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ISA - RC10 Participation, Organizational Democracy and Self-management
XVI World Congress of Sociology in Durban, July 23-29, 2006
"The Quality of Social Existence in a Globalised World"

We invite abstracts for any of the session topics listed below:

Session 1: Challenges of globalisation to democracy and participation
Organisers:Michal Palgi, Emek Yezreel College, Israel, [log in to unmask],
Dasarath Chetty, University of Durban-Westville, South Africa,
[log in to unmask], Walter Frantz, UNIJUI, Brazil,
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Session 2: Social existence, social rights and the welfare question today
Organiser: Bruce Wilson, RMIT University, Australia, [log in to unmask]
Session 3: Social services, participation and user involvement
Organiser: Edward Zammit, University of Malta, Malta, [log in to unmask]
Session 4: Participation in various cultural areas and communities
Organisers: Julia Rozanova, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia,
[log in to unmask] and Richard Harris, University of Texas at San Antonio,
USA, [log in to unmask]
Session 5: Privatisation and democratisation. Challenges for social
existences
Organisers: Litsa Nicolaou Smokoviti, University of Piraeus, Greece,
[log in to unmask] and Volkmar Kreissig, IBB Minsk, Belarus,
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Session 6: Employee involvement and productivity
Organiser: Johann Maree, University of Cape Town, South Africa,
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Session 7: The impact of participatory / action research on social
existences
Organisers: Ake Sandberg, National Institute of Working Life, Sweden,
[log in to unmask] and Francesco Garibaldo, Institute for Labour, Italy,
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Session 8: Self Management, social existence and personal well-being
Organisers: Manfred Moldaschl, University of Technology, Germany,
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University of Innsbruck, Austria, [log in to unmask]
Session 9: Workers' direct and representative participation in new
organisational forms
Organisers: Bill Harley, University of Melbourne, Australia,
[log in to unmask], and Jan Kees Looise, University of Twente,
Netherlands, [log in to unmask]
Session 10: Participation at global level: Porto Alegre and the World Social
Forum
Participación en el plano global: Porto Alegre y el Foro Social Mundial
Organisers: Azril Bacal, Uppsala University, Sweden, [log in to unmask]
and Candido Grzybowski, IBASE, Brazil, [log in to unmask]
Session 11: Transnationalization, organizational forms and participative
management
Organiser: S.L. Hiremath, Gulbarga University, India,
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Session 12: Democracy and organizations in a Globalizing world
Joint session with Research Committee on Sociology of Organization RC17
Chair : Alain Chouraqui, Université d'Aix-en-Provence, France,
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Session 13: Participation and childhood consequences for social existence
Joint session with Research Committee on Sociology of Childhood RC53
Organiser: Heinz Suenker, Wuppertal University, Germany,
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Session 14: The effect of gender participation in public life on the quality
of social existence
Joint session with Research Committee on Women in Society RC32
Organisers: Michal Palgi, Emek Yezreel College, Israel, [log in to unmask] and
Veena Poonacha, SNDT Women's University, India, [log in to unmask]
Session 15: The impact upon human capacities to learn when research
processes encourage subject participation as equals
Organisers: Rhetta Moran, University of Salford, United Kingdom,
[log in to unmask] and Monica Mesquita, Lisbon New University, Portugal,
[log in to unmask], Francesco Garibaldo, Institute for Labour, Italy,
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