RC05 - Comparative Studies on Local Government and Politics

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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 below).

Conference 1

1st international conference on Public Policy
26-28 June- Grenoble, France

Presentation ICPP 2013

The aim of this conference is to bring together researchers from all over the world with an interest on public policy, to reinforce the exchanges between them and to participate to the update production of knowledge.
Public policy has become an established focus of scholarly attention over the last 50 years. Participants have come from a range of disciplines, including political science, public administration, geography, sociology, economics and law among others and have been involved in a variety of inter and multi-disciplinary areas. This conference proposes to join all researchers who work on public policy among their approaches and topics.
During this conference, opportunities will be provided for both junior and senior researchers to present and discuss new research, theoretical, conceptual and methodological insights and empirical findings through a system of panels and workshops with audience participation and to discuss some common papers by a system of conference speakers and plenary discussions.

The RC05 co-sponsors

The conference is sponsored by:

  • Six Research Committees (RC) of the International Political Science Association (IPSA)
  • RC05 - Comparative Studies on Local Government and Politics
  • RC19 - Gender Politics and Policy
  • RC25 - Comparative Health Policy
  • RC30 - Comparative Public Policy
  • RC32 - Public Policy and Administration
  • RC38 - Business and Politics
  • The Standing Group 39 on Theoretical Perspectives in Policy Analysis of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR),
  • The Russian Political Studies Association (PSA),
  • The Public Policy Section of the The American Political Science Association (APSA)
  • The French Political Science Association (AFSP).
  • The International Comparative Policy Analysis Forum

Selection procedure, submission of papers and important deadlines

  • 1st September – 1st November 2012 : call for panel proposals
  • November 2012 : selection of panels and workshops
  • 1st December – 31th January 2013 : call for papers
  • February 2013 : selection of papers and finalization of panels and workshops
  • 1st March 2013 : organization of papers
  • 15th March –15th June 2013 : registration
  • 1st June 2013 : deadline for Full Papers ; and end of early registration Fees

Panels with RC05 members presenting in them:

Multi-level governance in a networked state : reconciling democracy with ‘good governance’

-Professor Henrik Bang, University of Canberra, HB@ifs.ku.dk
-Dr Paul Fawcett, University of Sydney, paul.fawcett@sydney.edu.au

Who governs in public governance ? The politics of public and private in local services

-Giulio Citroni, University of Calabria, Italy, giulio.citroni@unical.it
-Maria Tullia Galanti, University of Florence, Italy, tullia.galanti@gmail.com
-Prof. B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh, bgpeters@pitt.edu

Policy for Democratic Decentralization & its Discontents : A Comparative Perspective

-Professor Fred Lazin, Ben Gurion University, Israel, fred.lazin@gmail.com

The relationship between size and local democracy

-Professor Robert Cameron, University of Cape Town, Robert.Cameron@uct.ac.za
-Chris Game, University of Birmingham, C.H.Game@bham.ac.uk

Urban Governance and the City

-Dr. Evren Tok, Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies, Doha-Qatar, etok@qfis.edu.qa

Extraterritorial Affairs and the Federated State : Para-diplomacy in 2013 and Beyond

-Rajeev Venugopal, University of New Brunswick, Canada, raj.venugopal@gnb.ca

Polycentric Public Policy and the Environment

-Benjamin Cashore, Yale University’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Benjamin.Cashore@yale.edu
-Steven Bernstein, University of Toronto, steven.bernstein@utoronto.ca
-Iben Nathan, University of Copenhagen, in@life.ku.dk

New directions in the study of public policy

-Peter John, University College London, peter.john@ucl.ac.uk
-Hellmut Wollmann, Humboldt University Berlin, hellmut.wollmann@rz.hu-berlin.de
-Daniel A. Mazmanian, University of Southern California, mazmania@usc.edu

Conference 2

Europeanization of public administration and policy: sharing values, norms and practices

April 4-7, 2013, Dubrovnik, Croatia

General aim and expected outcomes of the Conference

The general aim of the conference is to explore and discuss recent trends and developments in the public administration and public policy in broader framework of the European integration processes. The presentation of theoretical and research papers will serve as an impetus for the exchange of ideas among invited academics and researchers, as well as the PhD students for whom the PhD workshop will be organized. A certain number of the practitioners will be invited to offer practitioners’ view on the debated issues.
The principal outcome of the conference will be strengthening the links among researchers in the public administration and public policy field, especially with regard to regional research networks (South-Eastern Europe, Eastern Europe, Mediterranean area) and broader European network, as well as the contributing to the theoretical and methodological development of public administration and public policy research, with the focus on Europeanization studies. The framework of the conference rests upon the exploration of the interrelatedness of administration and policy, stability and change, old and new agendas, structure and process and other dichotomies of politico-administrative system.
The quality papers will be invited for publication in Croatian and Comparative Public Administration and Annals of Croatian Political Science.

RC05 co-sponsors:

Research Committee 32 Public Policy & Administration of the International Political Science Association In collaboration with:

  • Institute for Public Administration, Croatia
  • Croatian Political Science Association, Croatia
  • Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb, Croatia,
  • Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia
  • Research Committee 5 Comparative Studies on Local Government and Politics of the International Political Science Association

Selection procedure, submission of papers and important deadlines

  • 10 January 2013 – Abstracts should be submitted to the Organizing Committee
  • 25 January 2013 – Notification of acceptance by the Organizing Committee
  • 15 February 2013 – The Conference programme will be sent to the participants
  • 18 March 2013 – Submission of draft papers

Organizing committee

  • Professor Robert Hoppe (RC 32 Chair), Netherlands, University of Twente r.hoppe@utwente.nl
  • Professor Dr Ivan Koprić, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb & Institute of Public Administration ikopric@pravo.hr
  • Professor Dr Zdravko Petak, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb & Croatian Political Science Association zdravko.petak@fpzg.hr
  • Dr Anamarija Musa, assistant professor, Faculty of Law, University of Zagreb amusa@pravo.hr
  • Anka Kekez Koštro, MA, research assistant, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, akekez@fpzg.hr

Published on Saturday, January 26 2013 by Santiago Leyva