(Past) Call For Abstracts: Precarity and Uncertainty in the Neoliberal Regime and the Possibilities

We are inviting you to join our first international research forum on the universal welfare state on 27-28 October 2018 in Bangkok, Thailand. Abstract Submission Deadline: Extended to 8 October 2018

Theme: Precarity and uncertainty in the neoliberal regime and the possibilities of the universal welfare state

Abstract Submission Deadline: Extended to 8 October 2018


Held in Bangkok, Thailand, which is home to millions of neoliberal subjects struggling to remain in the competitive market-based system, our first international conference is open to everyone who is working in unlimited disciplines including social sciences, science, art and humanities, and also an interdisciplinary field to present an academic paper relating to the conference’s theme.

Due to the rise of neoliberalism and compromised welfare provisions from a state in many parts of the world, we ask you to demonstrate how the concept of precarity and uncertainty have increasingly occupied our lives in various aspects from a macro level such as economy, politics, technology, city, culture, education and public policies to an everyday scale such as health, work, leisure, relationship, creativity, and even a state of mind. Also, we invite you to be a part of this community with people across the world to share your knowledge and experiences to improve the possibility of the universal and comprehensive welfare state to encounter the neoliberal reasons.

This two-day conference in Bangkok includes a full day of presentations and a day of a field trip. Participants will have a chance to explore an intensive industrial site as a case study wherein neoliberal reasons have obligated workers to live in socio-economically submissive condition.

All successful and registered abstracts will be published in the conference proceeding. All presenters will also receive a certificate of participation.

Student Funding and Scholarship

We are willing to support students who have a strong desire in participating in the conference with a prominent paper. There are two types of awards available for students.*

A) All full-time students may apply for a registration fee waiver (subject to availability).

B) Full-time students from Thailand, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Malaysia, and Indonesia may apply for a scholarship covering a registration fee, travel and accommodation for 180 EUR (two grants available).

* Conditions

1) To apply for both of the fundings, the students must be able to provide a document proving that they are a full-time student.

2) To be granted, the students are required to submit a full paper.

3) To apply for a scholarship, please check a box stating the funding requirement in the abstract application form. The result will be announced by email.

Key Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 30th September 2018 (extended to 8th October 2018)

Successful Applications: Will be notified within a week after the submission

Early Bird Registration: 10th October 2018

Final Conference Registration For All Presenters: 15th October 2018

Full Paper Submission: 15th October 2018 (Optional)

Conference Date: 27th -28th October 2018

Exact Venue and Time Table: Will be announced after the registration

Registration Fee:

  • Early Birds 160 EUR*

  • General Applicants 200 EUR*

  • Full-time Students 90 EUR*

* Please note that the price includes the conference registration fee and a transport to the field trip only on 27-28 October 2018. Accommodation, travel expenses and visa fees are not included.