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Poster ISA World Congress of Sociology 2014
Poster ISA World Congress of Sociology 2014



Research Committee on Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management, RC10

- final program on May 7


CONGRESS PROGRAM BOOK
http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2014/isa-wcs2014-program-book.pdf

BOOK OF ABSTRACTS:
http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2014/isa-wcs2014-book-of-abstracts.pdf
PRACTICAL INFORMATION:
http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2014/practical-information.htm




- preliminary program
with a timetable and interactive internet sub-pages for all sessions with all accepted abstracts on April 1, before withdrawal of non-registered panellists


Program Coordinators

Isabel DA COSTA, CNRS-IDHE, École Normale Supérieure de Cachan, France, isabel.da-costa@ens-cachan.fr

Gyoergy SZELL, University of Osnabrueck, Germany, gszell@uos.de

Vera VRATUSA, Belgrade University, Serbia, vvratusa@sezampro.rs

Number of allocated sessions including Business Meeting: 14.

Monday, July 14, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM, Yokohama, Booth 65

Session 1 : Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology & Participation

Organizer: Gyoergy SZELL, University of Osnabrueck, Germany, <gszell@uos.de>
Organizer and Chair: Isabel da COSTA, CNRS, IDHE-ENS de Cachan, France, idacosta@idhe.ens-cachan.fr
Participation, Organisational Democracy and self-management are at the core of overcoming an unequal and unjust world. Decent work and social justice have to be promoted on the different levels of social actions: i.e. micro, meso and macro. Mainstream sociology has unfortunately neglected in the past couple of years this trend, after neo-liberalism transformed most societies, especially after the breakdown of the socialist system, into market societies. Insofar a Second Enlightenment – as the late Neil Postman phrased it – and Phronesis, i.e. the search for a Good Society, have to be put on the agenda again.
Language: English

Monday, July 14, 2014: 03:30 PM - 05:20 PM, Yokohama, Booth 65

Session 2 : Wellbeing, Participation And Digital Democracy

Co-Organizers and Co-Chairs: Janet MCINTYRE, Flinders University , School of Social and Policy Studies , Adelaide, Australia, <Janet.mcintyre@flinders.edu.au> & Luciana Cristina de SOUZA, Milton Campos Law School , Nova Lima, Minas Gerais, Brasil, dralucianacsouza@gmail.com
Theoretical and methodological challenges will be explored within the historical and socio-political context of the social structuration of contradictory strategies in the realization of social relationships. The problem is that the most vulnerable people are not protected by the social contract. The session will explore strong and weak cosmopolitanism, the green versus the sustainability movement and the way in which people and planetary issues continue to be polarised in processes that commodify relationships, labour, nature and sentient beings . Can cosmopolitan politics address the criticism raised by the Left, namely that the pseudo debate between right and left leads to a transformation of the neoliberal market? The area of concern addressed by cosmopolitans is that humanity faces systemically linked social, economic and environmental crises that currently pose a challenge to the sovereignty of states and raise concerns about the ability of regional federations to address the needs of increasingly unequal societies. The session aims to discuss an understanding of the way in which cosmopolitanism is shaped by diverse definitions and applied very differently by theorists and those who engage in transformative praxis. We will explore the extent to which the development of new forms of digital communication could enable broader participation in a wider public space, whilst exploring the role of the state and ‘if then scenarios’ about the role of federations, post national biospheres or within so-called republican federalism and the implications for social and environmental justice.Language: English

Monday, July 14, 2014: 05:30 PM - 07:20 PM, Yokohama, Booth 65

Session 3: Sustainability & Participation

Organizer: Anup DASH, Utkal University, Department of Sociology, Vani Vihar Bhubaneswar , India, dashanup@hotmail.com

Chair: Stefan LüCKING, Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Forschungsförderung,
stefan-luecking@boeckler.de
The concept of “sustainability” is at the center of the intersectionality of the dynamic interaction between two complex systems – the natural world and the social world. A new discourse and practice is rising in the form of a sustainability Science as the humanity is faced with five mega challenges for the 21st century, namely, i. the green challenge, ii. the inclusion challenge, iii. the wellbeing challenge, iv. the moral challenge, and v. the governance challenge. But these debates have also expanded and deepened our understanding of the complexities and the multidimensionality of the problem, that the deeper issues are linked not only to questions of equity, rights, justice, security and governance but also of life styles, world views, peace, culture and knowledge systems. The image of climate change has become ever more associated with the poor small farmers without crops, migrants without homes, communities without (adaptive) capacities, increasing poverty (= vulnerability to climate change) in the global south. Environmental issues calls for reframing the narratives, questioning the GDP-centric and anthropocentric model of development and walking the talk of ecological democracy and deep ecology. Constructing of a shared vision and creating “the future we want” involves democratic solutions and consensus building though participatory and emancipatory processes of stakeholder dialogues. This session is designed to stimulate debates about alternative development paths, participatory and inclusive governance structures, and a more sophisticated understanding of the issues toward social and political transformation founded on better sustainability practice. Language: English

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 08:30 AM - 10:20 AM, Yokohama, Booth 65; Thursday, July 17, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM, Yokohama, Booth 65

Session 4: Cooperation & Participation1

(see also Cooperation & Participation 2 below)

Co-Organizers and Co-Chairs: Akihiro ISHIKAWA, Chuô University Fuda, Tokyo, Japan, <janosik@mxz.mesh.ne.jp> , & Pawel STAROSTA, University of Lodz, Institute of Sociology, Poland, < starosta@uni.lodz.pl >
In the recent global economic and financial crisis the issue the neglect of participation of citizens and employees has come to the fore. Economic democracy needs a strengthening of the competences and involvement of all those concerned. In so far stronger cooperation of stakeholders is a central concern for sustainability.
Language: English

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM, Yokohama, Booth 65

Session 5 : Trade Unions & Participation

Organizer: Volker TELLJOHANN, IRES Emilia-Romagna, Bologna, Italy
vtelljohann@gmail.com
Organizer and Chair: Philippe POCHET, European Trade Union Institute, Brussels, Belgium, <PPochet@ETUC.ORG>
This session will explore the impact of the crisis on trade unions and recent developments in the field of worker participation. Contributions analysing the theme at local, national, European and global level are welcome.
With regard to the local and national level of analysis we are particularly interested by the impacts of austerity policies and their tendency to undermine trade union and employee rights. In particular, we invite the contributors to address the following questions:
  • How and to what extent does the crisis impact on the scope of worker participation?
  • Is institutionalised worker participation undergoing deregulation processes?
  • Does the crisis contribute to greater divergences between countries with regard to the exercise of participation rights?
Furthermore, the session intends to analyse the possibilities of trade unions and worker participation to address the processes of trans-nationalisation of economic activities and in particular restructuring processes at transnational level.
As the most developed supranational rights of information and consultation are enabled by EU directives, the session should address their effectiveness vis-à-vis restructuring processes in times of crisis . In this context, we would also like to look what types of transnational strategies trade unions pursue in order to address the consequences of the crisis.
Finally, the session also intends to look at new experiences of trade union and employee involvement at global level. Thus, in this session we welcome contributions dealing with the role and the concrete impact of transnational company agreements on industrial relations and worker participation at local level.
Language: English

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 03:30 PM - 05:20 PM, Yokohama, Booth 65

Session 6 : The Communal Idea & Participation

Organizer and Chair: Michal PALGI, The Institute for Research of the Kibbutz and the Cooperative Idea, The University of Haifa, ISRAEL <palgi@research.haifa.ac.il>
It is no secret that communal, cooperative, and democratic structures have been put to real tests during their existence and have chosen different paths for maintaining and developing themselves. New challenges, tensions and unexpected claims often result in resistance or negation of the democratic communal ideal. Theories of the transformation of such organizations and communities often portray them as becoming less communal, cooperative, and/or democratic, the older, larger, and/or more prosperous they become. Theories of organizational inertia, in contrast, identify age, size, and resources as factors that insulate organizations against change, rather than making them more susceptible to it. Other theories look at the social dilemmas and motivations of the actors in the different echelons of these organizations and communities. This session will attempt to analyze the relevance of these theories to the spread of changes among democratic organization and communities.
Language: English

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 05:30 PM - 07:20 PM, Yokohama, Booth 65

