CFP | ISTC 2019 | Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy in the 21st Century

Dr. Steffen Roth

Call for papers to the 19th International Social Theory Consortium conference ISTC 2019 on “Capitalism, Socialism, and Democracy in the 21st Century: System as the future of modern society?”


  • Harry F. Dahms, University of Tennessee-Knoxville, USA*
  • Steffen Roth, La Rochelle Business School, France, and Kazimieras Simonavičius University in Vilnius, Lithuania*
  • Ilaria Riccioni, Free University of Bolzano, Italy
  • Frank Welz, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Date: 5-7 June 2019

Venue:Inter-University Center Dubrovnik, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Paper submission: Per email to the corresponding co-organizers (*). Deadline: 15 March 2019.

The theme of this year’s conference pertains to affinities and complementarities between systems theory and critical theory for purposes of analyzing modern societies in the twenty-first century as social systems whose stability, functioning and future increasingly is in doubt.  Conventionally, critical theory and systems theory have been regarded and treated as mutually exclusive treatments and modes of analyzing of societies undergoing transitions from premodern to postmodern conditions. …

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