European Political Sociology

Section of the European Sociological Association
 Welcome to the website of the Political Sociology Network of the European Sociological Association

Calls:

SCHOOL OF INTERNATIONAL STUDIES

CALL FOR EXPRESSIONS OF INTERESTS

FOR A POSITION OF ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR (PROFESSORE ASSOCIATO)

The School of International Studies (SIS) of the University of Trento, Italy, invites Expressions of interest from highly motivated scholars to apply for a position at the level of Associate Professor (full call).

Applicants must have a doctoral degree in a relevant subject area and a significative postdoctoral research experience. International research experience is desirable, as well as proof of skills involved in fund-raising from national, EU and international sources. We particularly seek individuals whose expertise complements existing programs at SIS. Candidates should have good interpersonal and communication skills.

The School of International Studies is committed to guarantee equal gender opportunities in the recruitment and career.

We seek to increase the percentage of female employees in areas where they are under-represented. Qualified women are therefore highly encouraged to apply.

Type of positions:

Associate Professor: permanent tenured position.

The academic rank will be determined in accordance with the successful candidate’s position abroad, his/her experience and scientific production.

The equivalence of academic position abroad is defined according to the standards provided by the Italian Ministry of University and Research, which is available at:

http://attiministeriali.miur.it/anno-2011/maggio/dm-02052011-(1).aspx

How to apply:

Applications and relevant documents (a detailed curriculum vitae, a list of publications, a description of the research focus and research projects, a short description of courses taught, teaching evaluations and a statement on the current academic position) by e-mail todirettore@sis.unitn.it.

The e-mail subject should state "SIS - Declaration of Interest Form 2014".

Interested candidates are invited also to provide two letters of reference sent by the reference persons to the e-mail direttore@sis.unitn.it by the application deadline. The e-mail subject should state “Reference Letter for Name of the Applicant”.

Applications will be accepted until January 31st 2015.

Shortilisted candidates will be contacted and invited to give a seminar on an agreed topic to be discussed with the teaching staff and students of the School of International Studies in Trento presumably in February/March 2015 (full call, document).



Announcements:

 
Conference Announcements
 
 
On occasion of the 2015 ESA General Conference in Prague the political sociology network will offer again a forum for debate on the ongoing transformation of political order and authority in Europe and beyond. It invites general contributions in the fields of citizenship, governance and political institutions, political attitudes, political communication, forms of political participation, democracy and democratisation. 
 
Authors are invited to submit their abstract either to the general session or any specific session. Please submit only to one session. After abstract evaluation, coordinators will have the chance to transfer papers between sessions where applicable.
 
Abstracts should not exceed 250 words. Each paper session will have the duration of 1.5 hours. Normally sessions will include 4 papers.
 
Abstracts must be submitted online to the submission platform, see below. Abstracts sent by email cannot be accepted. Abstracts will be peer-reviewed and selected for presentation by the Research Network; the letter of notification will be sent by the conference software system in early April 2015.
 
 
Abstract submission deadline:                                                                                                 1st February 2015
 
Abstract submission platform:                                                                                  www.esa12thconference.eu
 
If you have further questions on the conference, please visit the conference website. For further information on the Research Network, please visit www.europeansociology.org.




Marco Maraffi (University of Milan) will  act as Convenor for the next IPSA World Congress for RC06 (Political Sociology), to be held in Madrid, Spain, July 8-12, 2012He invites you to submit panel proposals by clicking http://www.ipsa.org/events/congress/madrid2012/submit-panel
 





Call for papers for a special issue of the journal “Partecipazione e Conflitto” on Environmental conflicts and injustices in fragile areas (Edited by Giorgio Osti and Luigi Pellizzoni)
 

 
 
RN18 - Sociology of Communications and Media Research
The new board of RN18 has been elected. It consists of Christian Fuchs (Chair), George Pleios (Vice Chair), Peter Golding (Honourary Founding Chair), Jan Mueller (Communication Officer), John Downey, Mine Mine Gencel Bek, and Romina Surugiu. 
For details: http://www.europeansociology. org/research-networks/rn18- sociology-of-communications- and-media-research.html
For details: http://www.europeansociology. org/research-networks/rn18- sociology-of-communications- and-media-research.html

The midterm conference of R/N 18 Sociology of Communications and Media Research  will be held in Bilbao on October, 18 – 20 
 



Summer School
 
The Department of Social & Political Studies of the University of Milan organizes the 3rd edition of the International Summer School of "Political Communication and Electoral Behaviour" (16-20 July 2012).  Confirmed lecturers will be Shanto Iyengar, Barbara Pfetsch, Stephen Coleman, Patricia Moy, Kees Brants, Jacques Tomassen, Russell Dalton, Marco Maraffi, Oddbjoern Knutsen.  The opening lecture will be given by Denis McQuail.
The School is open to 30 Master, PhD, and junior researchers from the fields of political communication, sociology of communication, media studies, political science, political sociology, political psychology and cousin fields.  Participants will receive 6 ECTS.
The School is open to 30 Master, PhD, and junior researchers from the fields of political communication, sociology of communication, media studies, political science, political sociology, political psychology and cousin fields.  Participants will receive 6 ECTS.
Deadline for application:  28 April 2012.
More information at the School’s website:  www.dssp.unimi.it/summerschool/polcomm