Government of fragile rural areas in Italy and Europe, Rovigo – March 22-23, 2019, Call for cases. Theme: rural populism. The aim of the conference is to collect positive political reactions to authoritarianism and apathy of countryside, the three Ps: people, politics and participation. The call is international as populism is a phenomenon revealed in […]
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Food and nutrition security and long-term sustainability of food systems are among the major challenges for European societies in the coming decades. Food systems and the ways we produce, consume and regulate the production of food are increasingly expected to contribute to a range of societal objectives – provide healthy nutrition to all, conserve the […]
The recent neoliberal period has been deepening the detrimental effects of the uneven process of globalization and modernization especially in Southern European countries. Moreover, this transformation has been radically hit by the deep economic crisis faced by the European countries. This crisis has resulted in the erosion of the rural development policies that brought success […]
The study group is focused on social hydro-dynamics, which includes the whole spectrum of social interactions concerning water governance, use and wider symbolism. It is a socio-territorial topic involving also urban areas. But, the rural perspective has a distinctive significance because new and sustainable hydro-uses involve giving more land for water, land that is typically […]
Smart farming, big data, robotics, and digitalisation have quickly become the new buzzwords in agrifood circles. While the technical and natural sciences have engaged with the subject of digital food and farming applications for decades, the social sciences are only now starting to give the subject the attention it deserves, despite the fact that social […]
Informal call for papers for a session proposal Rural History 2019 (Paris, 10-13 September 2019, http://ruralhistory2019.ehess.fr) See attached file for details.
The XXVIII ESRS Congress will be held in Trondheim, Norway, on 25-28 June 2019.
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We want to encourage Society members to participate in thematic or regional study groups. This will have many benefits: It will more tightly integrate rural sociologists across Europe It will help advance our understanding of rural sociological issues It will create networks to bid for European Horizon 2020 funding and other monies If you are […]