Fall semester planning starts early! Mark your calendars for an upcoming conference on participatory practices.
“The conference will be held 10/15-10/16 at the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University. The conference is open to the public. If you would like more information, please contact the organizers through the conference webpage: http://democratizinginequalities.com/
*Democratizing Inequalities Overview*
Climate change e-petitions. Community visioning sessions. Stakeholder
task forces. Health policy dialogues. Grassroots philanthropy. In 2010,
the sheer number of invitations to “have your say” can seem
overwhelming. The unexpected triumph of progressive values inherent in
bottom-up engagement has been hailed by observers as a civic
renaissance, a collaborative revolution, a new participation economy. It
would appear that public participation is more widespread than ever.
But, contrary to long-held assumptions about the relationship between
democratization and social equality, this expansion of political
equality has been accompanied by a corresponding decline in social and
This conference investigates the consequences of the movement
since the 1960s to expand participation across the political and
The conference will be held October 15th and 16th at the Institute for
Public Knowledge, New York University, 20 Cooper Square, Fifth Floor,
New York City (maps are on the conference website).
The conference was made possible with generous support from the American Sociological Association’s Fund for the Advancement of the Discipline (with support from ASA and the National Science Foundation) and the Institute for Public Knowledge at New York University.”