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Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS) "Civic society, inequality and post-crisis transformations"

Advanced Social and Political Research Institute (ASPRI) invites to the 1st Riga Readings in Social Sciences (RRSS)

University of Latvia, Riga, Latvia, November 23, 2017


The conference will explore different transformations of civic society and various dimensions of inequality in contemporary Europe. It will uncover how financial crisis in 2008 and migration processes in Europe have influenced society, economics, politics, media and culture.

The conference welcomes papers from the following disciplines:

· Political science

· Sociology

· Communication studies

· Information and library sciences

Contributions from interdisciplinary areas of studies (regional development, human development, memory studies, gender studies, etc.) are also welcome.


Ph.D. students are encouraged to submit proposals.

Paper proposals must include:

· Name, affiliation and e-mail address of the participant

· Title of the abstract

· Keywords (max 5)

· An abstract of 200-400 words

This information should be sent to the conference contact Laura Ardava (


The deadline for submissions is September 15, 2017. Registration information will be available on the conference website. 


Participation fee: 45 EUR


All participants will be invited to submit their papers. Selected papers will be published in the RRSS proceedings.