Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association 2019


The Future of Work

September 10-12, 2019


The Institute of Sociology of the University of Neuchâtel hosted the 2019 edition of the Congress of the Swiss Sociological Association. The theme of the event was The Future of Work. Many of our collective experiences and individual lives are organized around work. But work is changing. Technology, globalization, and new management practices are reshaping where, when, how, and how much we work. They also determine who works and who does not.  This has far-reaching social and political implications that need to be unpacked.


We are pleased to inform you that the electronic version of the publication is freely (i.e. OA) available and can be downloaded at the website of the publisher.  Please note that the copyright of the chapters of the electronic version (but not of the printed version of the  book) belongs to the authors.

You may download the electronic version of the book via the Seismo website.

If you want to order the printed version of the publication (for instance for your library) you find all necessary information at the Seismo website at  https://www.seismoverlag.ch/de/daten/the-future-of-work/


Flyer of the book


Conference theme: English, French, Deutsch.


FINAL PROGRAM: available here. 

BOOK OF ABSTRACTS: available here.


Local organizing committee: Christian Suter (chair), Philip Balsiger, Mihaela Nedelcu, Didier Ruedin, Jacinto Cuvi (coordinator) and Christelle Chittani.


Panel discussion with Craig Calhoun and Noortje Marres on the future of sociology

Guest Speakers

  • David Brady, University of California at Riverside
  • Craig Calhoun, Arizona State University and London School of Economics
  • Noorjte Marres, University of Warwick
  • Dominique Méda, Université Paris II Dauphine
  • Heike Solga, Berlin Social Science Center (WZB)




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University of Neuchâtel

Institute of Sociology

Fbg de l'Hôpital 27

2000 Neuchâtel