Dear Friends,

Today we will start the tradition of conferences of Estonian social sciences. Hopefully it will become for all of us a significant forum, that contributes to the excange of information, the formation of stronger position of social sciences in society and the development of international scientific communication.

There will be around two hundred participants from Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Sweden, Great Britain and US in the conference. 23 different sections will be held and more than hundred papers will be presented. The papers focus on important social issues in Estonia and abroad, comparisons between Estonia and other countries and new developments of theories of social sciences.

On behalf of the organizing committee I would like to thank everyone for supporting the idea of conference and I wish successful presentations, fruitful discussions and new ides for continuation the tradition.

Raivo Vetik

Director of Institute of International and Social Studies

The Head of Organizing Committee

Plenary session

Friday, 24 November, at 11.15 - 12.30

Jüri Allik

Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Tartu

The Current Situation of Estonian Social Sciences and Developmental Perspectives

Georg Schöpflin

Director, Centre for the Study of Nationalism, University of London

EU Accession of the Central and Eastern European States

Ellu Saar

Senior Researcher, Institute of International and Social Studies

Whether the Class Society is Under Formation in Estonia


Friday, 24 November, at 14.00 - 16.00

ROOM P-223

Chair: Mikko Lagerspetz

Discussant: Katrin Paadam

Mikko Lagerspetz The Callenge of Qualitative Method to Estonian Sociology
Veronika Kalmus About the Relation of Quantitative and Qualitative Methods in Textual Analysis
Rein Murakas Tartu Enterprise Monitoring: Possibilities for Combining Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches
Rein Murakas The Data Archives of Social Sciences as Information Source for Different Type of Researches
Krista Loogma Scenario Building - Intergrating the Qualitative and Quantitative Analyses

ROOM P-307 (in English)

Chair: Raivo Vetik

Discussant: Lisa Fein

Raivo Vetik

Is the Multicultural Model of Society Suitable for Estonia
George Schöflin Development of the Theory of Multiculturalism
Tanel Mätlik Tolerance in Multicultural Society: Its Assumptions and Limits
Rein Ruutsoo Nationbuilding in Post-Communist Estonia: Western Approach Revisited
Andrew Valls Multiculturalism, North American Style

ROOM P-305

Chair: Taimi Tulva

Discussant: Ülly Enn

Anne Tiko Social Background of the Problems of the First Year Pupils
Anu Leppiman Supporting the Families Trough Project Work
Mare Leino Teacher as a Social Worker
Taimi Tulva, Signe Väljataga Using Networks in Child Protection
Tiia Tamm Professional Growth of the Social Worker and Development of the Profession

ROOM K-416

Chair: Sirje Priimägi

Discussant: Viive-Riina Ruus

Jüri Orn Potentials for Learning in Estonia
Meri-Liis Laherand Psychotherapy and Psychoterror in Pedagogical Discourse
Ene-Silvia Sarv Learning as Research Area in Estonian Pedagogical Thought
Katrin Poom-Valickis Students Conceptions for Learning

Akadeemia Nord (Siili 14)

Chair: Igor Gräzin

Discussant: Eimar Rahumaa

A representative of Estonian Ministry of Justice What are Practitioners Expecting from Estonian Legal Science in 21st Century
Aare Kasemets Use of Social Sciences in the Law-Making in Estonia - Some Research Problems and Results in the Field of Sociology of Law and Communication Theory
Eimar Rahumaa, Rein Müllerson Modern Developments in International Law and Possibilities for Estonia
Piibe JõgiEast European Restitution as a Philosophical Problem

Friday, 24 November, at 16.30 - 18.30

ROOM P-223

Chair: Liina-Mai Tooding

Discussant: Olev Must

Liina-Mai Tooding

The Conceptual Aspect in Quantitative Association Models
Katrin Niglas Qualitative and Quantitative Methods in Social Sciences - Are They Mutually Exclusive or Compatible Approaches
Andu Rämmer Quantitative and Qualitative Approaches in Studying Social Representations
Triin Vihalemm Perspectives of Qualitative Methods

