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  • Call for papers - Education

    Quality Assurance and Value Management in Higher Education

    Quality et conduite de la valeur pour l'enseignement du supérieur (pédagogie, organisation etc.)

    This book will aim to provide identified and relevant proposals of good practices to promote the outcomes and favor the issues of Higher Education providers; proposals that integrate all stakeholders dialogic expectations (the clients: trainers, trainees, companies and society) in a resolutely innovative optical within the sense of sustainability and the EFQM Excellence model. Within theoretical results into perspective by the concrete practice work, clues will be presented to help quality through design process, pedagogy, organization and management for WIL in Higher Education. Value management principles and standards are considered as a global framework to develop such trainings to achieve success in a European Environment (European Standards and Guidelines) but not only: facing uncertainties and constraints. Obviously strategy, policy and leadership have to be considered.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Returns

    “Africa e Mediterraneo” Journal

    The debate on asylum and migration is bringing to light the theme of return; not that of an old migrant returning to his country of origin after a lifetime of work, but that of the younger generations who still find themselves in the midst of an existential and professional journey. There are more and more questions on the phenomenon of asylum seekers forced to deal with this step due to their asylum request being denied or their integration into society failing, as well as on the cases in which migrants return home deliberately out of choice with an enterprise project possibly favored by national and international policies.

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  • Paris

    Call for papers - Asia

    Competition and solidarity networks in contemporary South Asia's Labour Market 

    Hegemonic neo-liberal discourse assumes that free competition on all levels sparks a virtuous cycle of economic growth, which eventually trickles down to poor populations. Over the past three decades, the idea that restrictive labour laws hamper such competition has justified the deregulation of labour in the North and the un-regulation of labour in the South, notably in South Asia, where labour relations had already mainly been informal. Various sociologists have noted that intensified economic interactions and the rise of competition have made individuals more likely to activate their social networks to protect their individual interests. In this respect, to what extent do social networks shape relations in the diverse South Asian labour markets? How do new forms of social groupings reconfigure competition and solidarity relations? What forms of social interactions prevail, emerge and weaken in the market: chosen solidarity and inherited solidarity; inter-caste and intra-caste solidarity; class solidarity; corporate solidarity etc.?

     

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  • Paris

    Study days - Sociology

    Competition and solidarity networks in contemporary South Asia's Labour Market

    This workshop, organized by the AJEI (Association des jeunes études indiennes) and the CESSMA (Centre d'étude en sciences sociales sur les mondes africains, américains et asiatiques), aims at investing the dynamics of competition and solidarity networks in contemporary South Asia's Labour Market.

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  • João Pessoa

    Call for papers - Law

    Social Rights and Democracy

    Prim@ Facie, Vol 15, No 29 (2016)

    We are especially interested in manuscripts on social rights and democracy. Our intent is to prepare a set of discussions on how democracies promote social rights today, i.e., to what extent social movements, legal institutions, parliaments and executive power are able to find solutions to the challenges of democracies today? Have, for example, affirmative action, housing and health care programs, and even direct financial assistance to the poor actually reduced inequality? In addition, what are the most effective solutions for poverty? Are courts the best way to ensure social rights today? We are also interested in papers that address the costs of social programs. These are some of the possibilities, but many other questions may be brought to the table. We encourage submissions based on historical approaches carried out by jurists, political scientists, historians, sociologists, and other professionals in fields that have particular focus on legal problems.

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  • Lausanne

    Call for papers - Economy

    The Wage Workshop

    Theoretical, empirical ans historical perspectives on wage, subsistence and basic income

    The Centre Walras-Pareto is organizing a workshop on the history of wages. The workshop will take place at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland), 29-30 September 2016. Much has been written on wages within economics. In his classical account of the history ofwage theory, Dunlop (1957) refers to three time-periods: the wage-fund theory domination,the rise of marginal productivity distribution theory, and the “contemporary setting”, startingin the 1930s and characterized by a diversity of theoretical arguments; but much has changed.

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  • Milan

    Call for papers - Sociology

    States in Crisis

    Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics – University of Milan 2013

    The 2013 conference theme, "States in Crisis," is an opportunity to ask and answer a broad range of questions about the contemporary state, from its role in and reactions to economic and fiscal crises to the way in which its contours have or have not adapted and changed in concert with the modern economy to its place as a bulwark against or a catalyst for the construction of more market-driven societies. Within the well-established remit of SASE, participants are invited to submit theoretical and empirical contributions, at multiple levels of analysis from the local to the global, drawing from multi-disciplinary socio-economic frameworks.

