CALL FOR PAPERS The international congress on Sociology of Law and Political Action will take place in Toulouse, France on September 3 to 6, 2013; organized by Sciences-Po Toulouse in collaboration with the Research Committee on Sociology of Law of the International Sociological Association (ISA/RCSL).
Pietro Saitta (University of Messina) and Ilaria Lazzerini (University of Milan) solicit contributions for the following workshop:
“Environment and the Law: Popular Struggles, Popular Epidemiology and other Forms of Resistance ‘from Below’ in Worldwide Areas at Risk”.
The theme of the workshop concerns the relation between the environment and populations in areas at risk. It aims at exploring how lay-actors’ reactions to environmental manipulation attempted by states and corporations challenge the law, the policies concerning the development of the areas, the notion of general interest, citizenship, etc. The workshop, thus, is interested in shedding light on the interplay, the techniques and the effects of the struggles for environment and development. In particular, postcolonial reflections on the relations between space, “development” and the law are welcomed. Finally, the workshop is open to any kind of method, but it especially favors qualitative and ethnographic investigations on the subject. (For a broader description: http://2013rcslcongress.sciencespo-toulouse.fr/IMG/pdf/Call_for_Papers_-_Environment_and_the_Law.pdf)
Deadlines and submissions:
Authors interested in this initiative should submit an abstract (max 300 words) by February 15, 2013.
A complete version of the paper should be sent by June 30, 2013.
For submissions please use the following link: http://2013rcslcongress.sciencespo-toulouse.fr/call-for-papers
For further information about the workshop (not the congress) please contact:
Pietro Saitta (pisait AT Gmail DOT COM) and Ilaria Lazzerini (lazzerini.ilaria AT yahoo.it).
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