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EGPA 2014 call for papers: "Are governments 'fit' to function in a context of governance?"

Tuesday, April 29, 2014   (0 Comments)
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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?

3.      What conditions need to be fulfilled at the level of the governmental partner, in order to make new governance patterns function effectively (for creating public value)?

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 found at:

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