Western Regional Science Association Meetings

9 June 1997

June 9, 1997

Call For Papers
Northern Development/Remote Regions Sessions
Western Regional Science Association
Thirty-Seventh Annual Meetings

The thirty-seventh annual meeting of the Western Regional Science
Association will be held at the Hyatt-Regency Monterey in Monterey,
California, February 18-22, 1998. The opening session will be on Wednesday,
Feb. 18, and paper sessions will be scheduled Thursday through Saturday,
February 19-21.

The WRSA meeting includes a series of Northern Development/Remote Regions
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.

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 effects of government
expenditures; the conditions of success or failure of development projects;
relations between the subsistence and market economies; native labor force
participation; regional benefits and costs of development; economic
integration and cultural preservation; migration; changing social patterns;
housing, health, education, and community development; native sovereignty
and federalism; comparative native claims; political movements,
settlements, and outcomes; development of local and regional political
institutions; resource ownership and management regimes.

Send two copies of your paper and abstract by November 1, 1997 to:

Professor Lee Huskey
Dept. of Economics
College of Business and Public Policy
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive
Anchorage, Alaska, USA 99508
E-mail: aflh@uaa.alaska.edu

We will be sending information about association membership, registration,
hotel reservations, and related matters to those responding to this call.