Home > Social Movement Governance, the Poor and the New Politics of the Americas

Social Movement Governance, the Poor and the New Politics of the Americas

Social Movement Governance, the Poor and the New Politics of the Americas

CONFERENCE: This is the first large meeting of its kind to bring together leading scholars (in dialogue with other actors) from throughout the world to collectively advance our understanding of what new forms of governance are emerging in the Americas and how they relate to the poor.

2-4 February 2011 | Tampa, USA

The conference attempts to mobilize critical research on these themes by bringing researchers, based in the Americas or working on the Americas, together with those affecting and affected by the emergence of such new forms of politics and governance in the Americas, such as actors in civil society organizations, social movements and practitioners. It will address these new forms of politics critically in order to promote an understanding of what they consist of, what has been achieved, the effects for the poor, whether (or ways in which) the poor are engaged and participate in these movements, internal weaknesses of the new politics and movements, as well as the structural, economic and political factors that condition their achievements. Sessions and keynote presentations will highlight the following themes:

-Characteristics and origins of social movement governance and the new politics of the Americas
-The extent to and manner in which these political forms have successfully addressed poverty, social cohesion and inequality
-The political economy of multiple types of linkages and relations – migration, social organization, intergovernmental, inter-class – within the Americas.

Please visit the conference website for more information.

 

Conference sponsors:

  • Dr. Kiran C. Patel Center for Global Solutions
  • Globalizations journal, Routledge
  • CROP
  • University of South Florida
13.01.2016
Share:         
UiB ISSC

CROP News and Events

Open Access to CROP Publications

As from January 2017, CROP has two publication series available for free and open access via Bergen Open Research Archive (BORA).

SDGs and the Rise and Fall of International Solidarity: From the Normative to the Pragmatic

20 January 2017 | Bergen Resource Centre for International Development

CROP/UiB Global Lecture: Dr. Nathan Cooper, Lincoln Law School, University of Lincoln, UK.

The Politics of Inclusion

6-7 July 2017 | Paris, France

WORKSHOP: Call for Papers (deadline 31 January 2017) for international workshop in Paris (July 2017) organised by CROP and UNESCO’s Management of Social Transformations Programme (MOST).

News from CROPNET

The Universities and the SDGs

1 February 2017 | UiB Global, University of Bergen

WORKSHOP: How can universities, as part of a system of education and knowledge development, contribute to the promotion of the SDGs?

Professor Tony Atkinson (1944-2017)

In remembrance of Professor Tony Atkinson

World Social Work Day 2017

21 March 2017 | UN, Geneva

EVENT: What can social work contribute and which competencies are needed to implement the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG)?