Welcome to 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.


If you have a paper and would like to have it published on our website, please send it to us by email to and we will publish it on the NSA2018 website under Papers


The final program/Session overview is now uploaded, see more here


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”. Mike Savage will also participate in the PhD Preconfernce.

Professor Guy Standing of SOAS University of London will be talking about “Responding to Rentier Capitalism: The Precariat in the Commons”.

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”.

Read more about the keynote speakers click here

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.