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The Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
Article Type: News conferences and technical reports From: Kybernetes, Volume 38, Issue 3/4
To participate in the work of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), it is possible to become a member of the society. Details of the society activities and the current membership rates and conditions of enrollment are given on the web site: www.sase.org
The current society officers are:
President: Kathleen Thelen
Past President: Michael Piore
President-Elect: Jonathan Zeitlin
Founder: Amitai Etzioni
Executive Director: Martha Zuber
Society annual meeting and conferences
To participate in the SASE annual meeting you must be a current member of SASE. Membership to SASE includes a subscription to the SASE official journal – Socio Economic Review. Conferences are organised and details of the coming events are included in the Special Announcements Section of Kybernetes.
Capitalism in Crisis: What’s Next? – Conference, Paris, France, July 18-20, 2009
This conference has been organised and is concerned with “Economic Regulation and Social Solidarity” after the fall of finance capitalism. Further details are available at: www.sase.org
The “Call for papers” for the current conference has already been sent out with a deadline for early 2009. Participation is, however, encouraged and details can be obtained from the society’s web site.
SASE 2009 – aims
In organizing the July conference SASE has set out its aims. It encourages contributions that:
[…] explore the causes for the current economic decline and their implications for modes of regulating advanced capitalist economies. What has been the impact of globalization without regulation and does the current crisis signal a death knell for laissez-faire capitalism? How have different countries and regions attempted to manage the transition to, post-industrial capitalism and what models have worked best to weather the, current economic upheaval? What will be the role of the state and political contestation in the transition to a new regulatory regime and in managing post-financial, post-industrial-capitalism?
[…] consider whether economic reconciled with social solidarity under the new rules of capitalist competition. Institutional arrangements supporting managed capitalism have been challenged by new market pressures, neo-liberal ideology, and economic, social and political uncertainties. What is the future for the social and political institutions that support egalitarian forms of capitalism? How do contemporary developments resonate with historical turning points that gave rise the development of key social and political institutions?
[…] compare evolving forms of capitalism in developing and transition societies, and papers that contrast institutional development in these countries with changes in developed countries. Scholars might choose to investigate the challenges posed by globalization, the transition to a service economy, immigration, financial integration (and disintegration), and religious or ethnic strife – and to explore how various institutional realms at the national and international levels interact and respond to contemporary challenges.
Finally, while the literature on “models” or “varieties” of capitalism is vast, it has paid little attention to the dynamics of change in contemporary capitalism and, rather, has identified distinctive – yet static-constellations that are linked to varied political and policy outcomes. The enormous problems we face in the twenty-first century require scholars to move beyond the traditional comparative-statics “comfort zone” of institutional analysis. We invite-scholars to bring insights from their specific empirical studies to develop new concepts and tools for analyzing institutional change today.