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16Jan 2013

Next two conferences

Our next two conferences will take place in the spring and summer of 2013 in the cities of Grenoble (France) and Dubrovnik (Croatia). The first one will be the 1st international conference on Public Policy (June 26-28, 2013) and the second will be about the Europeanization of public administration and policy: sharing values, norms and practices (April 4-7, 2013). Those interested in submitting paper proposals should take into account that the process needs to be done directly through the organizers of each conference (see information in the conference section of this website).

29Aug 2011

Call for papers


RC05 is ready to hold its new conference within the greater umbrella of IPSA's world congress. Our Research committee will have nine panels, all touching different aspects of local government and local politics.


  • Deadline to submit abstract/paper proposals: October 17, 2011
  • Abstract proposers are notified of final results: December 2, 2011
  • Deadline for paper presenters to upload papers: June 1, 2012


  • Inequality and Decentralized Governance
  • Local Government Amalgamation and its Alternatives: Effects on Democracy and Governance
  • Local leadership in the European Union countries – good and bad practices.
  • Reshaping territorial polities: role and functions of local government in a multilevel governance scenario.
  • The provision of public services; from public/municipal to private– and reverse (“re-municipalization“)?
  • Territorial choice, multilevel governance and local democratic accountability
  • The implications for local democratic participation, legitimacy and effectiveness of local government size
  • Mayors in Comparative Perspective
  • Understanding the governance of megacities

Please see more information in the call for papers section of this website.

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