13th Annual INAS Conference 2020, Tokyo, Japan (INAS 2020 Tokyo)

May 30 and 31, 2020

Analytical sociology is a general approach to explaining the social world. The mode of explanation is to specify in clear and precise ways the mechanisms through which social phenomena are brought about. Parts of analytical sociology focus on action and interaction as the cogs and wheels of social processes, while others consider the dynamic social processes that these actions and interactions bring about.
The 13th INAS conference will be held at Gakushuin University in Tokyo. We welcome papers using any qualitative or quantitative methods that allow for the study of social mechanisms and the complex social dynamics they give rise to. In addition, we welcome purely theoretical papers dealing with central aspects of the explanatory approach of analytical sociology. The theme of the conference is “social mechanisms of diversity” in the broadest sense possible.

Abstract Submission: Abstracts should be 300-400 words and must be submitted no later than March 31, 2020 via https://forms.gle/YYae2QC14UaEdJHr8

Acceptance notice: April 10, 2020

Presentation format: 10-15 minutes oral presentation and 5 minutes discussion


- Registration fee is free. Lunch and coffee will be served (for free).

- All participants in the conference must make a registration by May 15, 2020. Accepted papers with none of (co)author(s) completing a registration by May 15 will be deleted from the final program.

- Limited number of small travel grants may be available to students (depending on external fundings).

Venue: Gakushuin University, Tokyo, Japan](https://www.univ.gakushuin.ac.jp/en/access.html)

Keynote Speakers: Michael Hechter (Arizona State University) ,Mary C. Brinton (Harvard University)


Conference Website: https://www2.sal.tohoku.ac.jp/~inas2020/