Posts Tagged 'Democracia y Ciudadanía'

International Conference “Sharing Society. The Impact of Collaborative Collective Actions in the Transformation of Contemporary Societies“

The International Conference “Sharing Society. The Impact of Collaborative Collective Actions in the Transformation of Contemporary Societies“ will be carried out in May 23-24, 2019.

1. Context and Rationale

Although the concept of collective action has been widely used in the field of social sciences, giving rise to the area of ​​social movements studies, little research has focused on the collaborative aspect of this action. In recent years, the emerging field of studies on the “sharing economy” has shed some long-overdue light on this aspect. However, some of the cases that have been described as part of this phenomenon, such as Uber or AirBnB, lack key collaborative traits in both their setup and praxis. So much so that scholars have called for the use of the term “true sharing economy” to distinguish the latter from more nuanced and complex experiences.

The concept of “sharing society” is inspired by the definition of collaborative collective action (Tejerina, 2016): “the group of practices and formal and informal interactions that take place among individuals, collectives or associations that share a sense of belonging or common interests, that collaborate and are in conflict with others, and that have the intent of producing or precluding social change through the mobilization of certain social sectors.”

This conference stems from the research project “Sharing Society. The Impact of Collaborative Collective Action. Analysis of the Effects of Practices, Bonds, Structures and Mobilizations in the Transformation of Contemporary Societies,” funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO CSO2016-78107-R), and hosted by the Collective Identity Research Center, University of the Basque Country (Spain).

2. Scope and Objectives

This international conference sets out to analyze the characteristics, trajectory and impact of collaborative collective actions in a context of erosion of the welfare state. It also seeks to present and discuss the most recent innovations, trends, and concerns, as well as practical challenges encountered and solutions adopted in the fields of collaborative collective actions. The conference will address the following questions:

  • How, when and where does collaborative collective action occur?
  • Which are the characteristics of contemporary collaborative collective action?
  • What are the practical, symbolic, and legal effects of collaborative collective actions for the forging and recovery of social bonds?
  • What forms of interaction emerge from these types of actions?

We invite theoretical and empirical proposals that explore collaborative collective actions in different areas: work, production, consumption, culture, art, science, knowledge and education, solidarity with precarious groups, civic participation and politics. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Food and agricultural production: food sovereignty, agroecology, zero kilometer movement, food and sustainable soil experiences, urban agriculture and community gardens;
  • Arts: art and the commons, collaborative art and new forms of creative commons, distributed design;
  • Science and knowledge: collaborative forms of scientific production, citizen science;
  • Care and co-housing: solidarity networks for personal care, health care, age care, childcare, personal quantification movement, co-housing;
  • Culture: collaborative culture, open culture movement;
  • Economy, work and consumption: collaborative economy, circular economy, new forms of collaborative work and co-working, collaborative consumption, time banks, platforms for sharing resources and experiences;
  • Technology: Maker and DIY movement, open source technology initiatives, network manufacturing, medialab experiences, hacktivism;
  • Politics: collaborative forms of political and institutional governance, networks of cities, institutions and citizenship, participatory democracy, participatory budgeting, open government, collective intelligence for democracy.

We encourage the submission of papers drawing on theoretical and methodological approaches from diverse fields of study, such as the social sciences, humanities, architecture, urban planning and design. We also invite contributions from actors working with citizen participation in the sciences, arts, media and/or politics (e.g. in cultural institutions, cultural policy, social media platforms, cooperatives, and NGOs).

Abstracts submission deadline: September 16, 2018.

Further information can be found here.

Presentación del Libro “Federalismo(s) el Rompecabezas Actual”

El próximo 3 de diciembre se realizará la presentación del libro “Federalismo(s) el Rompecabezas Actual”, de Laura Patricia Rojas Zamudio y Raúl Manuel Mejía Garza, a las 18 hrs. en el Salón de Usos Múltiples del Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE).

La presentación contará con los comentarios de José Ramón Cossío Díaz, Sergio López Ayllón, Guillermo Cejudo Ramírez y Jimena Moreno González.

Se puede encontrar más información aquí.

Associate Professor or Professor in Diversity and Democracy – University of California, Berkeley

The University of California, Berkeley invites applications for a full-time, tenured faculty position in the area of Diversity and Democracy. The three areas of focal interest for this position are research and teaching expertise in one or some combination of the following areas: 1) diversity and identity; 2) diversity, civil society and political action; or 3) legal or philosophical frameworks for diverse democracies.

The minimum qualification to be considered an applicant for the position is a PhD or equivalent international degree. Special consideration will be given to candidates who work in one or more of the following areas: 1) the content and contestation of group identities; 2) the civic and political engagement of diverse populations within local, national, and transnational contexts; or
3) the normative or legal implications of racial and ethnic diversity within democratic societies.

The anticipated starting date is July 1, 2019. The position is affiliated with the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society (HIFIS). The search will be conducted under the auspices of the HIFIS Diversity and Democracy cluster and with the participation of faculty from the Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology, and School of Law (including the Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program).

We are interested in candidates who have demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and service, and a commitment to building an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Candidates may be appointed at the tenured level (up to the rank of Full Professor), depending upon their qualifications and experience. The successful candidate will hold a faculty appointment in a department to be determined by the candidate’s preferences, disciplinary training, and departmental fit.

Early applications are encouraged, and initial review of applications will begin after November 16, 2018. The final deadline for applications is December 3, 2018.

Further information can be found here.

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile – Doctorado en Sociología

Se encuentra abierta la convocatoria para el Doctorado en Sociología de la Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile.

