Social Justice in times of uncertainty

The Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association (SSA)

28-30 June 2021, Geneva/Switzerland.

Call for abstracts (for conference presentations).
There will be two paper sessions devoted to convention theory:

Engaging pluralist perspectives in civic interventions: neopragmatism and social research

Social inequalities and orders of justification in the health care system

We invite now paper proposals to the sessions.
To submit an abstract proposal (max 500 words, without references) to a paper session, please send to Rainer Diaz-Bone a word document with your abstract and contact details
(name, email, address and institutional affiliation).

Deadline for abstract submissions: 29th January 2021.

“Social Justice in Times of Uncertainty takes as a starting point the health pandemic that erupted in 2020, which led societies across the world to cope with disruptions in the provisioning of goods and services, means of livelihood, and fundamental freedom – not least, that of movement. The crisis also revealed global and local inequalities, translated into who has the right to live or not, and raised new questions around (in)justice in the contemporary world. In light of the turmoil experienced, as a globalized society and within our communities, this conference emphasizes the relevance of social and environmental justice in the making of a fair society, asking the question: in times of uncertainty, what does it mean to live a good life in a just society? For the first time, the Conference of the Swiss Sociological Association will be hosted in Geneva, through a partnership between the University of Geneva and the Haute Ecole de Travail Social de Genève (HETS GE/HES-SO), and with the participation of the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies.”

Keynote speaker:

– Amita Baviskar (University and Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi/India)
– Ota de Leonardis  (University of Milano-Bicocca/Italy)
– Michèle Lamont (Harvard University/USA)
– Peter Wagner (University of Barcelona/Spain)

Link to the conference