The 2017 Annual Conference of Asian Group for Public Administration (AGPA) will be jointly held by AGPA and Xiamen University during October 20-23, 2017.
AGPA is a regional group affiliated to International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS), a global organization based in Brussels and established in 1930. It is aimed to build a platform in Asia and promote the development of theoretical research and practical innovation in public administration in the area.
AGPA organizing committee cordially invites scholars and practitioners in the field of public administration to take part in the conference and submit papers for presentation. During the conference, AGPA-EGPA Special Session on Asia-Europe Dialogue: Public Policy on Active Aging will also be convened, and scholars from Asia and Europe will be invited to participate in the meeting and make presentations. In addition, the China-Japan-ROK Roundtable on Civil Service System Modernization will be held with two representatives from each of the three countries.
Theme: Internationalization of Human Resources and Management of Skilled Migrants
The African Association for Public Administration and Management (AAPAM) in collaboration with the Ministry for Public Sector and the Modernization of Administration, Kingdom of Morocco, invites participants to the 38th Roundtable Conference, from 6th – 10th November 2017 at El Jadida, Kingdom of Morocco. The theme of the 38th Roundtable
conference is: ” A Transformed Leadership: Managing National Resources to achieve the objectives of Africa Agenda 2063 and Sustainable Development Goals”.
The Latin American Center for Administration for Development (CLAD) and the Government of Spain, through the Ministry of Finance and Public Administration and the National Institute of Public Administration (INAP), are pleased to announce the XXII International Congress of CLAD on Reform of the State and Public Administration “to be held in Madrid, Spain, from 14 to 17 November 2017.
EPPA Seminar “Cultures, Diversity and Public Administration”
The aim of the seminar is to demonstrate that cultures and diversity in the European scene is getting more relevant. The question is how we map the increase of change and relevance, and how this affects the multidisciplinary field of PA for the future.
The Logic of the “Cultures, Diverstiy and Public Administration”- Seminar
From a thematic point of view there will be a focus on the following elements:
First, Setting the Scene: what is Happening and going to happen? It is important to map cultures and diversities, now and in the future and to show ‘Facts and figures’ on the shifts which are happening. This may include languages and language policies in countries (national and non-national languages), migrations, multicultural administrations (e.g. the European Commission).
Second: theories and models in PA taking (or not) culture and diversity into account. How and to what extent is PA-research positioning itself vis-à-vis Languages, Religion, (Legal) Traditions, … Also, about policies in heterogeneous communities: what about effective policies in culturally diverse communities in a country. Also, how does recent multicultural organizational theory look like (national and international organisations).
Third: What about PA Country Clusters in research. How do clusters look like, are they changing? What are research strategies to explain differences based on types of Clusters. How does this affect research strategies of ‘Most Different Research Design’
Fourth: What are the implications for a PA Research Agenda (Data, Topics, Methods,…)