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Analysing and overcoming the sociological fragmentation in Europe

Objective

In short the general objectives of ANOVASOFIE are) Analysis of the reasons for the fragmentation in the European sociological research community’s) Developing means to overcome the fragmentation by reflecting and using the results of our analyses) Assessing the applicability of our methods and results to other disciplines. There is need to enhance the opportunities for including more sociologists into cross-national fertilisation of their particular endeavours. It is our conviction that only if we could find a bridge between the day-to-day routines of sociologists, their everyday behaviour and the needs routed there on the one side and collaboration on an European level on the other side, we will succeed. The daily work of the vast majority of sociologists is concerned with three different tasks
-Observing and describing a particular society as a whole and its sub-systems.
-Working out explanations and theories about the forces underlying the development of societies.
-Taking part in the process of opinion formation policy advising, influencing processes of decision making in societies. The project seeks to approach the problem of fragmentation by focusing on two specific areas within the context of the above mentioned three major tasks of sociology: Observing the process of choosing publications which represent the country and its research tradition from a sociological viewpoint, enables us to understand the selection and research processes within particular countries and their sociological communities. Subtopic two will analyse differences and similarities in the role performance of public intellectuals in different European countries and at different times in the 20th century. Comparing those processes between different countries in Europe will provide us with basic information about the reasons for the fragmentation of sociology. Based on these results we intend to develop means to overcome the fragmentation of sociology in Europe

Call for proposal

FP6-2002-CITIZENS-2
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Funding Scheme

STREP - Specific Targeted Research Project

Coordinator

UNIVERSITAET GRAZ (UNIVERSITY OF GRAZ)
Address
Universitaetsplatz 3
Graz
Austria

Participants (7)

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGY, UNIVERSITY OF MUGLA
Turkey
Address
Campus
Mugla
NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND DUBLIN
Ireland
Address
Belfield, Dublin 4
Dublin
PHILIPPS-UNIVERSITAET MARBURG
Germany
Address
Biegenstrasse 12
Marburg
UNIVERSITÉ PARIS XII - VAL DE MARNE
France
Address
61, Avenue Du Général De Gaulle
Créteil
LONDON SOUTH BANK UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Address
Borough Road, 103
London
SRODKOWOEUROPEJSKA FUNDACJA EDUKACYJNA
Poland
Address
Nowy Swiat 72
Warsaw
UNIVERSITY OF UPPSALA
Sweden
Address
Sankt Olofsgatan 10B
Uppsala