27-29 June 2024
University of Limerick - Limerick, Ireland

2024 – Limerick

For Dignified and Sustainable Economic Lives: Disrupting the Emotions, Politics, and Technologies of Neoliberalism

       

Conference Theme Overview

In the wake of multiple social transformations, ruptures, and crises around the globe, the theme for the 2024 Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) Annual Meeting emphasizes sources of hope, dignity, and sustainability in economic lives. It starts by envisioning the interplay of economy and society as entangled, in that economic systems and economic lives are both constrained and creatively engendered by social structures, power, culture, and also, crucially, by emotions and technologies. How can we use research on entangled economies to envision and enact a better world and improved lives?

We look for inspiration from a diverse group of researchers who are deeply engaged with, and understandably concerned about, the state of the world today. We invite you to join us for the SASE meeting in Limerick, Ireland, 27-29 June 2024, to offer visions and propose solutions that disrupt the emotions, politics, and technologies of neoliberalism, with a goal to foster greater dignity and sustainability in local and global communities.

We welcome research that widely spans the levels of analysis within socio-economics. We take pride in the strongly established traditions at SASE in macro political economy, institutional analysis, and development. Additionally, we look for scholarship to shed light on the meso organizational contexts and, especially, the micro level of everyday economic lives, which deserves to be featured more prominently at convenings on socio-economics. 

At the broadest scale, we welcome submissions on trends in contemporary and historical political economy, financialization, and racial capitalism to address urgent questions of wealth inequality, global poverty, climate change, and the pitfalls of emotional capitalization and digital economies. Proposals are encouraged to think ambitiously about alternatives to neoliberalism and policy reforms to realize them.

At the meso level, studying corporations, non-profits, governmental organizations, social movements, and community initiatives helps us to delineate economic contexts that entrench exploitation, racism, sexism, ableism, ageism, LGBTQIA+ bigotry, and other sources of exclusion and emotional despair, but also to identify conditions for greater economic dignity and equity, and organizational designs and experimentation to sustain these.

At the micro scale, we invite scholarship and debate on the everyday processes of economic interaction in marketplaces, in online spaces, as well as within households and circuits of care. We want to understand the consequences of the social and emotional meaning of money and work, and how relational work can lead to improved economic lives. 

The SASE conference to be held in Limerick, Ireland, 27-29 June 2024, will feature papers on all issues of concern for socio-economics. This year, we especially welcome contributions that offer visions and propose solutions related to contemporary economic chasms (climate change, pandemics, economic inequality, global poverty, military conflict, surveillance, AI, and others) and how to harness emotions, politics, and technologies for greater dignity and sustainability in economic lives. As such, we are eager to showcase how social movements for economic justice, democratization of work, innovative approaches to cash relief, mutual aid, resistance to grind culture, reinvention of economic paradigms, and other efforts alternative to neoliberalism bring about better lives.

SASE’s current members are uniquely positioned to offer a broad range of disciplinary and methodological perspectives on these themes, but we also hope to attract new scholars to join our conversation. Participants are encouraged to submit their work to one of the 20 vibrant networks, or to submit proposals to this year’s thematic mini-conferences.

SASE provides a platform for creative empirical and theoretical research on key social problems. We are committed to supporting a diverse international membership encouraging lively intellectual and interdisciplinary debates on multiple perspectives. So, whether you are new to SASE or a seasoned aficionado, we invite you – with a limerick—to join us in Limerick!

We’ll hold a SASE meeting, you see, 

To change economic decree, 

Neoliberalism aside, 

’twill be a wild ride, 

To make a more just economy.

President: Nina Bandelj (nbandelj@uci.edu)

 

 

Mini-conferences consist of a minimum of 3 panels, maximum 5, which are featured as a separate stream in the program. Submissions are open to all scholars on the basis of an extended abstract (1000 words). If your abstract is accepted, all mini-conferences recommend that accepted participants submit full papers by 10 June 2024. If a paper proposal cannot be accommodated within a mini-conference, organizers will forward it to the most appropriate research network as a regular submission. To submit you abstract to a mini-conference, follow the regular process detailed here.

