Journal of the Research Association on Monetary Innovation and Complementary and Community Currencies (RAMICS)

CURRENT ISSUE

Volume 21, Winter Issue


 Announcement

IJCCR joins RAMICS family

The International Journal of Community Currency Research (www.ijccr.net) has become the official publication of the newly created Research Association on Monetary Innovation and Complementary and Community Currencies (https://ramics.org/).

Please visit the RAMICS website and join us as member!
Georgina M. Gómez
Chief Editor

Announcement

V International Conference on Social and Complementary Currencies

to be held in Japan in 2019

 

 


Announcement

UNRISD at Resilience 2017

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from 21st to 23rd of August

Stockholm, Sweden

If you are researching policies that support resilience and social-ecological transformations to sustainability, UNRISD would like to hear from you. We are organizing a session on “The Transformation we want: Towards a global policy environment for resilient futures” at the Resilience 2017 conference, taking place in Stockholm, Sweden on 21-23 August 2017 and are seeking abstracts on policy reforms and innovations which will produce environmentally sustainable and socially just solutions.

About the UNRISD session

The session is part of the theme on social-ecological transformations for sustainability. Starting from the definition of transformative change proposed in the UNRISD 2016 Flagship Report the session aims to advance the understanding of the political processes underlying eco-social policy approaches that integrate environmentally sustainable and socially just solutions. It seeks to inform global policy debates with an analysis of the processes of change required to promote sustainability and resilience.

What we are looking for

For the UNRISD session, we are looking for national or subnational level examples of policy reform that combine and prioritize social and environmental goals for more sustainable and transformative outcomes. In these examples, we are particularly interested in the politics and power relations that shape transformative change. Abstracts are invited for papers that will address the following questions:

  • How does the new or adjusted policy prioritize environmental and social objectives in an integrated “eco-social” framework?
  • What are the inclusive and democratic characteristics of the reform process?
  • What new institutions, coordination mechanisms or partnerships have emerged from the new/adjusted policy?
  • How is the policy design based on human rights and part of a comprehensive and integrated strategy?
  • What fundamentally different outcomes (transformative change) are driven by the new/reformed policy ?
  • How is the new/reformed policy financed?

Submissions are welcome from scholars, practitioners and policy makers. Priority will be given to developing country examples.

How to submit an abstract

In order to submit your 300-word abstract, please visit http://resilience2017.org/, create an account and select the following options:

Track S – Accepted Sessions

Topic: S55 The Transformation we want: Towards a global policy environment for resilient futures

Conference theme: Social-ecological transformations for sustainability
UNRISD will select up to five abstracts for the session. Other submissions may be considered for inclusion in an upcoming UNRISD Think Piece series on eco-social policies for resilient futures.

Deadline for submission is 13 January 2017. Please contact us at krause@unrisd.org, indicating “Resilience 2017” in the subject line, if you have questions regarding the abstract submission. Please do not send submissions directly to UNRISD; use the conference website as indicated above.

Cost and funding

Accepted speakers will be responsible for covering their own travel and accommodation costs. Limited funding for developing country scholars may be made available by the conference organizers.

About the Resilience 2017 conference

Following previous Resilience conferences held on triennial basis since 2008, Resilience 2017 will discuss resilience as a key lens for biosphere-based sustainability science. It will reflect back on the scientific progress made, and aim to set out exciting future directions for research. A main focus will be on global sustainability challenges and opportunities, which today are heavily influenced by the speed, scale and connectivity of the Anthropocene.

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For the web page of the conference please click here.


Announcement

WINIR Conference on Institutions & Open Societies Utrecht University (Utrecht, Netherlands)

from 14th to 17th of September

Utrecht University (Utrecht, Netherlands)

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Download the call for papers

Democracies and open societies have recently suffered a number of setbacks. As the adverse impacts of financial crises, inequalities in wealth and income, globalized trade and capital mobility have become more pronounced the world is increasingly threatened by authoritarian populism. In this context of turmoil, many of the accepted doctrines and policies that had previously been taken for granted have been challenged, and concerns have been raised regarding the possible futures of economically and politically open societies“.

Organised in close collaboration with Utrecht University‘s “Institutions for Open Societies” research programme, the Fourth WINIR Conference is set against this backdrop. The conference especially welcomes contributions from any academic discipline that address the challenges and dynamics of the economic, political, legal and social institutions of our time. Submissions on any other aspect of institutional research are also welcome.

The conference will open on the afternoon of Thursday 14 September and end on the evening of Saturday 16 September 2017. There will be an optional tour of historic Utrecht on the morning of Sunday 17 September.
Keynotes lectures, representing three academic discriplines, will be given by:

Johanna Mair (Hertie School of Governance, management)
James Robinson (University of Chicago, politics)
Juliet Schor (Boston College, sociology)

The conference will also feature a round table on “ICT, Open Societies and New Institutions” with José van Dijck (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, media studies), Haroon Sheikh (Dasym Investment Strategies, philosophy) and Fredrik Söderqvist (Unionen, economics), and will be preceded by a PhD workshop.

Abstract submissions (300 words max.) from any discipline and theoretical approach are welcome. All submission must be about institutions, organisations and/or institutional thought.

Submissions will be evaluated by the WINIR Scientific Quality CommitteeBas van Bavel (Utrecht University, history), Simon Deakin (University of Cambridge, law), Geoff Hodgson (University of Hertfordshire, economics), Uskali Mäki (University of Helsinki, philosophy), Katharina Pistor (Columbia University, law), Sven Steinmo (European University Institute, politics), Wolfgang Streeck (Max Planck Institute Cologne, sociology), Linda Weiss (University of Sydney, politics).

Please note the following important dates:

13 March 2017
Abstract submission deadline

30 March 2017
Notification of acceptance

31 March 2017
Registration opens

15 May 2017
Early registration deadline

31 July 2017
Registration deadline for accepted authors

1 August 2017
Non-registered authors removed from programme

15 August 2017
Registration deadline for non-presenters

16 August 2017
Late surcharge for non-presenters applies

1 September 2017
Full paper submission deadline

Organising subcommittee:
Bas van Bavel (b.j.p.vanbavel@uu.nl)Koen Frenken (k.frenken@uu.nl), Francesca Gagliardi (f.gagliardi@herts.ac.uk),
David Gindis (d.gindis@herts.ac.uk), Geoff Hodgson (g.m.hodgson@herts.ac.uk), Rutger Claassen (r.j.g.claassen@uu.nl), Erik Stam ( e.stam@uu.nl).

The WINIR Conference on Institutions and Open societies is organised in collaboration with

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