These meetings provide a platform for discussing and presenting developments and refinements, both in terms of theory and empirical research, and to establish a network of scholars interested in sociology as analysis of the unintended.
The workshops on unintended consequences are scheduled to take place annually, usually in May. These are organized within the framework of the Sociology of Law Section and Warsaw Department of Polish Sociological Association. Affiliated academic centers, such as Institute of Social Prevention and Resocialisation (University of Warsaw), Institute of Sociology (Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw) and Institute of Philosophy and Sociology (The Maria Grzegorzewska University) have also joined this initiative. While Institute of Applied Social Sciences (University of Warsaw), Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Journalism (University of Gdańsk), Faculty of Law and Administration (University of Warsaw) and Kashubian Institute co-organized initial editions.
The first two meetings took place in Gdańsk. From the third year onward, the workshops also moved to Warsaw. Currently, the meetings are held on the premises of Warsaw University Library. Occasionally, these also benefit from the financial support and patronage of Ministry of Science and Higher Education, and subsequently National Science Centre.
Warsaw, 9-10 May 2016[Programme]
Warsaw, 11-12 May 2015[Programme]
Gdańsk, 14-15 May 2012[Programme]
Workshop on Unintended Consequences – the 75th Jubilee of a Sociological Idea
Gdańsk, 9-10 May 2011[Programme]