MC01: Working Time Reduction: Toward a more balanced, just and sustainable economic life
detailed info
Organizers
Agnieszka Piasna
Juliet Schor
Orla Kelly
David Frayne
Daiga Kamerāde
Jean-Yves Boulin
Brendan Burchell
MC02: The "New" Political Economy
detailed info
Organizers
Neil Fligstein
Steven Vogel
MC03: Insecurity: Its neoliberal drivers, embodied experiences and political effects
detailed info
Organizers
Lorenza Antonucci
Elena Ayala-Hurtado
Albena Azmanova
MC04: Towards sustainable work in the digital care economy
detailed info
Organizers
Ivana Pais
Caroline Murphy
Anna Ilsøe
MC05: Failures and Dilemmas: Exploiting Disruptive Interventions in Neoliberalism
detailed info
Organizers
Gary Herrigel Gary Herrigel
Adriana Mica
Ann Mische
MC06: Connecting Global Capitalism and National Capitalisms
detailed info
Organizers
Fulya Apaydin
Arie Krampf
Andreas Nölke
Merve Sancak
MC07: Elites and power structures
detailed info
Organizers
Christoph Houman Ellersgaard
Elisa Reis
Thierry Rossier
Elisa Klüger
Bruno Cousin
André Vereta-Nahoum
Kevin Young
Robyn Klingler-Vidra
MC08: Online Advertisement Economies: Ad Tech, Platforms, and Stack Economization
detailed info
Organizers
Koray Caliskan
Annmarie Ryan
Addie McGowan
MC09: Global and Local Formations of Race and Capital
detailed info
Organizers
Mishal Khan
Nabila Islam
Mo Torres
Ross Goodman-Brown
MC10: Welfare States and Gender Inequality: Regional and Global Perspectives
detailed info
Organizers
Ieva Zumbyte
Dorota Szelewa
MC11: Digital Work Eco-systems, Connected Workers and Fractious Connections
detailed info
Organizers
Jacqueline O’Reilly
Mark Stuart
Esme Terry
Rachel Verdin
Steve Rolf
MC12: Interfaces, technology and power in illegal markets
detailed info
Organizers
Matías Dewey
Gabriel Feltran
MC13: Intellectual property rights contested: control over vs. access to knowledge
detailed info
Organizers
Sigrid Quack
Antoine Dolcerocca
Christian Bessy
Konstantin Hondros

2024 SASE-Digit Early Career Workshop

The SASE Early Career Workshop (ECW) is a one-day workshop that provides an opportunity for a longer and deeper discussion of applicants’ conference papers. It takes place the day before the start of the annual conference (the next edition is 26 June 2024 in Limerick). The 2024 Early Career Workshop – like the 2022 Workshop – will be hosted in partnership with the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre (Digit), with senior SASE and Digit professors.

About Digit

Digit (the Digital Futures at Work Research Centre) aims to advance our understanding of how digital technologies are reshaping work, impacting on employers, employees, job seekers and governments. It is co-led by the University of Sussex Business School and Leeds University Business School, with partners from Aberdeen, Cambridge, Manchester and Monash Universities. It is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC).

 

 

The SASE/Digit Early Career Workshop will be held on the 26th of June 2024, at the University of Limerick. 15-20 competitively allocated spots are available for early career researchers – travel and accommodations, as well as SASE registration and membership, are paid for participants in the Workshop. Please see below for instructions on how to apply (submissions closed on January 19th ,2024).


Applicants to the Workshop must be PhD students or researchers having obtained their PhD within 3 years of the annual SASE meeting. Independent scholars are also welcome to apply. In order to apply for the Workshop, your paper abstract must be submitted and accepted to the main conference through the normal process.

Applicants must also submit the following materials in English before the deadline of 19 January 2024:

  • full paper

  • two-page CV

  • one-page case for support – a letter detailing why you wish to attend the workshop and what financial support you require from SASE (approximate cost of travel, whether you need housing during the conference, and what support you have from your home institution)

All of this must be submitted via the submissions system before the submissions deadline passes (Jan. 19, 2024)Any application without all of these elements will not be considered for inclusion in the Workshop.

While two papers may be submitted to the SASE conference, applicants may submit only one paper to be considered for the ECW. Only those papers accepted to the main conference will be considered for inclusion in the Workshop.

Conference registration and membership fees are waived for ECW participants. Full conference accommodation will also be provided, including the additional night of accommodation for the Workshop. Travel costs will be covered based on need and available funds. Participants not requiring support for travel or accommodations should state this in their one-page letter.

Participants will receive a certificate of participation. In the case of co-authored papers, please note that only one author may participate in the Workshop for a given paper.

There will be approximately 15-20 competitively allocated spots in the Workshop. Notification of acceptance will be made in March 2024. These spots will be awarded on the basis of the quality of the paper submitted to the SASE main conference, as assessed by the ECW Committee and Faculty. Additional criteria for ranking papers receiving the same quality assessment include PhD status, academic status, and co-authorship. In particular, priority will be given to:

  1. PhD students closer to their defense;

  2. Researchers who have just received their PhD;

  3. Applicants without a tenured position;

  4. Single-author papers;

  5. Applicants without tenured co-authors.

Throughout the selection process, the ECW Committee and Faculty are committed to ensuring gender and geographical balance at equal paper quality levels.

Previous Workshop participants are not eligible to participate a second time.

 

2024 Early Career Workshop Committee members:

Zsuzsanna Vargha [chair] (ESCP Business School)

Caroline Arnold (Brooklyn College, City University of New York)

Chiara Benassi (King’s College London)

Katherine Chen (City College of New York and the Graduate Center, CUNY)

Roberto Pedersini (University of Milan)

Elizabeth Thurbon (UNSW Sydney)

Natascha van der Zwan (Leiden University)

Local organizing committee

2024 Limerick organizing committee

Prof. Tony Dundon (chair)

Dr. Tish Gibbons

Prof. Noreen Heraty

Dr. Jonathan Lavelle

Dr. Caroline Murphy

Dr. Michelle O’Sullivan

Prof. Aidan Regan (School of Politics and International Relations (SPIRe), University College Dublin)

Dr. Lorraine Ryan

Dr. Majka Ryan

All members, unless otherwise noted, are in the Work & Employment Studies Department, Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick.

