
Chair: Hans-Joerg Trenz, University of Copenhagen
4:00pm

5:30pm
RN32_07a_P: Radical Right-wing Populist Parties in Comparative Perspective II
Location: PD.2.33
Chair: Carlo Ruzza, University of Trento
RN32_07b_P: (Post-)Secular Subjectivities in European Societies I
Location: PD.2.34
Chair: Alberta Giorgi, Centro de Estudos Sociais
6:00pm

7:30pm
RN32_08a_P: Transformations of European Welfare States II
Location: PD.2.33
Chair: Claire Dupuy, Sciences Po Grenoble - Pacte
RN32_08b_P: (Post-)Secular Subjectivities in European Societies II
Location: PD.2.34
Chair: Carlo Ruzza, University of Trento
7:30pm

8:30pm
RN32_BM: Business Meeting
Location: PD.2.33
Chair: Virginie Van Ingelgom, Université catholique de Louvain
Chair: Ov Cristian Norocel, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Date: Friday, 01/Sep/2017
11:00am

12:30pm
RN32_09a_IC: Changing Political Landscapes: Entrepreneurship and Social Media
Location: Intercontinental - Ypsilon III
Chair: Gabriella Szabó, Centre for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of S
2:00pm

3:30pm
RN32_10a_IC: Europe, EU, (EU-)Scepticism and Nation-States
Location: Intercontinental - Ypsilon II
Chair: Ov Cristian Norocel, Université Libre de Bruxelles
RN32_10b_IC: Open Stream I
Location: Intercontinental - Ypsilon III
Chair: Virginie Van Ingelgom, Université catholique de Louvain
4:00pm

5:30pm
RN32_11a_IC: Open Stream II
Location: Intercontinental - Ypsilon II
Chair: Virginie Van Ingelgom, Université catholique de Louvain
RN32_11b_IC: Methodologies for Political Sociology
Location: Intercontinental - Ypsilon III
Chair: Ov Cristian Norocel, Université Libre de Bruxelles