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Postdoctorado en Sociología – Universitat de Barcelona

Se encuentra abierta la convocatoria para realizar un Postdoctorado en el Departamento de Sociología de la Facultad de Economía y Empresa de la Universidad de Barcelona.

Campos de interés:

  • Estructura social y cambio social.
  • Sociología de la educación y la cultura.
  • Métodos de investigación y big data.
  • Acción sociales, políticas públicas y desigualdades.

Las personas interesadas deben contar con grado de doctorado y se espera que puedan impartir cursos en inglés y castellano en programas de grado y posgrado, desarrollar programas de investigación independientes que logren reconocimiento internacional e involucrarse en las actividades de investigación del Departamento.

Se reciben solicitudes hasta el 10 de marzo.

Se puede encontrar más información aquí: Posdoctorado – Universidad de Barcelona

I Jornada Nacional sobre la Enseñanza del Derecho: “Desafíos actuales de la formación legal: Diálogos y debates”

La I Jornada Nacional sobre la Enseñanza del Derecho: “Desafíos actuales de la formación legal: Diálogos y debates” es organizada por las cátedras de Sociología Jurídica e Historia Constitucional de las carreras de Abogacía y Procuración, con el aval del Centro de Investigación en Ciencias Jurídicas y en colaboración con la Sociedad Argentina de Sociología Jurídica (SASJU).

La Jornada prevé abordar las distintas problemáticas que involucra la enseñanza/aprendizaje del Derecho y sus paradigmas en las universidades nacionales, centrando la atención en las nuevas propuestas pedagógicas y didácticas (virtualizaciones, TIC’s, contexto de encierro, educación a distancia), como también poner a debate las temáticas sobre las garantías de acceso y permanencia de los/las estudiantes en la carrera en condiciones de igualdad de oportunidad, de calidad y pertinencia, el seguimiento y educación continua de los egresados/as a fin de garantizar la idoneidad en el ejercicio de su profesión conforme al art. 43 de la Ley de Educación Superior, y en un marco respetuoso de los derechos humanos donde la masificación de la matrícula es constante.

A su vez, consideramos urgente establecer espacios de diálogos y debates para realizar observaciones y propuestas sobre las condiciones de cumplimiento de las distintas funciones de la universidad, y de manera especial, del ejercicio de la docencia, la investigación y extensión que se desenvuelven en las carreras de Derecho; en razón de las características disciplinares como por las cuestiones institucionales en que se contextualiza y profesionaliza la actividad académica.

Mesas temáticas:

  1. Cuestiones pedagógicas y didácticas de la Enseñanza del Derecho.
  2. Entre lo nuevo y lo conocido: las reformas de los planes de estudios a examen.
  3. Vinculación con la comunidad.
  4. La formación de investigadores en las carreras de derecho. Necesidad, propuestas y alternativas.

Esta convocatoria se encuentra abierta hasta el 6 de marzo de 2019.

Se puede encontrar más información aquí: Convocatoria I Jornada sobre la Enseñanza del Derecho.

Workshop “Computing, Data Science and Access to Justice”

The Workshop “Computing, Data Science and Access to Justice” will be carried out on June 2-4, 2019, at the Tech Institute and Georgetown Law’s Justice Lab.

The workshop will consider two broadly defined themes:

  1. The application of methodologies from computing disciplines to develop knowledge that considers the origins of people’s legal problems and the interventions that address them. This theme includes research on courts, administrative agencies, legal aid providers, and other institutions in the civil justice system. It also includes research on potential legal problems that do not make it to legal institutions, including antecedents of legal problems and their consequences for the health, financial security, physical safety, and human well-being of individuals, families, and communities.
  2. The application of methodologies from computing disciplines to increase access to the legal system.  This workshop theme will explore how the use of human-centered computing can provide a basis for building, and rigorously testing, digital tools that are intended to expand access to and fairness of the civil legal system.

Applications are due by March 8, 2019.

Further information can be found here.

Structure and Organisation of Government 2019 Conference “The Vulnerability of Trust”

The Structure and Organisation of Government 2019 Conference “The Vulnerability of Trust” will be carried out on June 17 – 18, 2019.

