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Call for Papers Extended for Asia and Pacific Conference on Nonprofits

 CHANGES, CHALLENGES, AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE THIRD SECTOR

6TH ISTR Asia/Pacific Regional Confence

2-4 November 2009                        

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING ABSTRACTS

HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO

MAY 15, 2009

OFFICIAL CONFERENCE WEBSITE:

http://333.nccu.edu/tw/en/?cat=51

 

Call for Papers:

http://www.istr.org/news/pdf/Call_for_Papers_20090107.pdf       

Hosted by: Center for the Third Sector, National Chen

University (NCCU), Taiwan

Address:  No. 64, Sec. 2, ZhiNan Road, WenShan District,

Taipei City, TAIWAN

Phone:  886-2-2938-771

     

 

Call for Papers

CHANGES, CHALLENGES, AND NEW OPPORTUNITIES

FOR THE THIRD SECTOR

Excerpt -

THE 6th ISTR  ASIA AND PACIFIC REGIONAL CONFERENCE ON THE THIRD SECTOR, NOVEMBER 2-4,

TAIPEI, TAIWAN

               The world is under great transformation. Globalization has become a trend that     

is very difficult to resist. The result of it could be some countries or a few special

locations receive great benefits, and living standards in those areas are greatly lifted.

On the other hand, globalization has also brought many seriously social problems for

the world, especially in those underdeveloped and developing countries. For

example, the problems include poverty, inequalities, social exclusiveness, community

dissolution, unsustainable environment, ethnic conflict, cultural tensions, among

others. Accompanying with recent economic crisis around the world, it shows that

globalization does not keep its promise to bring a better life for the entire world.

            Arguments for free market in the era of globalization do also escort with a new

neoliberal governance structure, and it probably can be named as privatization. The

market mechanism and value of efficiency have become the major driving forces for

the society. In order to increase capital accumulation and economic efficiency of the

entire country many governments transform their roles and have partially abandoned

their former obligations. Many powerless people located in some special places are

left behind. On the same time, the political process is restrained to a limited elites;

large numbers of people are turned off from participation. Problem of political

legitimacy therefore has become a serious one in many countries.

            This new world stage contains an imbalance and contradictory structure, and it

has generated special concerns among diverse civil society actors on the kinds of

social change that are occurring. Although civil society researchers and actors have

shown significant advance in attaining more just and inclusive societies, there remain

enormous challenges that demand multi-disciplinary approaches and new strategic

alliances among the Third Sector and with the market and state sectors. The

transforming world not only brings serious changes and challenges, but it probably

also carries new opportunities for us. It invites scholars and practitioners to imagine

a progressive and alternative future and to exchange their experiences and findings.

            The main theme of the 6th ISTR Asia and Pacific Regional Conference on the

third sector therefore addresses the issue of changes, challenges, and opportunities for

the third sector, specifically in the globalization era. Under this theme, we can tackle

the following topics.

           

Changes:

Environmental Crises and the Third Sector

Economic Recession and the Third Sector

Globalization, Privatization, Neo-liberal Policies, and the Third Sector

Poverty and the Third Sector

Gender and the Third Sector

Terrorism and the Third Sector

Immigration, Foreign Workers and the Third Sector

Indigenous People and the Third Sector

Challenges:

Transparency and Accountability of the Third Sector

Fund-Raising of the Third Sector

Professionalism of the Third Sector

Innovation and the Third Sector

Management and Governance of the Third Sector

Philanthropy and the Third Sector

New Opportunities:

Social Entrepreneurship and the Third Sector

Corporate Social Responsibility and the Third Sector

Advocacy and the Third Sector

Empowerment and the Third Sector

Social Capital and the Third Sector

Civil Society, Community and the Third Sector

The above list is just for illustration; it is not meant as a limitation to creativity. We

strongly encourage participants to mobilize your imagination beyond them. It is our

hope that this conference will inspire stimulating debate and discussion, and create

exciting collaborations.

 

AMT

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