The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2010 - Osaka, Japan - SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JAN 15 2010

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The Asian Conference on the Social Sciences 2010. Organized by IAFOR in Association with the University of Glasgow (UK), Auburn University (USA), the National University of Cordoba (Argentina) and the National University of Tainan (Taiwan)
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"East Meets West in Pursuit of a Sustainable World"

The theme of the Inaugural Asian Conference on the Social Sciences is 'East Meets West. For more than a decade, sustainability has emerged a global issue for business and industry, government, and academia. Historically, sustainability has been associated with environmental concerns such as the energy crisis and global warming. Today, however, it is recognized that social/economic justice is equally important to achieving a sustainable future. Thus, issues such as poverty, hunger, education, health care, and access to markets should be a part of the evolution of any comprehensive sustainability paradigm. The conference will address these various dimensions of human sustainability.

Conference Chair:

Professor June M. Henton, Ph.D.
Dean, College of Human Sciences, Auburn University, USA


The conference's theme is 'East Meets West in Pursuit of a Sustainable World' and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this questions from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage submissions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to the Social Sciences, including the following:

* Anthropology, Archaeology, Cultural Studies and Humanities
* Media and Communications
* Economics and Management
* Education and Social Welfare
* Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Gender
* Natural, Environmental and Health Sciences
* Politics, Public Policy and Law
* Psychology, Cognitive Science and the Behavioral Sciences
* Research Methodologies, Quantitative and Qualitative Methods
* Sociology and Geography
* Technology and Applied Sciences
* Other Areas of Social Sciences, including interdisciplinary research.

NB Abstracts should be 250-500 words in length and will be blind reviewed by a voluntary team of peer reviewers. Authors are limited to one abstract submission, whether as lead or secondary author. Please apply through the online system at

Conference Deadlines

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 15 January 2010
Results of abstract reviews returned to authors: 5 February 2010
Deadline for submission of full papers: 1 April 2010
Deadline for full conference registration payment for all presenters: 1 May 2010
ACSS Conference: 18-21 June 2010