One of the key determinants for good governance is trust. Citizens need trustworthy public organisations for a wide range of issues, such as fair criminal justice and equal access to education. However, there is a global concern regarding the impartiality and reliability of public organisations, as they appear to be under a constant and increasing pressure because of, among other things, social inequality and democratic disenchantment. Institutional ineffectiveness, a failure to meet citizens’ demands, corruption, and the waste of public resources are also associated with a decline of trust in government.

Likewise, public organisations depend on citizens’ trust for their legitimacy and reputation, as well as for the voluntary social participation necessary for core public tasks such as taxation, law enforcement and regulatory compliance. Moreover, trust is also key for the relations between administration and politics – under pressure by political populism – and for the internal organisation of public entities. The vulnerability of trust in public institutions and organisations is a growing concern for the structure and organisation of government and for the provision of public services. This also gives a special rationale to hosting the SOG conference in Latin America, where concerns about low trust in government and its implications are a classic theme.

Deadline for applications: March 1, 2019.

Further information can be found here.


Reimagining Contract in a World Of Global Value Chains

The call for papers is open for the workshop “Reimagining Contract in a World Of Global Value Chains” to be carried out on 9-10 May 2019, Sciences Po, Paris, France.

Global value chains (GVCs) have emerged as a dominant form of capitalism, producing conflicts that stand emblematically for struggles of distribution, participation and equality under globalization. As a mode of production, GVCs rely heavily on a legal infrastructure and the interests and ideals represented in it. As production shifts from integrated firms to outsourcing in dispersed networks, the institution of contract becomes key in the legal construction of GVCs, if not their very animating logic. Legal departments of lead firms and business practice draw on the openness of contract as a framework for multiple forms of social cooperation to establish complex cascading webs of contracts. Ensuring control throughout the value chain implies a new mode of usage for contract, beyond safeguarding and towards organizing cooperation.

Yet the exact role of contract remains obscure for practical and conceptual reasons: practically because contracting techniques are a closely guarded business secret and are barely litigated upon in public, and conceptually because paradigms of contract, as they are taught in law schools around the world, largely stem from the 19th century with few incremental developments since. In particular, from the perspective of privity the idea that contracts are foundational building blocks in multitiered, globally fragmented, and centrally governed networks of production can hardly be grasped.

What are the aggregate dynamics arising out of the interplay between numerous contracts and the underlying mechanisms of coordination and disruption? Despite inroads towards new understandings of contract under rubrics such as relational contracting and contract governance, the barrier of neo-classical privity remains so firmly ingrained in legal dogma that even these new approaches are reluctant to go beyond. And while the concept of privity was easily transnationalized, the various instruments serving to locally re-embed contract are lagging far behind.

In short, GVCs seem to command a novel direction of research on contracts, not taking individual doctrines or contract law as a broader field as a starting point, but rather the social institution of the value chain itself. Besides the immediate exchange relation between contracting parties that dominates liberal contract theories, third-party effects and the political economy of contracting become preeminent not only within the value chain itself but also on a broader, global societal and environmental level. Contracts have become a contested and fragmented arena of strategic corporate and civic engagement and activism.

What does this mean for contract law? No single contractual approach or theory is fully equipped to provide an analysis of the major implications. Rather, it seems about time to initiate a dialogue between competing or complementary contractual theories to explore their respective understanding of and contribution to GVCs. Through this, we hope to see more clearly along which lines contract law could recalibrate—by revisiting the first half of the 20th century when the general paradigms of contract and tort were being expanded to respond to the liability deficit of contractual distribution chains before these developments were restricted into their own little niche of product liability law, or by imagining something completely new?

And what will be the procedural parameters of new global litigation related to contract—do earlier focuses on tort and lex loci damni have a place in centrally-coordinated GVCs? How does the contract/tort interface structure recent cases of supply chain liability litigation? What implications does the move from corporate governance to governance through contract have not only for private international law but for local and transnational regulation? How do the hard law approaches of recent value chain due diligence regulation—from the US Dodd Frank Section 1502 to the EU Non-Financial Reporting Directive, from the Californian Transparency in Supply Chains Act to the French loi sur le devoir de vigilance—translate into contractual practice? And, crucially, what does contract’s role as the building block of global value chains imply for public debate and pedagogy?