Session 7 : New Forms of Participation

Co-Organizers and Co-Chairs: Martine LEGRIS REVEL, National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), Université Lille, France, <mart.revel@gmail.com> & Vera VRATUSA, Belgrade University, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Sociology, Serbia, vvratusa@sezampro.rs
We suggest to develop further a “post-dialogical” approach that is more focused on social, professional and scientific mediation and cooperation. This leads us to emphasize the models and devices of mediation and cooperation theoretical background that enable to come out of the current dead ends in democratic participation and sustainable development. The stake of the session is basically to investigate the conditions and modalities of cooperative democracy and democratic cooperation namely within political public sphere of environmental issues, firms and states, at the workplace and in the territory spaces. It is an opportunity to identify in the processes of change and governance the conditions for theoretical conception and practical translation of the social pattern of contradictory collective and individual interests. Long term multi-levels and multi-actors environmental and societal transition will be discussed.
We propose to study the spectrum of the conditions and modalities of mediation and cooperation with respect to power, activity and research. We wish to focus in particular upon the factors of change, whether they relate to stances, conducts, capacities or identities of the actors. The analysis of activities involving professional and social dialogue, or some alternative work organisation that would possibly replace the Scientific Management of Work, especially those referring to the model of the cooperatives and self-management of firms. The field studies in the public spaces could address the territory-based policies, the new urban and rural experiments, their impact in terms of way of life, and the political significances that the actors assign them.
Language: English

Tuesday, July 15, 2014: 07:30 PM - 08:50 PM, Yokohama, Booth 65

Session 14: Business Meeting

Organizer and Chair: Isabel da Costa idacosta@idhe.ens-cachan.fr
Agenda
  1. Opening of the session, minutes
  2. Report on activities
  3. Finances
  4. Assessment of the 2014 World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama
  5. Election of a new board
  6. Further activities
  7. Publications
  8. A.O.B.
Language: English

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 08:30 AM - 10:20 AM, Yokohama, Booth 65

Session 8 : Industrial Democracy in E. Asian Society Social Economy

Organizer (and Chair): Eun-Jin LEE, Department of Sociology, Kyungnam University, South Korea
<ejlee@kyungnam.ac.kr>
Organizer and Chair: Yamada SHUJI, Bunkyo University, Chigasaki City, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, <yamashu@shonan.bunkyo.ac.jp>
The panel extrapolates the present situation and the alternative option of the industrial relations from the sustainable development's perspective, with a specific regional focus on East Asia labor markets. The East Asia area has been the most dynamically transforming their respective labor market coordinates. Conventionally, each country in East Asia have simulated and adopted other model of labor market policies by each government and by private actors as well. The panel focuses on the impact of industrial relations on the society at large. What is the present situation of the industrial relations in East Asia? To fulfil sustainable development, how should it be changed in the future? For a long time Japanese industrial relations have been regarded as the role model for other Asian countries. How have the industrial relations been changing in the Japan? What is the commonness and diversity among East Asia industries? Each presenter deals with his situation within a specific industry or within more general situation in a country. However, they will clearly indicate the implications, which their papers have for the whole East Asian community of labor and industry.
Language: English

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM, Yokohama, Booth 65

Session 9 : Cooperation, participation and democracy

Co-organizers and Co-Chairs: Maria FREGIDOU-MALAMA, University of Gävle, Department of Business and Economic Studies, Sweden, <Maria.Fregidou-Malama@hig.se> & Volkmar KREISSIG, Academy of Education and Business Studies, Taita Taveta University Campus, Kenya, <vkreissig@gmx.net>
Cooperation and participation are necessary when developing democracy in societies and businesses. How do new forms of participation contribute to sustain organisations and what are the advantages of alternative cooperation forms? Do they question the traditional organisational systems and can be considered as modern sustainable alternatives to mobilize participation in democratic decision making ? Alternative organisational systems are stressing: democratic management and members´ sovereignty, educating members, supporting ecological projects, involving young people and women and networking with people and organisations locally and globally using social relationships.Can they be an entrepreneurial model for a modern responsible organisational system helping people to innovative entrepreneurial activities? The structure of organisations and its contribution to development is an emerging ethical and challenging issue; can local collaborative organisational forms be considered as a viable participatory initiative? Language: English, Spanish

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 03:30 PM - 05:20 PM, Yokohama, Booth 65

Session 10 : Education, Participation & Inequality

Co-organizers and Co-Chairs: Eleni NINA_PAZARZI, Department of Business Administration, University of Piraeus, Greece, <enina04@yahoo.gr> & Iasonas LAMPRIANOU, Department of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cyprus, Cyprus, lamprianou.iasonas@ucy.ac.cy
Education has been acknowledged to be a major driving force for upward social mobility, social participation and social justice. The role of education becomes even more important in the era of financial crisis and austerity. In the last years, more and more countries – in Europe and in other continents- sunk in a spiral trajectory of reductions in investments in Education. During such harsh times, a session on participation and inequality becomes even more timely.
Language: English

Wednesday, July 16, 2014: 05:30 PM - 07:20 PM, Yokohama, Booth 65

Session 11 : Democratic Decentralisation and Women’s Participation

Organizer and Chair: Dr.P.P. BALAN, Kerala Institute of Local Administration (KILA), Kerala, India
<balanpp25@gmail.com>
Decentralized governance enlarges the space for people’s representation in matters of governance and moving decision closer to people. Decentralization is supposed to increase women’s participation in governance, the opportunity for leadership and participation in public forums. Amartya Sen urges to look at women as agents of change. (Sen: 1999) Agency is the ability to define and articulate needs and priorities and to act upon them. Female agency in political forums such a local governments would give entitlements and basic services provision. Gendered identities and practices have often acted as forces for the exclusion of women from leadership positions; by limiting their capacities to articulate and act upon their claims and concerns. The grassroots women collectives and functionaries, therefore, need to be strong with access to resources and opportunities, through education, information, skills and freedom of choice and action. The goals of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) can be seen as opportunities for mainstreaming women’s concerns and perspectives in development. In this context there is need to enlarge women’s participation.
Language: English

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 08:30 AM - 10:20 AM, Yokohama, Booth 65

Session 12 : Inequality, modes of participation and democracy

Co-Organizers and Co-Chairs: Azril BACAL, Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina, Perú, bazril1@gmail.com
Erik LINDHULT, Mälardalen University, Sweden, erik.lindhult@mdh.se
Session in English/French/Spanish
Inequality is a basic condition in as far as all human societies reproduced on individual to planetary levels. The session focuses on analysis of conditions and systems of inequality and how different groups are participating in these systems. A crucial issue is how different modes of participation reproduce inequality or can support more equal social relations. In line with the research interests of RC10, the session particularly aims to identify liberating and democratizing modes of participation, e.g. in the form of broad social movements, self-management practices, democratic governance structures dialogic relations or drama, which are able to reduce unequal power and resource relations and provide a basis of more equal, just and sustainable societies.

Thursday, July 17, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM, Yokohama, Booth 65

Session 4: Cooperation & Participation 2 (se Cooperation and Participation 1 above)

Co-Organizers and Co-Chairs: Akihiro ISHIKAWA, Chuô University Fuda, Tokyo, Japan, <janosik@mxz.mesh.ne.jp> , & Pawel STAROSTA, University of Lodz, Institute of Sociology, Poland < starosta@uni.lodz.pl >
In the recent global economic and financial crisis the issue the neglect of participation of citizens and employees has come to the fore. Economic democracy needs a strengthening of the competences and involvement of all those concerned. In so far stronger cooperation of stakeholders is a central concern for sustainability.
Language: English



Session 13 : Childhood and participation is cancelled and papers of registered authors transferred

but remains potential meeting point of all interested in the theme
Organiser: Demosthenis DASKALAKIS, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Social Sciences Research Laboratory, Greece, < ddaskal@primedu.uoa.gr >
The comparative and intercultural analysis has revealed a variety of childhoods, rather than a childhood as a unique and universal phenomenon. The changes to the experience of childhooddepend on the country, social class, gender, and nationality, in fact that means that childhood is a variable of social analysis, which cannot be separated from the other variables. Childhood does not refer to a specific person or child but focus on the general condition of being a child. It is a social and cultural concept, idea and category and relates to a difficultly and arbitrarily defined period of human life, as that definition is made subjectively from the adults. In every case, childhood is not a static object and universal fact of human nature with naturalistic background, without that to cancel the basic meaning of biological relationships. It is a relative and varying framework of ideas, which define the experience of being a child, consisting a varying in space and time sociological category that cannot be studied isolated from the rest of society, as the latter constructs it. The differentiation in living conditions and in the level of welfare between children of upper, middle and lower social classes that characterizes childhood creates “many childhoods”. What happens with the social dangers, which threaten childhood today? Burst of domestic violence, of school violence, sexual abuse and neglect of children, paedophilia on the Internet, growth of child delinquency? Furthermore, although children considered valuable for the society, still remain a category with high poverty rate.
Language: English

Joint Session : RC10 with WG5 Working Group on Famine and Society (host)
http://www.isa-sociology.org/wg05.htm Chairs: Pradeep Dadlani, India, pradeepdadlani@rediffmail.com , and Sunny George, KILA, __sunnygeorgekerala@gmail.com__
Participation, organisational Democracy and self-management seem to be crucial for addressing issue of growing problems the world is facing today due to Climate Change, Famines and Food Crises. The earth’s ability to produce food for the world population is limited and climate change seems to be affecting future prospects. Market forces are getting strong and creating hurdles for efficient management of existing resources. The chances of famines seem to be more in the areas facing water scarcity. The session will address the theoretical and methodological challenges by exploring the emerging issues and options in the context of Climate Change, Famines and Food Crises and how Participation, Organisational Democracy and Self Management could help to tackle such emerging challenges.

