Weekly Announcements – March 20, 2013

Here are the latest announcements from SSRN:

HEC Paris Joins MRN Business School Research Papers

We are pleased to announce HEC Paris has started a MRN Business School Research Papers series within the Management Research Network (MRN).

View Abstracts: http://www.ssrn.com/link/HEC-Paris-BSR.html
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HEC Paris topic areas:

HEC Paris: Accounting & Management Control
HEC Paris: Economics & Decision Sciences
HEC Paris: Finance
HEC Paris: Languages & Cultures
HEC Paris: Management & Human Resources
HEC Paris: Marketing
HEC Paris: Operations Management & Information Technology
HEC Paris: Strategy & Business Policy
HEC Paris: Tax & Law

Founded in 1881 HEC is one of France’s oldest elite higher education “Grande Ecoles”.

Research conducted by HEC Paris’ faculty covers a wide range of topics in the fields of Accounting and Management Control, Economics and Decision Sciences, Finance, Languages and Cultures, Management and Human Resources, Marketing, Operations Management and Information Technology, Strategy and Business Policy and Tax and Law.

Announcing 2013 National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) Annual Meeting Abstracts & Papers on SSRN

In cooperation with the National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS), the Political Science Network (PSN) is pleased to announce the 2013 National Conference of Black Political Scientists (NCOBPS) Annual Meeting abstracts and papers on SSRN.

View Papers: http://www.ssrn.com/link/2013-NCOBPS.html

Conference URL: http://www.ncobps.org/?page=AnnualMeeting

Black Power challenges people of African Descent to ascertain political and economic strength. This notion has shifted Black empowerment from an era of protest politics rooted in Black Nationalist strategies of political equality and social justice to the institutionalized approach of political incorporation (i.e., electing Black officials to positions of power). However, the socioeconomic status of African Americans has not changed even if it has improved over time. The continual decline of progressive and egalitarian institutions presents a challenge which must be met with robust and unwavering opposition. Poverty and unemployment continue to disproportionately affect people of color; the Prison Industrial Complex continues to wreck havoc on the lives of Black and Brown Males and Females – young, black females in particular are among the fastest growing prison population although their crime numbers have not risen; the Achievement Gap widens; and health disparities continue to require a purposive course of action. Across the globe, the struggle for self-determination and equality continue; the Arab Spring in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya have incited newfound appreciation for protest politics; the U.S.-Columbia Free Trade Agreement was passed in 2012 despite human rights violations against Afro-Columbians; and China’s economic expansion in Africa continues to fly in the face of Western influence on the continent; How do Black Activists and Black Intellectuals engage the politics of disparity? Must we reconceptualize Black Power? What is the state of Black Politics? Black progressive movements have long offered an alternative to American political discourse. Thus, the African American community must continue to agitate, mobilize, and demand accountability from the status quo.

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