March 24
 
3a. THE DILEMMAS OF INTERNATIONAL RATINGS (video)

Sociology and Technological Parks, Applied Research and International Accreditation
Napoleón Velástegui Bahamonde, Universidad de Guayaquil, Ecuador
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

Notes on some difficulties relating to the internationalization of Brazilian academic sociology
Tom Dwyer, President of the Brazilian Sociological Society
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

What does it mean to benchmark UK sociology internationally?
John Holmwood, Department of Sociology, University of Birmingham, UK
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

Resistance to rating: Resource allocation, academic freedom and citizenship
Tina Uys, Department of Sociology, University of Johannesburg
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

Discussion (audio)

 
 
3b. CONFRONTING HISTORICAL LEGACIES (video)

Challenges to sociology in the Gulf States: A case study of Kuwait
Fahad Al-Naser, University of Kuwait
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

Our (scientific) Community and Our Society: rethinking the role and dilemmas of national sociological associations- the Portuguese case
Luis Baptista & Paulo Machado, New University of Lisbon, Portugal; Portuguese Sociological Association
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

Fifty Years of Bangladesh Sociology: Towards a ‘Hybrid Sociology’?
Shaikh Mohammad Kais, University of Rajshahi, Bangladesh
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

The South African Sociology, current challenges and future implications: A review and some empirical evidence from the 2007 national survey of sociology departments
Mokong Simon Mapadimeng, President: South African Sociological Association
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

Discussion (audio)

 
 
4a. PRESSURE FOR POLICY RESEARCH (video)

Mode 2 sociologies in Denmark? From crisis to stabilization in times of pressures for policy-relevant research, 1980s-2000s
Kristoffer Kropp & Anders Blok, Department of Sociology, Copenhagen University, Denmark
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

Poverty Fighters in Academia: The Subversion of the Notion of Socially Engaged Science in the Mozambican Higher Education System
Patricio Langa, Mozambique
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

Demand for Policy Relevant Research and the Crafting of Academic Hierarchies in the Philippines: Reconfiguring Northern Hegemonies in Sociological Practice
Emma Porio, Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

Problems and Solutions of Sociolophy in Azerbaijan
Abulfaz D. Suleymanov, Institute of Philosopy, Sociology and Law Researches, Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

Discussion (audio)

 
 
4b. DOING SOCIOLOGY IN AN UNEQUAL WORLD (video)

Challenges and Practices of Sociology of Work in Mexico: between global paradigms and local development paradigms
Jorge Carrillo, COLEF, Mexico
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

Doing Sociology in Native Language in a Globalizing World: Thinking about Its Significance and Difficulty in Japan
Takashi Machimura, Hitotsubashi University, Tokyo, Japan
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

Indian Sociology Faces the World
Ishwar Modi, Secretary Indian Sociological Society
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

Publishing Sociology Scientific Journals in Argentina: Problems and Challenges
Alicia Itatí Palermo, Council of Professional Sociologists (CPS), Argentina
(abstract, powerpoint , audio)

 

Discussion (audio)

 
 
5a. NEOLIBERALISM AND THE ACADEMY (video)

The increasingly dominated fraction of the dominant class: French sociologists facing the challenges of precarity and middle class destabilisation
Louis Chauvel, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris, France
(abstract, powerpoint, audio)

 

New Zealand Sociology in a neo-liberal era: Strands of Political Economy in NZ social science
Charles Crothers, Aukland University of Technology, New Zealand
(abstract, powerpoint, audio)

 

The role of theory: Sociology's response to the Bologna educational reform in Croatia
Inga Tomic-Koludrovic, President of Croatian Sociological Association
(abstract, powerpoint, audio)

 

Discussion (audio)

 
 
5b. FORGING ALTERNATIVE SOCIOLOGIES (video)

Contesting Mainstream Sociology and Developing Alternative Public Sociologies in Indonesia
Rochman Achwan and Iwan Gardono Sudjatmiko, Executive members of Indonesian Sociological Association
(abstract, powerpoint, audio)

 

The Definition and Types of Alternative Discourse
Syed Farid Alatas, Departments of Sociology and Malay Studies, National University of Singapore
(abstract, audio)

 

Antipodes: Australian Sociology's Struggles with Place, Memory and Neoliberalism
Raewyn Connell, University of Sydney, Australia
(abstract, powerpoint, audio)

 

Sociology in Eastern Europe or East European Sociology: Historical and Present
Janusz Mucha, AGH University of Science and Technology, Krakow, Poland
(abstract, audio)

 

Discussion (audio)

 

         last updated: 2010/04/12