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ECSRSciences Po, 29-31 October 2018: 2018 conference of the European Consortium for Sociological Research

The theme of the 2018 conference of the European Consortium for Sociological Research is “Causes and Consequences of Inequalities in Europe”. This theme will receive special attention, and as always, we welcome presentations on all relevant areas of sociological research, such as the labor market, education, gender, the family, migration and ethnicity, urban and spatial inequalities, political sociology, health and well-being, social mobility, assortative mating and social stratification in general.

The conference is organized by the Observatoire Sociologique du Changement (Sciences Po & CNRS), with the support of the French Institute for Demographic Studies (INED), the Quantitative Sociology Laboratory (ENSAE–CREST), the Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics - CEE (Sciences Po & CNRS) and the Laboratory for Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies - LIEPP (Sciences Po).

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ECPRSciences Po, 13-15 June 2018: ECPR - SGEU Conference "Contradictions – Whither the Political, Economic and Social Integration of Europe?"

Sciences Po’s Centre for European Studies and Comparative Politics and Laboratory for the Interdisciplinary Evaluation of Public Policies, convenors of the 9th Conference of SGEU-ECPR, were delighted to welcome participants in this important scientific event.

For some years, pundits have said that the European Union has been under stress and showing resilience, undergoing ‘crises’ requiring adaptation. Social scientists are trying to understand how current political tensions and policy contradictions affect the European project now that the ‘permissive consensus’ has come to an end, and the EU post-Lisbon ‘constitutional compromise’ looks fragile.

Scholars have been reflecting on the state of European integration with a diachronic perspective based on empirical work or theoretical endeavours. They shed light on the EU as a set of institutions and policies with elites and interest groups embedded in a wider international context. Analysis of the EU as a source of political cleavage are key to understanding populism, party realignment, territorial tensions in many member states, against the backdrop of inequalities within and across member states.

This conference addressed the complex relationship between socioeconomic dynamics and EU developments, to understand the bases of political integration and its potential effects. Are the terms ‘European society’ or ‘European economy’ constructs reflecting an empirical reality and can they be linked to EU policies? In this era of ‘lost illusions’, our Paris meeting will also engage with debates in political, legal and social theory around key concepts including democracy, the rule of law, and legitimacy.

The conference provides space for researchers from various backgrounds – political science, history, sociology, law, anthropology, philosophy, geography, economics – to present and discuss cutting-edge research focused on the pressing questions of European integration. The ECPR’s Standing Group on the European Union is committed to methodological pluralism, and encourages dialogue across academic disciplines.

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Council for European StudiesSciences Po, 8-10 July 2015: Council for European Studies "Contradictions: Envisioning European Futures"

La 22ème Conférence Internationale des Européanistes, organisée par le Council for European Studies, se tenait pour la première fois à Sciences Po du 8 au 10 juillet 2015. Elle a rassemblé 1500 experts en sciences sociales sur le thème "Contradictions : envisager les futurs européens" (programme détaillé - EN).

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