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Conferences and presentations

  • Thinking Rupture: A Revision of the Status of the Idea of Crisis in Social Theory. Paper presented at the Cultural Practices Colloquim, Institute for Research in Social Sciences, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile (Abstract (PDF Document)).
  • 'When the chips are down': Hannah Arendt and the modesty of critical thinking. Paper presented at 9th Annual Conference of the International Social Theory Consortium, "Beyond Capitalism and Democracy", 3-4 June, University of Sussex. (Abstract (PDF Document))
  • Late Capitalism and Crisis: Reconsidering Habermas' Critique of Marx. Paper presented at the BSA Theory Study Group Annual Conference, 17-18th September 2009, University of Warwick, UK. (Abstract (PDF Document))
  • Negative Semantics: On the concept of crisis in social theory. Paper presented at the PhD Colloquium, Department of Sociology, Universidad Alberto Hurtado, 4th May, Santiago de Chile.
  •  On the elective affinity of "critique and crisis" in social theory. Paper presented at the conference "Critique and Crisis", Graduate Forum in Social and Political Theory, Senate House UCL, 28th March, London, UK (Abstract (PDF Document))
  • Is there still a sociology of crisis? Reflections on the split between crisis and critique in contemporary social theory. Paper presented at the conference "Social Theory and the Sociological Discipline(s)", European Sociological Association, 11th-13th September, Innsbruck, Austria.
  •  Give me a Break! Crisis Theories and Contemporary Narratives of World-building in Sociology. Paper presented at “Connected Histories” Conference, 1st July, Institute of Advance Studies, University of Warwick, UK. (Abstract (PDF Document))
  •  Between Past and Future: The idea of ‘Crisis’ and the Problem of the New in the Sociological Imagination. Paper presented at “Connections” Graduate Conference, 6-7th March, Department of Sociology, University of Bristol, UK.
  •  Public Opinion Research in Chile: towards a differentiated social sphere of knowledge production. Paper presented at the conference “Sumando opiniones: encuestas, opinión pública y cambio social en Chile”, 16th and 17th August, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile.
  •  The Development of the Public Opinion Industry in Chile (with Gonzalo Tapia). Paper presented at the 1st Latin American Congress of Public Opinion WAPOR (World Association for Public Opinion Research), 12th – 14th April, Colonia, Uruguay.
  •  The Socialisation of the Political Elite and Party Change: the case of Chilean MPs, 1961-2006 (With Robert Funk). Paper presented at the 8th National Congress of Political Science, 15th – 17th October, Santiago, Chile.
  • Political Elite and Mass Media in Chile: between attracttion and malaise. Presentation at the conference “The new challenges of Chile today”, 9th December 2004, Institute for Social Science Research, Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago, Chile.
  •  The functions of Congress in presidential systems. The case of Chile in a diachronic perspective (With Carlos Huneeus and Fabiola Berríos). Paper presented at the 19th IPSA World Congress (International Political Science Association), 29th June- 4th July, Durban, South Africa.
  •  State Reform and Democracy: participation and democratic managment in the Chilean civil service (with Gonzalo Muñoz). Paper presented at the First Sociology Students National Meeting, 4th - 7 th June, Santiago, Chile.