The table is open for a reimagining of the very foundations of the basic private law paradigm of contract, whether related to contract per se or the more general regulation of contractually structured entities of production. These re-imaginings could draw from recent theoretical or empirical approaches to value chain governance, private international law, or the political economy of contract dogma, to say nothing of revisiting the precursors of value chain litigation in earlier generations, such as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and product liability law. Once again, it seems that we are about to break the bounds of privity—just this time around the effect on our understanding of contract may be even more radical than last.

Abstracts of c. 1 page is should be submitted by 28 February 2019.

Further information can be found here.

Doctoral Positions in the Research Group “Sociology of Public Finances and Debt”

The Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) offers two Doctoral Positions in the Research Group “Sociology of Public Finances and Debt” starting in October 2019.

The research group, led by Dr. Leon Wansleben, will contribute to the expand-ing field of sociological research on budgetary politics, the influence of finan-cial market actors on governments, moral discourses around public indebted-ness, and the political-economic forces behind expansions of public debt.

International cooperation is a feature of the day-to-day work of the IMPRS-SPCE. The students, many from abroad, benefit from stays at IMPRS-SPCE partner institutions in various countries, where they meet leading scholars in their fields. With its unique curriculum of seminars, colloquia, and summer schools, and the opportunity to contribute actively to the intellectual life of the MPIfG and the two partner universities, the School creates an environment in which students can build essential professional skills and make the best possible start to a research career.

Candidates with a two-year master’s degree or equivalent qualification in sociol-ogy, political science, political economy, or related fields are welcome to apply. Applications from candidates with prior knowledge in economic sociology are particularly welcome.

All candidates are expected to have a strong interest in pursuing an academic career. Doctoral degrees are usually awarded by the University of Cologne and the University of Duisburg-Essen. Students at the IMPRS-SPCE may also acquire a French doctorate by entering the joint doctoral program (cotutelle de thèse) with Sciences Po in Paris.

Deadline for applications: February 28, 2019.

Further information can be found here.

Handbook of Heritage Law and Discourse ATriadic Dimension: Protection, Regulation and Identity

The call for papers is open for the edited volume “Handbook of Heritage Law and Discourse ATriadic Dimension: Protection, Regulation and Identity” by the editors Le Cheng & Anne Wagner.

The past fourdecades has witnessedthe remarkable extension of enthusiasm in cultural heritage or property from the perspective of international laws, or international legal framework as the multilevel legal instruments for safeguarding, protection and maintenance of cultural heritage, property, or rights. In our project, the identification of “Heritage” employs specific discourses, codes, transcending values, and images that conceal assumption about members of a people comprising a people within a nation. Heritage narrates constructions ofbelongings that become tethered to negotiations for power and resistance over time and throughout a people’s history leading to powerful discursive narratives. While such likeness may be preserved, conserved or even perpetuated, the idea of “Heritage” maybe socially, politically, culturally, and historically contested to reveal competing pasts, presents, and futures, esp. with innovation in arts leading to new social normsand identities.

Besides, the visual decoding of heritage is evocative and ideologically representative with meanings that prescribe a story of Protection, Regulation and Identity, since these meanings are subject to multiple interpretationsand reinterpretations related to Rights, among the integrity of heritage right and human rights, and the integrated framework of rightin remand right in personae. Yet, through semiotic accumulation, evolution and confrontation, there may be different interdisciplinary paths leading to different truths, to tensions (contestation and/or negotiation), and applications of significance. We should then investigate these transmitted values, discourses over time and space.

