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40 years of democracy (ies): progresses, contradictions and prospects

40 anos de democracia(s): progressos, contradições e prospectivas

40 ans de démocratie(s) : progrès, contradictions et prospectives

40 años de democracia: progresos, contradicciones y prospectivas

VIII Portuguese Sociological Congress

VIII congresso português de sociologia

VIIIème congrès portugais de sociologie

VIII congreso portugués de sociología

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Published on Monday, July 29, 2013 by Marie Pellen

Summary

Portuguese singularity presents today new communication bridges in comparison to other territorial realities, offering itself as a rare laboratory of sociological analysis. Regression phenomenon’s (both structural and dispositional) of articulation of social change’s asynchronous rhythms, of risk proliferation and uncertainty, conflictive conciliation of multiple modernities, within an unfinished one, challenge us to look sociologically at these last 40 years and also to think prospectively on tendencies and future challenges.   

Announcement

In 25 of April of 1974, Portugal began, with a delay of several decades, a transition to democracy that speeded, in a singular way, vast processes of social change. Social scientists, from different national origins, have been deepening connections between the Portuguese revolution and previous and also ulterior social movements within the European and even global context.   

Furthermore, Portuguese singularity has other outlines: since then until now, Portugal intensified in an unheard way modifications within its social structures: completed a demographic transition (being today a highly aged country, with very low fertility and marriage rates); went from a rural country to a services society; increased the educational levels and urbanized itself but with very diffused and in situ urbanization traits; gave to women new roles and new leading positions; assumed itself an European nation with post-colonial contours (in the same territory, different ethnic and cultural identities coexist); internationalized references and institutional practices, namely regarding the structure of a universally covered welfare state; deeply modified cultural practices and lifestyles.

However it all was done with contradictions, asymmetries and inequalities. If the poverty’s intensity has decreased, the same can´t be said about inequalities that remain high. It has politically democratized but the public sphere and social movements still present fragile configurations, expressed by an increased distance from power, in terms of citizenship. Received several contingents of immigrants but is now at crisis, in a precarious process and with high unemployment rates, reactivating emigration, but this time with an increasing heterogeneity since it is exporting its “brains”.

Approaches the European average regarding scholar performances but the structure of the active population is still archaic. The welfare state directly transmutes to social-state and threatens to become a minimal state, in a moment that better public services and public services coverage rates were yet to be reached.

Portuguese singularity presents today new communication bridges in comparison to other territorial realities, offering itself as a rare laboratory of sociological analysis. Regression phenomenon’s (both structural and dispositional) of articulation of social change’s asynchronous rhythms, of risk proliferation and uncertainty, conflictive conciliation of multiple modernities, within an unfinished one, challenge us to look sociologically at these last 40 years and also to think prospectively on tendencies and future challenges.   

Calling out to the participation of foreign and domestic specialists, the VIII Congress, following previous editions, intends to continue to deepen Portuguese sociological exchange beyond boarders, searching for continuities in accumulated knowledge, but also creating opportunities to the expression and confrontation of new approaches. 

 

Similar to previous editions of the Portuguese Sociological Congress, proposals for communication/posters will be accepted for sessions dedicated to each thematic session [TS] or thematic area [TA] (in the case of the domains where there still aren´t thematic sessions already created by the APS). In the table below you will find the sections and thematic areas where you can register your proposal in, as well as the call for proposals presentation.

 

Thematic sessions [TS]  Thematic areas [TA]

CALL

Art, Culture and Communication [TS] 

call

Beliefs and religiosities [TA]

call

Cities, Fields and Territories [TA]

call

Class, Inequalities and Public Policies [TS] 

call

Consumption, Sociology of [TS] 

call

Education, Sociology of [TS] 

call

Emotions, Sociology of [TS] 

call

Environment and Society [TS] 

call

Families and Life Course [TS] 

call

Globalization, Politics and Citizenship [TA]

call

Health, Sociology of [TS] 

call

Identities, Values and Lifestyles [TA]

call

Knowledge, Science and Technology  [TS] 

call

Law, Crime and Dependencies [TA]

call

Migrations, Ethnicity and Racism [TA]

call

Modernity, Uncertainty and Risk [TA]

call

Population Dynamics, Generations and Aging [TA]

call

Poverty, Social Exclusion and Social Policies [TS] 

call

Professional Experiences [TA]

call

Security, Defense and Armed Forces [TS] 

call

Sexuality and Gender [TS] 

call

Sport, Sociology of [TS] 

call

Theories and Methodologies [TA]

call

Work, Organizations and Professions [TS] 

call

Requisites for communications/posters presentation proposals

1) The communication or posters proposals should be submitted until September 15th, in proper space for online submission within the VIII Portuguese Sociological Congress platform, available at http://www.aps.pt/viii_congresso/

2) Each author can submit for appreciation up to 3 communication or posters proposals, whether it is first and only author or in co-authorship (in case the 3 should be approved, you can only orally present one of them);

3) The abstracts should have between 1750 to 2500 characters, no spaces included, and should be directly inserted by the author in the platform;

4) Abstracts can be presented in Portuguese, Castellan, English or French;

5) Information about the abstracts approvals shall be announced until November 15th of 2013;

6) The evaluation results may be:

Communication proposal accepted for TS/TA 

Poster proposal accepted for TS/TA 

Communication proposal not accepted for TS/TA  

Poster proposal not accepted for TS/TA  

Communication proposal accepted  under the condition of becoming a poster for TS/TA  

 It can also be the case that a communication proposal submitted for a specific TS or TA can be considered by the referee as more adequate for a different TS or TA. Might that be the case, it will be sent to other TS/TA for proper appreciation. 

 Important dates

Deadline for abstracts reception  

 

October 6th 2013

Diffusion of the abstracts evaluation 

 

November 15th2013

Early bird registration

 

November 16th 2013 to February 28th 2014

Congress program and abstracts dissemination at the Vortal

 

February 15th 2014

 Congress program edition

 

March 15th 2014

Posters sent to APS

 

March 15th 2014

2ª Stage of registration (higher fees)

 

From March 1st 2014

VIII Congress

 

April 14th to 16th 2014

Registrations:   

Until February 8th 2014

  • Members 60.00 €
  • Student-members (1º, 2º or 3º cycle) (after making proof) 40.00 €
  • Unemployed-members (after making proof) 30.00 €
  • Non-members 90.00 €
  • Students Non-members (1º, 2º or 3º cycle) (after making proof) 60.00 €
  • Unemployed non-members (after making proof) 50.00 €
  • Voucher VIII Congress* 100.00 €
  • APSIOT Members 80.00 €

Only cancelations made until March 31st of 2014 will be reimbursed.

* Special registration for APS non-members and includes: congress registration + APS membership (registry and 2014 entire fee - APS fee 45.00€ and APS registry 12.47€).

Places

  • Escola de Ciências Sociais - Colégio Espírito Santo, Largo dos Colegiais, nº 2
    Evora, Portugal

Date(s)

  • Sunday, October 06, 2013

Contact(s)

  • Isabel Rebelo
    courriel : ixcongresso [at] aps [dot] pt
  • Ana Romão
    courriel : conf_esarn27 [at] aps [dot] pt

Information source

  • Isabel Rebelo
    courriel : ixcongresso [at] aps [dot] pt

To cite this announcement

« 40 years of democracy (ies): progresses, contradictions and prospects », Call for papers, Calenda, Published on Monday, July 29, 2013, https://calenda.org/256672

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