Virtual sessions

 

Virtual sessions for the 2024 conference will be held the week before the on-site conference in Limerick, on June 18, 20, and 21, time slots (in CET): 10-11:30, 14:00-15:30, 16:00-17:30, and 18:00-19:30. These sessions are listed in the program: https://virtual.oxfordabstracts.com/#/event/4988/program.

If you would like to attend a virtual session, please click the “zoom registration” link to receive the link in your inbox. Please DO NOT share the zoom links publicly (social media, etc.), as this will lead to zoom bombing. 

These sessions are open to the public free of charge; presenters in virtual sessions are asked to pay membership dues (but not conference registration) in order to be included on the program.

Practical information

CONFERENCE LOCATION

University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.

Registration will be in the atrium of the concert hall, pinned on this map: University Concert Hall, Limerick – Google Maps

Click here to download a pdf map of the University Campus.

The following buildings will be used for the conference, as labeled on the map linked above:

6 – Robert Schuman Building (sessions and catering)

11 – University Concert Hall (registration, sessions, and lunch pick-up in atrium)

13 – Main building (sessions and catering – lunch pick-up in Red Raisins Cafe)

28 – Kemmy Business School (sessions and catering)

 

A brochure from the University of Limerick on things to do in an around the campus, including dining options, bus maps, tourist attractions, and more: https://heyzine.com/flip-book/ULEventsSummerGuestBrochure

 

Accommodations:

For questions about on-campus accommodations, please contact: Conference and Events Office, University of Limerick, Limerick, E-mail: SASE2024@ul.ie Tel: +353 61 234178

If you have booked on-campus accommodations, note that breakfast is available 6:45-9am. 

 

Getting there:

For general instructions on traveling to the University of Limerick campus by plane, train, car, bicycle, horse-drawn carriage, etc., go here: Travel & Transport | University of Limerick (ul.ie)

The University of Limerick is located 31km from Shannon International Airport. The cost of hiring a taxi from Shannon Airport to University of Limerick is approximately €45 – €60. 

From Shannon you can also travel by bus to Limerick Train Station. Journey time from Shannon to Limerick, a distance of 24km, is about forty minutes on the bus (operates from 06.45 – midnight) while the journey time from Limerick to the University is about twenty minutes on the bus. The adult bus fare from Shannon Airport to Limerick City is approximately €10.00 one-way and €20.00 return. From the train station you have two choices; you may take a taxi to the University at a cost of €12.00 – €20.00, or you may walk 5 minutes to catch the bus from William Street in Limerick City to the University.  There is a regular bus service between the campus and the city center. A bus ticket costs €2.00 each way. From the bus stop near the Centra shop on William St., take the bus for the University or Plassey (usually an Eireann Bus, N.304).  

If you are driving to the campus, please note that parking outside of designated car parks will result in clamping. There is a charge of € 25.00 to have the clamp removed. There are sufficient signed public parking places on campus near the conference venue, some are free of charge, and some have barriers and are pay car parking.

There are also commercial coaches going directly from Dublin Airport to University of Limerick (bus stop is called UL Campus Stables). The journey time is approximately 3 hours and there are 8 buses each day. Please see the following link for further information: www.jjkavanagh.ie

In addition, www.dublincoach.ie offer services from Dublin Airport to the University of Limerick. Coaches depart the airport every hour on the half hour with a stop at the Red Cow Luas Stop to change coach for the M7 Express Service to the University of Limerick. Prices start from €20 per person one way. Please see the following link for further information: www.dublincoach.ie. 

Eireagle offers 8 coaches daily from Dublin Airport to Limerick City. Please see the following link for further information: www.eireagle.com. 

Please note that these coaches either drop at the Stables bus stop (No. 16 on your map) or the flag poles (No. 1 on your map) at the entrance to the University of Limerick.

Trains: You can also take a train from the city of Dublin to the city of Limerick – note that you will need to get from the airport in Dublin to the city, and then from Limerick to the university campus: Dublin Limerick and Ennis Rail Fares (irishrail.ie)

 

Local taxi and bus service 

The taxi and bus service are convenient to use within and around Limerick. Local taxi companies include Castletroy Cabs. 

We recommend using the FreeNow Taxi App, which you can find here: https://www.free-now.com/ie/  
Local bus service information can be found here: https://www.transportforireland.ie/getting-around/network-maps/limerick-city-bus-services/  

 

MEMBERSHIP AND REGISTRATION

To pay membership dues or to register for the conference, please go here. Please note that you must be a SASE member to attend the conference, and that the registration deadline for the 2024 conference is May 31st 2024.

Discounted early-bird registration closes April 15th.

If you need to cancel your participation in the conference, please email Pat Zraidi at sasestaff@sase.org. Note the cancellation policy: SASE shall retain $50 of the registration fee in the event of a member cancelling conference participation within 30 days of the conference start date. Membership dues are non-refundable, except in the case of an unsuccessful visa application.  

