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10th ISORECEA conference

RELIGION AND POWER RELATIONS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE

Iaşi, Romania, April 19-21, 2012

Religious changes in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) have been studied
extensively during the past twenty years from different points of view,
such as: the revitalization of religion, new social and political roles
of religion, the position of different religions in society,
(re)secularization as a part of modernization, and the Europeanization
process of former communist societies, religions and values, etc.
However, there is a challenge to rethink religious changes in connection
with the concept of power, which has been increasingly employed as an
explorative concept in the social sciences. The role of religion in
individual life or, more importantly, the meaning and use of religion by
individuals is difficult to understand without relation to the concept
of power. Religion can also inspire social processes, but the modern
social arena is crowded with different agents, different positions,
interests and strategies of acting, and the different networks inside
which they operate. Some fundamental questions are: “What are the
positions of different religious communities within modern social
arenas?”, “How do various social and political powers (mis)use
religions?”, and “How do religions mis(use) their power?”.

The Conference organizers invite you to address such questions and
propose your paper in line with the Conference title, particularly in
relation to the following subthemes:

- Religion and empowerment

- Religion and power: institutional vs. individual perspectives

- Power in relation to majority and minority religions

- Religion, power, and gender

- Religion, power and well-being

- Democratization, the restructuring of power, and religiosity in CEE

- Religion and secular power

- Religious practice among different confessional traditions

- State control and religions in CEE

Please submit a 250-300 words abstract of your presentation to the
e-mail: isorecea2012@gmail.com by November 15, 2011. If you are
interested in another topics related to the study of religion in CEE, we
encourage you to organize a session/panel. In this case, please submit a
200-300 words proposal to the same email address.

Key dates

Submission of proposals – November 15, 2011

Notification of acceptance – December 15, 2011

Registration for the conference – January 15, 2012

Final programme – February 15, 2012

Fees

Please, note that in order to present a paper you need to be a member of
ISORECEA for the years 2012-2013. The amount of membership fees for two
years and conference fees is as follows (in EURO):

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List of Countries*

A

B

C

Membership fee

60

40

20

Conference fee

(including membership fee)

140

(of which 60 is the membership fee)

100

(of which 40 is the membership fee)

60

(of which 20 is the membership fee)

Conference fee

for non-members**

160

120

80

Conference fee

(including membership fee for students and unemployed)

50

(of which 20 is the membership fee)

30

(of which 12 is the membership fee)

20

(of which 8 is the membership fee)

Conference fee

for non-members students and unemployed**

80

60

40

Retired

50% (each category)

Conference fee paid on the spot

25% higher (each category)

* This is according to the Table of Economies used by the International
Sociological Association: http://www.isa-sociology.org/table_c.htm

** This refers to those who do not present a paper.

Those ISORECEA members who are willing to present a paper at the Iaşi
conference and have their membership fee paid for 2011-2012 will need to
pay half of the listed membership amounts, in order to have their
membership fee paid also for 2013.

Payment details (account number, etc.) as well as the information about
accommodation and conference venue will be given in the second half of
December. In case of any earlier questions, please send a message to:
isorecea2012@gmail.com. For any further information about ISORECEA
please visit the website: http://www.isorecea.net/ or contact Dorota
Hall, General Secretary: dhall@ifispan.waw.pl.

ISORECEA President President of the Local Committee

Siniša Zrinščak Sebastian Nastuta

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Date: 2011-09-19