Integrative Session "Inequality and the Future of Aging: Global and Comparative Perspectives on Trends, Implications, Policies, and Practices" Integrative Session jointly proposed by:
Markus S. Schulz (RC07 Futures Research) New York University, U.S.A. markus.s.schulz@gmail.com Yulia Rozanova (RC10 Social Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management): University of British Columbia, julia.rozanova@ubc.ca Andreas Hoff (RC11 Sociology of Aging) Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences, Germany, a.hoff@hszg.de Proposal coordinator: Julia Rozanova, julia.rozanova@ubc.ca
Population aging is considered among the top three challenges of global development by the United Nations. This historically unique global transition towards ageing societies will affect almost all countries before the end of the century. But what will this revolutionary change mean for sociology and for society? The three Research Committees will lead an integrative reflection on long-term future theory, policy, and practice implications of aging societies, dispelling common myths and stereotypes and pointing out problems that are largely ignored. Is aging a challenge or an opportunity for democracy? How will aging affect the Global South and its relation to the North? Will aging result in societies where ideas of Marx, Durkheim, and Weber can no longer be valid? Will income security and healthcare be sustainable? How will differences in the age structure affect economic competitiveness in a world of competing nation-states? Will fears of gerontocracy enhance inter-generational conflicts? What is the future of the family when eldercare rather than childcare becomes a universal responsibility for adults, while the ages of life course transitions are further delayed? In cultural terms, will active aging become the mainstream worldwide lifestyle driven by the anti-aging industries? And what may be the theoretical and the policy implications of these trends and how can sociology address them and advise policy makers, other stakeholders in society as well as the older and the younger generations so that the future looks promising for people of all ages? ___



Practical Information=

Venue

ISA World Congress of Sociology is taking place at the international conference center Pacifico Yokohama, located in the center of Yokohama.

Travel to Yokohama

Yokohama is a suburb of the Tokyo metropolitan area, 25 minutes away by train from Tokyo Central Station. The nearest international airports are Narita International Airport (NRT) and Haneda Airport (NRT) in Tokyo. From Narita Airport (NRT), it takes 90 minutes by limousine bus or by Narita Express train. From Haneda Airport (HND), it takes 30 minutes by limousine bus. For more details see

NB!!!


Dear colleagues,

For those of you traveling to Yokohama -- we have no ISA information for the moment about the typhoon and adverse weather conditions in the region, but we kindly advise that participants should be looking for news online, for instance through the Japan meteorological agency http://www.jma.go.jp/en/typh/
Also, please check with your airlines if travel may be safe. And if we have some ISA information we will let you know.

Your safety and health is of utmost importance -- scientific exchange will always follow suit! Please stay safe and take good care.

Travelling in Japan

More affordable than you expect
Information from the Local Organizing Committee. Are you hesitating to come to Yokohama because you are worried about the cost? The reality is that Japan is not as expensive as you might think. Many visitors to Japan from Europe and North America are surprised to discover that things are less expensive than in their home countries. So plan your trip for the 2014 Yokohama World Congress of Sociology today!

Cost EstimatesTraveling to & in JapanUSD 1 = JPY 93EUR 1 = JPY 120GBP 1 = JPY 143(as of April 2013)
Air Fare (Economy)from
NY
USD 930
Paris or Berlin
EUR 1,020
London
GBP 860

Hotel Stay /Day
JPY 5-20,000 USD 53-212 EUR 42-160 GBP 35-140
Cheaper hotel or Japanese style inn called “ ryokan
JPY 3,000~
Reasonable Business Hotel
JPY 5,000~
3 Star Hotel
JPY 9,000~

Lunch
JPY 500~ USD 5.30 EUR 4.16 GBP 3.5
Big Mac (with fries and drink)
Mac Hamburger
O-Bento Lunch Box
JPY 550~ JPY 100~ JPY 450~
Dinner
JPY 800~ USD 8.51 EUR 6.66 GBP 5.16
A delegate choosing cheaper accommodation might only spend:|| 7 Nights Accommodation
USD 420 (USD 60/night)
Meals ($20 per day)
USD 140+drinks
Registration (early bird, ISA member)
USD 376
Total
USD 936 EUR 750 GBP 617 + air fare
All prices and tax above are as of April 1, 2013
No tipping is required - not even expected! in Japan
Looking forward to meeting you all in Yokohama! Contact: wcs2014loc@gmail.com = Guidelines for ISA registration grant application submission=
  1. Type of grant Registration grants have been established for active participants in the Research Committee (RC), Working Group (WG) or Thematic Group (TG) programs.
  2. Eligibility Individual ISA members in good standing (i.e. who have paid the individual membership fee at least two years before the month of the ISA conference ) are eligible for registration grants.
  3. How to apply One can apply for a grant to only one RC/WG/TG. Multiple applications will not be considered. A letter of application should be sent before January 31, 2014 to the Program Coordinator of the RC/WG/TG where a paper will be presented. E- mail addresses of the Program Coordinators of the RC/WG/TGs are available in the relevant RC , WG , TG section.
  4. Decisions The Board of each RC/WG/TG will review all applications and recommend the allocation of available funds by March 1, 2014. A list of the selected individuals will be posted on the ISA website in mid-March 2014.
  5. Grant allocation Registration grant code will be provided to the selected individuals by the ISA Secretariat so that all successful applicants can register with this code to the conference before the early registration deadline April 1, 2014.

Yokohama 2014
Yokohama 2014

Yokohama 2014

**Grants for East Asia** **Next Generation Sociologists**
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___= Visa Requirements=
  1. List of countries having visa exemption arrangements
  2. Participants from several countries need to obtain an entry visa to Japan. Please visit the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan for information on visa application procedures:
The Japanese Local Organizing Committee will provide assistance in the preparation of documents for visa application for the registered participants only . Please note that visa cannot be issued earlier than in April 2014, three months before the Congress .
Any inquiries concerning visa support should be addressed to Visa Support Office which will be opened in February 2014. Contact e-mail address to be provided. __= Hotels and Tours=

Hotels

On-line booking of the hotels with special discount rates for the delegates selected by the Japanese Local Organizing Committee. This service will be operational till June 11, 2014.|| ||
Online Hotels & Tours Booking
Online Hotels & Tours Booking

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Online Hotels & Tours Booking

Links of a variety of accommodations including Youth Hostels and Guest Houses For queries on hotel accommodation and tours, please contact : JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc., wcs2014@gmt.jtb.jp === Tours===
Information on study tours, excursions and sightseeing options prepared by the Japanese Local Organizing Committee for the ISA World Congress of Sociology will be announced in March 2014. A variety of classes for Japanese culture, like Kimono dressing, Tea ceremony, Paper holding (Origami) and Writing English Haiku will be held within Pacifico Yokohama. Please consult the below links for information on visiting Yokohama, Tokyo, and other parts of Japan. They include information on Attractions and Tours, Accommodations, Transportations, Art Galleries and Museums, Festivals and Events, and Travel Tips. From traditional ryokan stays, historic sites, art museums , Imperial Palace to Tokyo Disneyland, Tsukiji-Fish Market, Ghibli Anime Museum for Totoros!
Yokohama
Tokyo
Japan in general
Food and Restaurants
Searchable Restaurant Site
Kosher
Halal
For queries on hotel accommodation and tours, please contact : JTB Global Marketing & Travel Inc., wcs2014@gmt.jtb.jp ___= Farewell Party=
Friday, July 18, 2014, 21:00-23:00
The //Osanbashi// Pier
Fee: JPY 3,000 per person The Japanese Local Organizing Committee invites you and your family to the ISA World Congress Farewell Party at the Osanbashi Pier - the Grand Pier - of the Yokohama International Passenger Terminal. Don't miss a beautiful night view from the Osanbashi Pier of the sparkling city and twinkling stars above Yokohama Bay! Still having another half day, Friday will be the last evening for us to share our great conference outcomes and to enjoy our friendships, conversations, dishes, and fantastic views of the City and Bay. The Farewell Party Fee of JPY 3,000 per person includes:
  • Delicious Food – Japanese and Other World Dishes Including but not limited to:
    • Vegetarian including Vegan, Kosher, and Halal Foods
    • American – Yokohama with special historical ties with the USA
    • Chinese – Yokohama with the largest Chinatown in Japan
  • Beverages – Drink as Much as You Can! Including but not limited to:
    • Soft Drinks – tea, fresh juice, non-alcohol cocktails
    • Beer – Yokohama has the 1st place in beer production in Japan!
    • Japanese sake, wine, cocktails, and more
  • Desserts – fruit & sweets
    • Ice Cream – Yokohama is the best place for ice creams in Japan!
Tickets can be bought through the registration form. See you all at the Osanbashi Pier!