Important dates leading up to the 2024 conference:

22 September 2023: Deadline for mini-conference theme submissions

20 October 2023: Regular submissions open for the 2024 conference

19 January 2024: Hard submissions deadline (for conference and Early Career Workshop)

1 March 2024: Decisions announced

Mid-March 2024: Decisions announced on Early Career Workshop applications

30 March: Deadline for David Marsden best paper award submissions (details here)

1 April 2024: Preliminary conference program published

15 April 2024: Early bird registration deadline

2 May 2024: Deadline for travel grant applications (details here)

31 May 2024: Final registration deadline

10 June 2024: Full paper deadline (optional, but recommended for the following theme tracks: Networks D, E, H, I, J, L, N, P, and all mini-conferences)

18, 20, 21 June 2024: Virtual sessions

26 June 2024: Early Career Workshop

27-29 June 2024: Conference

 

VISAS

Click here for information on visa requirements and applications to enter Ireland.

If you need an invitation letter for a visa application, please contact SASE Executive Director Annelies Fryberger directly: saseexecutive@sase.org

For the visa application, please use the following address for the local contact: University of Limerick Conference and Sports Campus, Campus Life Services, Limerick, Ireland. Contact person: Megan Tuite, +353 61 234178, Megan.Tuite@ul.ie.

 

BADGES

Badges can be picked up at registration, in the atrium of the concert hall: University Concert Hall, Limerick – Google Maps

Registration will open on the day before the conference, Wednesday June 26, from 2-7pm, and then every day of the conference, starting at 7:30am.

If you don’t manage to pick up your badge before your first session, don’t worry! Come see us when you can. 

 

SESSIONS

General advice for session moderators and participants: 
  • The moderator keeps the time, and time should be divided equally amongst all presenters, with equal time for presentations and Q+A for all participants. 

  • Please make sure that there is a discussion after each presentation and not just a general discussion at the end (to ensure that everyone gets feedback).

  • Make sure that participants introduce themselves (name is sufficient) when they make a comment or ask a question.

  • Encourage everyone to participate in the discussion.

And a general note: if you move the furniture in the room, please move it back at the end of the session!

 

PRESENTATIONS

Speakers’ room: please email your presentation to SASEPres@ul.ie or go to the speakers’ room in EGO-10 (main building – follow the signs). Your powerpoint will be loaded directly onto the computer in the room where your presentation will take place. 

Please note that you are not allowed to plug a USB key into the university computers – you need to either upload your presentation in advance in the speaker’s room, or bring your laptop to project.

Plan to arrive 15 minutes early to your session to make sure everything is ready and to test your presentation.

Generally speaking, if you have 4 presenters in your session, aim for a presentation of 12-15 minutes to leave time for discussion; with 5 presenters, aim for 8-10 minutes. For more specific instructions, best is to contact the organizers of your network/mini-conference, and/or the moderator of your session.

TECH & A/V

  • For charging your equipment, bring an adapter (information on power plugs in Ireland here).
  • If you have a mac, bring an adapter.
  • Each room is equipped with a screen and a projector, with VGA and HDMI cables.
  • There will be wifi and Eduroam available throughout the conference venue.
  • If you need print services, go to Troy Print in the student center (N. 16 on the map) – it is next to the Spar grocery store in the courtyard (hours: Monday – Friday: 9.30am – 5:00pm, Closed for lunch: 1 – 2pm).

Wifi – Please go here to register for 7-day guest Wifi access on campus: https://www.ul.ie/itd/student-it-services/campus-wifi/guest-connection

 

CONFERENCE SCHEDULE

Please note: in order to make program design feasible, we ask that participants agree to no more than 4 active appearances in the program – an active appearance is anything that requires your presence at a specific session (acting as moderator/discussant, presenting, chairing, etc.). 

SASE Limerick Schedule 
TIME SLOT June 27 June 28 June 29
07:30-17:15 Registration Registration Registration
08:30-10:00 Sessions Sessions Sessions
10:00-10:30 Break Break Break
10:30-12:00
Sessions Sessions Sessions
Featured panel/speaker
Featured panel/speaker
Featured panel/speaker
WAG General Assembly
12:00-13:15
Lunch
Lunch – provided by SASE
Lunch
Digit workshop on academic blogging WAG-sponsored session on book publishing, with Bristol University Press
13:15-14:45
Sessions Sessions Sessions
Featured panel/speaker Featured panels/speakers Featured panels/speakers
14:45-15:15 Break Break Break
15:15-16:45
Sessions Sessions Sessions
Featured panel/speaker
Featured panel/speaker
SS4RW
16:45-17:15 Break Break Break
17:15-18:45
Presidential Address and Awards Ceremony
Sessions Sessions
  Featured panel/speaker SS4RW
18:45-19:45 Welcome Reception Break SS4RW reception
19:45-22:00  
Conference Dinner
 
     

 

CATERING

Please bring your own water bottle – there will be filling stations around campus. You can eat anywhere on campus, but please leave rooms as you found them, and if possible, bring trash back to a catering location. If the trash can in a classroom is full, please use a different one – they are only emptied at the end of the day, whereas the trash cans in the catering areas are emptied more frequently.

Lunches

Lunch for June 27 and June 29 could be purchased when you registered. Your badge will indicate whether you purchased lunch on those days or not. 

On June 28th, lunch is free and available to all participants.

PICK-UP LOCATIONS: If your sessions are in the main building, please pick up your lunch at the catering area in that building. If your sessions are elsewhere, please pick up your lunch in the atrium of the university concert hall. When in doubt, follow the signs! Unclaimed lunches can be taken by anyone at the 14:45 break. 

Welcome reception

Time: 6:45-7:45pm, Thursday June 27.

Location: University Concert Hall (where registration is located)

The welcome reception is open to all participants.

Conference dinner

Start time: 7:45pm, Friday June 28.

Location: The Stables (on the University of Limerick campus)

Please note: This is a ticketed event – you will be able purchase a ticket when you register for the conference (registration is here). Tickets are $60 (full rate) and $30 (reduced rate for non-OECD participants, students, and emeriti). Ticket includes a plated dinner and one drink.

Dining on Campus 

Please see www.eastroom.ie for fine dining at the Plassey House on campus (reservations required).   

There are many informal dining options (depending on existing group bookings):

  • Stables bar open for meals each day until 9pm
  • Pavilion Bar open for meals daily until 8.30pm
  • The Terrace open for meals until 6pm 

Dining off Campus  

The Hurlers Pub   
Located on the Dublin Road, Castletroy.    
Fifteen Minute walk from UL Campus.   

Kilmurry Lodge Hotel   
Located in Castletroy, Limerick.   
Fifteen Minute walk from UL Campus.    

The Locke Burger   
Burger restaurant located in Castletroy, Limerick.    
Fifteen Minute walk from UL Campus.    

Convenience Store, Pharmacies and Local Supermarket:

We have a Spar convenience supermarket on campus, which is open from Monday to Friday 8am – 5pm.  This is in the Student Centre: https://goo.gl/maps/SGHxsct6zf9SnpF77    

Aldi:   
Located on the Dublin Road.
Twenty-six-minute walk from UL Campus.    
By bus: 304.Depart from Stables bus stop (Courtyard UL), Arrival: Supermac’s, opposite to Aldi (two-minute walk).    

Supervalu:   
Located on the Dublin Road.  
Twenty Minute walk from UL Campus.    

Castletroy Park Total Health Pharmacy   
Located in Castletroy, Limerick.    
Ten-minute walk from the UL Campus.    

Castletroy Pharmacy:     
Located in Castletroy, Limerick.    
Fifteen-Minute walk from the UL Campus.    

 

CONFERENCE HOURS (excluding special events)

June 27: 8:30am – 6:45pm
June 28: 8:30am – 6:45pm
June 29: 8:30am – 6:45pm

 

SOCIAL MEDIA

Twitter: @SASE_meeting

Conference hashtag: #SASE2024

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SASEMeeting/

 

HELP

You can talk to the conference staff (they will be wearing SASE T-shirts) or come to registration at any time if you need assistance. We can also be reached via email at help@sase.org.

If you need to report an incidence of harassment or other violation of SASE’s code of conduct, please email saseexecutive@sase.org.

In the event of an emergency: dial 112 or 999.

 

WEATHER LIMERICK – JUNE

Ireland has a temperate climate, resulting in relatively cool summers. The mean daily temperature in June is 11 – 18°C. It is generally quite dry in June, but you may experience some rain, so come prepared with a rain coat and appropriate shoes! 

 

OTHER IMPORTANT POINTS

  • Ireland’s country code is +353. 
  • There is no bank located on campus. ATM machines are located in the student center on campus and at the UL Sports Arena. Generally, banking hours in Limerick City are 10.00 -16.00.
  • Credit cards are widely used in Ireland and all leading credit cards are accepted.
  • No smoking on campus. Please note that the campus at the University of Limerick is strictly non-smoking and non-vaping.  This includes both inside and outside buildings and extends to the limits of the campus boundaries. 
  • Conference delegates are welcome to use the fitness facilities on campus. To do so, make an account on the following site and book a time slot: https://www.ulsport.ie/bookings/.

Questions? Email Annelies Fryberger at saseexecutive@sase.org.

Limerick contest

Yes, you’ve read it right… you are invited to participate in the 2024 SASE Limerick poetry contest! Winning limericks will be read at the award ceremony at the 2024 conference, and prizes are to be had.

First of all – what is a limerick?

Contest details

Eligibility: your limerick should have a connection to SASE or socio-economics generally, and be appropriate enough to be read aloud to a diverse audience.

Send your limericks to saseexecutive@sase.org.

Deadline: 31 May 2024

Judging: will be 100% objective.

Results will be announced at the awards ceremony in Limerick – join us! 

Travel grants

Please note: the deadline for travel grant applications has passed (May 2nd).

Please take careful note of the following:

 
Travel grants are available to individuals presenting on-site at the 2024 SASE conference in Limerick, Ireland, 27-29 June 2024. 
 
Individuals from countries classified as low income, low-middle income, and upper-middle income (see here for a map) are eligible to apply. Please note that you need to be based in one of these countries to apply. If, for example, you are originally from Argentina but are currently studying at the University of California in the US, you would not be eligible.
Priority will be given to individuals from countries historically underrepresented at SASE conferences.
 
To apply, please complete this form.
Application deadline: 2 May 2024.
 
20 grants in the amount of $500 each will be distributed. Grantees will be required to sign a form confirming their participation on-site in Limerick, and the grant will be disbursed immediately thereafter.
 
Applications will be evaluated based on need.
 
We will communicate grant decisions by the 20th of May, such that you will still have time to register before the registration deadline of May 31st. 
 
More information about the SASE conference: https://sase.org/event/2024-limerick/#general
 
If you have questions, please email Annelies at saseexecutive@sase.org. 

