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Social and Cultural changes in cross-national perspective: Subjective Well-being, Trust, Social capital and Values

Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (HSE) announces a call for the 5th LCSR International Workshop “Social and Cultural changes in cross-national perspective: Subjective Well-being, Trust, Social capital and Values” which will be held within the XVI April International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development of the National Research University Higher School of Economics on April 6 – April 10, 2015 in Moscow.

The workshop aims at developing empirical quantitative comparative (cross-country and cross-regional) studies in social science.

The conference topics are:

  • Subjective Well-Being and Social Capital
  • Trust and Social Capital
  • Norms, Values and Value Change
  • Informal relations and Corruption
  • Precarious Work and Subjective Well-being

Keynote speakers are:

Participation at the workshop is possible via entering the LCSR research network. The main purpose of the research network is to attract young scholars to work on their own projects under the guidance of the LCSR experts (Ronald Inglehart,  Eduard Ponarin,  Christian Welzel).  The application  deadline  for entering the network is January 15, 2015. The notification of acceptance will be given by February 1. 

Please send applications to [email protected] with the following information:

  • 2 pages Curriculum Vitae;
  • 5 pages Project Description: Name of author, affiliation, title, abstract of 250 words, main goal, brief literature review, main hypothesis, data description, methodology description and preliminary results (Template for Proposal).

The application should meet the following requirements:

  • The paper should be empirical and analyze processes of social change in comparative perspective (more than 5 countries) using quantitative methods;
  • The paper should address one or several topics of the workshop.

Working language is English.

LCSR provides accommodation at HSE Guest House and cover travel expenses only for selected speakers.

More information please find in the attached file and at the LCSR’s website.

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