European Academy of Sociology - Introduction

The European Academy of Sociology is a fellowship of respected scholars with expertise in many different areas of sociology, united around the common concern to promote rigorous standards in sociology. The European integration necessitates the development of common standards of excellence, via various bodies of private and governmental evaluation and accreditation. The Academy provides a forum for the formulation of minimum requirements and its fellows are willing to offer their services for international bodies of accreditation and evaluation.

The yearly Academy Lecture is routinely published in the European Sociological Review. At times, this printed version is shortened. Pdf files of the original contribution can be found under "Academy lectures"

Meetings of the European Academy of Sociology

October 20-21, 2000, Paris: Constituting first meeting.
President: Peter Abell, Chair Council: Siegwart Lindenberg.

February 2-3, 2001, Paris: First regular meeting.
President: Peter Abell, Chair Council: Siegwart Lindenberg.

October 26-27, 2001, Paris: Second regular meeting.
President: Raymond Boudon, Chair Council: Siegwart Lindenberg.

November 11-12, 2002, Paris: Third regular meeting.
President: Raymond Boudon, Chair Council: Siegwart Lindenberg.

October 25-26, 2003, Paris: Fourth regular meeting.
President: Raymond Boudon, Chair Council: Siegwart Lindenberg.

October 23-24, 2004, Paris: Fifth regular meeting.
President: Raymond Boudon, Chair Council: Siegwart Lindenberg.

October 22-23, 2005, Paris: Sixth regular meeting.
President: Peter Hedstrom, Chair Council: Jürgen Friedrichs.

October 21-22, 2006, Oxford, Nuffield College: Seventh regular meeting.
President: Peter Hedstrom, Chair Council: Jürgen Friedrichs.

October 24-25, 2008, Paris: Eighth regular meeting.
President: Werner Raub, Chair Council: Jürgen Friedrichs.

October 23-24, 2009, Paris: Ninth regular meeting.
President: Werner Raub, Chair Council: Jürgen Friedrichs.

October 22-23, 2010, Paris: Tenth regular meeting.
President: Werner Raub, Chair Council: Jürgen Friedrichs.

October 21-22, 2011, Paris: Eleventh regular meeting.
President: Werner Raub / Frank Kalter, Chair Council: Jürgen Friedrichs.

October 19-20, 2012, Paris: Twelfth regular meeting.
President:  Frank Kalter, Chair Council: Jürgen Friedrichs.

October 25-26, 2013, Paris: Thirteenth regular meeting.
President:  Frank Kalter, Chair Council: Jürgen Friedrichs.

October 24-25, 2014, Paris: Fourteenth regular meeting.
President:  Frank Kalter, Chair Council: Jürgen Friedrichs.

Distinguished Book and Article Prizes of the EAS

2005: Prize given to Marek Kaminski for his book "Games Prisoners Play. The Tragic World of Polish Prison", Princeton University Press.

2006: Prize given to Stathis N. Kalyvas for his book “The Logic of Violence in Civil War”, Cambridge University Press.

2008: Prize given to Rolf Ziegler for his work on “The Kula Ring of Bronislaw Malinowski”.

2009: Prize given to Steven Pfaff for his book “Exit-Voice Dynamics and the Collapse of East Germany. The Crisis of Leninism and the Revolution of 1989”, Duke University Press 2006. Prize given to Vincent Buskens and Arnout van de Rijt for their article “Dynamics of Networks if Everyone Strives for Structural Holes”, American Journal of Sociology 114 (2008): 371-407.

2010: Prize given to Ivan Ermakoff for his book “Ruling Oneself Out. A Theory of Collective Abdication”. Durham, NC: Duke University Press 2008.
Prize given to Stijn Ruiter and Frank Tubergen for their article “Religious Attendance in Cross-National Perspective: A Multilevel Analysis of 60 Countries”, American Journal of Sociology 115 (2009): 863-895.

2011: Prize given to Balazs Vedres and David Stark for their article “Structural Folds: Generative Disruption in Overlapping Groups”, American Journal of Sociology 115 (2010): 1150-1190.
Prize given to Camille Roth and Jean-Philippe Cointet for their article ”Social and Semantic Coevolution in Knowledge Networks“, Social Networks 32 (2010): 16-29.

2012: No prizes given.

2013: Prize given to Monica Prasad for her book "The Land of Too Much: American Abundance and the Paradox of Poverty.", Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Prize given to Clemens Kroneberg and Andreas Wimmer for their article "Struggling Over the Boundaries of belonging: A Formal Model of Nation Building, Ethnic Closure, and Populism", American Journal of Sociology 118 (2012): 176-230.