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8th RLDWL (REGIONAL AND LOCAL DEVELOPMENT OF WORK AND LABOR) CONGRESS
on REGIONAL & LOCAL SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, Bhubaneswar, India


UPDATED PROGRAM of the BHUBANESWAR CONGRESS
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Saturday, 29 December 2012 (17.00 - 18.00 hours) during the 8th RLDWL Congress
on "Regional & Local Sustainable Development", Bhubaneswar/India. The meeting
took place at XIMB, room 404.
Ca. 80 people present
Adopted Agenda
1. Opening
As unfortunately nor the president, nor the director could participate at the
meeting, György Széll took over the responsibility to chair the meeting and take
the minutes.
2. Approval of the minutes of the GA 2010
The minutes were approved without changes.
3. Reports & questions
The financial situation as transmitted by the Director, Denis Harrisson, is satisfactory
with about 1,000 CDN $ remaining on the accounts.
Since the last congress in Peking in June 2010 the main activity has been the
publication of the proceedings as in the past with Peter Lang publisher, and the
preparation of the 8th international Congress as well as the IVth European Congress.
4. Organisational aspects:
- Membership subscriptions and fees: the situation was at the moment such,
that there were no members in good standing, including all board members.
- Book publications: The proceedings of the 7th RLDWL-Congress.
5. Prospects of the network
1. As it showed with the cancellation of the IVth European RLDWL-Congress,
Global crisis, labour relations, social innovation, planned in September 2012 in Italy,
and the overlapping of many activities with the Research Committee 10 ‘Participation,
Organisational Democracy &
Self-management’ of the International Sociological Association (RC 10/ISA),
that it does not seem to be reasonable to have a separate organisation. So, it
was unanimously accepted to discontinue the RLDWL-network as an independent
organisation, and to integrate it as a working group within RC
10/ISA.
6. Forms of co-operation
- Conferences: This congress was also co-organised with the Research Committee
10 ‘Participation, Organisational Democracy & Self-management’ of the
International Sociological Association.
- Hans Böckler Fdt.: The Foundation supported again substantially the organisation
of this congress with a grant of up to 20,000 €. Without this grant this
congress probably could not have been organised at all. Great thanks therefore
from all to the Foundation.
- Use of web page, newsletters and mailing list: It was rarely used, so, it will be
discontinued.
Minutes of the RLDWL General Assembly 2012

7. Election of a new board
The election of a new board was cancelled, as the network as an independent
entity was discontinued. Anybody who is interested to organise the network as a
working group within the Research Committee 10 ‘Participation, Organisational
Democracy & Self-management’ of the International Sociological Association, is
cordially invited to address him-/herself directly to the president of RC 10/ISA:
Isabel da Costa <isabel.da-costa@ens-cachan.fr>.
8. Future activities
Nevertheless there were three invitations for further congresses, which then
should be pursued within the RC 10/ISA activities
- Emmanuel Kamdem is inviting us for 2014 at the newly created Université
Africaine de Développement Coopératif in Cotonou/Bénin, of which he is the
President of the International Scientific Council. That would coincide with the
celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the IPD/Institut Panafricain de Développement.
- Yunus Dauda is inviting us to Lagos/Nigeria.
- and Fabio Zamberlan, transmitted by Marina Tomassini, is inviting us to Rio
de Janeiro in 2013 (where we have already held the 2nd international RLDWLCongress
in 2000). The topic might be ‘Education & Sustainable Development’
9. AOB
none.
Chair & minutes: György Széll
School of Social Sciences; University of Osnabrück
D-49069 Osnabrück/Germany
Tel. +49-541-969-4623; Fax. +49-541-969-4600; Email: gszell@uos.de


György Széll, Prof. em. Dr.
School of Social Sciences/University of Osnabrueck
D-49069 Osnabrueck/Germany
Email: gszell@uos.de


Short report on the 8th Congress “Regional & Local Sustainable Development”
of the International Network Regional & Local Development Work & Labour
Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India, 27-30 December 2012

The congress took place at the Xavier Institute of Management Bhubaneswar with its excellent facilities. It was held in co-operation with the Research Committee 10 ‘Participation, Organisational Democracy & Self-management’ of the International Sociological Association, and it was sponsored by the Hans Böckler Foundation, the Centre for Youth & Social Development, the National Bank for Agriculture & Rural Development, Utkal University, the National Institute for Social Work and Social Sciences/NISWASS and the Swayam Shree Microcredit Services. The congress was highlighted by two cultural evenings, music and dance, sponsored by the Indian Council of Cultural Relations.
The congress was well attended with more than 120 regular participants as well as a great number of students. In ten sessions more than 50 papers were presented, and participants came from sixteen countries and four continents. All presentations were followed by lively debates. The congress started with a pre-programme:
  1. 1. Visit of a dairy co-operative or
  2. 2. a seminar on the Social Economy in India with a focus on co-operatives.
The congress ended with a critical city tour, resp. a visit of Kornak temple – a UNESCO world heritage site – and to Poori. The main outcomes of the Congress were:
  1. 1. Regional & Local Sustainable Development is an important issue, which demands strong participation of civil society, where especially trade unions have a large role to play;
  2. 2. India, the biggest democracy in the world, is facing many problems for its sustainability, namely its still strong caste system (although unconstitutional), religious beliefs, increasing social inequality, tribal cultures, weak civil society and weak trade unions, as well as the large informal sector. However, there are also great, promising advances, namely by the young generation in academia, as has been seen during this congress.
  3. 3. International cooperation is more than ever a need for overcoming these challenges, because ecological and sustainability are issues which concern the whole humanity.

