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Development has been a central element in the Iberoamerican debate about the relationship between economy and society. The current discussion of the different definitions have taken a more protagonism due to their scope to other spheres rather than just Economic Growth, concept to which it has been almost exclusively circumscribed for several decades.

The concept of Development has progressed significantly from its beginnings, when it was focused in material growth, through paradigms of human and sustainable development. The idea of Development has evolved, in spite of the initial confusion between its fundamental goals and the means to achieve it. The search of some external elements to people, like income, wealth, or Gross Domestic Product, was considered as a goal, when actually they are means to reach Development. The ultimate goal of development is the quality of life, how people feel about themselves, what do they want to do or what do they want to be. The search of a better life, in terms of Amartya Sen, consists in living in a way that includes freedom and reasons to celebrate. It is necessary to be free to be able to have a good life.

In this sense, the new approaches of development allow us to understand the man and the society as part of a complex and global system. Hence, as a part of specific contexts, it is necessary to consider the relations among its different components, and its relations with the concepts of better life quality and well-being of the individual, at an aggregate level and at a local level as well.

Nonetheless, in spite of the theoretical advances and conceptualization of development, in its wider form, for many of Ibero-America’s countries the model of development remains mainly subscribed to the exploitation of the natural resources. This approach generates significant negative externalities on the environment and the health, restricting the freedom and the people’s capabilities. This model, based on the exploitation of natural resources and raw materials, is unsustainable and constitutes a major constraint to the development of the human being. Hence, there is a need for a change that will allow our society adapting the productive structures to the theoretical advances for a sustainable future. Some fields like ecology, anthropology, and sociology, have made significant contributions to the concept of development and to the valuation of cultural, environmental and natural resources assets. In this sense, the enjoyment of nature and its preservation, the understanding of the culture of the territory, the participation in the lifestyles of the local populations, and justice in the recognition of the people’s rights, gain relevance in the notion of development.

The III ISEM will be faced, therefore, to reflect on its agenda the discussions about development in the framework of the search of more balanced, just and sustainable societies. The event will provide a space for reflection on the growth of the economy of the countries and its relation with the human well-being and the environment. It will also allow to analyze its relevance, incidence and social scope in a sustainable development context.


Founded in 1989, the Society for the Advancement of Socio - Economics (SASE) is an international organization with members in more than 50 countries. The SASE organizes a main annual meeting, in addition to regional meetings, local academic events, and issues for the Socio-Economic Review. In 2013, the first Ibero-American meeting of Socioeconomics was held and took place at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. The second one was held in 2015 in Porto Alegre, at the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil.

In 2017, III Iberoamerican the Socio-Economic meeting will take place in Cartagena, Colombia. This year, the organization of this meeting led by the SASE, will be in charge of the Faculty of Economics and Business (FEN for its Spanish acronym); the Institute of Studies for the Development (IDE) and the Master´s degree in Development and Environment of the Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar, with the support of Departament of Estructura Económica y Economía del Desarrollo, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain. The central topic of the III RISE, “Society, Culture and Sustainable Development in Iberoamerica”, is looking to inspire the theoretical and political debate on the complexities immersed in the relationship between sustainability, development and economic growth in the countries of Iberoamerica, under a multidimensional approach and with the participation of academics and researchers from different disciplines, such as: economics, political science, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, law and sociology.


-The state of the art in socio-economy studies
-Globalization and human development
-Environmental governance, social movements and development.o
-Regulation, supervision and financial system.
-Demographic horizon, labor relations and well-being.
-Sustainable development, climate change and environmental balance.
-Culture, development and creative economy
-Insularity, sovereignty and territorial dynamics.
-Peace, post-conflict and democracy.
-Innovation, entrepreneurship, competitiveness and development
-Tourism and development
-Regional and urban development


  1. It is possible to submit in two different categories: Individual Papers and Sessions
  2. To submit an individual paper, you must include an abstract. Abstracts for submissions to regular networks should be no longer than 500 words. All submissions need to include 3 key words
  3. To submit a session, you must include both an overall abstract for the session and abstracts for each of the 3-4 paper abstracts composing the session. The same word length applies to papers within sessions as does to individual paper submissions.
  4. The abstract shall contain:
    1. Objective (s)
    2. Methodology
    3. Main findings
    4. References
    5. Names, email and academic status of all authors
    6. Less than 500 words
    7. Papers must be submitted in English, Spanish or Portuguese
  5. Indicate in which academic area the document is being submitted (from 1 to 12).
  6. Send the file to: iiirise.cartagena@gmail.com or upload at: http://www.unitecnologica.edu.co/RISE-SASE2017


The III RISE offers the opportunity of publish the best works presented in peer reviewed journals. Authors interested in publication should send the full paper before December 20, 2017, and must comply with the guidelines for evaluation and publication of each journal. The requirements to participate in the call for papers are:

  1. Submitting the abstract for the III RISE during the due dates
  2. The author must be registered in the III RISE and, all the co-authors of the document must be SASE members
  3. The paper must have been presented at the III RISE conference
  4. Send the full paper prior to December 20, 2017