Registration

To join SASE or renew your membership, or to register for the 2024 conference, please visit our membership and registration portal:

Membership and registration portal

Registration deadline for the 2024 conference: 31 May 2024, Early bird registration until April 15th.

SASE membership confers all of the advantages of access to a vibrant, diverse intellectual community. In addition to participating in an active network of scholars exploring issues in socio-economics from a variety of different angles, you will receive a subscription to our flagship journal, the Socio-Economic Review. Membership is also required to attend our Annual Meeting. 

2024 SASE membership and conference fees:

Category*

Regular Rate

Early-bird rate (register before 15 April 2024)

 

OECD Regular

$500

$480

OECD Emeritus

$470

$450

OECD Student registration

$280

$260

Non-OECD Regular

$250

$230

Non-OECD Emeritus

$140

$120

Non-OECD Student

$110

$100

Community-sponsored reduced fee

$100

$100

Auditor registration

Membership only (see below for rates)

Membership only (see below for rates)

Faculty and staff from host institution (University of Limerick)

Membership only (see below for rates)

Membership only (see below for rates)

Virtual participation

Membership only (see below for rates)

Membership only (see below for rates)

Lunch (grab and go bagged lunches, served on campus)

$12.50 (each for Thursday and Saturday, Friday is free for all participants)

 

Conference dinner (June 28) – ticket includes plated dinner and one drink, on-campus location.

$60 (full rate)/$30 (reduced rate for non-OECD participants, students, and emeriti)

 

 

*All rates are in USD, and include membership dues (required to participate in the conference) and conference registration fees, as well as all coffee breaks and the welcome reception.

Cancellation policy: SASE shall retain $50 of the registration fee in the event of a member cancelling conference participation within 30 days of the conference start date. Membership dues are non-refundable, except in the case of an unsuccessful visa application. 

Membership dues (do not include conference registration)

Category

Rate

OECD Regular

$180 ($340 for 2 years)

OECD Emeritus

$150

OECD Student

$130

Non-OECD

$50

Please note: fees for 2024 are indeed higher than they were for 2023. Multiple SASE conferences of late have operated at a loss (2018, 2019 was positive by a hair’s breadth, 2020, and 2023), and thus the fees needed to be revised for the sustainability of the organization. Details can be found in our financial reports. The Executive Council is actively working to make the conference more accessible, notably to members from the Global South.

Questions? Email Annelies Fryberger at saseexecutive@sase.org.

Program

The up-to-date program is online: https://virtual.oxfordabstracts.com/#/event/4988/program

A PDF program can be downloaded here (up to date as of June 6, 2024 – the online program above is the most up-to-date).

A few important points:

  • When viewing the program, note the “calendar view” and “list view” buttons on the top right – the list view is much easier to navigate.
  • Note the “Track” menu item on top – this allows you to filter the program by theme track, so you can just see events for your network, for example.
  • If you sign in (top right corner), you can bookmark events you would like to attend to create your own custom schedule.
  • You can download a pdf of the program. You can set the filters at the top (track and bookmarks) so this pdf file will only show the sessions you have chosen.
  • A full pdf program will be available here in the first week of June.

Social Sciences for the Real World

Note: the second roundtable will be followed by a one-hour reception, to be held in the Terrace

Roundtable 1 – What role for social science academics in tackling the climate emergency?

Link to program: https://virtual.oxfordabstracts.com/#/event/4988/session/110162

16:15-17:45 Saturday, 29 June, 2024, FB028 – Foundation Building Basement (University Concert Hall)

Abstract

Academics have been said to be living a “double reality” (Thierry et al 2023). On the one hand, academics are aware of the existential nature of the threats posed by climate change. On the other, they are, for the most part, silent on the climate emergency in their teaching, research, publications, and public engagement. What does it take to break such “climate silence” (Scoville and McCumber 2023), and to do what? Some, like climate scientist Michael Mann, call for those who have an audience to use that privilege to raise awareness and trigger action. Others, like Latour, have called on academics to support all who are striving to live back “down to Earth”, by working with them rather than telling them what to do (Latour 2018). 

Moderator: Dr Aleksandra Jordanoska, King’s College London 

Academic participants:

  • Dr. Laura Horne, Roskilde University 
  • Dr. Fergus Green, University College London
  • Dr. Andrew Jackson, University College Dublin

Practitioner participants: 

  • Dr. Julien Etienne, independent consultant
  • Dr. Alison Hough, Head of the Access to Justice Observatory at the Environmental Justice Network of Ireland

Roundtable 2 – What should be regulation’s role in the Anthropocene?

Link to program: https://virtual.oxfordabstracts.com/#/event/4988/session/110163

18:15-19:45 Saturday, 29 June, 2024, FB028 – Foundation Building Basement (University Concert Hall)

Abstract

Regulation has been an enabler of the Great Acceleration (Steffen et al. 2015) that has put Earth on its current path of growing uninhabitability. In spite of calls to rethink regulation and policy design on the basis of planetary boundaries (Parker and Haines 2018; Tsermer et al. 2019), regulatory scholarship and regulatory practice remain dominated by the same tropes of the past decades: economism (Short 2023), risk-based frameworks, technological neutrality, etc. Meanwhile, the rapidly multiplying extremes of a broken climate and crumbling biodiversity have begun wiping out decades of progress on housing, working conditions, public health, food security, all of which are regulated issues.  

