CALL FOR PAPERS
REMOTE REGIONS/ NORTHERN DEVELOPMENT SESSIONS
WESTERN REGIONAL SCIENCE ASSOCIATION
FORTY-FOURTH ANNUAL MEETINGS
The forty-fourth annual meeting of the Western Regional Science Association will be held at the Hyatt Regency Islander Resort in San Diego, California. The conference will begin on Wednesday afternoon February 23 with a special Opening Session and Reception. Paper sessions will be scheduled Thursday through Saturday, February 24-26, 2005.
The WRSA meeting includes a series of Remote Regions/ Northern Development sessions to accommodate social scientists who have a special interest in research on economic, social, political, and cultural issues in remote, sparsely settled regions in the circumpolar north and elsewhere. In the past, researchers from Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, Micronesia, Israel, Russia, and the coterminous United States have presented papers.
The Remote Regions/ Northern Development sessions are in their twenty-second year. We are again issuing a general call for papers from economists, political scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, planners, and others involved in research in northern and other remote regions.
General topics include the analysis and discussion of economic, political, and social-cultural change in remote and sparsely settled regions. While papers on any topic consistent with the general theme are welcomed, examples of specific topics might include: the consequences of new technology or institutions; the effects of government expenditures; the conditions for success or failure of development projects; sustainable development; relations between the subsistence and market economies; regional benefits and costs of development; economic integration and cultural preservation; migration; community development: changing social patterns; Native sovereignty and federalism; development of local and regional political institutions; resource ownership and management regimes.
We would also welcome special sessions and are particularly interested in sessions which address a particular theme from the perspective of a number of countries or regions. Please contact Lee Huskey if you are interested in organizing such a session.
Send or email a copy of your paper by November 1, 2004 to:
Professor Lee Huskey
Dept. of Economics
College of Business and Public Policy
University of Alaska
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska, USA 99508