NEWS: Call for abstracts!

Now is the time to upload abstract for the 29th Nordic Sociological Association Conference which will be held in Aalborg, Denmark, 8-10 August 2018. The title of the conference is The Global North – Welfare policies, mobilities, inequalities, and social movements

The conference offers a great opportunity to network with colleagues, be inspired and keep up to date with the latest developments in Nordic sociology with a global outlook.

Deadline for abstracts: 16th of May 2018.

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We are happy to be able to present prominent keynote speakers within the field of contemporary sociology. 

Professor Mike Savage from London School of Economics (LSE) will give a talk on ”Escalating inequality & global geo-politics”.

Professor Guy Standing of SOAS University of London will be talking about “Responding to Rentier Capitalism: A Precariat Charter”.

Further, we have the pleasure of presenting Dr. Prerna Singh, Mahatma Gandhi Associate Professor of Politics and International Studies, Department of Political Science, Watson Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, Brown University. She is the author of the award-winning book How Solidarity Works for Welfare: Subnationalism and Social Development in India (2015, Cambridge University Press). Her speech is titled ”Nationalism and Welfare”.

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The conference focuses on the relation between Nordic countries and global processes. How do the Nordic countries influence global processes and how do global processes such as migration, division of labour, environmental problems, commodity production and discourses for modern governance influence the Nordic countries. The conference will address challenges to the Nordic countries and responses to such challenges. Hence, the conference addresses questions of migration, poverty, inequality, recent labour market and welfare state developments. The conference also focuses on responses from civil society, institutional developments, changes in organizations, management, governance and the frontline of the welfare state.

Important dates


16th of May 2018: Deadline for abstract

22th of May 2018: Decisions on abstract will be announced

8th to 10th of August 2018: NSA 2018 in Aalborg, Denmark