Contact: wcs2014loc@gmail.com




Oshanbashi Pier
Oshanbashi Pier

Oshanbashi Pier

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Guidelines for Presenters

The online abstracts submission process has been completed.
Only abstracts submitted on-line will be considered in the selection process. The abstract text (max 300, 5 keywords) should have been submitted in English, French or Spanish. It was not allowed to submit:
  • the same abstract to two different sessions
  • more than two abstracts

1.

Notification: 30 November 2013

  • Session Organiser will handle all correspondence concerning the session and is responsible for informing authors by November 30, 2013 whether their papers have been accepted for presentation.
  • A final presentation designation ( oral presentation , distributed paper, poster, or round table presentation) needs to be stated. This information can be modified later once registration check has been completed.
    Note: Distributed papers will be listed in the programme and their abstracts will be included in the Abstracts Book, providing the authors pay a registration fee in time. If a participant does not show up, the first participant listed under distributed papers will be asked to present his/her paper.

2.

Registration deadline for presenters: 1 April 2014 24:00 GMT

  • On the registration deadline April 1, 2014 presenters who have failed to register will be automatically deleted from the programme.
  • It is very important that all participants respect conference deadlines concerning registration and submission of abstracts. No extension of deadlines is possible.

Rules for All Presenters

  1. Limited appearance in the Program Participants may be listed no more than twice in the Program. This includes all types of participation – except being listed as Program Coordinator or Session Organizer. Program Coordinators and Session Organizers can organize a maximum of two sessions where their names will be additionally listed in the program.
    A “participant” is anyone listed as an author, co-author (oral presentation and/or distributed paper), plenary speaker, roundtable presenter, poster presenter, panelist, critic, discussant, session (co)chair, or any similar substantive role in the program.
    A participant cannot present and chair in the same session.
  2. ISA and RC/WG/TG membership ISA does not require anyone to be a member in order to present a paper, and provides different registration fees for members and non-members. Those RCs which require that presenters in their sessions are members of the RC, and/or also of ISA, should clearly inform potential presenters about these requirements from the very start of conference preparations.
  3. Registration payment In order to be included in the program the participants (presenters, chairs, discussants, etc.) need to pay registration fees by April 1, 2014 . If not registered, their names will not appear in the Program Book and in the Abstracts Book.
    For co-authored paper, in order for a paper to appear in the program, at least one co-author should pay the registration fee by the early registration deadline April 1, 2014; the names of other co-authors will be listed as well. If other co-authors wish to attend the conference they must pay the registration fee.
  4. Letter of acceptance For a letter stating that your paper has been accepted for presentation, please contact directly the Organizer of the Session.
  5. Full papers submission ISA does not collect and does not publish papers presented at its conferences. Each Research Committee, Working and Thematic Group establishes its own rules on full papers submissions. Please contact your Session Organiser for further instructions.
  6. Distributed paper Distributed papers should be treated like any regular conference papers. If a participant does not show up, the first participant listed under distributed papers will be asked to present his/her paper.
  7. Poster presentation Poster size 90 cm x 120 cm
  8. Languages The working language of the Congress is English. All printed materials will be in English. The sessions will be in English except some of the Research Committees, Working Groups and Thematic Groups sessions that will be conducted in Spanish or French. Please check the program. Simultaneous translation in English, French and Spanish will be provided only for the Opening and Closing Presidential Sessions.
If you have questions please use the relevant e-mail address of contacts below:
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Past Deadlines and former stages of ISA RC10 Yokohama Congress program building

  • Final modifications of the preliminary program : April 14 – May 7 2014 24:00 GMT - Session Organizer modifies sessions based on withdraw of non-registered presenters. Chairs and discussants are assigned from among the registered participants. In case a type of individual’s presentation is changed, or if a presentation is transferred to a different session, Session Organizer sends a new notification. Program Coordinator completes sessions schedule according to the conference timetable at https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/wc2014/gateway.cgi )
  • Registration deadline for presenters: April 1, 2014 24:00 GMT
  • Applications for financial support deadline: 31 January, 2014 24:00 GM
  • Abstracts selection: 4 October – 24 November, 2013 24:00 GMT Session Organizer must complete selection of abstracts and provide a final presentation designation (oral, distributed, poster, round table).
  • Notification letters: 30 November, 2013 24:00 GMT Session Organizer must send notification letters to:
  • Authors and co-authors of accepted abstracts
  • Submitters whose abstract was rejected in this session but has been transferred to Program Coordinator for review and possible consideration in another session
  • Authors of rejected abstracts.
  • A final presentation designation (oral, distributed, poster, round table) needs to be stated; this information can be modified later once registration check has been completed.
  • Abstracts submission: 3 June – 30 September, 2013 24:00 GMT -A direct submission link will be provided in due course.
Participants must submit abstracts on-line via Confex platform. Abstracts must be submitted in English, French or Spanish. Only abstracts submitted on-line will be considered in the selection process. Paper submission for the sixth ISA Worldwide Competition for Junior Sociologists : May 1st 2013
  • Call for Sessions
Sessions proposals must be sent to the Program Coordinators by March 30 , 2013 .
The final List of Sessions and the Call for Papers will be published on April 7, 2013 on both the World Congress and the RC10 ISA and wiki websites.
All session proposals must include this information:
Type of session * Note: A description of the different types of sessions can be found at ISA Guidelines for Program Coordinators and Session Organizers of the Research Committees, Working and Thematic Groups
  • Paper presentation session It is recommended that each session uses its 110 minutes to accommodate 4-5 papers and 15-20 minutes of collective discussion. All other papers should be listed as distributed papers in the relevant session and serve as “waitlist” for Session Organizers. These papers will be listed in the program and, providing the authors register in time, their abstracts will be included in the abstracts book. If a participant does not show up, the first participant listed under distributed papers will be asked to present a paper.
  • Featured or Keynote Speaker A session featuring a leading researcher in one of the RC/WG/TG fields, with a presentation of between 35 and 60 minutes duration, followed by a discussion period. This kind of session can attract more people from outside your group. These sessions are organized directly by Program Coordinators and/or Session Organizers and are not open for abstract submission.
  • Panel Session Panel session accommodates a larger number of invited panelists who will debate around a specific theme or on current issues of particular importance to the area of research. The floor will then be opened to the audience. Panel sessions are organized directly by Program Coordinators and/or Session Organizers and are not open for abstract submission.
  • Invited Session Sessions organized directly by Program Coordinators and/or Session Organizers. These are not open for abstract submission.
  • Author meets their Critics A debate around an important recent publication that could be presented by the author(s), with commentators and opening the floor to the audience. These sessions are organized directly by Program Coordinators and/or Session Organizers and are not open for abstract submission.
  • Roundtable Session In order to accommodate more papers, a regular session time-slot may be used for a maximum of 5 concurrent running round table presentations in one room (maximum of 5-6 presenters at each table). Five tables will be set up at the same time and in the same room. Each table will accommodate 10 persons including the presenters (suggested number of 5 presenters).
  • Poster session Poster presentations of research information and results.
  • Joint Session Joint Sessions are sessions organized jointly by two or more RCs, or an RC combined with a WG or TG on a theme of overlapping interest. Please note that Joint Sessions must be included in the regular session allocation of one of the participating units. Joint sessions cannot constitute more than 50% of all sessions organized by a RC/WG/TG.
  • Other formats Having a variety of types of sessions can enhance the quality of a meeting, especially if the organizers find the right people to participate in them. The above are simply suggestions. Other formats, such as a hands-on workshop, or a session on pedagogy may also be appropriate for your group.
Is this a joint session? * Note: Joint sessions are sessions organized jointly by two or more Research Committees (RCs), or by a RC combined with a Working Group (WG) and/or Thematic Group (TG) on a theme of overlapping interest.
If this is a joint session, please indicate the Research Committe (RC), Working Group (WG) or Thematic Group (TG) that is co-organizing the session. * Note: If this is NOT a joint session, please select "not applicable". Not applicable RC01 Armed Forces and Conflict Resolution RC02 Economy and Society RC03 Community Research RC04 Sociology of Education RC05 Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations RC06 Family Research RC07 Futures Research RC08 History of Sociology RC09 Social Transformations and Sociology of Development RC10 Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management RC11 Sociology of Aging RC12 Sociology of Law RC13 Sociology of Leisure RC14 Sociology of Communication, Knowledge and Culture RC15 Sociology of Health RC16 Sociological Theory RC17 Sociology of Organizations RC18 Political Sociology RC19 Poverty, Social Welfare and Social Policy RC20 Comparative Sociology RC21 Regional and Urban Development RC22 Sociology of Religion RC23 Sociology of Science and Technology RC24 Environment and Society RC25 Language and Society RC26 Sociotechnics, Sociological Practice RC27 Sociology of Sport RC28 Social Stratification RC29 Deviance and Social Control RC30 Sociology of Work RC31 Sociology of Migration RC32 Women in Society RC33 Logic and Methodology in Sociology RC34 Sociology of Youth RC35 Conceptual and Terminological Analysis RC36 Alienation Theory and Research RC37 Sociology of Arts RC38 Biography and Society RC39 Sociology of Disasters RC40 Sociology of Agriculture and Food RC41 Sociology of Population RC42 Social Psychology RC43 Housing and Built Environment RC44 Labour Movements RC45 Rational Choice RC46 Clinical Sociology RC47 Social Classes and Social Movements RC48 Social Movements, Collective Action and Social Change RC49 Mental Health and Illness RC50 International Tourism RC51 Sociocybernetics RC52 Sociology of Professional Groups RC53 Sociology of Childhood RC54 The Body in the Social Sciences RC55 Social Indicators WG01 Sociology on Local-Global Relations WG02 Historical and Comparative Sociology WG05 Famine and Society TG03 Human Rights and Global Justice TG04 Sociology of Risk and Uncertainty TG05 Visual Sociology TG06 Institutional Ethnography TG07 Senses and Society
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Dear Colleagues,

