Public Impressions and Expectations for the Future of the Local Communities

Tuesday, 12 July 2016: 09:00-10:30
Location: Hörsaal IOeG (Main Building)
WG01 Sociology of Local-Global Relations (host committee)

Language: English

The principal goal of this session is to consider the public opinion about the future at the local level. This subject will be discussed by five main topics:

  • Do political elite and different groups of interests at the local level have the same picture of the future? 
  • How does public opinion about the future influence daily routines and long-term collective lives?
  • What is the impact of the assumptions and aspirations about the future on the social and political situation at the local level?
  • What are the cross-cultural relations of local and global public opinion about the future? 
  • What is the representation by the local public opinion of the struggles of the local affinity groups, economic and political actors for a better world?
Session Organizer:
Larissa VDOVICHENKO, Russian State University for Humanities, Russia
Isaev KUSEIN, Kyrgyz-Turkish University Manas, Kyrgyzstan
Isaev KUSEIN, Kyrgyz-Turkish University Manas, Kyrgyzstan
Cultural Globalization on the Printed Page: Stability and Change in the Proportion of Foreign Cultural Items in Five European Newspapers, 1960–2010
Tina LAURONEN, University of Helsinki, Finland; Riie HEIKKILA, University of Helsinki, Finland; Semi PURHONEN, University of Tampere, Finland