We should therefore investigate these transmitted values under various perspectives (amongst others but not limited):

  • How to transmit Heritageand which values are being transmitted?
  • How are the narratives created?-Is there a social stratification in transmitting, preserving and conserving Heritage?
  • What are the cognitive and symbolic aspects of Heritage through different temporal parameters? Is there a shift in cultural and/or collective meaning from one space to another?
  • What are the sources?
  • What is the relationship between law and “heritage” (tangible or intangible elements) in visual representations?
  • What is the shared collective and/or cultural memory beyond this visual representation?
  • How Heritage is connected to the preservation and conservation of a people’s memory?
  • How Heritage is interpreted within legalsettings or international legal frameworkfrom temporality and spatiality?
  • What are the interactions between cultural heritage and human rights within the diversity and tolerance within socio-legal contexts?

Considering the complexity and diversity in the building of a common memory or discourse community through tangible and intangible cultural heritage, we would suggest our contributors interrogate the complex sign system of a particular country or region and their meanings attentive to a complex configuration of historical, social and cultural conditions that shift over time and space.

Deadline for abstracts: February 28.

Further information can be found here.

Becas CLACSO y UNQ para Maestrías en Ciencias Sociales

Se encuentra abierta la convocatoria para Maestrías en Ciencias Sociales del convenio entre la Universidad Nacional de Quilmes (UNQ) y el Consejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO).

Las maestrías contempladas abordan los siguientes temas:

  • Ambiente y desarrollo sustentable
  • Ciencia, tecnología y sociedad
  • Ciencias sociales y humanidades
  • Comercio y negocios internacionales
  • Comunicación digital audiovisual
  • Desarrollo territorial y urbano
  • Desarrollo y gestión del turismo
  • Filosofía
  • Gobierno local
  • Industrias culturales, política y gestión

Las becas cubren el 100% del costo de matrícula.

La fecha límite para postular es el 28 de febrero de 2019.

Se puede encontrar más información aquí.

Colloque International “Immigration, diversité ethnoculturelle et citoyenneté”

Le Centre de recherche en immigration, ethnicité et citoyenneté (CRIEC), Université du Québec à Montréal, invite à son Colloque International “Immigration, diversité ethnoculturelle et citoyenneté”

Axe 1 : Gestion des mobilités: enjeux de sécurité et d’insécurité

Axe 2 : Citoyenneté, droit(s) et processus de subjectivation et d’assujettissement

Axe 3 : L’insertion des immigrants dans les espaces du travail et les organisations

Axe 4 : Intégration, exclusions, et processus identitaires

CONSIGNES : Les communications auront pour but de faire état des recherches en cours ou récemment achevées, et des résultats obtenus au moment de la rédaction. Les propositions de communication (maximum de 250 mots) devront être rédigées en français sur le formulaire « projet de communication CRIEC » disponible au: La durée de chaque communication est de 15 minutes.

Date limite pour recevoir les propositions : Vendredi, 15 février 2019, 17 heures.

Plus d’informations.

2ndDurban International Conference on Public Participation “Economic Marginalisation, Social Exclusion and Public Participation”

The 2ndDurban International Conference on Public Participation “Economic Marginalisation, Social Exclusion and Public Participation” will be held on the 17-18 June 2019.

In both the political north and the political south, with increasing global inequality, there is evidence of growing economic marginalisation and social exclusion, and growing disaffection with the formal structures ofgovernment. In South Africa, efforts have been undertaken to challenge the marginalisation and exclusion of the majority since the advent of democracy 24 years ago. These attempts include wider and more meaningful Public Participation. This is a constitutional imperative in South Africa thatis intended to draw communities into direct engagement with policy and decision-making. The process of putting this into practice has not been without its challenges and contradictions. However,Public Participation remains a key means available in representative democracies to address economic marginalisation andsocial exclusion and to facilitateconversations with citizens.

Given the contextualisation above, the 2ndDurbanInternational Conference on Public Participation (ICPP 2) will have the theme “Economic Marginalisation, Social Exclusion and Public Participation”. Its aims will be as follows:

  • To understand the nature of the challenge governments in ‘developed’ and ‘developing’ countries face in addressing economic marginalisation and social exclusion
  • To identify which groups in societies are marginalised and why
  • To analyse the potential ofPublic Participation asa vehicle for change
  • To identify what is needed for Public Participation to achieve this potential.

Deadline for applications is the 15th of February, 2019.

Further information can be found here.