As you may already know, the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology will
take place in Yokohama, Japan, on July 13-19, 2014. Congress main theme is:
Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology.
Although it seems far away yet, I would like to remind you about the
most immediate deadlines.

1. Call for Sessions: January 15 , 2013 24:00 GMT
Please let us know the name and contact details of your RC/WG/TG
Programme Coordinator as soon as possible but not later than January 15,
2013. Please indicate also a deadline for sessions' proposals
submission having in mind that a final list of sessions needs to be
received at the ISA Secretariat isa@isa-sociology.org by April 7, 2013
(see below point 3). Those Calls for Sessions for each group will be
posted on the ISA Congress website.

For you information, please find attached a table showing a number of
sessions (including Business Meeting ) allocated to each Research
Committee, Working and Thematic Group. Sessions allocation is based on
the number of the ISA members in good standing in each group as of
October 2012. (NOTE: According to the attached file
RCWGTG_sessions_2014.doc
RCWGTG_sessions_2014.doc
RCWGTG_sessions_2014.doc
RC10 can organize up to 14 sessions.)

2. Proposals for Integrative Sessions: 15 January 2013, 24:00 GMT
By 15 January 2013 proposals for Integrative Sessions which involve at
least 3 Research Committees (Working and/or Thematic Groups), 3 National
Associations or a combination of the two, should be received at the ISA
Secretariat isa@isa-sociology.org for selection process. Please consult
ISA Congress website for guidelines for applying for integrative
sessions http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2014/

3. Call for Papers: April 7 , 2013 24:00 GMT
By 7 April 2013 Research Committees, Working and Thematic Groups must
submit their final list of sessions and their descriptions as well as
contact details of session organisers to the ISA Secretariat at
isa@isa-sociology.org for posting on the ISA Congress website as Call
for Papers.

Please note that Joint Sessions, sessions organised jointly by two or
more RCs, or an RC combined with a WG, TG on a theme of overlapping
interest, must be included in the regular session allocation of one of
the participating units. Joint sessions cannot constitute more than 50%
of all sessions organised by a RC/WG/TG.

Finally, let me add that an on-line abstract submission will open in
early June 2013. A complete set of deadlines and guidelines for
Programme Coordinators will be circulated soon.


Best,
Maggie

Margaret Abraham
ISA Vice-President, Research Council
International Sociological Association
Professor of Sociology, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY 11549, USA
Phone: +1-516-463-5641; Fax: +1-516-463-6350; Email:
margaret.abraham@hofstra.edu


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- preliminary program of sessions in alphabetical order:

Program Coordinators

Number of allocated sessions including Business Meeting : 14.=== On-line abstracts submission===
June 3, 2013 - September 30, 2013 24:00 GMT.

If you have questions about any specific session, please feel free to contact the Session Organizer for more information.

Proposed sessions


in alphabetical order:
== Childhood and Participation==
Session Organizer
Demosthenis DASKALAKIS, Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece, ddaskal@primedu.uoa.gr
Session in English
The comparative and intercultural analysis has revealed a variety of childhoods, rather than a childhood as a unique and universal phenomenon. The changes to the experience of childhood depend on the country, social class, gender, and nationality, in fact that means that childhood is a variable of social analysis, which cannot be separated from the other variables. Childhood does not refer to a specific person or child but focus on the general condition of being a child. It is a social and cultural concept, idea and category and relates to a difficultly and arbitrarily defined period of human life, as that definition is made subjectively from the adults.
In every case, childhood is not a static object and universal fact of human nature with naturalistic background, without that to cancel the basic meaning of biological relationships. It is a relative and varying framework of ideas, which define the experience of being a child, consisting a varying in space and time sociological category that cannot be studied isolated from the rest of society, as the latter constructs it.
The differentiation in living conditions and in the level of welfare between children of upper, middle and lower social classes that characterizes childhood creates “many childhoods”. What happens with the social dangers, which threaten childhood today? Burst of domestic violence, of school violence, sexual abuse and neglect of children, paedophilia on the Internet, growth of child delinquency? Furthermore, although children considered valuable for the society, still remain a category with high poverty rate.
=== RC10WG05===

Climate Change, Famines and Food Crises: Participation, Organisational Democracy and Self Management

