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 the Research Unit on Action and Consequences (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 for Social Prevention and Resocialisation and 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.
7th Unintended Consequences Workshop
Time is Money, and Beyond: The Temporality of Action and Consequences
Warsaw, 6-7 May 2019[Programme] [Papers — password protected]
6th Unintended Consequences Workshop
The Power of Failure: New Perspectives in Social Theory and Practice
Warsaw, 7-8 May 2018[Programme]
5th Unintended Consequences Workshop
Managing the Unintended: Externalities, Side-Effects and Overflows in Everyday Life
Warsaw, 8-9 May 2017[Programme]
4th Unintended Consequences Workshop
The Invisible Hand in Law, Economy and Culture. Workshop on Spontaneous Order, Mechanisms and Unintended Consequences
Warsaw, 9-10 May 2016
3th Unintended Consequences Workshop
The Paradox of Paradox? Workshop on Contradictions, Ironies and Surprises in Law, Economy and Society
Warsaw, 11-12 May 2015
2th Unintended Consequences Workshop
Workshop on Embeddedness and Embedding
Gdańsk, 14-15 May 2012
1th Unintended Consequences Workshop
Workshop on Unintended Consequences – the 75th Jubilee of a Sociological Idea
Gdańsk, 9-10 May 2011[Programme]