Citizens Participation in the Social Economy of the Polis. Establishing Conditions for Participation for Inclusive Recovery.

Monday, 11 July 2016: 10:45-12:15
Location: Hörsaal IOeG (Main Building)
WG01 Sociology of Local-Global Relations (host committee)

Language: English

Citizens participation at local level (Polis) is part of the general debate regarding the crisis of the market, the central political stage which faces a crisis of socio-political representation. New organisational forms appear to represent innovations in governance based on empowerment modes and local participation. The key trend is to establish sustainability via inclusive recovery processes, that require the social partnership of all the actors involved at the local level. 
A discussion of international experience and the presentation of specific cases of citizen participation will set the problematic as to what direction social change will take in the future, as well as what forms of social responsibility can meet current social problems. The different ecologies that relate to the ideological background of citizen participation and social responsibility in the social economy, among younger people in particular and women, are of importance here, as they relate to specific social and national conditions. The role of “skills” and of educational institutions in this particular issue is important for stability and cohesiveness. This session calls for contributions that address these issues in times of rapid technical change. A special focus on the European crisis will be taken here.
Session Organizer:
Georgios TSOBANOGLOU, Agean Universitiy, Greece
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Tatiana SIDORINA, Higher School of Economics National Research University (Russia, Moscow), Russia
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Arianna MONTANARI, University Sapienza of Rome, Italy