Thesis Eleven Special Issue on Gellner and Historical Sociology published

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The special issue of Thesis Eleven ‘Ernest Gellner and Historical Sociology’ has just been published:

Table of Contents

June 2015; 128 (1)

Ernest Gellner and Historical Sociology

Guest editor: Siniša Malešević

Siniša Malešević– Ernest Gellner and historical sociology

Ralph Schroder – Gellner, science and globalization

Rod Aya – Gellner’s case against cognitive relativism

Chris Hann – After ideocracy and civil society: Gellner, Polanyi and the new peripheralization of Central Europe

Peter Fibiger Bang- Platonism: Ernest Gellner, Greco-Roman society and the comparative study of the pre-modern world

Krishan Kumar-  Once more and for the last time: Ernest Gellner’s later thoughts on nations and empires

Siniša Malešević –  Where does group solidarity come from? Gellner and Ibn Khaldun revisited

Liliana Riga – Ernest Gellner and the land of the Soviets

Kevin Ryan – Gellner’s genealogy of the open society: Biopolitics as fragment and remainder

Gregor McLennan – Is secularism history?

Upcoming BISA Conference Roundtable on the ‘Decline of Violence’ thesis

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British International Studies Conference Roundtable on the ‘Decline of Violence’ thesis

LSE, 17th June 2015

Session 4: Wednesday 1530-1700

Philip Cunliffe Convenor University of Kent
Philip Cunliffe Chair University of Kent
Chris Coker London School of Economics
Ken Booth Aberystwyth University
Sinisa Malesevic University College Dublin
Christine Sylvester University of Connecticut
Chris Brown London School of Economics
Kimberly Hutchings                                                                 Queen Mary, University of London

Interview on organised violence for the Federalni Radio, Sarajevo

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45 minute interview on the transformation of war and organised violence for the Federalni radio, Sarajevo broadcasted on 8th May, 2015

Interview for the University Observer on Militant Religious Movements

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Short interview for the UCD University Observer on the militant religious movements (‘Same Militants, Different Religion’),

Volume XXI, issue 6, page 10.

Interview for the Bosnian weekly ‘Slobodna Bosna’

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An interview on the sociology of war for the Bosnian weekly paper ‘Slobodna Bosna’, published on 22/4/2104, issue 965.   (requires subscription)

‘The Clash of Civilisations in the 21st century?’ Conference Programme, Dubrovnik, April 2015

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The conference programme is now available for  the upcoming event ‘The Clash of Civilisations in the 21st Century?’ to be held at the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik, Croatia, 24th and 25th April, 2015.

Upcoming Public Lecture in Sarajevo, April 2015

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I will be giving a public lecture at the Academy of Sciences and Arts of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo on 20th April 2015: ‘Historical Sociology and the Future of War’.