Joint session of RC10 Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management and WG05 Famine and Society [host committee]
Session Organizers Pradeep DADLANI, India, pradeepdadlani@rediffmail.com Sunny GEORGE, India, sunnygeorgekerala@gmail.com
Session in English
Participation, organisational democracy and self-management seem to be crucial for addressing issue of growing problems the world is facing today due to climate change, famines and food crises. The earth’s ability to produce food for the world population is limited and climate change seems to be affecting future prospects. Market forces are getting strong and creating hurdles for efficient management of existing resources. The chances of famines seem to be more in the areas facing water scarcity.
The session will address the theoretical and methodological challenges by exploring the emerging issues and options in the context of climate change, famines and food crises and how participation, organisational democracy and self management could help to tackle such emerging challenges.== Cooperation and Participation==
Session Organizers
Akihiro ISHIKAWA, Chuo University Fuda, Japan, janosik@mxz.mesh.ne.jp
Pawel STAROSTA, University of Lodz, Poland, starosta@uni.lodz.pl
Session in English
In the recent global economic and financial crisis the issue the neglect of participation of citizens and employees has come to the fore. Economic democracy needs a strengthening of the competences and involvement of all those concerned. In so far stronger cooperation of stakeholders is a central concern for sustainability.
== Democratic Decentralisation and Women’s Participation==
Session Organizers
P.P. BALAN, Kerala Institute of Local Administration, India, balanpp25@gmail.com
Session in English
Decentralized governance enlarges the space for people’s representation in matters of governance and moving decision closer to people. Decentralization is supposed to increase women’s participation in governance, the opportunity for leadership and participation in public forums. Amartya Sen urges to look at women as agents of change. (Sen: 1999)
Agency is the ability to define and articulate needs and priorities and to act upon them. Female agency in political forums such a local governments would give entitlements and basic services provision. Gendered identities and practices have often acted as forces for the exclusion of women from leadership positions; by limiting their capacities to articulate and act upon their claims and concerns. The grassroots women collectives and functionaries, therefore, need to be strong with access to resources and opportunities, through education, information, skills and freedom of choice and action.
The goals of Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) can be seen as opportunities for mainstreaming women’s concerns and perspectives in development. In this context there is need to enlarge women’s participation.
== Education, Participation and Inequality==
Session Organizers
Eleni NINA PAZARZI, University of Piraeus, Greece, enina04@yahoo.gr
Iasonas LAMPRIANOU, University of Cyprus, Cyprus, lamprianou.iasonas@ucy.ac.cy
Session in English
Education has been acknowledged to be a major driving force for upward social mobility, social participation and social justice. The role of education becomes even more important in the era of financial crisis and austerity. In the last years, more and more countries – in Europe and in other continents- sunk in a spiral trajectory of reductions in investments in Education. During such harsh times, a session on participation and inequality becomes even more timely.
== Facing an Unequal World: Challenges for Global Sociology and Participation==
Session Organizers
Isabel da COSTA, CNRS IDHE-ENS de Cachan, France, idacosta@idhe.ens-cachan.fr
Gyoergy SZELL, University of Osnabrueck, Germany, gszell@uos.de
Session in English
Participation, Organisational Democracy and self-management are at the core of overcoming an unequal and unjust world. Decent work and social justice have to be promoted on the different levels of social actions: i.e. micro, meso and macro. Mainstream sociology has unfortunately neglected in the past couple of years this trend, after neo-liberalism transformed most societies, especially after the breakdown of the socialist system, into market societies. Insofar a Second Enlightenment – as the late Neil Postman phrased it – and Phronesis, i.e. the search for a Good Society, have to be put on the agenda again.
== Industrial Democracy in East Asian Society Social Economy==
Session Organizers
Eun-Jin LEE, Kyungnam University, South Korea, ejlee@kyungnam.ac.kr
Yamada SHUJI, Bunkyo University, Japan, yamashu@shonan.bunkyo.ac.jp
Session in English
The panel extrapolates the present situation and the alternative option of the industrial relations from the sustainable development`s perspective, with a specific regional focus on East Asia labor markets. The East Asia area has been the most dynamically transforming their respective labor market coordinates. Conventionally, each country in East Asia have simulated and adopted other model of labor market policies by each government and by private actors as well.
The panel focuses on the impact of industrial relations on the society at large. What is the present situation of the industrial relations in East Asia? To fulfil sustainable development, how should it be changed in the future? For a long time Japanese industrial relations have been regarded as the role model for other Asian countries. How have the industrial relations been changing in the Japan? What is the commonness and diversity among East Asia industries? Each presenter deals with his situation within a specific industry or within more general situation in a country. However, they will clearly indicate the implications, which their papers have for the whole East Asian community of labor and industry.
== Inequality and the Future of Aging: Global and Comparative Perspectives on Trends, Implications, Policies, and Practices==
Integrative Session : RC07 Futures Research, RC10 Social Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management, and RC11 Sociology of Aging.
Not open for submission of abstracts.
== Cooperation, Participation and Democracy==
Session Organizers
Maria FREGIDOU-MALAMA, University of Gävle, Sweden, Maria.Fregidou-Malama@hig.se
Volkmar KREISSIG, Taita Taveta University, Kenya, vkreissig@gmx.net
Session in English/Spanish
Cooperation and participation are necessary when developing democracy in societies and businesses. How do new forms of participation contribute to sustain organisations and what are the advantages of alternative cooperation forms? Do they question the traditional organisational systems and can be considered as modern sustainable alternatives to mobilize participation in democratic decision making ? Alternative organisational systems are stressing: democratic management and members´ sovereignty, educating members, supporting ecological projects, involving young people and women and networking with people and organisations locally and globally using social relationships.Can they be an entrepreneurial model for a modern responsible organisational system helping people to innovative entrepreneurial activities? The structure of organisations and its contribution to development is an emerging ethical and challenging issue; can local collaborative organisational forms be considered as a viable participatory initiative?

== New Forms of Participation==
Session Organizers
Martine LEGRIS REVEL, Université Lille, France, mart.revel@gmail.com
Vera VRATUSA, Belgrade University, Serbia, vvratusa@sezampro.rs
Session in English
We suggest developing further a “post-dialogical” approach that is more focused on social, professional and scientific mediation and cooperation. This leads us to emphasize the models and devices of mediation and cooperation theoretical background that enable to come out of the current dead ends in democratic participation and sustainable development.
The stake of the session is basically to investigate the conditions and modalities of cooperative democracy and democratic cooperation namely within political public sphere of environmental issues, firms and states, at the workplace and in the territory spaces. It is an opportunity to identify in the processes of change and governance the conditions for theoretical conception and practical translation of the social pattern of contradictory collective and individual interests. Long term multi-levels and multi-actors environmental and societal transition will be discussed.
We propose to study the spectrum of the conditions and modalities of mediation and cooperation with respect to power, activity and research. We wish to focus in particular upon the factors of change, whether they relate to stances, conducts, capacities or identities of the actors. The analysis of activities involving professional and social dialogue, or some alternative work organisation that would possibly replace the Scientific Management of Work, especially those referring to the model of the cooperatives and self-management of firms. The field studies in the public spaces could address the territory-based policies, the new urban and rural experiments, their impact in terms of way of life, and the political significances that the actors assign them.
== RC10 Business Meeting==
Session Organizer
Isabel DA COSTA, CNRS-IDHE, France, idacosta@idhe.ens-cachan.fr
Session in English
Agenda:
  1. Opening of the session, minutes
  2. Report on activities
  3. Finances
  4. Assessment of the 2014 World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama
  5. Election of a new board
  6. Further activities
  7. Publications
  8. A.O.B.
== Sustainability and Participation==
Session Organizers
Anup DASH, Utkal University, India, dashanup@hotmail.com
Session in English
The concept of “sustainability” is at the center of the intersectionality of the dynamic interaction between two complex systems – the natural world and the social world. A new discourse and practice is rising in the form of a sustainability Science as the humanity is faced with five mega challenges for the 21st century, namely, i. the green challenge, ii. the inclusion challenge, iii. the wellbeing challenge, iv. the moral challenge, and v. the governance challenge. But these debates have also expanded and deepened our understanding of the complexities and the multidimensionality of the problem, that the deeper issues are linked not only to questions of equity, rights, justice, security and governance but also of life styles, world views, peace, culture and knowledge systems.
The image of climate change has become ever more associated with the poor small farmers without crops, migrants without homes, communities without (adaptive) capacities, increasing poverty (= vulnerability to climate change) in the global south. Environmental issues calls for reframing the narratives, questioning the GDP-centric and anthropocentric model of development and walking the talk of ecological democracy and deep ecology. Constructing of a shared vision and creating “the future we want” involves democratic solutions and consensus building though participatory and emancipatory processes of stakeholder dialogues.
This session is designed to stimulate debates about alternative development paths, participatory and inclusive governance structures, and a more sophisticated understanding of the issues toward social and political transformation founded on better sustainability practice.
== The Communal Idea and Participation==
Session Organizer
Michal PALGI, The University of Haifa, Israel, palgi@research.haifa.ac.il
Session in English
It is no secret that communal, cooperative, and democratic structures have been put to real tests during their existence and have chosen different paths for maintaining and developing themselves. New challenges, tensions and unexpected claims often result in resistance or negation of the democratic communal ideal. Theories of the transformation of such organizations and communities often portray them as becoming less communal, cooperative, and/or democratic, the older, larger, and/or more prosperous they become. Theories of organizational inertia, in contrast, identify age, size, and resources as factors that insulate organizations against change, rather than making them more susceptible to it.
Other theories look at the social dilemmas and motivations of the actors in the different echelons of these organizations and communities. This session will attempt to analyze the relevance of these theories to the spread of changes among democratic organization and communities.
== Inequality, modes of participation and democracy==
Session Organizers
Azril BACAL, Universidad Nacional Agraria la Molina, Perú, bazril1@gmail.com
Erik LINDHULT, Mälardalen University, Sweden, erik.lindhult@mdh.se
Session in English/French/Spanish
Inequality is a basic condition in as far as all human societies reproduced on individual to planetary levels. The session focuses on analysis of conditions and systems of inequality and how different groups are participating in these systems. A crucial issue is how different modes of participation reproduce inequality or can support more equal social relations. In line with the research interests of RC10, the session particularly aims to identify liberating and democratizing modes of participation, e.g. in the form of broad social movements, self-management practices, democratic governance structures dialogic relations or drama, which are able to reduce unequal power and resource relations and provide a basis of more equal, just and sustainable societies.