ROOM P-302

Chair: Marje Pavelson

Discussant: Sergei Stadnikov

Marje Pavelson The Social-Economical Integration: Employment and Incomes

Ivi Proos

Language Skills and Communication Capabilities of Estonian Russians
Jüri Kruusvall Understanding of Integration in Estonian Society
Klara Hallik Citizenship - a Precondition or Consequence of Integration
Aune Past The Gap Between Hometown Images for Estonian and Non-Estonian Target Groups

ROOM P-305

Chair: Taimi Tulva

Discussant: Kadri Kopli

Taimi Tulva Training of Social Workers and the Changing Society
Ene Lausvee Quality of Life as an Actual Problem of Social Health Care
Indira Viiralt Social Work in Health Care: Problems and Possibilities
Aino Kiis Social Policy in Estonia: Aspirations and Reality
Margo Kikas Poverty as a Social Problem in the Connection with Ideology

ROOM K-416

Chair: Sirje Priimägi

Discussant: Ene-Silvia Sarv

Sirje Priimägi Educational Choices and Opportunities in Estonia
Reet Liimets-Sorokin From a Secondary School Student to a University Student - Studying Role or a Habitual Necessity
Katrin Elias Teacher's Value Orientations in Estonian Schools

Akadeemia Nord (Siili 14)

Chair: Peeter Järvelaid , Eimar Rahumaa

Discussant: Igor Gräzin, Voldemar Kolga

Peeter Järvelaid Estonian Legal Science in 1991-2000: Historical Analysis and Possible Developmental Tendencies
Ivar RaigThe Possibility of Integrating Jurisprudence and Economics in the Decision Process
Ene GraubergJurisprudenc in the Context of Postmodern Paradigm

ROOM P-405

Chair: Dagmar Kutsar

Discussant: Leeni Hansson

Dagmar Kutsar Sociology of Childhood - A Newcomer in Estonian Sociology
Ene-Margit Tiit Family and Household in Estonia
Virve-Ines Laidmäe Family and Stress: Positive and Negative Relations
Niina Derman Economic Situation of the Single Parents Families
Eda Heinla Home and Homlessness: Life Environment of Street Children
Leeni Hansson The Problems of Reconciliation of Family and Work

Saturday, 25 November, at 9.00- 10.45

ROOM P-223

Chair: Aili Aarelaid

Discussant: Anu-Mai Kõll

Aili Aarelaid Estonian Folk Culture Meeting Postmodernity
Indrek Tart The Internet Borderland

Margo Kikas

Future of the Estonian Folk Culture in the European Union - Students' Point of View
Tiina JäägerFree Education in European Sense
Aurika MeimreThe Past as a Producer of Zero-Dialogue
Tuuli Toomere Dialogue of Consumption Cultures

ROOM P-302

Chair: Georg Sootla


Georg SootlaConfigurations of Politico-Administrative Roles in Cabinet Decision-Making in Estonia in 1990s
Heigo Kadakmaa Estonian Administrative-Political Profile: The End of 1980's and the Beginning of 1990's
Anu Toots Perception of Government and Non-Government by 14-years-old (National results from IEA Civics in Education Study)
Aune Past Reciprocity of Town Leader's and Citizen's Hometown Images
Kristi Raik Bureaucratisation or Widening of the Political - Estonian Institutions and Integration into the EU

Sven Soiver

Quality of Legislation in Estonia: Recommendations and Practice
Katrin Kase Management in governance

ROOM P-405

Chair: Leeni Hansson

Irja Kandolin, Kaisa Kauppinen, Leeni Hansson Stuctural Changes in the Female Employment in Estonia and Finland in the 1990s
Irja Kandolin, Kaisa Kauppinen, Leeni Hansson Qualitative Changes in the Job Characteristics of Female Employees in Finland and Estonia
Elina Haavio-Mannila, Aili Kelam Division of Household Chores in Estonian and Finnish Families in the 1990s