Dossiê “Cultura e Diferenças.” – Revista Seculo XXI-Ciencias Sociales

Dossiê “Cultura e Diferenças” da Revista Seculo XXI-Ciencias Sociales


– Fernando de Figueiredo Balieiro  – Universidade Federal de Santa Maria (UFSM);

– Patricia de Santana Pinho – University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC);

– Priscila Martins Medeiros – Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCar).

O objetivo do Dossiê Cultura e Diferenças é reunir artigos que versem sobre a temática proposta a partir de olhares diversos das Ciências Sociais. Serão bem-vindos artigos que tragam resultados de pesquisas empíricas desenvolvidas, bem como reflexões de ordem teórica e metodológica a respeito de abordagens clássicas e contemporâneas sobre a questão das diferenças e das normas sociais e/ou padrões culturais socialmente hegemônicos. Serão o foco privilegiado de reflexão do dossiê as análises sociológicas e antropológicas sobre a produção artística, cultural, intelectual brasileira e estrangeira com olhares atentos às experiências dissidentes e subalternas, bem como a observação dos processos que tangenciem a problemática das identidades e das diferenças regionais, nacionais e transnacionais. Atentos às contribuições críticas mais recentes às perspectivas canônicas da pesquisa social, o dossiê perpassará temáticas de gênero, sexualidade e relações étnico-raciais, bem como abordagens que enfoquem suas intersecções.   Para tanto, o dossiê incentiva abordagens epistemológicas alternativas, como os estudos feministas, queer,  pós-coloniais e decoloniais, que tensionam o paradigma da modernidade/universalidade – presente em várias das bases teóricas das Ciências Sociais – ao trazerem para o centro da análise sujeitos e contextos sociais esquecidos, interpelados, exotizados ou limitados à condição de meros objetos da ciência.

O prazo final para submissão de artigos se esgota em 15 de fevereiro de 2019.

Informações aqui.

X Seminário Internacional de Políticas Culturais – Balanços e perspectivas | Chamada de trabalhos

O Seminário Internacional de Políticas Culturais chega a sua 10ª edição no ano de finalização do 1º Plano Nacional de Cultura (2010 – 2019) em meio às discussões sobre processos de institucionalização do campo da cultura dentro das políticas públicas. O evento ocorrerá entre os dias 06 e 09 de maio de 2019, na Fundação Casa de Rui Barbosa (RJ). Convidamos os estudiosos do campo das políticas culturais a compartilharem seus trabalhos nessa edição comemorativa do Seminário Internacional de Políticas Culturais.

Chamada de trabalhos | 22 de janeiro e 25 de fevereiro de 2019

Informações aqui.

Dossier “Derecho, Ciudad y Propiedad” – Revista Derecho y Ciencias Sociales

Se encuentra la convocatoria del Dossier “Derecho, Ciudad y Propiedad” de la Revista Derecho y Ciencias Sociales, coordinado por Francisco Vértiz.

Se invita a presentar trabajos teóricos y empíricos dirigidos a reflexionar sobre la dimensión jurídica de los procesos urbanos.

La relación entre el Derecho y los problemas urbanos está fuertemente ligada a la urbanización capitalista. El proceso de formalización y codificación de las regulaciones técnicas sobre la producción y uso del espacio urbano, a través del dictado de normas jurídicas, está vinculado con los problemas sociales y espaciales que surgieron con el desarrollo de las ciudades industriales europeas en el siglo XIX, que dieron lugar al urbanismo moderno. Además de la preocupación por cómo intervenir frente a la nueva realidad urbana y promover un funcionamiento “racional” de la ciudad, dicho campo  permitió discutir posteriormente sobre el alcance del derecho de propiedad privada de los inmuebles urbanos y la capacidad del poder público para regular su contenido.