Moderator: Julien Etienne, independent policy consultant

Academic participants:

  • Prof Megan Bowman, King’s College London 
  • Dr Janina Grabs, University of Basel

Practitioner participants:

  • Dr Larry O’Connell, Director of the National Economic and Social Council
  • Dr Desmond O’Mahony, Scientific Officer at the Environment Protection Agency
  • Vincent Murray, Director for Limerick Planning, Environment and Place-Making

Presidential Welcome

Welcome from the SASE President

Welcome to the 36th Annual Meeting of the Society for the Advancement of
Socio-Economics in charming Limerick!

We are delighted to host our conference in Ireland, for the first time in SASE’s
history, at the University of Limerick’s Kemmy School of Business, one of the
very few business schools in the world—the only?— named after a labor leader.
In this one-of-a-kind setting, we are in for a one-of-a-kind conference, one that
will span boundaries and offer new possibilities.

When I selected this year’s program theme in summer 2023, I wanted to focus
on sources of hope, dignity, and sustainability in economic lives. It seems that in
the months since last summer the ruptures and crises around the globe have
further intensified. As I write this welcome message for our meeting in June, a
call For Dignified and Sustainable Economic Lives: Disrupting the Emotions,
Politics, and Technologies of Neoliberalism seems to have renewed relevance. I
eagerly await ideas that will be shared in Limerick by our capacious and diverse
SASE community about cutting-edge scholarly pursuits and how we can direct
them to envision and enact a better world and improved lives.

I also want to use this opportunity to acknowledge the many individuals and
organizations that made our conference possible. First, big thanks go to former
SASE president Jackie O’Reilly for establishing initial contacts with the team at
Kemmy. Tony Dundon has been a terrific partner in this organizing effort. My
sincere thanks to Tony and the local organizing team, as well as the events
department at the University of Limerick, especially Megan Tuite, Alan Sheedy,
and Deborah Tudge. We greatly appreciate Failte Ireland, which provided
logistical and financial support.

It is no exaggeration to write that our meeting would not have happened without
the dedicated leadership of SASE’s Executive Director, Dr. Annelies Fryberger,
together with support from Pat Zraidi and Hassan Al Zaza. The SASE Office is a
small but mighty organization and Annelies, with Pat and Hassan, does a
tremendous amount behind the scenes throughout the year so we all can have
a stimulating and memorable annual meeting.

I also wish to express my gratitude to the twenty-four SASE Executive Council
members, for their active involvement in shared governance and for saying yes
to my many requests to serve on various organizational committees and in
many conference roles. I have also benefited greatly from counsel of the SASE
Executive Committee – the outgoing president Santos Ruesga, the incoming
president Virginia Doellgast and treasurer Yuri Biondi. Many thanks to my
partners on the Program Committee, Tony Dundon and Lucilene Morandi.
SASE thrives by providing enriching opportunities for early career scholars. The
2024 Early Career Workshop (ECW) will be hosted in partnership with the
Digital Futures at Work Research Centre (Digit). Our thanks go to Digit and
Jackie O’Reilly for making this partnership happen, and to the ECW faculty
organizing team led by Zsuzsanna Vargha for all their efforts.

The terrific conference program that awaits us was made possible by tireless
work of the many organizers that have created vibrant communities around
twenty SASE networks and thirteen mini-conferences. They (and this means a
few hundred individuals!) engaged with the nearly 1,600 abstracts submitted for
this year’s conference and other programmatic activities. Because of all their
efforts, the 36 th Annual SASE Conference promises to be an exciting and
engaging event, bringing together SASE old timers and newcomers from
around the world to share their latest research, ideas, and perspectives on the
key issues in socio-economics. I invite you to engage in the debates with the
diverse and global community of colleagues, attend many illuminating panels,
hot-off-the-press book salons, interactive workshops, featured events and
keynote sessions. Our keynote speakers, Tressi McMillan Cottom, Paul
Pierson, Corina Rodriguez Enriquez and Isabella Weber, will undoubtedly share
relevant and provocative insights on critical issues.

In addition to the academic program, we hope you will also take advantage of
the many cultural and social activities that Limerick has to offer. Look out for the
terrific suggestions by the local organizing committee that we’ll pass along.

I’m excited to see you in Limerick! Go dtí sin!

With warmest wishes,
Nina Bandelj

Women and Gender Forum

June 20, 10-11:30am CET – Virtual event: Queer career paths in academic and non-academic organizations

To register, click the “Zoom registration” button in the program: https://virtual.oxfordabstracts.com/#/event/4988/session/115092.

As part of the online conference of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), a session entitled “Queer career paths in academic and non-academic organisations” will be organised by the SASE Women and Gender Forum on Thursday, June 20th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM (CET). Joseph Charles Van Martre (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam) will present the results of a study exploring gender nonconformity experiences among US university students. Trude Sundberg (University of Kent) will share findings from their research focusing on LGBTQ+ staff working conditions in higher education. Jasmin Joecks (University of Tübingen) will provide insights from her ongoing research on LGBTQ+ individuals’ perspectives regarding leadership ascension beyond academia.

