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State regulation and social capital – comparative approaches to India and Denmark

December 7, 2012 - 10:00-December 8, 2012 - 16:00

Call for abstracts
We invite abstracts (max 250 words). Kindly submit title and abstract to Katrine Willadsen [email protected] by 10 November 2012.

About the workshop
An important line of European and American social research has stressed that the cohesion in civil society to some degree depends on various forms of social capital. According to some approaches social capital seems to be a primary factor for the integration of society, and may act independently of the state. This has led to some attempts to let civil society organizations take over from the state as important agents of social transformation, in regard to education, welfare, rural development and other areas. The developments in northern Europe, the US and Asia have, however, been very different depending on the social structures of the societies.

This workshop attempts to bring together social scientists and humanists working on different aspects of civil society in India and Denmark with the objective of developing frames that allow for comparisons of how the state regulation of civil society gives rise to different or like responses in the population and among social actors at group level. The workshop attempts to include areas of religious studies and aims at bringing the study of religion and religious bodies at level with the rest of the social sciences, hereby breaking away from former attempts to formulate a specific sociology for religion independent of rest of the social sciences.

Venue: Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Artillerivej 86, 2300 Copenhagen S, room 0.26

Registration
The workshop is open to all interested and free of charge. Kindly register per email to Katrine Willadsen [email protected] no later that 30 November 2012.

Organized by: Dept. of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies, Dept. of Sociology and Asian Dynamics Initiative

Deadline for submitting abstracts: 10 November 2012 to [email protected]

For further questions please contact Associate Professor Peter B. Andersen [email protected] or Professor Peter Gundelach [email protected]

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State regulation and social capital – comparative approaches to India and Denmark

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December 7, 2012 - 10:00
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December 8, 2012 - 16:00