Otro eje de debate es el del derecho a la ciudad, concepto que ha permitido agrupar una serie de trabajos teóricos y empíricos dedicados a reflexionar sobre las posibilidades de construir otras maneras de producción y apropiación del espacio urbano. También está la línea de los conflictos de proximidad, que viene orientando una serie de investigaciones empíricas sobre la productividad social de los conflictos territoriales, donde la dimensión jurídica ocupa un lugar importante en el análisis. Por último, refiriéndonos al contexto latinoamericano, donde una superficie importante de las ciudades fue producida mediante procesos no planificados y en tensión con la normativa urbana, no podemos dejar de mencionar la presencia de la urbanización informal o popular en la agenda de los estudios urbanos.

Fecha límite de recepción: 1 de marzo de 2019.

Se puede encontrar más información aquí.


Kent Summer School in Critical Theory

The Kent Summer School in Critical Theory will run from 1 July to 12 July 2019 June at the Paris Centre of the University of Kent, Reid Hall, Montparnasse.

For two weeks in Paris in July, a small group of junior scholars will work intensively with thinkers carefully selected from year to year, for the contemporary significance of their work and their ability to enrich the ethos of the school. The school has been arranged to create the conditions for an intimate and intensive collaboration between students and teachers, outside the formal institutional frame, so as to bring together participants who may not otherwise encounter each other.

Successful applicants will work with just one of the seminar teachers for the duration of the school, but will also have the opportunity to hear lectures by each of the seminar teachers, in addition to other invited guests.

The first deadline for applications is February 10, 2019.

Further information can be found here.

Call for Papers: Global Un-Governance

The global landscape of political transition has shifted fundamentally from the democracy promotion of the 1990s to a much more varied, multidirectional and competitive ‘global marketplace of political change’ (Carothers and Samet-Marram, 2015). The unknowability of the sources of political and legal order in attempts to transition from violent conflict, and the challenge of building “resilience” in such states and societies, has given rise to a demand for open and contextually adaptable legal and political models within global governance institutions. Often the final form and substance of state reconstruction is at least in principle held open, even as certain normative demands and functional outputs continue to be demanded by the international order.

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The workshop will be hosted by the Edinburgh Law School, and will take place on May 23-24, 2019. Those interested are invited to send an abstract of no more than 750 words to and, by 28 February 2019. Participants will be asked to prepare full discussion papers prior to the workshop. Some funding is available to cover travel and accommodation costs for participants.


Especialización – Migración, desarrollo y derechos humanos 2019-2020

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La especialización busca formar profesionales en el campo de la migración, el desarrollo y los derechos humanos que puedan dar cuenta de las complejas dinámicas que intervienen en los procesos migratorios del Ecuador y la región andina, tanto en el campo de la investigación social como en el ámbito de las políticas públicas.

Para más información oprima en este enlace.

Convocatoria para la selección de Seminarios Virtuales 2019 – Red de Posgrados CLACSO


Los seminarios virtuales de la Red de Posgrados tienen por objetivo ofrecer formación académica en diversos campos de las Ciencias Sociales, promoviendo tanto el pensamiento crítico latinoamericano y caribeño, como el estímulo al desarrollo de nuevas perspectivas teóricas y metodológicas para el estudio de las realidades regionales. Los seminarios virtuales integran la oferta académica realizada por los programas de la Red de Posgrados y se dictan en el Espacio de Formación Virtual, una plataforma con más de 20 años de trayectoria. En este marco, se llama a concurso a Grupos de Trabajo, Redes Temáticas de Posgrados y profesoras y profesores pertenecientes a Centros Miembros de CLACSO a presentar propuestas para el dictado de seminarios virtuales durante el período 2019. La  convocatoria  seleccionará  12  propuestas de seminarios virtuales de posgrado a ser dictados durante 2019.

Para más información y acceder al sistema de inscripción oprima en este enlace.

Convocatoria: Profesor/a invitado/a Departamento de Sociología y Estudios de Género


El Departamento de Sociología y Estudios de Género convoca a selección de un/a profesor/a invitado/a.  Las postulaciones se receptarán en sobre cerrado en la siguiente dirección: Convocatoria profesor/a invitado/a, Departamento de Sociología y Estudios de Género, FLACSO Ecuador, Calle La Pradera E7-174 y Av. Diego de Almagro, torre 2, piso 8. O en forma virtual (documentos escaneados) al correo electrónico:

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