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CfA: Summer School 'Democracy in Europe', Wierzba/Poland, 16-22.9.2007

CAS 08/05/2007

The Graduate School for Social Research  at the Institute for Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences welcomes applications from postgraduate students for its annual Summer School in Wierzba (16 - 22 September 2007),  organized in cooperation with the EU 'CONNEX' network of excellence. The GSSR is Sponsored by the Open Society Institute.

The deadline for submission of applications is May 15th, 2007.

Participants will have the opportunity to join sessions led by prominent  European social scientists and to present their own work during the sessions.

This year's theme is:
Contested Compliance - Fostering Democracy in Europe: social, political and
cultural obstacles to compliance to European norms

Sub-topics of interest include:

  • Europeanization of the social and political areas within and outside the EU

  • What are "European norms" and how can democracy be fostered?

  • Why are norms contested?

  • Compliance: what is at stake?

Participants will be provided with accommodation, full-board, health
insurance and transport between Warsaw and Wierzba. Fluency in English is

Abstracts (in English) of proposed presentations should be sent with a CV to:

The Graduate School for Social Research,

Institute for Philosophy and Sociology (Polish Academy of Sciences),

72, Nowy Е’wiat Str., 00-330 Warsaw, Poland
tel: (4822) 828-32-05, tel./ fax (4822) 826-87-33
e- mail: wierzba@sns. edu.pl

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