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[eccr] 2nd Global Conference - Pluralism: Exploring Critical Issues (part 2)

Thu Aug 19 09:15:39 GMT 2004

2nd Global Conference - Pluralism: Exploring Critical Issues

Monday 6th December - Wednesday 8th December 2004
Vienna, Austria

Call for Papers
(please cross post where appropriate)

This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary
research and publications project is a critical
examination of the theme of 'pluralism' and the
challenges it is posing across the world today.
Pluralism has unleashed a reaction of paradigm
consolidation in political, economic, social,
religious and cultural areas that are
having a major impact on all aspects of our lives.

In particular, the theme of the second conference
is Managing Pluralism. The significance of this
theme is the special importance given to finding
ways to manage processes, structures and
processes differently. The theme is both timely
and significant as tendencies to pull in
different directions are causing tremendous
frustrations amongst policy makers,
administrators and recipients. There is a cry
for 'doing things differently' but there is an
intellectual vacuum that the conference is
intending to fill, namely, how to do things
differently in the light of the existence of

The conference seeks to learn and inform from
both successful and unsuccessful attempts to
better manage pluralism. Pluralism in the
context of this conference is conceptualized as
being related to context rather than direction.
It is not about differences but about

Papers, presentations, reports and workshops are
warmly invited on any of the following central
themes (or their combinations):

1. Knowledge Pluralism
2. Ecological Pluralism
3. Managerial Pluralism
4. Designing Pluralism
5. Political Pluralism
6. Social, Cultural and Economic
7. Religious Pluralism

Papers will be considered on any related theme.
300 word abstracts should be submitted by Friday
3rd September 2004. If accepted for presentation,
8 page draft conference papers should be
submitted by Friday 19th November 2004.

300 word abstracts should be submitted to the
Organising Joint Chairs; abstracts may be in
Word, WordPerfect, PDF or RTF formats.

Dr Rob Fisher
Priory House
149B Wroslyn Road
Freeland, Oxfordshire OX29 8HR
Email: (rf /at/

Dr Makere Stewart-Harawira
Director, Association for Research, Analysis &
Change Networking Ltd
Auckland, New Zealand
Email: (m.harawira /at/

Dr. Siva Ram Vemuri
School of Law and Business
Charles Darwin University
Email: (ram.vemuri /at/

One ISBN eBook and one themed hard copy volume is
in preparation from the previous meeting of this
conference project. All papers accepted
for and presented at this conference will be
published in an ISBN eBook. Selected papers will
be developed for publication in a themed
hard copy volume.

For further details about the project, please go

For further details about the conference, please
go to:

Carpentier Nico (Phd)
Katholieke Universiteit Brussel - Catholic University of Brussels
Vrijheidslaan 17 - B-1081 Brussel - Belgium
T: ++ 32 (0)2-412.42.78
F: ++ 32 (0)2/412.42.00
Office: 4/0/18
Vrije Universiteit Brussel - Free University of Brussels
Centre for Media Sociology (CeMeSO)
Pleinlaan 2 - B-1050 Brussels - Belgium
T: ++ 32 (0)2-629.18.30
F: ++ 32 (0)2-629.28.61
Office: C0.05
European Consortium for Communication Research
E-mail: (Nico.Carpentier /at/

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