Call for Papers on Community Organizing and Development

Posted by on August 10, 2009

[posted from Comm-Org list]

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Submit your writing to COMM-ORG:  The On-Line Conference on Community Organizing and Development

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,  All papers are posted on the COMM-ORG website and announced on its accompanying list-serve, which reaches over 1000 people across more than a dozen nations. We welcome discussion of all papers on the list-serve and encourage our members to also send comments directly to authors.

To submit a paper contact the 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.  Because COMM-ORG is an on-line “conference,” papers presented on COMM-ORG are usually publishable in journals and other official publications.

COMM-ORG welcomes papers from scholars, organizers, other practitioners, and students. We also welcome previously published hard-to-find writing with permission from the original publisher.

We are especially interested in 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. pdf files will not be considered.
*  Text must be in single column format.
*  All papers will be formatted in html using the COMM-ORG style.
*  Authors of previously published work are responsible for seeking permission from the original publisher for posting on COMM-ORG.

Thanks for your interest.

Randy Stoecker
moderator/editor, COMM-ORG

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