Calls for Papers

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Call for Papers: CASC Special Issue of the Review of International Co-operation

Call for Papers: CASC Special Issue of the Review of International Co-operation

CASC is putting together a Special Issue of the Review of International Co-operation, and invites you to submit your papers. We welcome papers from scholars, students, researchers, and practitioners that fit this year’s conference theme of “Co-operative strength in diversity: voices, governance, and engagement”.

The deadline for submission is December 1st, 2018. Please see the Call for Papers below for full details.

For inquiries, contact casc.acec@usask.ca.

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 Call for Papers
Co-operative Strength in Diversity: Voices, Governance, and Engagement

Co-operative enterprises involve diverse groups of individuals gathering and working toward a common goal. Research has shown that this diversity of voices, backgrounds, and perspectives comes with challenges, but can also be a significant strength for co-operatives. This co-operative advantage can be maximized in cases where governance structures enable inclusive and meaningful engagement from members. In this Special Issue of the Review of International Co-operation, we will reflect upon the interplay of diversity, inclusion, and social justice with co-operative enterprises in Canada and beyond. Guest editors of the Special Issue are Fiona Duguid, Sara Elder, Isobel Findlay, Judith Harris, and Derya Tarhan.

Paper Topics

We invite papers on any of the following broad themes. Please note that papers on other topics involving co-operatives and co-operation are also welcome.

  • Co-operatives and social inclusion/justice
  • Co-operatives and Indigenous communities
  • Co-operative governance and member engagement
  • Co-operatives and environmental sustainability
  • Co-operatives and the Sustainable Development Goals
  • The political economy of co-operatives
  • Co-operative media and publishing
  • Building a co-operative movement: Local to global

Submission Guidelines

We welcome papers from scholars, students, researchers, and practitioners submitted before December 1st, 2018. Papers should not exceed 8,000 words. Paper template and referencing should follow the APA style guide. All papers are subject to peer review. Please submit your paper online using this link.

For inquiries, please contact casc.acec@usask.ca.

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Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) is a multidisciplinary network of researchers and practitioners whose work involves co-operatives and co-operation, broadly understood to include, but not limited to, Fair Trade, Social Economy organizations, Solidarity Economies, and formal and informal alternative economic organizations governed by some significant degree of mutuality. Our mission is to promote research on co-operatives and co-operation in Canada, while facilitating linkages between academics, practitioners, and research organizations on an international scale.

Call for Paper: ANSER-ARES 2016 Awards for Masters and Doctoral Theses

The Association for Nonprofit and Social Economy Research (ANSER) / Association de recherche sur les organismes sans but lucratif et de l’économie sociale (ARES) is asking for sumbissions to the Masters and Doctoral Awards programs that recognize outstanding research in the field of nonprofits and social economy.

For more information: Visit the ANSER—ARES website, www.anser-ares.ca. Contact the ANSER-ARES Awards Committee by email, luct@unb.ca with questions and to submit your application.

CASC-ACE Conference

Here is some information regarding this year’s Joint Conference of the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) and the Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE): Energizing Communities: Co-operatives Nurturing Democratic Practice. The conference will be held June 1-3, 2016 at the University of Calgary, Alberta.

January 25th is the extended deadline for submissions to this year’s Joint Conference of the Canadian Association for Studies in Co-operation (CASC) and the Association of Cooperative Educators (ACE): Energizing Communities: Co-operatives Nurturing Democratic Practice! The conference will be held June 1-3, 2016 at the University of Calgary, Alberta; find the CFP/RFP at the following links, in English and en Francais.

January 25th is also the deadline for submissions to the 2016 International Co-operative Alliance Committee on Co-operative Research Conference at the University of Almeria, Spain,May 24th – 27th. For more info, follow this link to their rather handsome website.

February 15th is the deadline to apply for one of 10 professorial appointments at the Cork University Business School, University of Cork, Ireland.

February 28th is the submission deadline for the Co-operative studies in education curricula – New forms of learning and teaching”research seminar, the 10th Rulescoop Meeting, to be held 30 – 31 May 2016 in Helsinki, Finland.

You will find the CFP/RFP at the following links, in English and en Francais.

Call for Papers: International Association for the Economics of Participation (Deadline March 31, 2016)

The International Association for the Economics of Participation (IAFEP) gathers scholars dedicated to exploring the economics of democratic and participatory organizations, such as labor-managed firms, cooperatives and firms with broad-based employee share-ownership, profit sharing and worker participation schemes, as well as democratic nonprofit, community and social enterprises. The IAFEP Conferences, which take place every two years, provide an international forum for presentations and discussions of current research on the economics of participation.

Submissions for the 2016 conference, taking place in Copenhagen, are invited from all relevant fields of study, including comparative economic systems, industrial and labor economics, organizational studies, management studies, institutional economics, evolutionary economics, development economics, sociology, psychology, political science, law, and philosophy. We also invite proposals for complete sessions.

Extended Abstracts (max. 1000 words) in English should be sent by e-mail to Aleksandra Gregorič (agr.int@cbs.dk) or Niels Mygind (nm.int@cbs.dk) by March 31, 2016.

Abstracts should include full details of institutional affiliations and e-mail addresses. Proposals for complete sessions should include a brief description of the theme of the session and an abstract for each paper.

Authors will be notified by April 30, 2016 whether their papers are accepted for presentation. Complete drafts should reach us by June 15, 2016 in order to be handed out to Conference participants.

2016 International Summit of Co-operatives – Call for Papers (Feb 29, 2016 deadline)

summit_headerThe third International Summit of Cooperatives will take place on October 11-13, 2016 in Québec.

This event will bring together cooperative networks around the world. For its third edition, the International Summit of Cooperatives is organizing a scientific symposium which aims to promote partnership between the scientific community and the community of practice, and leverage the scientific studies addressing the cooperative model.

The theme of this scientific symposium focuses on the impact of cooperatives.

You are invited to send papers (articles) or to propose scientific activities (e.g.: scientific conference, posters, round tables, etc.). Proposals may be submitted in French, English or Spanish. Simultaneous translation will be available at the event in French, English and Spanish. The best communications will be published on the International Summit of Cooperatives website in a scientific collection.

For further details, please visit the call for papers on the Summit’s website. Deadline to submit is February 29th, 2016.