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IX ISA World Congress of Sociology
Paths of Social Development
Uppsala, Sweden, 1978

At the same time as the Research Committee on Participation, Workers' Control and Self-Management
was officially recognized at ISA Uppsala Congress (August, 1978); it developed a three-session program as an Ad Hoc Group 2...
14 papers were presented in these sessions, from people of many countries: USA (5), Yugoslavia (2), Canada (2), Australia (1), Denmark (1), France (1), The Netherlands (1), Sweden (1).
At the first business meeting held in Uppsala (August 78) it was accepted the idea to establish closer cooperation with 2 other RCs, namely Sociology of Organization (RC 17) and COCTA (RC 35). Other organisms and groups of interest to contact were: "Cornell Group”, CICRA and EGOS (we don't have information on these organizations).
The RC was also interested in having some publicity in publications such as ISA Bulletin, CICRA Newsletter, Organizational Studies, and Economic and Industrial Democracy. In the latter two, it was suggested to submit interesting papers that are not being published in the Sage Series.
An attempt would be made to arrange 2 workshops per year, each on a selected theme. At the same time, it was planned to encourage the constitution of smaller groups of 20-30 members, specialized on particular problems and/or on a regional base.
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Ad Hoc Group 2
Participation, self-management and worker’s control
Gorana Kovacica 2, Zagreb 41000, Yugoslavia
B. Abrahamsson
Dept. of Sociology, Univ. of Uppsala,751 20 Uppsala, Sweden
Session 1: Political conditions for generalized self-management
Steven Deutsch
Dept. of Sociology, Univ. of Oregon Eugene, Oregon 97403, USA
Stefan Udovic
Swedish Inst. fo Social Research, FACK 1069, Stockholm, Sweden
Topics include: Macro-social theories of change and self-management; the role of the State and military in self-management; issues of centralism and decentralism; etatism, transnationalism, the international system and imperialism.
Session 2: The democratization of enterprises
Bjorn Gustavsen
Work Research Institute
Gydes Vei 8, P.O. Box 8149
Oslo 1, Norway
Veljko Rus
Institute for Philosophy and Sociology
Cankarjeva 1
61000Ljubljana, Yugoslavia
The aim of this session is to give an overview of developments as concerns industrial democracy with a view to sorting out and discussing the trends that are of particular importance at the moment.
Session 3: Local communities, minorities and self-management
Chair –
Yvon Bourdet
Il Place d’Orion
92360 Meudon la Foret, France
Ken Coates
Bertrand Rusell Foundation
Gamble St., Nottingham NG7 GET, UK
Menahem Rosner
Kibbutz Reshafim
Post Beit Shean, Israel
Zagorka Golubovic
Georgi Dimitrova 51, 110000 Beograd, Yugoslavia

source: Isa Bulletin 16

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