Buscamos estudiantes con excelencia académica y una profunda vocación por la investigación social. Nuestro programa tiene como objetivo formar académicos con competencias analísticas y metodológicas que les permita realizar docencia universitaria y desarrollar, de forma autónoma, investigación sociológica original y de vanguardia que contribuya al conocimiento disciplinar.

Ofrecemos una formación de excelencia, impartida por un grupo de profesores de muy diversa procedencia generacional y académica, fuertemente asentado en actividades de reflexión intelectual e investigación disciplinar, y con una experiencia docente considerable.

El programa de Doctorado en Sociología presenta una oferta variada de líneas de investigación a sus estudiantes y académicos: Población, familia y bienestar; Métodos; Sociología Política; Teoría Sociológica; Sociología de la Educación; Sociología económica y desigualdad; y Sociología de la Cultura.

La fecha límite para postular es el 12 de noviembre de 2018.

Se puede encontrar más información aquí.

Postdoctoral Research Scholar with expertise in Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR)

The School of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the New College of Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences at Arizona State University is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar with expertise in Social Justice and Human Rights (SJHR) for the Academic Year 2019-2020, with a possibility of a second year based on availability of funds. There is the possibility of a start date as early as Spring 2019. This scholar will be expected to conduct his or her own independent program of research, teach 1 SJHR course per academic year, and mentor B.A. and M.A. students. Preference will be given to candidates who can collaborate with existing Social Justice and Human Rights faculty, whose research and teaching is centered around the following themes—Migration and Refugees, Gender in Comparative Context, and International Law.

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Beca Seguimiento de Recomendaciones de la CIDH

Postúlate para la Beca de seguimiento de recomendaciones de la CIDH, que tendrá lugar del 1 de diciembre de 2017 al 30 de noviembre de 2018. Durante este período, la persona seleccionada como becaria tendrá la oportunidad de colaborar en la realización de informes y actividades de la Sección de Seguimiento de Recomendaciones de la SE/CIDH y del Proyecto “Combate a la discriminación y la violencia contra las mujeres y las niñas en América Latina y el Caribe”.

Aquí puedes encontrar más detalles acerca del período para presentar tu candidatura, los requisitos y los beneficios:

1) Lugar de la Beca: Secretaría Ejecutiva de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (SE/CIDH) de la Organización de los Estados Americanos (OEA). Dirección: 1889 F Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20006, Estados Unidos de América.

2) Modalidad: Presencial.

3) Fecha final para la presentación de candidaturas: 31 de octubre de 2018 a las 23:59 horas  (E.S.T.).

4) Fechas de inicio y de finalización de la Beca: 1 de enero  al 31 de diciembre de 2019.

5) Duración de la Beca: 12 meses

6) Objetivo: Ofrecer la oportunidad a jóvenes profesionales provenientes de los Estados Miembros de la OEA, de trabajar en la Coordinación de Seguimiento de Recomendaciones de la Secretaria Ejecutiva de la Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos.

7) Programa: La persona becaria apoyará el trabajo de la Secretaria Ejecutiva de la CIDH, bajo la supervisión de sus especialistas durante el período de la beca. Al concluir la beca, presentará un informe detallado de sus actividades a la SE/CIDH

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Invitación al Seminario Internacional “Conflictos, Cooperación y Gobernanza hídrica en México. Avances en Investigación”

Para asistir al Seminario Internacional “Conflictos, Cooperación y Gobernanza hídrica en México. Avances en Investigación”  se requiere confirmar su participación al correo

Winter School on Federalism and Governance


“The Winter School on Federalism and Governance is a common cross-border project of the Institute for Comparative Federalism of Eurac Research, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences of the University of Innsbruck. Since its first edition in 2010, it has taken place under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.

The Winter School analyzes the phenomena of federalism, regionalism and multilevel governance from legal and political science perspectives. Each edition focuses on a specific topic, which is then approached in detail by legal scholars, political scientists and practitioners. The next edition of the Winter School will take place from 4-15 February 2019 and will focus on the topic of “Federalism and the Rule of Law“.

The two-week postgraduate programme welcomes an international audience: young researchers and academics, post-docs and post-graduate students, civil servants from a local, regional or national government as well as employees of international organizations or NGOs.”


Further information:

Informe “El déficit meritocrático. Nepotismo y redes familiares en el Poder Judicial de la Federación”

Informe “El déficit meritocrático. Nepotismo y redes familiares en el Poder Judicial de la Federación”

“La transformadora reforma judicial de 1994 incluyó como una de sus piezas clave la carrera judicial: un sistema de selección y promoción de los juzgadores federales basado en el mérito, en las capacidades de los individuos, “a fin de garantizar la adecuada calificación de las personas que asuman la función jurisdiccional”, como dice textualmente la exposición de motivos. Este reporte documenta que el nepotismo y las redes familiares en el Poder Judicial de la Federación son una realidad. A casi 25 años de la reforma de 1994 si bien existen logros importantes también hay un importante déficit meritocrático en el Poder Judicial de la Federación. Este reporte revela que el déficit es producto tanto de las limitaciones de la arquitectura institucional y la organización administrativa del poder judicial como del nepotismo y las redes familiares que lo habitan, y que ambos factores se retroalimentan. Las acciones y ajustes necesarios para saldar el déficit en el Poder Judicial de la Federación deben recuperar y profundizar el espíritu de la reforma de 1994.”

Para mayor información:

Seminario: “The judicial system and the Brazilian political crisis”

El Seminario “The judicial system and the Brazilian political crisis” contará con la participación de Leonardo Avritzer (Universidad Federal de Minas Gerais) y se llevará a cabo el próximo 5 de septiembre, a las 12 hrs., en la Sala de Seminarios de la División de Estudios Políticos (DEP) del Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE).

Se puede encontrar más información aquí.


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