Call for papers / Coes Annual Conference 2017

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Call for papers / Coes Annual Conference 2017

Annual COES Conference 2017

Social Ties and Citizenship: Interactions and Social Cohesion

Novemeber, 9 and 10
Viña del Mar, Chile

In Chile and Latin America exist spatial and socioeconomic gaps that operate as segregation frontiers, limiting the experience of interaction between different groups of society. This generates social tensions and processes of reproduction of inequalities, opportunities and life expectations. The COES 2017 Conference invites to present and discuss specialized and interdisciplinary research that highlight the role of political socialization, participation, interpersonal and intergroup interactions, formation of social networks, social ties, and perceptions and judgments about Society in the strengthening and reinvention of social cohesion.

The Conference is articulated on four dimensions:

- Citizenship and Participation
- Networks and Social Interactions
- Subject, Identity and the Collective
- Social Justice and Inequality

1.Citizenship and Participation

(Coordinators: Matías Garretón, Paola Bordón and Benjamín Muñoz)
This dimension focuses on research that emphasizes the role of political socialization, citizen formation and pro-social behavior in the development of social cohesion. In particular, are studied the links between these phenomena with participation, collective action, social change, the spatial interactions of these in the territory and the evolution of the institutional structures that condition them.


- Citizenship and school
- Political socialization
- Altruism, reciprocity and pro-social behavior
- Confrontation, mobilization and social change
- Social movements and collective actions
- Politicization of ecosystems and territories
- Pro-social behavior and social change
- Citizenship and political participation
- Right to the city: resistance and participation - Political and institutional reforms for social cohesion

2. Social Networks and Interactions

(Coordinators: Matías Bargsted and Héctor Carvacho)
This dimension is interested in research that analyzes intergroup relations, contact, strong (primary) and weak (secondary) ties of people in relation to attitudes and behaviors and their role in generating more cohesive societies, taking into account the territorial context and their spatial dynamics.


- Networks and attitudes
- Acculturation
- Intergroup contact and attitudes linked with social cohesion
- Social capital
- Interpersonal, intergroup and institutional trust
- Political behavior and social network
- Threat perception, in their symbolic and realistic dimensions

3. Subject, Identity and the Collective

(Coordinators: Dariela Sharim and Ismael Puga)
This dimension concentrates on research that highlights the role of the individual, his subjectivity and the recognition and linking with other throught the notion of identity. It also invites research on memory, heritage and the influence of history in the construction of collective, ethnic and territorial identities. It emphasizes the role of identity and alterity in social cohesion.


- Social identity and cohesion
- Identity and social class
- Subjective experiences and social ties
- Subjective dimensions of conflict
- Moral behavior and social cohesion
- Migration and interculturality
- Memory, history and heritage
- Ethnic and territorial identities

4. Social Justice and Inequality

(Coordinators: Luis Valenzuela and Valentina Paredes)
This dimension is oriented to research about how social inequality is perceived, justified and reproduced, how these inequalities changes individuals' life expectancies and how it is possible to measure these effects. It combines agencial and structural dimensions to problematize the notions of justice, merit and redistribution in the contemporary world, as well as the spatial effects of neighborhood and territory that accumulate and aggravate intersectoral inequalities. It analyzes the impact of inequality at different levels, from the individual to the macroeconomy, highlighting the implications of concentration and distribution of resources for social cohesion.


- Meritocracy
- Distributive justice
- Role of institutions and/or public policies in social cohesion
- Social mobility
- Socio-spatial segregation
- Neighborhood effects
- Welfare and social cohesion
- Economic effects of inequality
- Determinants of inequality


Individual proposal

They correspond to oral presentations of 20 minutes, which will be included in sessions defined by the scientific committee of the COES 2017 Conference.
Those interested in this type of presentations should submit an extended abstract (1000 words), three keywords, institutional affiliation and identify one the main thematic áreas described here. The abstract should include relevant details of the theoretical framework, study design, methodology and main results and conclusions that highlight the relevance of the paper. The abstract should include the necessary information to judge its academic merit and it will be given priority to proposals that enhance recent research findings. The proposal must indicate two thematic dimensions of the Conference (including and explicit preference order) in which the presentation could be included.

Panel Proposal

They correspond to 90-minute session that includes either 3 oral presentations (each one with a 20 minutes duration) and 1 commentary, or 4 oral presentations of 20 minutes.
Those interested in presenting panels at this conference should send a 300-word abstract describing the overall content of the panel. The application must include the title of the panel, the names of the organizers and their institutional affiliation, contact e-mail and, in the case of including a commentator, his name and institutional affiliation (in this format only 3 other presentations will be accepted). Also, the panel proposal should indicate two thematic dimensions of the conference (including an explicit priority) in which the panel could be included.
Also, each presentation that composes the panel should be described including the following aspects: Title, authors and institutional affiliations, three keywords and an abstract of 1000 words. The summary should include relevant details of the theoretical framework, study design, methodology, main results and conclusions that show the relevance of the paper. Each abstract must include sufficient information to judge the academic merit of the application.

Academic poster

Presentation of academic posters for a session in COES Conference organized for this purpose.
Those interested in presenting posters should include the title, author(s) and institutional affiliation(s), contact e-mail, three keywords and a 250-word abstract. This abstract should include relevant details of the theoretical framework, study design, methodology, main results and conclusions that show the relevance of the research. Likewise, the proposal must indicate two thematic dimensions of the Conference (with priorities) in which the poster could be included.

Poster format

The printed poster must have a DIN A0 size (91 cm x 122 cm) in vertical format. For the design of the poster use the template in PPT format, available HERE.
Each participant should bring their printed poster to the conference. The posters must also be sent in PDF format with a minimum resolution of 600DPI to be added to the conference website once the conference is finished.

Text and graphics

The poster should be visually clear; Please avoid long texts. The poster must include the following elements:
- Title of project or research work
- Authors, affiliated institution and contact information
- Problem Statement
- Research Methodology
- Results
- Conclusions
The poster should include graphics, charts, diagrams and other visual elements. You have a limit of 1000 words for the preparation of your poster.

Deadline application

The deadline for submission of applications is June 30, 2017, and should send it through forms available on this website.
The results will be communicated to the postulants on July 31, 2017.