Call for Papers: Community Organizing and Development

Posted by on February 07, 2011

Are you writing a paper on:

* community organizing?
* community development?
* community planning?
* community-based research?
* a related area?

COMM-ORG is looking for papers to post on the COMM-ORG Papers page,, for the 2011 volume. All papers are posted on the COMM-ORG website and announced on its accompanying list-serve, which reaches 1100 people across more than a dozen nations.

To submit a paper, or ask questions, please contact the moderator/editor, Randy Stoecker, at

Authors retain complete control over their work, and COMM-ORG supports authors revising their papers for submission to journals, trade publications, or anywhere.

COMM-ORG welcomes papers from all sources:  students, practitioners, scholars, and others.  We also welcome previously published hard-to-find writing for which the author is able to obtain permission to reprint.

We are especially interested in research and opinion papers on the following and other topics:

* What works and what doesn’t in community organizing, planning, and development.
* Real-life stories of community organizing and/or development campaigns.
* The relationships between theories and practices in community organizing.
* The history of community organizing in a changing structural-historical context.
* Linkages between community organizing and community development.
* Linkages between community organizing and planning.
* The roles of religious institutions in community organizing.
* Linkages between community organizing and social movements.
* The roles of gender, race, identity, and ideology in community organizing.
* Activist-academic collaborations in community organizing.

If you wish to submit a paper:
* The paper must be submitted using a word processing format–no pdf files.
* Text must be in single column format.
* Note that all papers will be formatted in html using the COMM-ORG style.
* Send the paper to Randy Stoecker,

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