EGPA 2014 call for papers: "Are governments 'fit' to function in a context of governance?"
Tuesday, April 29, 2014
You are cordially invited to submit an abstract for the
upcoming EGPA-Conference (Speyer, Germany, 10-12 September).
More specific, we would like to draw your attention to
the meeting of Study Group VIII - Public Governance of Societal Sectors. This
year, we focus on the emergence of new governance patterns, but with an
explicit focus on the consequences of the changing governance of societal
sectors for the machinery of government (at all levels) itself. Issues to be
addressed include (not limitative):
1. To what
extent is the governmental steering-philosophy and -practice contingent with
the challenges posed by the new governance patterns?
2. To what
extent is the internal organisation of governments contingent with the
challenges of coordinating and steering for public value in a context dominated
by new governance patterns?
conditions need to be fulfilled at the level of the governmental partner, in
order to make new governance patterns function effectively (for creating public
4. Do we need
to define, and can we define, a 'no man's land' between government and civil
society, in which the interaction between both partners is totally redefined in
function of effective governance, and in which new rules of decision-making and
implementing policy are defined in function of effective governance?
The full call for papers for this Study Group is attached
to this mail, and can be downloaded from:
We welcome (comparative) case studies, but certainly also
conceptual/theoretical papers. We will continue our efforts to organize
publication outlets for interesting contributions.
Any other information about the EGPA Conference can be