The 2021 Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association (SSA)
November 2nd, 2020
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The 2021 Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association (SSA)

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 congress 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 Congress 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.

Congress call & Submission:

This year, we are inviting proposals for paper sessions and semi-plenaries, but also proposals for book or film presentations, or even roundtable discussions and debates – which may include non academic actors. Please note that this first deadline is for your proposals. The call for individual papers and abstracts will follow in a second phase, based on what paper session proposals have been accepted.

Deadline for submission: 02 November 2020

Length of proposals: 300-500 words