25-26 September 2015, Cambridge University
Have the hopes of “alternative horizons” been dashed through a failure to turn crisis into social change?Following the success of the first Cambridge Graduate Conference in Sociology on Crisis and Social Change: Towards Alternative Horizons, this year’s edition will seek to explore in what way the defining issues of our time may be the longing for security and the fear of insecurity.
For social movement researchers this panel may be especially interesting:
Politics of Austerity: parties, movements and citizens
We accept papers on the political reactions to austerity and its impact on democratic life. Papers investigating changes in the party systems, the creation and participation in movements, and the perceptions of citizens about the changes taking place.