Call for Papers: SASE 2023, “Network A: Community, Democracy, and Organizations”

Please consider submitting a 500-word abstract or a panel of abstracts relating to community, democracy, and organizations for Network A of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE) annual meeting. The 2023 annual meeting is primarily an in-person conference in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, July 20-22, 2023, but we do have a very limited number of virtual presentation slots available online July 11-13, 2023. 

Our network focuses on the moral or values-based underpinnings of human thought, practices, and institutions that comprise civil societies, particularly as they relate to the participatory, collectivist, and democratic aspirations of organizations, markets, and other spaces of collaboration and contestation. We examine how communities, enterprises, and societies can be organized around principles of democratic governance or other substantive values that go beyond calculative self-interest and instrumental relations. In particular, we welcome submissions relating to: (1) how groups and initiatives promote social change, through formal organizations, informal groups, prefigurative organizations, decentralized projects, participatory decision-making, and various forms of shared ownership; and (2) how collectivities reinforce prevailing conventions of hierarchical, bureaucratic, and profit-driven organizational structures and markets. To learn more about our network, please read here.

If you are interested in presenting in person or virtually, please submit your paper title(s) and abstract(s) to (select “Network A: Community, Democracy, and Organizations”) by the hard deadline of February 1, 2023. Early Career workshop applicants should submit full papers and other materials, as specified here. For more information about the conference, visit To join our Network A listserv, visit We look forward to reading your submissions!

Best wishes from your SASE Network A organizers,

Katherine K. Chen,

Victor Tan Chen, 

Philipp Degens, 

Joyce Rothschild, 

Marc Schneiberg, 

Jason Spicer, 

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