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Thesis Spotlights – The spreading of hostility: Unraveling of social norms in communication

2018, issue 41, Amalia Alvarez Benjumea: I am a research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods in Bonn, Germany, where I work in the Research Group “Mechanisms for normative change” under the supervision of Fabian Winter. I am also a PhD student at the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne, under the supervision of Clemens Kroneberg.

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NA Reports – Swiss Sociological Association (SSA)

2018, issue 41, Rainer Diaz-Bone: The Swiss Sociological Association (SSA) was founded in 1955 and has developed since then (Eberle 2005; Eberle/Reichle 2018). The association is led by a board of eleven sociologists, who represent almost every Swiss university plus a representative of the Swiss universities of applied science. Today the society has round about 500 members. It organises a sociology congress every two years and promotes its research committees as well as its publications.

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NA Reports – Portuguese Sociological Association (APS)

2018, issue 41, João Teixeira Lopes: The Portuguese Sociological Association (APS) is a non-profit association dedicated to: Promote the development of Sociology; Encourage research, communication and scientific debate; Support sociologists’ professional activity; Endorse and disseminate Portuguese sociological analysis; Sponsor Portuguese sociologists’ integration in the international sociological community; Publicise amongst institutions and public opinion the nature, added value, importance and contribution of Sociology; Establish relationships with other scientific areas.

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NA Reports – Lithuanian Sociological Association (LSA)

2018, issue 41, Milda Ališauskienė and Vidmantas Vyšniauskas: Lithuanian Sociological Association (further – LSA) was established in 1996. In 2010, LSA refreshed its activities, aiming at the development of the studies of Sociology and research, in order to meet the needs of contemporary society. LSA represents the interests of Lithuanian sociologists in national and international organisations and national state institutions. LSA aims to propose improvements for the studies and research within the field of sociology in Lithuania.

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NA Reports – Italian Sociological Association (AIS)

2018, issue 41, Enrica Amaturo and Paola Borgna: The Italian Sociological Association was founded in 1983. It is the oldest – and until recently, the only – sociological scientific society in Italy. Unlike other similar professional associations, AIS was created by scholars who permanently worked in Italian Universities: PhD students and PhD doctors, researchers, assistant professors, associate professors and lecturers in university courses.

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NA Reports – Danish Sociological Association (DSF)

2018, issue 41, Anna Ilsøe and Nanna Bugge: The Danish Sociological Association is a voluntary association for anyone with an interest in sociology. The association was formed in 1965 with the purpose of creating a broad organisation for sociologists and everyone with an interest in sociology, where sociology could be debated and developed in different ways. This goal is still a focal point of the association.

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NA Reports – Croatian Sociological Association (CSA)

2018, issue 41, Jasminka Lažnjak: 100 years of Croatian sociology – Continuities and discontinuities. Sociology as an academic discipline has a long tradition in Croatia that we are proud of. The first Chair for criminal studies and sociology was established in 1906 in the Faculty of Law at University of Zagreb as the first sociology chair in the Austro Hungarian Monarchy.

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NA Reports – Austrian Sociological Association (OeGS)

2018, issue 41, Martin Weichbold: The Austrian Association for Sociology (Oesterreichische Gesellschaft für Soziologie, OeGS) was founded in 1950 as the professional association for sociologists in Austria. At that time and in the following decade, Austrian sociology as well as the OeGS were rather weak. This was not a peculiarity of Austria; after World War II nearly all over Europe, particularly in the former fascist countries of central Europe, sociology had to be established anew.

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RN Reports – RN33 Women’s and Gender Studies

2018, issue 41, Consuelo Corradi: The Women’s and Gender Studies Research Network aims to promote academic exchanges and creative collaboration between sociologists who research in the field of women and gender perspectives and theories. The Research Network wants to facilitate European and international contacts, be a central arena for discussion and a meeting place for prominent as well as younger scholars.

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RN Reports – RN15 Global, Transnational and Cosmopolitan Sociology

2018, issue 41, Marco Caselli and Peter Holley: ESA RN15 “Global, Transnational and Cosmopolitan Sociology” counts at present forty-nine individual members from twenty-one countries (Austria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Faroe Islands, Finland, France, Germany, Israel, Italy, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States) and one institutional member.

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RN Reports – RN06 Critical Political Economy

2018, issue 41, Angela Wigger: The Critical Political Economy Research Network (CPERN) was established as Research Network (RN) 06 at the ESA Biennial Conference in Toruń, Poland in 2005. Ever since CPERN has become a major hub, for interdisciplinary exchange among critical scholars and activists, straddling the disciplines of political economy, sociology, politics and economics, but also reaching out to social geography, social policy, social movement studies and law.

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ESA Journals News – European Societies

2018, issue 41, Michalis Lianos: European Societies is a symbol for the European sociological community. It is a unique endeavour in the sense that it spans all our subdisciplines and focuses on Europe. European Societies is fully and freely accessible to all ESA members via their member dashboard at https://www.europeansociology.org/user. We publish five issues per year.

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ESA Journals News – European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology

2018, issue 41, Ricca Edmondson, Eeva Luhtakallio and Siobhan Kattago: The past few months in Europe have continued to illustrate how inextricably blended culture and politics are. There is no way to separate these fields when we look at how debates are conducted in Poland about how to remember the past, in Hungary about the place of religion in politics, or the UK about what British identity is or ought to be…

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PhD Summer School Athens 2017

2018, issue 41, Airi-Alina Allaste: ESA now has a long tradition of PhD summer schools, which are organised annually and have always been popular among PhD students. The 2017 summer school was held in Athens immediately before the ESA conference. A total of 106 PhD students applied to attend and 25 were selected through a review process undertaken by the ESA Executive PhD committee.

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13th ESA Conference Report Athens 2017 – LOC

2018, issue 41, Apostolos G. Papadopoulos: The Hellenic Sociological Association (HSS) in collaboration with PCO CONVIN submitted a bid to the ESA to organise the 13th ESA Conference in Athens in autumn 2014 and presented their bid to the ESA Executive Committee members in Prague in May 2015. The final decision of the ESA was announced to the HSS by the end of August 2015, at a time when Greece faced a critical turn in its economic crisis saga during which the country faced the challenge of exiting the European Union.

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