== Trade Unions and Participation==
Session Organizers
Volker TELLJOHANN, IRES Emilia-Romagna, Italy, vtelljohann@gmail.com
Philippe POCHET, European Trade Union Institute, Belgium, PPochet@ETUC.ORG
Session in English
This session will explore the impact of the crisis on trade unions and recent developments in the field of worker participation. Contributions analysing the theme at local, national, European and global level are welcome. With regard to the local and national level of analysis we are particularly interested by the impacts of austerity policies and their tendency to undermine trade union and employee rights. In particular, we invite the contributors to address the following questions:
  • How and to what extent does the crisis impact on the scope of worker participation?
  • Is institutionalised worker participation undergoing deregulation processes?
  • Does the crisis contribute to greater divergences between countries with regard to the exercise of participation rights?
Furthermore, the session intends to analyse the possibilities of trade unions and worker participation to address the processes of trans-nationalisation of economic activities and in particular restructuring processes at transnational level. As the most developed supranational rights of information and consultation are enabled by EU directives, the session should address their effectiveness vis-à-vis restructuring processes in times of crisis. In this context, we would also like to look what types of transnational strategies trade unions pursue in order to address the consequences of the crisis.
Finally, the session also intends to look at new experiences of trade union and employee involvement at global level. Thus, in this session we welcome contributions dealing with the role and the concrete impact of transnational company agreements on industrial relations and worker participation at local level.
== Wellbeing, Participation and Digital Democracy==
Session Organizers
Janet MCINTYRE, Flinders University, Australia, Janet.mcintyre@flinders.edu.au
Luciana Cristina de SOUZA, Milton Campos Law School , Brasil, dralucianacsouza@gmail.com
Session in English
Theoretical and methodological challenges will be explored within the historical and socio-political context of the social structuration of contradictory strategies in the realization of social relationships. The problem is that the most vulnerable people are not protected by the social contract. The session will explore strong and weak cosmopolitanism, the green versus the sustainability movement and the way in which people and planetary issues continue to be polarised in processes that commodify relationships, labour, nature and sentient beings.
Can cosmopolitan politics address the criticism raised by the Left, namely that the pseudo debate between right and left leads to a transformation of the neoliberal market? The area of concern addressed by cosmopolitans is that humanity faces systemically linked social, economic and environmental crises that currently pose a challenge to the sovereignty of states and raise concerns about the ability of regional federations to address the needs of increasingly unequal societies.
The session aims to discuss an understanding of the way in which cosmopolitanism is shaped by diverse definitions and applied very differently by theorists and those who engage in transformative praxis. We will explore the extent to which the development of new forms of digital communication could enable broader participation in a wider public space, whilst exploring the role of the state and ‘if then scenarios’ about the role of federations, post national biospheres or within so-called republican federalism and the implications for social and environmental justice. ___
From: isaconf@confex.com Date: Wed, 18 Dec 2013 11:11:02 -0500 Subject: XVIII ISA World Congress Update Dear Program Coordinators and Session Organizers,
Hope you are doing well. I am now pleased to report that 8,070 abstracts have been accepted for the ISA World Congress of Sociology in Yokohama. I know this has been an extremely busy time for all of us involved in the planning and preparation of the World Congress and I sincerely appreciate all that you have done to try and complete this phase of the preparation in a timely manner. The following is to keep you updated and provide some important information.

1. ABSTRACT REVIEW AND NOTIFICATION The grading of the submitted abstracts has been completed and notification messages have been sent out by Program Coordinators and Session Organizers. We had to extend the deadline to December 9, 2013 to address the problem with incomplete reviews and notifications on the status of submitted abstracts. Portal Access :
  • Session Organizer access to the User Portal is now limited to "view-only" access but they will re-gain full access to the system on April 14, 2014 , after registration check (see below).
  • Program Coordinator access to the User Portal is limited to "view-only" until the system opens up for scheduling on January 6, 2014 .
2. LETTERS OF ACCEPTANCE Some participants require a formal letter of acceptance from a Session Organizer. The ISA Secretariat has prepared a model letter for each RC/WG/TG which can be requested at isa@isa-sociology.org

3. SESSIONS SCHEDULING Program Coordinators will be invited to schedule regular sessions and Business Meetings on January 6, 2014 . If you have any queries or need assistance with scheduling, please don't hesitate to contact Confex by e-mail at isaconf@confex.com or by phone at 401-334-0220 Monday-Friday 8:00AM-6:00PM (EST).

4. REGISTRATION GRANTS ALLOCATION Linked below is a file on the Rules for Registration Grant Allocation (general and for Program Coordinators).
https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/wc2014/ISA_2014%20World_Congress_grants_rules_RC_registration_grants.pdf We know that Program Coordinators play an important role and this time we have provided special registration grants for Program Coordinators for Yokohama (applications for financial support deadline: 31 January, 2014 ) . Please note, however, that only RC/WG/TGs who have submitted a revised version of their Statutes are eligible for grants.
  • Program Coordinator receives applications for ISA registration grants submitted by the participants until January 31, 2014 .
  • A list of selected individuals and registration grant amounts must be sent by the Program Coordinator to the ISA Secretariat ( isa@isa-sociology.org ) before March 1, 2014 for verification and posting at the ISA conference website http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2014/ .
5. REGISTRATION DEADLINE FOR PRESENTERS APRIL 1, 2014 24:00 GMT Your personalized registration link for the XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology is: https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/wc2014/registration/index.cgi?person .... In order to be included in the program the participants (presenters, chairs, discussants etc.) need to pay registration fees by April 1, 2014 . If not registered, their names will not appear in the Program Book or in the Abstract Book.

In case of a co-authored paper, at least one author needs to pay the registration fee by the early registration deadline April 1, 2014 in order for a paper to be included in the program. Other co-authors must pay the registration fee if they wish to attend the conference. Should you have any queries about Congress registration, please contact Confex at isaconf@confex.com . For queries about ISA membership, please contact ISA at isa@isa-sociology.org Thank you once again. I would also like to thank the ISA Secretariat and Confex for their work in this phase. We are well on our way to having a rich and diverse program from the RC-WG-TG that substantively addresses the theme of this congress. I truly appreciate all that you do to make this possible.

Best,
Maggie Margaret Abraham
Professor of Sociology, Hofstra University
202F Davison Hall, Hempstead, NY, USA 11549

Vice-President, Research
International Sociological Association
http://www.isa-sociology.org/
Phone: +1-516-463-5641
Fax: +1-516-463-6250
Email: margaret.abraham@hofstra.edu




Subject: Update on the 2014 World Congress online program and grants allocation The online abstracts submissions process has now been completed and thanks to impressive range of call for abstracts put forth by our RC-TG and WG, I am pleased to share that we have received over 10,000 abstracts! Unfortunately, some of the submitters did encounter some technical difficulties on the last day of September 30, 2013, due to an extremely heavy load of submissions. Confex apologized for the inconvenience caused and the system was kept operational for an additional 24 hours to allow people to complete submissions and Confex staff helped those who needed assistance. The system will re-open for Program Coordinators and Session Organizers on October 4, 2013 24:00 GMT and the Abstracts Selection period will commence. I recognize that there is clearly going to be considerable important work to do for Program Coordinators and Session Organizers during this selection process period and appreciate your cooperation and commitment to ensure that this phase goes smoothly and in a timely manner. However, this will still entail us adhering to all other deadlines so as to ensure that we can deliver the final program in a timely manner. Below is a reminder of some of the forthcoming tasks and deadlines.  Abstracts selection: 4 October – 24 November, 2013 24:00 GMT Session Organizer must complete selection of abstracts and provide a final presentation designation (oral, distributed, poster, round table ). Session Organizer can move good quality abstracts unsuited for the session to the Program Coordinator’s bin for transfer to another session. Note: abstracts transfers should be done to the Program Coordinator bin as early as possible so that good abstracts may be transferred to other appropriate sessions to enable organizers to consider these transferred abstracts and make decisions within the deadlines.  Notification letters: 30 November, 2013 24:00 GMT Session Organizer must send notification letters to: 1. Authors and co-authors of accepted abstracts; 2. Submitters whose abstract was rejected in this session but has been transferred to Program Coordinator for review and possible consideration in another session; 3. Authors of rejected abstracts. A final presentation designation (oral, distributed, poster, round table) needs to be stated; this information can be modified later once registration check has been completed.  Program Coordinators have the possibility of changing session titles, deleting sessions with no abstract submissions, as well as simply moving sessions and abstracts around during this period.  Registration deadline for presenters: April 1, 2014 24:00 GMT o Registration must be completed by the deadline. o Confex matches registrations with accepted presenters.  Final modifications: April 14 – May 1, 2014 24:00 GMT o Session Organizer modifies sessions based on withdrawal of non-registered presenters. o Chairs and discussants are assigned from among the registered participants. o In case the type of an individual’s presentation is changed, or if a presentation is transferred to a different session, Session Organizer sends a new notification. o Program Coordinator completes sessions schedule according to the conference timetable. Attached are the rules for Registration Grants allocation (general and special for Program Coordinators). We know that Program Coordinators play an important role and this time we have provided special registration grants for Program Coordinators for Yokohama. Please note, however, that only RC/WG/TGs who have submitted a revised version of their Statutes are eligible for grants.  Applications for financial support deadline: 31 January, 2014 24:00 GMT Program Coordinator receives applications for ISA grants submitted by the participants till January 31, 2014.  Submission of proposed ISA Grant Recipients: March 1, 2014 24:00 GMT Program Coordinator sends a list of selected individuals and amounts recommended to the ISA Secretariat (isa@isa-sociology.org) for verification and posting on the ISA website. Please keep in mind the forthcoming deadlines and please note that there will be no extension of deadlines. Full Guidelines for Program Coordinators and Session Organizers are available on http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2014/guidelines-program-coordinators-and-session-organizers.htm If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me at Margaret.Abraham@hofstra.edu or Izabela Barlinska at isa@isa-sociology.org I would like to take this opportunity to thank you and the ISA Secretariat for your invaluable contribution and your organizational commitment to developing a strong RC-WG-TG program. I look forward to our continued communication and collaboration in making the 2014 World Congress a success. Best, Maggie Margaret Abraham Professor of Sociology, Hofstra University 202F Davison Hall, Hempstead, NY, USA 11549 Vice-President, Research International Sociological Association http://www.isa-sociology.org/ Phone: +1-516-463-5641 Fax: +1-516-463-6250 Email: margaret.abraham@hofstra.edu
Session organizers, please bookmark this link - this is your User Portal :


