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Colloquium Seminar on Sociological Issues - Fall 2010

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All colloquia are held in CAB 311 3:30-5:00 with reception to follow in CAB 550
*unless otherwise noted.
 

September

September 30

John Brewer, University of St. Andrews (UK)
"Compromise after Conflict"
*3:30 PM at Watson Manor on University Circle; sponsored by IASC, contact Jennifer Geddes for more info

October

October 28

Richard Swedberg, Cornell University
"The Structure of Confidence and the Financial Crisis"

November

November 18

George Thomas, Arizona State University/IASC
"Processes of International NGO Influence in the World Polity:
Empirical Patterns and Theoretical Significance"

International Non-governmental Organizations (INGOs) have substantial if varied influence on states and national political outcomes. In this paper, I shift attention from demonstrating or debating the extent of their influence to identifying different patterns of influence. The nature of INGO influence and the processes through which it works recommend a cultural approach to global governance in particular and political authority in general.

December

December 2

Andrew Zimmerman, George Washington University
"Max Weber, Booker T. Washington, and the Sociology of the Global South"

December 9

Maria-Pilar Garcia-Guadilla, Simon Bolivar University and UVA Visiting Scholar
"The Myth of Civil Society in Latin America"
*2 PM in CAB 316, no reception to follow.


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