[COMM-ORG] Call for papers: Strategic decision-making in labor and social movement organizations, UCLA, 5/28/10

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  From: "Chris Tilly" <ctilly at irle.ucla.edu>


UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment






Call for Papers



“Strategic Decision-Making in Labor and Social Movement Organizations”



An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference



Hosted by the UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE)

and the UCLA Sociology Department’s Work, Labor, and Social Movements 
Working Group.



UCLA

Los Angeles, CA

May 28, 2010



The UCLA Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE) and the 
Sociology Department’s Work, Labor, and Social Movements working group 
invites 1-2 page proposals for an interdisciplinary graduate student 
conference on strategic decision-making in labor and social movement 
organizations. The conference aims to create a forum for discussion of 
the historical and emerging forms of strategic decision-making in 
organizations struggling to protect or advance the interests of their 
constituents/members, and to highlight scholarship with important 
practical implications. Discussants will include both scholars and 
activists. We are especially interested in papers that analyze 
innovative strategies and tactics. The conference seeks proposals from a 
wide range of scholarly fields in the social sciences, including, but 
not limited to: sociology, political science, history, anthropology, 
ethnic studies departments, and urban planning.



Possible topics may include, but are not limited to:



¨ The effect of different institutional sources of knowledge on 
strategic decision-making

¨ Strategic decision-making in coalition movements

¨ Different “framing” strategies and how they affect resource mobilization

¨ The determinants of strategic and tactical innovation

¨ International and historical approaches to strategic decision-making

¨ Strategic decision-making in transnational labor and social movement 
organizations





Please send all proposals by March 29th 2010, to Anthony Ocampo: 
anthony.ocampo at gmail.com





Please forward to anyone who might be interested!





Chris Tilly

Professor of Urban Planning and Director, Institute for Research on 
Labor and Employment

UCLA

10945 Le Conte Ave., Suite 2107

Los Angeles, CA 90095-1478

Tel 310-267-4738

Fax 310-794-6403

Email chris_tilly at irle.ucla.edu

Web http://www.irle.ucla.edu/contact/ChrisTilly.html


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