University of Tampere
Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR) in cooperation with
New Social Research Programme (NSR)
Speakers Series 2018-2019, Autumn
Open lecture by Professor Risto Heiskala, IASR
For a Holistic Social Science: The NACEVP Model Applied to the Environment, Gender and Populism
The talk builds a holistic research programme showing the path away from the contemporary disciplinary fragmentation of the social sciences toward a holistic approach, which considers society as one whole and is capable of bridging the gap between the human and natural sciences. The scheme is based on Michael Mann’s IEMP model studying the Ideological, Economic, Military, and Political sources of power in historical sociology. In the talk it is extended to the NACEVP model, which is a social-theoretical research programme for the study of all objects covering Natural, Artefactual, Cultural, Economic, Violence-related, and Political sources of power. The model is evaluated by examining three brief case analyses on environmental problems, gender, and the rise of populism.
What is the Speakers Series of the University of Tampere?
– The Speakers Series is a series of Studia Generalia Lectures in the Study of Society organized weekly by the University of Tampere Institute for Advanced Social Research (IASR) in cooperation with the New Social Research Programme (NSR). The lectures are given by the Research Fellows as well as the distinguished guests of the IASR and the NSR. For the programme, please check the IASR website www.uta.fi/iasr/lectures/. Most doctoral students can also get 2 ECTS for attending a minimum of six IASR Lectures, altogether 6 ECTS at the maximum. These 2 ECTS for attending 6 lectures can be earned during two successive terms.
Tutkimussihteeri Marjukka Virkajärvi, 050 318 6697, Marjukka.Virkajarvi@uta.fi