 

Events on-site in Limerick:

Tourism

A brochure from the University of Limerick on things to do in an around the campus, including dining options, bus maps, tourist attractions, and more: https://heyzine.com/flip-book/ULEventsSummerGuestBrochure

Tips and ideas from the local organizing team:

Limerick City

The city is a very walkable place. Local city maps give suggestions for walks and things to do. 

Where to go and some things to do in and around Limerick. 

Limerick is medieval city with the River Shannon running through its heart, alongside the iconic King John’s Castle. The University campus is approx. 5km from the city centre.    

There are plenty of tourist attractions both in Limerick and further afield. An example of things local to the city include:

  • King Johns Castle: Over 800 years of history (King John’s Castle (kingjohnscastle.ie)
  • The People’s Museum of Limerick: A quirky little museum brimming with great stories (Open: Tue-Sat 10-4pm, Sun 12-4pm). (The People’s Museum of Limerick (peoplesmuseum.ie).
  • The Jim Kemmy Museum is on lower Henry Street and is well worth a visit. Jim Kemmy was one of the most important figures in local labour history, a former Democratic Socialist/ Labour Party politician. Indeed, the Business School at the University of Limerick is named after Jim Kemmy – perhaps the only university to name its business school after a socialist rather than a leader of commerce (or at least that’s what we think). 
  • Hunt Museum on Rutland Street (The Hunt Museum) features creative arts and exhibitions.
  • There are a few medieval (Limerick) guided walking tours: www.limerickcitywalkingtours.com, also self-guided walking routes / maps of medieval Limerick and its environs:  Limerick Map Leafletv2.indd

If you are interested in our local Labour History, be sure to check out the Mechanic’s Institute on Hartstonge Street. A place of labour activism since the late 19th century, an important plaque adorns the wall which commemorates “The Limerick Soviet” (self-declared in 1919 to run the city during the early days of the war of independence in Ireland).  

Not wanting to sound stereotypical, but a good pub crawl is a must do when visiting Ireland, and it would be remiss not to mention the quality of ‘Irish pub culture’ and its longevity among numerous Limerick bars.  

For fans of rock music, on Lower Shannon Street, there is a venue midway down the street called The Stella.  If you look closely at the wall outside you will see a plaque, which records that it was in this venue that a then little up-and-coming Dublin band called ‘The Hype’ changed their name to ‘U2’!.  

On Upper Cecil Street, you will see a venue called The Theatre Royal.  Local band The Cranberries played here several times – including their homecoming gig in December 1993 after achieving global stardom. Father Ted fans will know the venue as the place where the “My Lovely Horse” episode was filmed. 

There are three locally owned bookstores.  

  • O’Mahony’s (O’Connell Street). (Note: O’Mahony’s stock back issues of The Old Limerick Journal, founded by Socialist Jim Kemmy. There is a strong focus in many editions on labour and working-class history) 
  • Celtic Bookstore (Rutland Street);
  • Quay Books (Sarsfield Street).     

The Milk Market and Wickham Way are treasure troves of artisan food and Bric-à-brac. 

The best fish and chips in Limerick are to be found at Donkey Ford’s, Upper John St.

Galic Sports  

In addition to Rugby (see above International Rugby Experience) Galic Sports (Galic Athletics Association – GAA) is a big thing in Ireland, mostly all amateur and voluntary run, and covers several types of sporting games. See GAA here for context and history. Some matches / games that are on around time of conference include: 

  • Hurling

Quarter-Finals – 22.06.2024 (Sat/Sun)

Semi-Finals – 06.07.2024 (Sat) and 07.07.2024 (Sun)

  • Football – All-Ireland

Preliminary Quarter-Finals – 22-23.06.2024 (Sat/Sun)

Quarter-Finals – 29-30.06.2024 (Sat/Sun)

  • Football – Tailteann Cup

Semi-Finals – 23.06.2024 (Sun)

(Teams and venues can change and would be confirmed). 

The Gothic Leamy’s School on Hartstonge Street as well as South’s Pub on O’Connell Avenue feature in Frank McCourt’s memoir Angelas Ashes. 

Touristy things further afield

If want to travel further afield than Limerick, there are many options and attractions:

  • The Cliffs of Moher are approx. 75 mins from Limerick (Cliffs of Moher). 
  • The Burren (www.nationalparks.ie/burren/). A gem! A little unknown, yet stunningly beautiful walk can be found in the Lough Avalla Farm Looped Walk (definitely need a car and some walking shoes or trainers if you want to try it). Its owner, Harry Jeuken and his daughters provide coffee, tea and cakes after your walk in their farmhouse (no charge but do leave a voluntary donation). 
  • Adare Village is a pretty place, which will also be the venue for the 2027 Ryder Golf tournament. 
  • Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, a 15th Century structure, traces its origins to Vikings and 970. 
  • In Dublin there is the Guiness Storehouse Tour, Dublin Castle and a recommendation is Kilmainham Gaol Museum (it may be advised to check ahead and pre-book for national level attractions). 
  • But also just explore and find what Limerick and Ireland has to offer. 

We look forward to having you all to Limerick and Ireland soon and to extending you a  Céad míle fáilte. 

Slán tamall,

Tony Dundon and the local organizing team