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Social and Cultural Changes in Cross-National Perspective: Values and Modernization

The Laboratory for Comparative Social Research of National Research University "Higher School of Economics" invites to participate in the Fourth LCSR International Workshop "Social and Cultural Changes in Cross-National Perspective: Values and Modernization" that will take place from March, 28 till April, 4, 2014 in Moscow within the framework of the XV International Academic Conference on Economic and Social Development at HSE. he deadline for applications is February 1, 2014.

The workshop will cover a wide range of academic and social issues: value shift in Russia and in the world, subjective well-being and living standards, inter-religious and interethnic relations, migration and other topics. Suggested topics are:

• Social Well-Being and Its Measurement
• Social Solidarity and Welfare States
• Values, Trust and Happiness
• Nationalism, Ethnicity and Migration
• Gender, Work and Life Satisfaction
• Political Regimes, Elections and Elites
• Religiosity and Tolerance
• Social Change and Genetic Diversity
• Informal relations, Civic Engagement and Corruption
• Social Justice, Aging and Generations

International research network members will deliver their reports on ongoing projects or present the new ones. Many foreign scholars, experts in various fields of social sciences, plan to give lectures during the Workshop. Researchers from various universities of Russia, CIS countries, Europe and the USA will comment on projects. The key lecturers are Ronald Inglehart (University of Michigan, USA), Christian Welzel (Leuphana University, Germany), Eduard Ponarin (NRU HSE, St. Petersburg, Russia), Peter Hedström (Institute for Future Studies, Stockholm, Sweden), Jan Delhey (Jacobs University, Bremen, Germany), Christian Haerpfer (University of Aberdeen, Scotland; the President of the World Value Survey Association), and Robert Andersen (University of Toronto, Canada).

Besides, the winners of the regular call for LCSR research network will present their projects. Please note that one can present a report only after submitting an application. The deadline for applications is February 1, 2014.

Working language of the workshop is English.

The participation is free of charge. The registration is compulsory. Listeners should register before April, 20, 2014 by e-mail to [email protected] titled "Registration for the LCSR workshop". The application should contain your name, surname, affiliation and e-mail (and also your home address, if you would like get a certificate of attendance).

Further information on the workshop will be published at the LCSR website.


Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR)

The Laboratory for Comparative Social Research (LCSR) was established within the Higher School of Economics, a National Research University, in November 2010, when professors Ronald Inglehart and Eduard Ponarin were awarded a mega-grant by the government of the Russian Federation. According to...

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