Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 9th Slovenian Social Science Conference on “Social Transformations: The Global and the Local”"
A special issue of Social Sciences (ISSN 2076-0760).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2017).
This Special Issue will house a selection of papers prepared for, and presented at, the 9th Slovenian Social Science Conference on “Social Transformations: The Global and the Local” The conference is organized by the Slovenian National Committee of the UNESCO Management of Social Transformations Program (MOST), the Junior Sociological Network of the International Sociological Association, and the School of Advanced Social Studies (Fakulteta za uporabne družbene študije), which will take place in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 21–23 September, 2017.
A broad variety of social transformations, taking place from the local to the global level, have made people and social systems, on the one hand, more interconnected and interdependent, and on the other hand, more divided. Moreover, people’s positions in social structures and their perceptions are characterized by very large differences and inequalities. Some are able to enter transnational social spaces and/or benefit from transnational flows and exchanges, enjoying the opportunities of emerging social orders. Others are—or feel—excluded from these processes, and are confined to the local/national level. Not only are they not able to enjoy or even see the potential gains from transnational interdependencies, they may even look at them with scepticism and fear. Many of them may, thus, feel safer when hidden behind newly-established, strict, national border controls, fences and walls. The aim of the conference is to embrace a variety of issues reflecting the connections and divisions, relating them to local and global frameworks. It welcomes a wide range of theoretical and/or empirical approaches towards the issues and, thus, aims to encourage interdisciplinary debates and also seeks practical suggestions in terms of policy recommendations for decision makers.
Prof. Dr. Matej Makarovič
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