The 52nd Annual Meeting of the Western Regional Science Association (WRSA) will be held 24-27 February 2013 at Fess Parker's Doubletree Resort in Santa Barbara, California.
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. Organizers have issued a general call for papers from social scientists doing research in northern and other remote regions.
Examples of specific topics include: the consequences of new technology; the effects of government expenditures; the conditions for success or failure of development projects; relations between the subsistence and market economies; regional benefits and costs of development; economic integration and cultural preservation; community development; changing social patterns; Native sovereignty and federalism; migration; and institutional change and resource governance in remote regions. Papers on any topic consistent with the general theme are welcomed.
Organizers also welcome special sessions and are particularly interested in sessions that address a particular theme from the perspective of a number of countries or regions. Please contact Greg Protasel (GP [at] uaa [dot] alaska [dot] edu) if you are interested in organizing such a session.
Information about association membership, registration, hotel reservations, and related matters will be distributed to those responding to the call for papers.
To submit a paper, please send a copy to Greg Protasel via email (GP [at] uaa [dot] alaska [dot] edu) or mail to:
Department of Public Administration
College of Business and Public Policy
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska, USA 99508
Submission deadline: Thursday, 1 November 2012.