International Symposium “Democracy, Participation, Activism”

Deadline: 10 October 2014
Open to: students in the fields of sociology, philosophy, political science, history, anthropology, journalism, etc.
Venue: 12-14 November 2014 in Zagreb, Croatia



Sociology Student’s Club “Diskrepancija” announced the opening of the “Call for Papers” for the upcoming International Symposium “Democracy, Participation, Activism” which will be held from 12th – 14th of November, 2014 at the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Zagreb. With the purpose of reflecting on responsibilities of the political subject, possible alternatives, and, above all, the role of activism, “Diskrepancija” invites sociology students and from other disciplines to submit their proposals.

The suggested topics may include (but are not limited to): liberalism and democracy, democracy as the end of history,  crisis of democracy, tyranny of the majority, terrorism, civic activism, cyber-activism, spreading of knowledge as a form of activism, direct democracy, types of democracy, crisis of participation, responsible decision making, democracy and postmodernism. Aside from a presentations section, they will organize public fora and roundtable discussions in cooperation with professors and civil society associations.


The call for papers is open to students in the fields of sociology, philosophy, political science, history, anthropology, journalism, etc.


Participation at the symposium is free of charge. Accommodation for the presenters will be financially covered by the organizers.


In order to apply you must fill out the application form and send an abstract (up to 250 words) by October 10th, 2014. Upon admission, you are to send the paper to be presented no later than 27  October 2014. Abstracts and papers (the language of which must be Croatian or English) are to be sent to the following e-mail address:

For additional information please contact or visit the official call.

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