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  • Marseille

    Conference, symposium - Economy

    Eleventh Louis-André Gérard-Varet conference day

    Fidèles à l’esprit de l’Institut d’économie publique (IDEP) et de son fondateur, Louis-André Gérard-Varet, ces journées ont pour objectif de stimuler la production et la diffusion de recherches de qualité en économie publique, en privilégiant les résultats qui contribuent de manière significative à éclairer le débat et / ou la décision publique du « monde réel ». À ce titre elles accueillent des communications portant sur tous les domaines de l’économie publique, tant théoriques qu’appliquées.

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  • Brussels

    Call for papers - History

    Food and Hospitals

    An Historical Perspective

    While contemporary grumblings about hospital food have become the quintessential hospital complaint, it is undeniable that a clean, warm bed, rest and the provision of food and drink, rather than medicines and therapies have always greatly increased hospital patients’ chances of recovery. Indeed diet has from the time of Galen been a central part of medical therapy. However, even if central to the day-to-day routine of hospitals, workhouses and asylums, food and drink continue to be overlooked in historical accounts of hospitalisation. This conference aims to foreground the role of food and drink in health care institutions in the past.

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  • Porto Alegre

    Conference, symposium - Education

    Professional groups. Education, work and knowledge

    O IV colóquio internacional "Grupos profissionais. Educação, trabalho e conhecimento [GP_etc]" / I seminário internacional "Formação inicial de profissionais de ajuda" terá lugar na Faculdade de Psicologia e de Ciências da Educação da Universidade do Porto (FPCEUP), nos dias 8 e 9 de março de 2012. A iniciativa é organizada pelo Centro de Investigação e Intervenção Educativas da FPCEUP (Portugal).

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  • Aix-en-Provence

    Call for papers - Economy

    12th cycle of Louis-André Gérard-Varet conference days in Public Economics

    Launched in 2002, this yearly conference aims at encouraging production and diffusion of high quality research in public economics, with a special emphasis toward results that clearly contribute to shed light on various aspects of “real world ” public decision making. In this sense, this conference is in the spirit of the project of developing the Institut d’Economie Publique (IDEP) to which Louis-André Gérard -Varet devoted the last years of his life.

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  • Tokyo

    Conference, symposium - Economy

    Dimensions of the Labor Market Dynamics

    France Japan Comparison

    Le symposium Dimensions of Labor Markets Dynamics organisé à la Maison Franco-Japonaise de Tokyo les 23 et 24 mars est issu d'un programme de recherche intitulé Newdynam: Nouvelle dynamique de la gestion des âges et genre sur les marchés du travail: comparaison France-Japon. Alors que la France et le Japon se caractérisaient par la prééminence des marchés internes du travail jusque dans la fin des années 1980, il se demande comment leur déstabilisation a conduit, de façon différente dans chacun des pays, à une dynamique de la gestion d’emploi renouvelée. Pour ce faire, il utilise à la fois des méthodes comparatives quantitatives et qualitatives aux niveaux national (évolution des types d'emploi etc.) et d'entreprises (Sidérurgie, électricité, centres d'appels, universités etc.).

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  • Scholarship, prize and job offer - Asia

    Post-doctoral fellowship in Economics at the Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), New Delhi

    The Centre de Sciences Humaines (CSH), New Delhi invites applications for a post-doctoralfellowship in Economics. The candidate should hold a Ph.D. in Economics from a recognised university/institute in India or abroad. Starting from 1 March 2011, the candidate is expected to conduct a research project in Economics in the context of contemporary India or South Asia and to produce original results in terms of publications.

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  • Geneva

    Call for papers - Economy

    Informal economy, vulnerabilities and employment

    The central objective of this conference is to provide a state of the heart of academic research on the substantive performance of informal economic units in the construction of their territory. It means that it intends to (1) highlight the inner socioeconomic logics developed by informal economy units, (2) provide a better understanding of socioeconomic practices to manage risk across the life course and fight vulnerabilities at individual, family and collective levels, (3) analyze the interaction between public policies and informal practices and (4) analyze how securization practices within the informal economy participate to the construction of a given territory (of its markets, of potential social services, social protection mechanisms, and of its public sphere). It will provide a new knowledge of specific mechanisms of coordination, reproduction, surplus allocation and securization which are characterizing individual/family and collective/associative organizations from the informal economy.