Rein Vöörmann

Structural Changes in Gender Employment: Estonia in the Context of Europe

ROOM P-416

Chair: Mati Heidmets

Discussants: Ruuben Post, Raivo Vilu, Eino Väärtnõu, Ann Ojala, Toomas Trapido

Mati HeidmetsWhy We Need to Study Environmental Attitudes and Behaviour
Maaris Raudsepp Sociopsychological Aspects of Environmentally Friendly Activity
Jüri Uljas Some Sociopsychological Factors Influencing Environmental-Friendly Behaviour
Georg Tamm Enviroethical Clarifying Environmental Debates
Katrin Paadam Environmental Behaviour: Experience, Capital and Change
Raivo Vilu Scientific Foundations of Green Philosophy and Ecological Economics, and Development of Estonia

ROOM K-416

Chair: Eiki Berg

Discussant: Jussi Jauhiainen

Eiki Berg Geopolitical Reasoning in the Search for Identity
Merje Feldman International Integration in Identity Narratives in Estonia

Toomas Riim

The Discursive Practices of Estonia Joining the NATO

Saima Oras

The Discursive Construction of Estonian Identity. The Geoplolitics in Literature Texts

ROOM K-417

Chair: Vello Pettai


Vello Pettai

Electoral behaviour in Estonia: a Programme or a Person
Rein Toomla Political Behaviour in Baltic States: Comparative Survey of the Parliaments

Evald Mikkel

The Genesis of Estonian Party System

Saturday, 25 November, at 11.15 - 13.00

ROOM P-223

Chair: Erle Rickman

Discussant: Erle Rickman

Maarja Lõhmus Public Text in the Public Field
Sofia Joons Dance-club - Social Movement in 1990s in Estonia

Barbi Pilvre

What Kind of Man was 'The Man'
Margit Keller Brands as Primary Symbolic Devices of Contemporary Consumer Culture

Malle Järve

Text, Context and Cultural Otherness

ROOM P-302

Chair: Heigo Kadakmaa


Keit Kasemets Policy-making styles of governments. Estonian Example
AnnikaVelthut The Roles and Power Sources of the Prime Minister, Deriving from the Type of Government and Style of Political Co-ordination
Annika Hinno Vertical Specialisation in the Context of Governance
Kristi Klaasmägi New Public Management and Budgeting

ROOM P-416

Chair: Tiiu Pohl

Discussant: Mart Helme

Vahur Made Security as an Identity Factor in th Baltic Sea Area
Risto Kivi Estonian Security in the European Union
Eero Medijainen Concept of Security - Tabula Rasa
Aap Neljas Threat Analysis in the Draftof the Estonian (National) Security Concept

ROOM K-416

Chair: Henn Käärik

Discussant: Henn Käärik

Henn Käärik

On Relationship Between Classical and Modern Sociological Theory
Tarmo Strenze On Holism and Individualism in Social Sciences
Mait Müürsepp On Relations Between Sociological Theory of Law, Socio-Legal Empirical Studies and Legal Practice
Henn Käärik, Mait Müürsepp Do Theoretically Blind Sociological Investigations Belong to Science

ROOM K-417

Chair: Rein Vöörmann

Discussant: Aksel Kirch

Avo Trumm Changes in Welfare and Well-Being During the Period Between Two Living Conditions' Surveys in Estonia
Hermo Kuusk The social-territorial stratification in Estonia

Krista Loogma

The stratification of population and prognosis about income distribution using Delphi method
Kadri Täht Intergenerational Mobility in Estonia

ROOM P-405

Chair: Marju Lauristin

Discussant: Hagi Shein

Epp Lauk Development of the Media until 1940: Historical-Sociological Aspect
Halliki Harro Development of the Legal Regulation of Journalism in Estonia
Peeter Vihalemm Development of the Media Research in Estonia in 1965-2000
Ragne Kõuts, Piia Tammpuu The Role of Media in Integration: From Exclusion Towards Recognition

Panel discussions

Saturday, 25 November, at 13.00 - 14.30

Chair: Marju Lauristin

Chair: Aare Kasemets

Dagmar KutsarSocial Reality - The Common Interest Target for Politicians and Scientists
Heli Aru Estonia in Traditional Traps
Anu TootsThe Formation of Educational Policy