Civil Sphere Theory Working Group
Civil Sphere Conference 2023: Global Perspectives on Culture and Politics
October 18-19, 2023
Jeffrey Alexander (Yale University), Elisabeth Becker (Heidelberg University) and Nadya Jaworsky (Masaryk University), along with other international scholars interested in global issues and the civil sphere, are organizing a conference on civil sphere theory (CST) in Heidelberg, Germany on October 18-19, 2023. Here theorists and empirical sociologists will discuss, criticize, and inspire one another, interacting around a common set of intellectual symbols. The aim is to further develop, and revise, CST, continuing the discussions among nearly 100 sociologists from around the world that have produced “civil sphere” volumes on Latin America, East Asia, the Nordic countries, and radicalism, with volumes on India, Canada, and cultural trauma in process.
Supported by a generous gift from the Fritz Thyssen Foundation.