Special Topics: Society in the Aftermath of the Global Economic Crisis

The special topic calls for papers on Society in the Aftermath of the Global Economic Crisis and such papers will appear in Studies in Sociology of Science as a special column.


We see it on television. We hear about it on the air. We read about it in newspapers, magazines, and blogs. We think about it on public transport and in corridors; while taking children to school or queuing in supermarkets; at meetings and parties. Our imaginaries and daily experiences are saturated by the global economic crisis. The financial crash of 2008 rocked the foundations of the global economy. Banks went bust, many countries almost followed suit. But just how big was the crisis? And what will its long-term effects be? Yet, to what extent are we able to translate this quotidian reality into adequate forms of knowledge? In this special topic, papers could either critically engage with debates in sociological theory on the crisis tendencies of late capitalism, or deal empirically with a range of social problems generated by the crisis which could inform conceptual debates in sociology. The editors would especially welcome papers focused on the ‘crisis’ in ways that challenge the dominant existing theorizations of crises.


In addition to the Review and Original Articles by invited speakers, we are inviting you to submit a relevant research paper on Society in the Aftermath of the Global Economic Crisis for consideration. Papers will be subject to normal peer review and must comply with the Guide for Authors.

To submit papers to the “Society in the Aftermath of the Global Economic Crisis” Special Topic, please go to http://www.cscanada.net. With your submission, please state clearly to the editor that your manuscripts are submitted to the Special Topic Society in the Aftermath of the Global Economic Crisis.


Related Conferences:

April 25, 2013 – April 26, 2013, Chilworth Manor, Southampton, UK, International Conference on the Global Financial Crisis

3-5 July 2013, Paris, France, OECD-Universities Joint Conference: Economics for a Better World

October 19–20, 2009, Santa Barbara, California, Asia Economic Policy Conference

Related Journals (Special issue):

Journal of International Business Studies (Special issue: Global Economic Crises and International Business)

Global Business and Economics Review (Foreign Direct Investment in the Aftermath of the Current Global Economic Crisis)

Related Articles:

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Colander, D., Goldberg, M., Haas, A., Juselius, K., Kirman, A., Lux, T., & Sloth, B. (2009). The financial crisis and the systemic failure of the economics profession. Critical Review, 21(2-3), 249-267.

Crotty, J. (2009). Structural causes of the global financial crisis: a critical assessment of the ‘new financial architecture’. Cambridge Journal of Economics, 33(4), 563-580.

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