On the occasion of marking the 50th anniversary of the Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research of Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, a call for papers is published for an International conference entitled Challenges of Contemporary Society. The conference will take place on 12–13 November 2015 in Skopje, FYR of Macedonia.
The many recent changes that have followed the global financial and political crisis have brought to the surface a number of growing challenges for contemporary society. These changes have challenged the capitalist system and the ways in which national and global economies are managed. They have provoked new forms of citizen self-organization beyond established forms of political representation, including the increased participation of youth. They have also afforded space for more radical demands on the part of populist leaders and movements in both old and new democracies. And they have shaken the European project as well as the global political order. What are the future prospects of these global developments? Will they entail greater insecurity or will they provide new opportunities for the advancement of society and human well-being?
The aim of this conference is to provide a forum for an interdisciplinary discussion of these and similar issues. Contributions from the fields of sociology, political science, communication science, law, management and psychology, are expected among others. Contributions regarding methodological issues related to how to study these phenomena are also very much welcomed.
Please send your proposals (an abstract of a maximum of 300 words and a short biography) to Goran Janev - firstname.lastname@example.org and Aneta Cekik email@example.com by 5 July 2015, and indicate your preferred conference theme/topic.
Abstract submission deadline: 5 July 2015
Notice on acceptance deadline: 15 July 2015
Early registration deadline: 15 September 2015
Late registration deadline: 25 October 2015 Conference fees: Early registration: 30 Euros
Late registration: 50 Euros Fee for junior researchers and PhD students: 25 Euros
The conference fee covers conference materials, coffee breaks and lunches during conference days and e-publication of the conference proceedings.