Call for papers for 2nd International Conference International conference "Challenges of Contemporary Society" Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, 17. November, 2017 - Институт за социолошки и политичко-правни истражувања

Call for papers for 2nd International Conference International conference "Challenges of Contemporary Society" Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, 17. November, 2017


Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to publish a call for papers for an International conference entitled Challenges of Contemporary Society II, organized by the Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, University “Ss. Cyril and Methodius”, Skopje. The Conference will take place on 17. November, 2017 in Skopje, Macedonia.

The many recent changes that have followed the global financial, political and migrant 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. And they have shaken the European Union 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. We invite contributions from the fields of sociology, political science, communication science, law, management and psychology, medical sciences, education experts among others. Contributions regarding methodological issues related to how to study these phenomena are also very much welcomed. The conference organizers encourage both established and early career researchers and doctoral students to take part in the event in order to stimulate a greater exchange of ideas and knowledge. Conference papers will be published in a special publication of the conference proceedings. Also selected papers will be published in the Annual of the ISPJR. Annual of ISPJR is international journal with the continuity of 10 years.

The conference format will consist of plenary and parallel thematic sessions in accordance with the suggested themes and specific topics listed below:

Challenges for democracy and democratization

  • The new wave of social and popular movements: demands for democratization in East and West, South and North
  • Populist political parties and populist movements: burning challenges for liberal democracy?
  • How to cope with economic and political instability: challenges for the European project
  • Challenging the gender gap in traditional and new forms of political representation

 

New media, new communication, new identities

  • Old and new media: what is old and what is new in the communication practices of contemporary society?
  • The role of new social media in new social movements
  • New cultures and identities in contemporary society

 

Social challenges for contemporary society

  • State interventionism, the labour market and pension systems reform: challenges for the current capitalist system and wealth distribution
  • Population and development
  • Culture, folklore, ethos in context of globalisation processes

 

Management, business and workforce issues in the 21st Century

  • The evolution of organization, work and the worker
  • Managerial and entrepreneurial challenges in developed and developing economies
  • Emerging trends in Human Resource Management   
  • Ethical issues in today’s business world
  • Youth and (un)employment

 

Current trends and perspectives in education

  • new challenges in education
  • theory and practices in education, contemporary learning and teaching methods
  • educational policies and practices in primary, secondary and higher education
  • adult education – higher education; vocational education; training; life-long learning education; human resource development; organizational learning and change
  • inclusive education and practices – social and cultural inclusion; diversity and equality in education; special education for learning difficulties and disability
  • e-learning, digital libraries; repositories and data archiving

 

Migration

  • Climate changes and migration
  • Dealing with migrants and refugees
  • Capacities for migrant’s integration

 

Public Health

  • Mental health issues: how to cope with increasing insecurity in contemporary society?
  • Government officials and policy makers: public health strategies and systems; network with other policy makers and NGOs working in the field of supporting the public health development.
  • Health in communities
  • Protecting and Improving the Public’s Health 

Please send your proposals (an abstract of a maximum of 300 words and a short biography) to Marijana Markovikj marijana@isppi.ukim.edu.mk and Eleonora Serafimovska eleonora@isppi.ukim.edu.mk , and indicate your preferred conference theme/topic. 

Important dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 01 August 2017

Notice on acceptance deadline: 15 August 2017

Early registration deadline: 30 August  2017

Late registration deadline: 25 October 2017

 

Conference fees:

Early registration: 40 Euros

Late registration: 50 Euros

Fee for junior researchers and PhD students: 30 Euros

 

The conference fee covers conference materials, coffee breaks and lunches during conference days and e-publication of the conference proceedings. 

 

International program committee:

Prof. Mirjana Borota Popovska - Director, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, R. Macedonia

Prof. Reinhard Heinisch, Head of Department of Political Science, Faculty of Political Science and Sociology, University of Salzburg, Austria

Prof. Tamara Dzamonja Ignjatovic, Faculty of Political Science, University of Belgrade, Serbia

Prof. Panajotis Cakirpaloglu, Department of Psychology, Philosophical Faculty of Palacky University in Olomouc, Czech Republic

Assoc. Prof. Camelia Florela Voinea, Political Science Faculty, University of Bucharest, Romania

Assist. Prof. Katerina Spasovska, Department of Communication, Western Carolina University, USA

Assist. Prof. Annick Magnier, Department of Political and Social Science, University of Florence, Italy
Prof. Ljiljana Kaliterna Lipovčan, Ivo Pilar Institute of Social Sciences, Croatia

Prof. Fimka Tozija, Institute of Public Health, Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, R. Macedonia

Prof. Ulrich Laaser, Faculty of Health Sciences University of Bielefeld, Germany

Assist Prof. Giorgia Bulli, Department of Political and Social Science, University of Florence, Italy
Assist Prof. Jacek Bylica, Jagiellonian University in Kraków, Poland.

Assoc Prof. Eleonora Serafimovska, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, R. Macedonia

Assoc Prof. Marija Topuzovska Latkovikj, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, R. Macedonia

Prof.  Ganka Cvetanova, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, R. Macedonia

Prof Braniclav Radeljic, Associate Professor of International Relations
School of Social Sciences University of East London United Kigdom

Prof Dragan Todorovic, Faculty of Phylosophy, Nis, Republic of Serbia

Prof Ruzica Cacanovska, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, R. Macedonia

 

Coordinator of the International program committee and Organizational committee:

Assoc Prof. Marijana Markovikj, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, R. Macedonia

 

Organizational Committee

Assoc Prof. Eleonora Serafimovska, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, R. Macedonia

 

Assoc Prof. Marija Topuzovska Latkovikj, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, R. Macedonia

 

Prof.  Ganka Cvetanova, Institute for Sociological, Political and Juridical Research, Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, R. Macedonia

 

Instructions for publication of papers presented at the conference Challenges of contemporary society II, Skopje, 17 November 2017.

 

Full text length: 3000-5000 words (including references)

Font size: 12; Line spacing: 1,5.

 

Title page:

 

Author names

Academic degree and title

Institutional affiliation

Contact e-mail

 

Title of paper

 

Abstract (up to 300 words)

 

3-5 key words

 

Body of manuscript:

 

Referencing

Use the Harvard reference style (in-text citations). For example: (Robertson, 1992); (Berger, 1997: 24); (Turner, 1981; Turner, 1991).

 

Numbering

Use Arabic numbers for numbering of tables and graphs.

 

 

List of references:

 

Book

Brubaker R (1992) Citizenship and Nationhood in France and Germany. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

 

Book chapter

Habermas J (1994) A Citizenship and National Identity. In van Steenbergen B (ed.) The Condition of Citizenship. New York: Sage Publications, pp.22-38.

 

Journal article

Rohrschneider R (2002) The Democratic Deficit and Mass Support for an EU-Wide Government. American Journal of Political Science 46(2): 463-475.

 

Newspaper article

Mason P (2015) The four questions we need to answer before bombing Isis or Assad. The Guardian, 21 September 2015.

 

Internet source/Website

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia. Diplomatic and consular representations -Tallinn. Available at: http://www.missions.gov.mk/talinn/144/Bilateralni_odnosi.html (accessed 10 October 2010).