ForTeS interviews Brenda Gainer, president of ISTR (International Society for Third-Sector Research)Friday 20 July, 2012
The 10th ISTR International Conference on Third-Sector has taken place in Siena from the 10th to the 13th of July. Brenda Gainer, president of ISTR (International Society for Third-Sector Research), has given us a statement about the experience of the 10th International Conference and the city of Siena that has been a perfect location to host the event.
The first plenary session of the 10th ISTR International Conference on Third-Sector, organized by ISTR in collaboration with Fondazione ForTeS, had as main speaker, John Keane, Professor of Politics at the University of Sydney and at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB). He is the Director of the recently founded Sydney Democracy Initiative (SDI). Among his publications: “Life and Death of Democracy” and “The Hidden Media Powers That Undermine“.
Here is the cultural program of the 11 workshops that will be hosted in Siena (July, 10-13) as a parallel program of the 10th International Conference of ISTR (International Society for Third-Sector Research). The sessions titled “The Italian system for the promotion of social cohesion tells about itself” are organized by ForTeS Foundation with the joint participation of: Acri, COGE National Council, National Third Sector Forum, Volunteering Council of the National Third Sector Forum, Convol, CSVnet, Tuscan Region, Unioncamere, Cesvot, ForTeS, Reves, Co.Ge Toscana, Copas Toscana, Regional Volunteering Council, Regional Third Sector Forum.
Online the final program of the 10th International Conference of ISTR organized by Fondazione ForTeS in Siena, July 10-13 2012. The Conference consists of 3 plenary sessions and a lot of parallel sessions that will be hosted by the University of Siena, via Mattioli 10 in Siena.
The registrations closed on June 15th. However, if you would like to register, please send an e-mail at email@example.com or phone at +39 0577 274721. We will confirm you the availability.
More info on: www.istr.org
Location – How to reach
Exit Siena Sud, continue towards Porta Tufi.
Car parking “il Campo” at 50 m far from the University. Tourist bus stop “Pescaia” at 1.5 Km far from the University.
From the railway station take bus number 3 (direction Centre – stops every 30 minutes).
Get off the bus at the last stop, outside Porta Tufi, go straight on, cross Porta Tufi, and after 100 m you will find the University entrance on your left.
10-13 July 2012, Siena – Italy > Tenth International Conference of ISTR: “Democratization, Marketization, and the Third Sector”Friday 11 May, 2012
Tenth International Conference of the International Society for Third Sector Research (ISTR)
Fondazione ForTeS – Fondazione Scuola di alta Formazione per il Terzo Settore
July 10-13, 2012, Siena, Italy | Conference Site: University of Siena
“Democratization, Marketization, and the Third Sector”
This Tenth International Conference of ISTR marks the 20th anniversary of the formation of this global community of scholars and interested others dedicated to the creation, discussion, and advancement of knowledge pertaining to the Third Sector and its impact on human and planetary well-being and development internationally.
In this era of far-reaching changes in the way that societies are organized, the Third Sector is playing a critical role and has significantly gained importance in many countries. Democratization and the role of civil society in social integration and participation are in the spotlight with recent mobilizations particularly in the Middle East and ongoing suppression of civil society under authoritarian regimes in parts of the world. New media, social networks and other technological innovations raise new opportunities and challenges for organizing collective action and the diversity of civil society. Marketization and its impact on the Third Sector is attracting renewed research interest as welfare budgets are cut and the role of nonprofits is called into question in difficult fiscal times in many nations. A second type of marketization is also attracting attention particularly the growth of corporate social responsibility (CSR), the emergence of social enterprises and changing philanthropic paradigms. International research toward a better understanding of the implications of these changes continues to gather momentum.
There are not specific guidelines on how to write your papers for the Tenth International Conference of ISTR: we suggest you to have a look at papers that are part of the Conference Working Papers Series of our previous International Conferences on www.istr.org/?page=WPSeries.
For those who would like to know how to present the papers, download here the Paper Guidelines 2012.