Welcome to European Political Sociology, a site of the Jean Monnet Chair in Sociology at Charles University Prague.
Jean Monnet Chair in European Political Sociology
The Jean Monnet Chair is funded by the European Commission, and held at the Institute of Sociological Studies,
Charles University in Prague. The focus of the Chair – Paul Blokker – is European Political Sociology and the key objectives are to highlight the importance of the European and transnational levels for contemporary analysis in sociology as well as to strengthen sociological research regarding Europe – in a comparative vein – and regarding EU integration in particular.
The Chair offers a set of innovative and topical courses in, or related to, a new and promising sub-field in sociology, the sociology of European Integration, including a course on European Cinema. The Jean Monnet Chair will further organize short, focused events on Teaching Europe and Debating Europe from the Fall of 2016 onwards, of interest to both students and professors, while additional international events are being planned in the coming years.
The JM Chair in European Political Sociology (Europos) offers a well—integrated and multifaceted course cluster in the Sociology of European Integration. This is new and promising sub-field in sociology, which is highly relevant in the contemporary times of multiple crises and uncertainty reigning in European societies in general and on the EU-level in particular.
The Europos cluster offers introductory as well as specialized courses, attractive to local as well as international students from different disciplines (e.g. Sociology, Anthropology, Communications and Media, Economics and Finance, Public Policy and Administration, Law, Political Science, Humanities, Psychology, Geography). The emphasis is on European integration, human rights, constitutional politics, and the economy, and contention and protest. Also, an exciting new course in the Sociology of European Cinema is launched.
Europos organizes two events per semester: Teaching Europe and Debating Europe. It will further engage in research as well as the organization of international conferences.
Cf. H.J. Trenz, C. Ruzza, C., & V. Guiraudon (eds) (2015). Europe’s Prolonged Crisis: The Making or the Unmaking of a Political Union. Palgrave Macmillan; Niilo Kauppi (ed.) (2014), A Political Sociology of Transnational Europe, ECPR Press.
Jean Monnet Teaching Europe Series
Petr Agha, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Centre for Law and Public Affairs (CeLAPA)
“The Politics of European Human Rights Culture”
The lecture will engage with the recent headscarf case of the European Court of Justice as an example of the more general human rights world of the EU, and will discuss “qualified rights” and the relationship between human rights law and politics.
Thursday 11 May, 2017
Jean Monnet Debating Europe Series
Jan Komárek, Europe Institute, London School of Economics
‘Why National Constitutional Courts Should Not Embrace EU Fundamental Rights’
Tuesday 11 April, 2017, 16.30-18.20, Room J1037, Charles University, Jinonice
Workshop: FRENCH PRAGMATISM AND THE RENEWAL OF CONTEMPORARY SOCIOLOGY
Date & Place: 15&16 December 2016, Prague
Organizers: Paul Blokker (FSV UK) and Nicolas Maslowski (FHS UK)
The 15th and 16th of December, a workshop on the subject “French pragmatism and the renewal of contemporary sociology” will be organized by the Institute of Sociological Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences), the Department of Historical Sociology (Faculty of Humanities), Charles University and the French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences (CEFRES)
In the last two decades or so, a novel approach to sociology is increasingly used by sociologists and other scholars (e.g. historians, anthropologists, economists) in a range of research endeavours. The workshop will explore the fundamentals of this approach and the insights it has brought, and still brings, to contemporary sociological and interdisciplinary research. The upshot is to explore the rich potentialities of pragmatic sociology and to discuss its relevance and usage in Czech sociology. Prof. Laurent Thévenot will open the workshop with a lecture on the recent and current further developments in his work.
A workshop organized by:
Institute of Sociological Studies (Faculty of Social Sciences)
Department of Historical Sociology (Faculty of Humanities), Charles University
French Research Center in Humanities and Social Sciences (CEFRES)
Jean Monnet Debating Europe Series
December 6, 2016, 15.30-17.00, Jinonice
Lecture prof. Christian Fleck (University of Graz on “European public intellectuals during the campaign for the EU parliament”.
International conference “Political, Legal and Economic Dimensions of Populism”
School of International Studies, University of Trento, 19-20 October, 2016
Organized by Manuel Anselmi, Paul Blokker, and Carlo Ruzza
In collaboration with:
Institute of Sociological Studies, Charles University in Prague,
Università di Perugia,
Associazione Italiana di Sociologia, Sezione Sociologia Politica