Call for 2019 Section Awards

The Sociology of Development section of the American Sociological Association invites nominations for three awards recognizing outstanding scholarship in the area of the sociology of development: Book Award, Faculty Article Award, and Graduate Student Paper Award. The Awards section of the website also contains details about each award. **SOCIOLOGY OF DEVELOPMENT SECTION BOOK AWARD** All books published in 2017 or 2018 are eligible. A brief letter … Continue reading Call for 2019 Section Awards

Call for papers for Effective States and Inclusive Development conference on ‘rethinking the politics of development’

The University of Manchester’s Effective States and Inclusive Development Research Centre is holding a conference in Manchester in September 2019. Here is a link to the call for papers: https://t.co/zof6opjeuK. Key issues and questions to be explored will include: 1. Rethinking the politics of development The move beyond  ‘institutions matter’ to ‘politics matters’ has brought forth new conceptual approaches – ‘political settlements’, ‘limited access orders’, ‘elite … Continue reading Call for papers for Effective States and Inclusive Development conference on ‘rethinking the politics of development’

Substantial Funding Opportunities from NSF Relevant to ASA members

The National Science Foundation has issued two solicitations recently that may be of interest to some members of your section (see below).  In addition, the Assistant Director (head) of the Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE) Directorate, Arthur Lupia, has issued an open letter concerning opportunities for members of the social science community, which is linked below. Growing Convergence Research (GCR).  Full proposal deadline 5/8/2019.  https://nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=505637 … Continue reading Substantial Funding Opportunities from NSF Relevant to ASA members

New Journal – Global Perspectives

UC Press has just launched a new journal, Global Perspectives.  It is an interdisciplinary journal, but anchored strongly by sociologists.  Many members of the Sociology of Development Section might find the journal a productive outlet for their work.  Sara Curran is editing the journal section about Social Institutions, Organizations and Relations and they have a fantastic editorial board for that section, including Michael Buroway and Saskia Sassen (among many … Continue reading New Journal – Global Perspectives