Weekly Announcements – August 23, 2010

Here are the latest announcements from SSRN:

Announcing Western Political Science Association 2010 Annual Meeting

In cooperation with the Western Political Science Association (WPSA), the Political Science Network (PSN) is pleased to announce the WPSA 2010 Meetings Online Proceedings. These proceedings are available to all users at no charge and contain abstracts of the meetings papers with links to the full text within the SSRN eLibrary.

You can browse all WPSA 2010 Meeting abstracts in the SSRN database by clicking on the following link. There are currently more than 880 such papers in the system. You may wish to bookmark it in your browser.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/WPSA-2010.html

The theme for the 2011 meeting is “Transnational Borders, Equity and Social Justice.” As escalating demographic change and deepening economic recession collide, transnational borders have been caught in a “perfect storm.” Political institutions and public policy initiatives continue to close the gates of transnational borders into the United States. The politics of racial and ethnic identity, immigration, and economic development revert to survival mode where “we” becomes “us versus them.” How can we recharge our economy, keep our political institutions and policy vital without making equity, diversity and social justice central to what democratic government does? More information about the conference is available at: