following our announcement of the Analytical Sociology conference that will be held in New York on June 8-9, 2012, we are now sending you some additional information and a flyer we invite you to circulate among your colleagues and students.
A growing number of scholars in recent years have identified themselves with the Analytical Sociology approach to social explanation, motivated by a common interest in the study of the social mechanisms and micro-dynamics that bring about macro-outcomes of sociological relevance. We invite submissions from any substantive area, encouraging papers that engage empirical problems as well as theoretical contributions. We believe that sociology is at its best when theoretical explanations encounter data to solve real world puzzles.
This is the 5th Analytical Sociology conference, and the first that will be hold in the US. The previous four conferences took place in Europe (Oxford, Turin, Barcelona, and Paris) and saw the participation of a lively group of sociologists interested in a variety of subjects and methodologies, who shared the common goal of pursuing explanations based on social mechanisms. We hope to continue this tradition, recreating the same productive atmosphere as well as offering an opportunity of encounter to likeminded scholars from both sides of the Ocean. This, we believe, will move the analytical sociology agenda forward on substantive and theoretical grounds.
Submissions must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 4/2/2012 and include the following information:
(a) title of the paper
(b) author(s)’s name, affiliation, and email address
(c) long abstract (min 500 – max 1000 words)
(d) short bibliography
We look forward to seeing you in New York, sincerely,
The organizers: Delia Baldassarri, Peter Bearman, Peter Hedstrom, and