Joint General Conference of Finnish Political Science and Sociology Associations

University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, March 27-29, 2008

The Westermarck Society (Finnish Sociological Association) and the Finnish Political Science Association, together with the University of Lapland, are organising the biggest conference in social sciences in Finland during the year 2008.  We expect around 400 guests from Finland and around 50 international guests, among them the board of the International Sociological Association. All the general sessions will be in English, as well as some of the workshops:

The conference fee is EUR100.

Contact information:
Conference Secretary Antti Pakkanen: antti.pakkanen(at)ulapland.fi
Professor (Sociology) Merja Kinnunen: merja.kinnunen(at)ulapland.fi
Lecturer (Political Science) Petri Koikkalainen: petri.koikkalainen(at)ulapland.fi

WELCOME TO LAPLAND - BURES BOAHTIN SÁPMÁI!

Programme:

XL ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE FINNISH POLITICAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION

University of Lapland, March 27-28, 2008

"On the Verges of the State"

Thursday 27.3.2008

11.00  Registration at the University of Lapland main building, near main entrance

12.00 - 14.00  Plenum
Opening of the Conference: Finnish Political Science Association
Michel Wieviorka (École des hautes études en sciences sociales, Paris): What does it mean to think ’global’?
Peter A. Kraus (University of Helsinki): The political challenges of complex diversity in Europe
University main building, Fellman hall

14.30 - 18.00  Workshops, University main building

19.00   Reception

20.00   Evening party and buffet dinner (optional), Restaurant Valdemari.

Friday 28.3.2008

9.00 - 11.00  Workshops, University main building

12.00 - 14.00 Plenum
Opening remarks by Pekka Sulkunen (The Westermarck Society), Mauri Ylä-Kotola (Rector, Univ. Lapland), Michel Wieviorka (ISA)

12.15 -  Presentations:
Stuart Elden (Durham University): Land, Terrain, Territory
Ann Denis (University of Ottawa): Globalization, Women and (In)Equity in the South and North.
University main building, Fellman hall

14.30 - 15.30  Panel on doctoral and post-doc education (in Finnish)
Pro gradu award of the Finnish Political Science Association
University main building, Fellman hall

 
ANNUAL CONFERENCE OF THE WESTERMARCK SOCIETY (The Finnish Sociological Association)

University of Lapland, March 28-29, 2008

"The Spirit of Economy"

Friday 28.3.2008

11.00 Registration at the University of Lapland main building, near main entrance

12.00 - 14.00 Plenum

Opening remarks by Pekka Sulkunen (The Westermarck Society), Mauri Ylä-Kotola (Rector, Univ. Lapland), Michel Wieviorka (ISA)

12.15 -  Presentations:
Stuart Elden (Durham University): Land, Terrain, Territory
Ann Denis (University of Ottawa): Globalization, Women and (In)Equity in the South and North.
University main building, Fellman hall

15.00 - 18.00 Workshops, University main building

19.00 - 20.00 Reception, the City of Rovaniemi

20.00  Evening party and buffet dinner (optional), Restaurant Tivoli

Saturday 29.3.2008

9.00 - 11.00 Workshops, University main building

12.00 - 12.20 Pro gradu award of the Westermarck Society

12.20 - 15.00 Plenum      
Hans Joas (University of Erfurt): Neither economization nor functional differentiation. Why we need a theory of contingency
Alice Abreu (Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro): Regional development and new labour strategies
Jarno Valkonen ja Pekka Rantanen: (University of Lapland, University of Tampere): "Berry-picking" (title to be confirmed)

16.00 - 19.00 Post-seminarium at Pub Tupsu

Working groups operating in english:

Civic Culture of the Changing Civil Society

The division of moral labor in transition

Internet in social and political action

Political theology

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