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Annual Conference of the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR2017)


Call for papers:


Annual Conference of the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR2017)

Milan, Italy, 31 August-2 September 2017


Deadline for abstract submissions: 1 April 2017


The European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR), together with the Dondena Centre for Research on Social Dynamics and Public Policy at Bocconi University, are happy to announce that the next three-day conference will be held in Milan, Italy, from 31 August to 2 September



The theme of the 2017 General ECSR Conference is “Institutions, Inequality and Social Dynamics”. This theme will receive special attention, but as always, we welcome presentations on all relevant areas of sociological research, such as the labour market, work and employment, education, family sociology, migration and integration, political sociology, health and well-being, social inequalities. We also welcome contributions concerning sociological aspects of governance, business, family firms and gender.


Confirmed keynote speakers are:

– Mario Amore, Department. of Management and Technology, Bocconi University

– Annette Eva Fasang, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

– Markus Gangl, Department of Social Sciences, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main

– Torkild Hovde Lyngstad, Department of Sociology and Human Geography, University of Oslo

– Ross Macmillan, Dondena Centre, Bocconi University

– Hadas Mandel, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Tel-Aviv University

– Melinda Mills, Nuffield College, University of Oxford


You can now submit your abstract at by e-mail to

The deadline is 1 April 2017.


Authors are asked to submit both:

1. a short abstract (250 words);

2. either an extended abstract in PDF (2-4 pages, including tables) or a completed paper in PDF.

Extended abstracts must be sufficiently detailed to allow the organizers to judge the merits of the paper, including a description of the topic to be studied, the theoretical focus, the data and research methods, and the findings. The extended abstract or paper should include names, e-mail addresses and institutions of all authors, title, up to five key words.


Your e-mail should include:

1. Name, e-mail address and institution of the corresponding author in the body of the e-mail.

2. Names and e-mail addresses of all other authors.

3. Plain text version of the short abstract, in the body of the e-mail (i.e. copy/past into e-mail).

4. Paper or extended abstract as PDF attachment. Submissions without a PDF or in other formats will be send back.


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