The International Review of Sociology has published in its last issue 2014/1 the best contributions to the 8th Congress of the International network Regional & Local development of Work & Labour, held in Bhubaneswar/India in December 2012, under my guest editorship.


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Regional and local sustainable development

Gyoergy Szell


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  • DOI:10.1080/03906701.2014.894340
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Regional and local sustainable development

Gyoergy Szell


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Logic, language, and values of co-operation versus competition in the context of recreating sustainable community systems

Amar K.J.R. Nayak


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The moral basis of sustainable society: the Gandhian concept of ecological citizenship

Anup Dash


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Varieties in developing sustainability: the case of the Israeli kibbutz

Michal Palgi & Shlomo Getz


pages 38-47

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Social and solidarity economy for sustainable development: its premises – and the Social Economy Basel example of practice

Isidor Wallimann


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The changing role of trade unions in the sustainable development agenda

Béla Galgoczi


pages 59-68

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Financial policy innovation for social change: a case study of China's green credit policy

Peiyuan Guo


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Economics, psychotherapy and politics

Andrew Samuels


pages 77-90

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Religion and the environmental opinion in 22 countries: a comparative study

Magnus Hagevi


pages 91-109

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Governing ‘emotional’ life: passions, moral sentiments and emotions

Daniel Pereira Andrade


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Trust in the face of uncertainty: a qualitative study of intersubjective trust and risk

Morten Frederiksen


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Unveiling the mantra. The salience of network-based community belonging in understanding the structural and agentic conditions of the migration-development nexus

Gabriele Tomei


pages 145-163

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‘If a leaf falls, they blame the tree’: scattered notes on Gezi resistances, contention, and space

Ahu Karasulu


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The Gezi Park movement: a Turkish experience of the twenty-first-century collective movements

Antimo L. Farro & Deniz Günce Demirhisar


pages 176-189

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El lugar de la violencia: perspectivas críticas sobre pandillerismo juvenil




Francesca Belotti




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1
Minutes of the RLDWL Business meeting 2012
Saturday, 29 December 2012 (17.00 - 18.00 hours) during the 8th RLDWL Congress
on "Regional & Local Sustainable Development", Bhubaneswar/India. The meeting
took place at XIMB, room 404.
Ca. 80 people present
Adopted Agenda
1. Opening
As unfortunately nor the president, nor the director could participate at the
meeting, György Széll took over the responsibility to chair the meeting and take
the minutes.
2. Approval of the minutes of the GA 2010
The minutes were approved without changes.
3. Reports & questions
The financial situation as transmitted by the Director, Denis Harrisson, is satisfactory
with about 1,000 CDN $ remaining on the accounts.
Since the last congress in Peking in June 2010 the main activity has been the
publication of the proceedings as in the past with Peter Lang publisher, and the
preparation of the 8th international Congress as well as the IVth European Congress.
4. Organisational aspects:
- Membership subscriptions and fees: the situation was at the moment such,
that there were no members in good standing, including all board members.
- Book publications: The proceedings of the 7th RLDWL-Congress.
5. Prospects of the network
1. As it showed with the cancellation of the IVth European RLDWL-Congress,
planned in September 2012 in Italy, and the overlapping of many activities
with the Research Committee 10 ‘Participation, Organisational Democracy &
Self-management’ of the International Sociological Association (RC 10/ISA),
that it does not seem to be reasonable to have a separate organisation. So, it
was unanimously accepted to discontinue the RLDWL-network as an independent
organisation, and to integrate it as a working group within RC
10/ISA.
6. Forms of co-operation
- Conferences: This congress was also co-organised with the Research Committee
10 ‘Participation, Organisational Democracy & Self-management’ of the
International Sociological Association.
- Hans Böckler Fdt.: The Foundation supported again substantially the organisation
of this congress with a grant of up to 20,000 €. Without this grant this
congress probably could not have been organised at all. Great thanks therefore
from all to the Foundation.
- Use of web page, newsletters and mailing list: It was rarely used, so, it will be
discontinued.
Minutes of the RLDWL General Assembly 2012
2
7. Election of a new board
The election of a new board was cancelled, as the network as an independent
entity was discontinued. Anybody who is interested to organise the network as a
working group within the Research Committee 10 ‘Participation, Organisational
Democracy & Self-management’ of the International Sociological Association, is
cordially invited to address him-/herself directly to the president of RC 10/ISA:
Isabel da Costa <isabel.da-costa@ens-cachan.fr>.
8. Future activities
Nevertheless there were three invitations for further congresses, which then
should be pursued within the RC 10/ISA activities
- Emmanuel Kamdem is inviting us for 2014 at the newly created Université
Africaine de Développement Coopératif in Cotonou/Bénin, of which he is the
President of the International Scientific Council. That would coincide with the
celebrations of the 50th anniversary of the IPD/Institut Panafricain de Développement.
- Yunus Dauda is inviting us to Lagos/Nigeria.
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de Janeiro in 2013 (where we have already held the 2nd international RLDWLCongress
in 2000). The topic might be ‘Education & Sustainable Development’
9. AOB
none.
Chair & minutes: György Széll
School of Social Sciences; University of Osnabrück
D-49069 Osnabrück/Germany
Tel. +49-541-969-4623; Fax. +49-541-969-4600; Email: gszell@uos.de