The Remote Regions / Northern Development sessions are in their twenty-seventh year. The organizers are issuing a general call for papers from economists, political scientists, anthropologists, sociologists, historians, planners, and others involved in research in northern and other remote regions. In the past, researchers from Canada, Alaska, Hawaii, Greenland, Finland, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand,
Micronesia, Israel, Russia, and the United States have presented papers.

General topics include the analysis and discussion of economic, political, and social-cultural change in remote and sparsely settled regions. Papers on any topic consistent with the general theme are
welcomed. Examples of specific topics include:

- The consequences of new technology
- The effects of government expenditures
- The conditions for success or failure of development projects
- Relations between the subsistence and market economies
- Regional benefits and costs of development
- Economic integration and cultural preservation
- Community development
- Changing social patterns
- Native sovereignty and federalism
- Migration
- Institutional change and resource governance in remote regions

The organizers also welcome special sessions and are especially interested in sessions that address a particular theme from the perspective of a number of countries or regions. Please contact Lee Huskey ( if you are interested in organizing such a session.

Conference organizers will be sending information about association membership, registration, hotel reservations, and related matters to those responding to this call.

Submission deadline: Sunday, 1 November 2009.

The conference website is available at:

For further information or to submit an abstract, please contact:
Lee Huskey