Call for Papers: "Space and Poverty", University Salzburg, 13-14 September 2018
The Centre for Ethics and Povertzy Research at the University of Salzburg (CEPR) organizes an annual conference since 2013. This year's topic is "Space and Poverty".
The conference will be held at University of Salzburg on 13 and 14 September 2018.
The Organizing Committee invites the submission of proposals for single papers, thematic panels (2, 4, or 6 papers), and roundtable sessions (3-5 discussants plus 1 chair) in all areas of poverty research but special attention will be given on those concerned with the focus theme of space and poverty. Please notice the entire call for papers.
Follow this link for further information and for the electronic submission of abstracts.
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Announcement: Rethinking Social Capital
Elisabeth Kapferer, Isabell Gstach, Andreas Koch, Clemens Sedmak (eds.) (2017): Rethinking Social Capital. Global Contributions from Theory and Practice. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Cambridge.
Announcement: New book by Prof. Dr. Andreas Koch and Prof. Dr. Jürgen Rauh
Andreas Koch, Jürgen Rauh (eds.) (2017): Informationsgesellschaft zwischen Vernetzung und Exklusion. In: Geographie der Kommunikation, Band 12. LIT Verlag, Berlin, Münscher, Wien, Zürich, London
Information society between networking and exclusion.
You can find the blurb here.
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