Inequality in the 21st Century

Inequality in the 21st Century

The London School of Economics & Political Science
London - UK
July 2-4, 2015

Other Conferences - Call for Papers

2nd Lucerne Master Class for PhD Students, with W. Streeck
Call for applications

The Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences Lucerne, Switzerland, invites suitable candidates to apply for the 2nd Lucerne Master Class for PhD Students, 2015 on “Markets and Democracy”. Scholar: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Streeck.

The Master Class addresses doctoral students from disciplines such as Sociology, Cultural Studies, Political Science, Philosophy, Social Anthropology, Economics and Global Studies.

When: September 28 to October 2, 2015

Where: University of Lucerne, Switzerland

Language: English

Application deadline: April 30, 2015



Dr. Nadja Miczek

For more information, see the announcement:

Call for papers: “From Awareness to Impact: Mechanisms of Change in Responsible Investment” PRI Academic Network Conference, London Sept 2015

The 2015 Conference of the PRI Academic Network will be held in London, as part of the PRI In Person Conference for investors, asset managers and pension fund executives. The academics and their sessions will be fully integrated with executives the Conference at the ICC ExCel Center. Academics  will have an additional Workshop at the Systemic Risk Centre at the London School of Economics. The conference will start on September 8th, and the Workshop will take place on the 11th.

The conference showcases research from various literatures, including finance, management, accounting, economic sociology, political economy, law, etc. As such, it is fertile terrain for researchers in the social studies of finance. We invite submissions of full papers, but extended abstracts are accepted, focusing on the following areas:

  • ESG integration
  • Long term investment
  • ESG engagement
  • Financial performance
  • ESG impact

The conference benefits from the support of the Academic Network Steering Committee, as well as a dedicated organizing committee that includes Anna Bordon (PRI), Michael Barnett (Rutgers U.), Fabrizio Ferraro (IESE), Jean-Pascal Gond (Cass), Katherine Ng (PRI), Michael Viehs (Oxford U.), as well as myself.

So… send us your paper! The deadline for submissions is 1st May 2015. Please see the call for papers here

Call for Papers: Social Movements and the Economy

Northwestern University, Kellogg School of Management

Date: October 23-25, 2015


We invite submissions for a workshop on the intersection of social movements and the economy, to be held at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management from Friday October 23 to Sunday October 25, 2015.

In recent years, we have seen the rise of a vibrant literature engaging with questions of how social movements challenge firms, support the rise of new industries, and engender field change in a variety of domains of economic activity. A growing amount of attention has also been devoted to the ways that actors with vested interests in particular types of economic activity may resist, co-opt, imitate, or partner with activist groups challenging their practices. On the whole, there is now substantial evidence of a variety of ways that social movements effectively influence the economy.

And yet there has been less recent attention paid to the inverse relationship: classic questions related to how economic forces – and the broader dynamics of capitalism – shape social movements. This is all the more remarkable given the major economic shifts that have taken place in the U.S. and abroad over the past decade, including economic crises, disruptions associated with financialization and changing corporate supply chains, the struggles of organized labor, and transformations linked to new technologies. These changes have major implications for both the theory and practice of social movement funding, claims-making, strategic decision-making, and the very targeting of states, firms, and other institutions for change.

This workshop seeks to bring together these two questions in order to engage in a thorough reconsideration of both the economic sources and the economic outcomes of social movements, with careful attention to how states intermediate each of these processes.

The keynote speaker will be John McCarthy, Distinguished Professor of Sociology at Pennsylvania State University.

The workshop is planned to start with a dinner in the evening on Friday 10/23, to conclude with morning sessions on Sunday 10/25. Invited guests will be provided with domestic travel and accommodation support.

Submissions (PDF or DOC) should include:

- A cover sheet with title, name and affiliation, and email addresses for all authors

- An abstract of 200-300 words that describes the motivation, research questions, methods, and connection to the workshop theme

- Include the attachment in an email with the subject “Social Movements and the Economy”


Please send abstracts to and by May 15, 2015. Notification of acceptance will occur on or around June 15.

Contact Brayden King ( or Edward Walker ( for more information.