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  • Nogent-sur-Marne

    Conference, symposium - Sociology

    From debt to over-indebtedness in southern countries: Processes, practices and meanings

    International Workshop, Paris-IEDES, 7-8 december 09

    Organized by UMR 201, RUME India, Mexico, Madagascar, CIESAS (Mexico) (www.rume-rural-microfinance.org). The main purpose of this interdisciplinary workshop will be a theoretical and empirical examination of over-indebtedness from the perspective of southern countries, with the following underlying hypothesis: to define and analyze the process of indebtedness requires first an understanding of the complexity and diversity of debt relationships. The following questions might be addressed: 1) The social meaning of debt, creditworthiness and over-indebtedness. 2) Financial ‘markets’ and financial providers. 3) Financial culture. 4) Impoverishment and accumulation. 5) Over-indebtedness.

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  • Call for papers - Sociology

    Fragmented time, urgency and loss of meaning

    Nouvelle revue du travail special issue

    Le monde du travail subit de plus en plus la dictature du présent. Cela donne une impression d’agitation permanente, qui est aussi une façon d'éviter de se poser des questions sur le sens de l'action. Que veut dire, matériellement et symboliquement, de devoir travailler dans l’urgence ? Que fait l’urgence aux conditions d’exercice du travail et au sens même de ce travail ? Que fait-on concrètement subir au travail et au travailleur quand on accélère son rythme ?

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  • Dijon

    Call for papers - Sociology

    Youth transitions at risk? Insecurity, precarity and educational mismatch in the youth labour market

    Seventeenth annual workshop of the European Research Network on Transitions in Youth

    Le réseau européen sur l’insertion des jeunes (Transition in Youth Network) a pour objectif de faire avancer les connaissances théoriques et empiriques sur l’insertion des jeunes en Europe et dans le monde. Le dix-septième Workshop en septembre 2009 sera organisé à l’Université de Bourgogne et plus précisément à l'IREDU (UMR 5225) sur le thème de différents risques auxquels doivent faire face les jeunes sur le marché du travail. Les questions de flexibilité, de précarité et de mauvaises adéquations entre formation et emploi seront centrales, même si d'autres thèmatiques peuvent être proposées. Appel à communications pour le 24 avril (langue de travail du workshop : anglais).

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  • Naples

    Call for papers - Europe

    International migrations and labour from the 70s to the present

    Since the 70s the presence of migrants in Europe, and especially in Italy, has become a structural issue and has been at the center of the public and political debate. The progressive demolition of welfare systems, the job precariousness, and new consumer lifestyles have generated different responses in terms of regulation of the admissions of foreign citizens in search of a job and their management (housing issues, access to health care, etc.). Both with regard to organization of forms of protection of immigrants in the exercise of theirs fundamental rights, especially in cases of serious discrimination and exploitation (immigrant associations, trade union action, etc.).

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  • Villetaneuse

    Conference, symposium - Economy

    Predatory state

    This symposium is part of a recent and very dynamic renewal of research on the State in economics involving a critical examination of two dominant postulates of the discipline: 1) the assumption of an apolitical State or a benevolent dictatorship which pursues no private interest maximizing the general interest. 2) The assumption of “soft trade”, i.e. the exclusion of social conflicts, inter-state and intra-state wars in the presence of markets. Our discussions aim to explore how the sovereign, prudential, and providential dimensions of the state can be interpreted if these two assumptions are dropped. What is the place of conflictual power in the genesis and evolution of the rules governing the distribution of wealth and economic, social, and ecological development?

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  • Call for papers - Africa

    Work in Ethiopia

    Rationalization, dominance and mobilizations

    Work is neither a subject omitted by the research on the Horn of Africa, however this is nor an object of study in its own right. Scholars generally subordinate analysis of work to analysis of development. On the one hand this concept of development is linked with an optimistic vision which highlights the successes of the developmental State implemented in Ethiopia. On the other hand, development is associated to a pessimistic view of the country, focused on poverty reduction.

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