3rd IAFOR European Conference on the Social Sciences (ECSS) 2015 Brighton

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  • International Academic Forum (IAFOR) will be organising its 3rd European Conference on the Social Sciences (ECSS) and is kindly inviting you to participate. The conference will commence on July 9 – 12, 2015 in Brighton, United Kingdom at the Thistle Brighton Hotel.

    This international and interdisciplinary conference will again bring together a range of academics and practitioners to discuss new directions of research and discovery in the Social Sciences. As with IAFOR’s other events, ECSS2015 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.

    The European Conference on the Social Sciences 2015 (ECSS2015) will again be held alongside the 2nd European Conference on Politics, Economics and Law (ECPEL) 2015, the 3rd European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment (ECSEE) 2015, and the 2nd European Business and Management Conference (EBMC) 2015.

    ECPEL2015 Keynote Speaker

    Sir Kenneth Calman – Chancellor of the University of Glasgow, Chairman of the National Trust for Scotland

    Conference Theme: “Power”

    Power as a commodity has challenged the minds of social scientists and philosophers while its exercise has always fascinated historians. From classical thinkers’ works such as Aristotle’s Politka or Machiavelli’s Il Principe through modern figures who manipulate power in the media, like Silvio Berlusconi or Rupert Murdoch, to the vast networks that support major heads of state, power has been a necessity to some or like an aphrodisiac to others.

    The dynamics of power and its associations with wealth and status now shape the contemporary world more visibly than ever. It is a research challenge to all fields of the social sciences to offer some explanation of its magnetism and its mechanisms. We expect this theme to excite a number of stimulating research paths, and look forward to their outcomes as we gather in Brighton in 2015.

    Conference Streams

    The organizers encourage submissions that approach this theme from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of inter/​disciplinary and theoretical perspectives. Submissions are organized into the following thematic streams:

    • Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies and Humanities
    • Cognitive and Behavioral Sciences
    • Computational Social Science
    • Cultural and Media Studies
    • Economics and Management
    • Education and Social Welfare
    • Demography, Human Geography and Population Studies
    • Ethnicity, Difference, and Identity
    • Globalization and Internationalization
    • Immigration, Refugees, Race, and Nation
    • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender
    • International Relations and Human Rights
    • Journalism and Communications
    • Linguistics
    • Natural, Environmental and Health Sciences
    • Politics, Philosophy, Ethics, and Consciousness
    • Politics, Public Policy, Law and Criminology
    • Psychology and Social Psychology
    • Research Methodologies, Quantitative and Qualitative
    • Social History
    • Social Work
    • Sociology
    • Sustainability
    • Teaching and Learning
    • Technology and Applied Sciences
    • Urban Studies
    • Other

    Publishing Opportunities


    The IAFOR Journal of the Social Sciences is an editorially independent journal. A small number of papers from the conference proceedings are selected by the journal editor. Articles may also be submitted directly by contacting the appropriate editor. These open access journals, which conform to the highest academic standards, reflect the interdisciplinary and international nature of our conferences and are organized thematically.

    Conference Proceedings

    If your abstract is accepted and you have registered for the conference, you are encouraged to submit a full paper for inclusion in the official conference proceedings published on the website. Final papers should be uploaded through the submissions system. Please ensure that your paper is ready to go to press by the submission deadline.

    Eye Magazine

    Eye Magazine is the International Academic Forum’s own in-​house e-​magazine publication. Through Eye magazine, we hope to enlighten you to various views and opinions of our contributors, many of whom have presented full research papers at our various conferences in Asia, Europe and North America.

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