From: "Vera Vratusa(-Zunjic)" <vvratusa@sezampro.rs>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2013 15:08:00 +0200
Subject: Deadline for ISA World Congress of Sociology is less than two weeks away
Dear members and friends of the ISARC10, dear session co/organizers,
Please let me remind you that on Tuesday, September 17. 2013, the deadline to submit your abstract for the 2014 ISA World Congress of Sociology is less than two weeks away.
Please note that unlike previous world conferences:
1) Only abstracts submitted on-line will be considered in the selection process(no e-mail).
2) The research committees will NOT be able to autonomously extend the deadline of September 30, 2013 24:00 GMT (since the submission is centralized and webbased).
3) The abstract text cannot contain more than 300 word s.
4) Session co/organizers should not submit their abstract to session they are co/organizing .
ISA RC10 on Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management is organizing15 independent and joint sessions (+ business meeting) on the most actual and challenging topics.
The complete list (in alphabetical order) is available at:
http://www.isa-sociology.org/congress2014/rc/rc.php?n=RC10 .
This list is also available on our Internet forum at http://isarc10internetforum.wikispaces.com/ISA+2014 ,
where the link to the interaction capable sub-page for each session is prepared for the session co/organizers to be able to use them for conducting the threaded email discussion concerning preparation, virtual conducting and post-Conference discussion of the session they are organizing (see below on this page)
Please forward this note to your colleagues.
Submit your abstract now if you still did not do so: https://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/wc2014/cfp.cgi
Please inform me if you do not want to receive any more emails concerning ISA 2014, to take you of this email list.
I will post this email as well on our http://isarc10internetforum.wikispaces.com/ISA+2014 page..
Vera Vratuša, Full Prof. PhD
- creator and organizer of http://isarc10internetforum.wikispaces.com/home
Belgrade University, Faculty of Philosophy,Department of Sociology
Čika Ljubina 18-20, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia, http://www.f.bg.ac.rs/zaposleni?ime=Vratu%C5%A1a ;
tel. +381 11 3206 181 fax +38111 2639 356 email: vvratusa@sezampro.rs or vvratusa@f.bg.ac.rs


From: "Vera Vratuša" <vvratusa@sezampro.rs> Date: Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:40:12 +0200 Subject: Re: XVIII ISA Word Congress of Sociology - ATTENTION different from session organizers
Dear Program coordinators and Organizers of invited and regular sessions,
I hope that after Isabel's important clarification concerning the difference between Program coordinators and Session organizers, as well as after June 3, when the abstract submission period began, we have all taken the time to follow the respective instructions of ISACONFEX team to log in to our User Portals for managing the entire program and/or our sessions and to read the ISA 2014 instructional handbook available at http://isaconf.confex.com/isaconf/wc2014/ISA_Instructional_Handbook.pdf , to help us perform our Program coordinator and/or Session organizer tasks efficiently and on time. If you have not done so so far, please do it as soon as possible.
Having in mind the correspondence so far I had with some session organizers (dear colleagues Janet end de Souza for ex.), please let me orient at this time of the process the attention of all of us who plan to present our own paper at the ISA 2014 Conference beside coordinating ISA RC10 Conference Program and/or organizing sessions, to section of the instructions concerning the rules for the presenters, especially to the provision that " A participant cannot present and chair in the same session".
I will post this email as well on our http://isarc10internetforum.wikispaces.com/ISA+2014 page, in order to be able to continue threaded discussions concerning preparation, virtual conducting and post - Conference commenting of Research Committee on Participation, organizational Democracy and Self-Management ( RC10) integrative, joint & independent sessions at the XVIII ISA World Congress on the discussion part of our interaction capable pages of ISA rc10 internet forum wiki.
Simultaneously, we must never lose from our mind that all abstracts must be submitted before 30. September 2013 via Confex platform
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Looking forward to continuation of our interactive coordination and/or session organization work, I wish you all the best,
Vera Vera Vratuša, Full Prof. PhD creator and organizer of http://isarc10internetforum.wikispaces.com/home Belgrade University, Faculty of Philosophy, Department of Sociology Čika Ljubina 18-20, 11000 Belgrade, Serbia, http://www.f.bg.ac.rs/zaposleni?ime=Vratu%C5%A1a tel. +381 11 3206 181 fax +38111 2639 356 email: vvratusa@sezampro.rs or vvratusa@f.bg.ac.rs
From: "Vera Vratuša" <vvratusa@sezampro.rs> Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 09:19:43 +0200 Subject: Re: XVIII ISA Word Congress of Sociology - Program Coordinat or ATTENTION different from session organizers
Dear Isabel, dear all,
Thank you very much for pointing out to the differences between Program coordinators and Session organizers, which might have missed those who did not read carefully isa 2014 confex team instructions. The fact that Instruction booklet is the same for both Program coordinators and Session organizers, made me believe that it is good idea to read it as soon as possible even before Session organizers receive their notification from Confex team, for it has quite a number of pages : ). Best regards, Vera

From: Isabel da Costa <isabel.da-costa@ens-cachan.fr>
Date: Thu, 23 May 2013 01:26:17 -0400 Subject: Re: XVIII ISA Word Congress of Sociology - Program Coordinator ATTENTION different from session organizers
Dear Vera dear all,
Please be aware that there is a difference between " program coordinators " and " session organizers ".
For RC10 there are 3 Program Coordinators for the upcoming ISA congress in Japan: myself, Vera and Gyoergy. The mail below gives instructions for the 3 of us. Among the things we do is the coordination of the program including: " supervise Session Organizers' abstracts evaluation and contact technical support. " This is why we have access for a longer time to the system and we can make changes in the sessions for in the end we might need to shift papers around in order to balance between sessions which have more (too many) and sessions which have less (not enough) abstracts for example (after coordinating with the respective session organizers involved).
Session organizers will receive their instructions for login by June 3 as is mentioned on the same mail below: "Organizers of regular sessions will have view only privileges from June 3- September 30, 2013 and will receive log-in details on June 3, 2013. "
So in case after Vera's mail some of you who are "session organizers" might have tried to login and have not been successful it's probably because the system will not recognize you as a "Program coordinator". If you have any problems after receiving your login instructions on June 3, or if you don't get a mail from ISA with the instructions for login and to organize your sessions please contact the three of us so we can coordinate with ISA technical support.
Thank you all for your participation in organizing RC10 sessions for the forthcoming ISA Congress in Japan. Best regards to all, Isabel[[code format="moz-signature"]]
-- Isabel da COSTAPrésidente du CR10 de l'Association Internationale de SociologieISA/RC 10 "Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-Management" Chargée de recherche CNRS à l'IDHE National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) Senior Researcher at IDHEInstitutions et Dynamiques Historiques de l'Economie (IDHE)IDHE - CNRS UMR 8533Ecole Normale Supérieure de CachanBâtiment Laplace, 2ème étage61, avenue du Président Wilson94235 Cachan Cedex - FRANCEtel: + 33.(0)1.47.40.68.31email: isabel.da-costa@idhe.ens-cachan.frhttp://www.idhe.ens-cachan.frhttp://www.isa-sociology.org/rc10.htm


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