Event Date : 2018-10-27 - 2018-10-28

Submission Deadline : 2018-09-30

Venue : Bangkok

Website : https://www.welfarestateispossible.org/single-post/2018/08/28/Call-For-Abstracts-Precarity-and-uncertainty-in-the-neoliberal-regime-and-the-possibilities-of-the-universal-welfare-state

Conference Theme: Precarity and uncertainty in the neoliberal regime and the possibilities of the universal welfare state

Bangkok, Thailand is home to millions of neoliberal subjects struggling to remain in the competitive market-based system, our first international conference is open to everyone who is working in unlimited disciplines including social sciences, science, art and humanities, and also an interdisciplinary field to present an academic paper relating to the conference’s theme.

Due to the rise of neoliberalism and compromised welfare provisions from a state in many parts of the world, we ask you to demonstrate how the concept of precarity and uncertainty have increasingly occupied our lives in various aspects from a macro level such as economy, politics, technology, city, culture, education and public policies to an everyday scale such as health, work, leisure, relationship, creativity, and even a state of mind. Also, we invite you to be a part of this community with people across the world to share your knowledge and experiences to improve the possibility of the universal and comprehensive welfare state to encounter the neoliberal reasons.

This two-day conference in Bangkok includes a full day of presentations and a day of a field trip. Participants will have a chance to explore an intensive industrial site as a case study wherein neoliberal reasons have obligated workers to live in socio-economically submissive condition.

All successful and registered abstracts will be published in the conference proceeding. All presenters will also receive a certificate of participation.

Organized by : The Welfare State is Possible Research Institute