  • Dr. Rafael Agacino (Universidad de Chile)
  • Dr. Augusto Aleán Pico (UTB-Colombia)
  • Dr. Luis Enrique Alonso, (UAM-España)
  • Dr. Miguel Atienza (UCN-Chile)
  • Dr. Victor Cantillo (Uninorte–Colombia)
  • Dra. Maria Cristina Cacciamali, (USP-Brasil)
  • Dr. Jorge Carrera (UNLP-Argentina)
  • Dr. Rolando Cordera, (UNAM-México)
  • Dr. Andrés Escobar (U de Cartagena–Colombia)
  • Dr. Pedro Fonseca (UFRGS-Brasil)
  • Dr. Gerardo Fujii (UNAM-México)
  • Dr. Fernando González Laxe (UDC-España)
  • Dr. Jorge Iván González (Universidad Externado-Colombia)
  • Dr.Leonardo Lomeli (UNAM-México)
  • Dr.Antonio Martin Artiles (UAB-España)
  • Dr. Jorge Mario Martínez Piva (Cepal)
  • Dr.Ciro Murayama (INE-México)

  • Dr. André Moreira Cunha (UFRGS–Brasil)
  • Dr. Juan Carlos Moreno Brid (UNAM-México)
  • Dra.Isabel Novo Corti (UDC-España)
  • Dr. Carlos Ochando (UV-España)
  • Dr. Gueibi Peres Souza (UFSC - Brasil)
  • Dr. Michael Piore, (MIT - EEUU)
  • Dr. Jorge Quintero (Uninorte-Colombia)
  • Dr. Frederico Rocha (UFRJ-Brasil)
  • Dr. Santos M. Ruesga (UAM, Comité Ejecutivo SASE)
  • Dr. Diego Sánchez-Ancochea, (Oxford U.-UK)
  • Dr. Andrew Schrank, (Bronw University-EEUU)
  • Dr. Carlos del Cairo Silva (Pontificia Universidad Javeriana –Colombia)
  • Dr. Diego Silva Ardila (UIS – Colombia)
  • Dr. Julimar da Silva Bichara (UAM-España)
  • Dr. Chris Tilly (UCLA–EEUU)
  • Dr. Daniel Toro (UTB-Colombia)
  • Dr. Olman Villareal Guzmán (UCR–Costa Rica)
  • Dr. Maria Adelaida Farah (PUJ–Colombia)


  • Daniel Toro González (UTB-Colombia)
  • Santos M. Ruesga, (UAM- España)
  • Tania Jiménez Castilla (UTB-Colombia)
  • Augusto Aleán Pico (UTB-Colombia)
  • Julimar da Silva Bichara (UAM- España)




November 16th

Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar (UTB)
Campus Casa Lemaitre-Calle del Bouquet
Cra.21 #25-92, barrio Manga

Centro de Formación de la
Cooperación Española (CFCE)
Cra. 3 #274, barrio Centro

  • 7:30am-3:00pm Registration (UTB)

  • 8:00am-9:30am Parallel sessions/panels 1 (UTB)

  • 9:30am-11:00am Parallel sessions/panels 2 (UTB)

  • 11:00am -11:30am Coffe break

  • 11:30am – 1:00pm Conference 1: Eduardo Posada Carbó - Latin American Centre – Universidad de Oxford (UTB)

  • 1:00pm-2:30pm Opening ceremony and Welcome Lunch (UTB)

  • 2:30pm-3:45pm Parallel sessions/panels 3 (UTB)

  • 5:00pm -5.30pm Presentation of Editorial Project 1 (Investigación Económica, UNAM, México) (CFCE)

  • 5.30pm - 6:30pm Conference 2: Michael Piore - MIT (CFCE)


November 17th

Universidad Tecnológica de Bolívar (UTB)
Campus Casa Lemaitre-Calle del Bouquet
Cra.21 #25-92, barrio Manga

Centro de Formación de la
Cooperación Española (CFCE)
Cra. 3 #274, barrio Centro

  • 8:00am-12:00pm Registration (UTB)

  • 8:00am -9:30am Parallel sessions/panels 4 (UTB)

  • 9:30am - 11:00am Parallel sessions/panels 5 (UTB)

  • 11:00am-11.30am Coffe Break

  • 11:30am-:00pm Parallel sessions/panels 6 (UTB)

  • 1:00pm-2:00pm Lunch

  • 2:30pm-3:30pm Conference 3: María de los Ángeles Durán – The Spanish National Research Council CSIC (CFCE)

  • 3:30pm-4:00pm Presentation of Editorial Project 2 (Cuadernos de Desarrollo Rural, U. Javeriana, Colombia)

  • 4:00pm-5:00pm Conference 4: Josep Borrell – Full Professor at Universidad Complutense de Madrid and President of the European Parliament (CFCE)

  • 5:00pm-6:00pm Cultural Exhibition - Tambores de Cabildo- Cocktail (CFCE)


November 18th

Universidad de Cartagena (UdeC)
Claustro de San Agustín
Cra. 6 #36, barrio Centro

  • 07:30am-10:00am Registration

  • 07:30am-9:00am Parallel sessions/panels 7

  • 09:00am-10:30am Parallel sessions/panels 8

  • 10:30am-11:00am Coffe Break

  • 11:00am-12:00pm Conference 5 - Alberto Abello Vives - Director at Luis Ángel Durango Library

  • 12:00pm-12:30pm Closing Ceremony

  • 12:30pm-1:30pm Farewell Cocktail


Opening term to receive abstracts
Closing date to receive abstracts
Communication of the selection process

16 a 18
 Nov 2017
Cartagena de Indias (Colombia)




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