09 Feb 2017
6 to 8 December 2017, Agadir
Call for Papers
NEW DEADLINE TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS: March 4, 2017
In recent years, social networks have grown exponentially.
Now, it is risky for a private or public organization to keep out of this evolution of communication. Indeed, today all companies are dealing with social networks in order to manage their image, to develop financially and to enrich their experience on the web market which offers new opportunities that were previously nonexistent.
Why communicate through social networks?
The IIAS would like to share with its members the announcement of the AIRMAP’s (Association Internationale de Recherche en Management Public) 6th Annual Conference which will take place in Nice, France, on June 1st and 2nd, 2017.
The theme will be: “Is Public Management Universal” ?
The universality can be deﬁned as the character of what concerns all mankind. The concept of universal public management implies also questioning the application of theories, models but also the evolutions and the consideration of a public sphere that would be shared by all. Even though we notce the omnipresence of the main stream New Public Management within major trends, alternatives can be observed, in particular with the development of neo-Weberian types of approach. The queston of universal models formulates a choice between an international model and national specificities implying necessarily speciﬁc models.
24-25 September 2016
Deadline for submission of abstracts for the symposium: 30 April 2016
Background and Coverage
The group of countries that includes Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa, or BRICS, has emerged as a simple acronym created by a bank executive in 2001 to become an economic and political coalition of emerging economies. Initially, the expression just meant the populous and fast-growing economies with potential for investments until the first formal meeting of the then four BRIC countries in 2006 in the United Nations General Assembly followed by the annual meetings since 2009. The BRICS comprise of approximately 3 billion people (40% of the World’s population) and 16 trillion dollars (20% of the World’s economy). Thus, what happens in the BRICS countries have a huge influence in world’s economic, political, social and environmental affairs.
Much has been researched about the economic and political dimensions of the BRICS, both comparing among themselves as well as the block as a whole. However, there is much less research on the public administration and governance aspects of those countries. Thus, this forum has two main objectives. The first is to compile a series of research papers that can examine the state of governance and public administration on those countries to analyze the main challenges, similarities and differences in those countries, as well as possibilities of learning from each other. The second is to nurture a network of government officials and scholars in public affairs in the BRICS countries that can exchange information and engage in policy learning and joint research.
Therefore, this call invites researchers in the BRICS countries and scholars with interest in the BRICS to submit abstracts and papers analyzing public affairs in BRICS countries. Papers can be about general aspects of the public administration or governance in those countries, or specific studies in one or more sectors or localities at the subnational level. We also encourage the submission of comparative studies or studies related to the new institutions led by BRICS (like the New Development Bank created in 2014) or the influence of BRICS in other countries (like ODA), as well as theoretical implications of the BRICS practices of administrative reforms and governance, which may not be captured by existing conceptual frameworks. The best papers will be considered for a possible joint publication (book or journal) planned by the members of the scientific committee.
We hope this will be the first of a series of meetings related to the topic of development and governance in the BRICS coming in the following years.
Specifically, the forum symposium is structured as follows:
Afternoon – Opening of the symposium
6:30-8:30pm – Reception
9:00am-6:00pm – Symposium panels
- Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, COPPEAD-UFRJ and Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Brazil
- Alexey Barabashev, Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia
- Navdeep Mathur, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India
- Yijia Jing, Fudan University, Shanghai, China
- Christopher Tapscott, University of the Western Cape, Cape Town, South Africa
- Yijia Jing, Fudan University, China
- Jose A. Puppim de Oliveira, COPPEAD-UFRJ and Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV), Brazil
29 Mar 2016
The National Institute of Public Administration (hereafter, INAP) is presenting a new edition of the European Reciprocal Training Programme. The trainng will take place in Madrid from 30th of May to 2nd of June .
The purpose of this programme is to strengthen the relations among European Public Administrations,while also deepening mutual trust among these organizations.
This seminar is offered to experienced civil servants from different Member States and aims at giving participants a overview of the Spanish political and administrative institutions within the European Union,together with a social, economic and culturallandscape.
Finally, apart from the presentations of the selected speakers and a panel discussion about Spanish current affairs, there are also programmed visits to the Senate,Cine Doré-The Spanish Film Archive, the Instituto Cervantes and the Museo del Prado.
The deadline for registration is 15th April.
June 6-11, 2016
George Mason University, in conjunction with Mississippi State University, the University of Zagreb, and the University of Split, is proud to offer an advanced training seminar that explores emerging social issues surrounding immigration and refugee studies
- Migration and Health
- Mass Migration and Threats to Security
- Representation and Portrayal of Migrant Populations in the Media
02 Mar 2016
CALL FOR PAPERS
3rd International Conference on Democratic Governance in the Developing World
Advancing Democratic Governance in the Developing World: The Role of Conflict, Complementarity, and Collaboration in Fostering Democratic Ideals, Practices, and Institutions
July 18-19, 2016
Although many developing countries have transitioned to some sort of democracy over the last several decades, actual democratic consolidation and democratic governance have remained elusive. In part, this is because democratic ideals, practices, and institutions have not fully taken root and become institutionalized in the day-to-day practices of politicians, public administrators, civic leaders, and citizens. As a result, many developing countries struggle to adequately address conflict (in numerous forms), foster collaboration across sectoral, jurisdictional, and other boundaries, and otherwise nurture complementary democratic forces. In turn, ineffective practices for dealing with conflict, complementarity, and collaboration have led to poor performance, opportunistic behavior, corruption, and other challenges that weaken the quality of governance and undermine democracy.
The purpose of the 3rd International Conference on Democratic Governance * is to explore the various dimensions – political, economic, social, spiritual, and cultural – needed to advance and sustain democratic governance in the developing world. Specifically, the conference will bring together an international group of scholars and practitioners from diverse disciplines (e.g., public administration, political science, economics, sociology, business, law, journalism, international relations, and others) to collectively examine the role of conflict, complementarity, and collaboration in fostering and sustaining democratic ideals, practices, and institutions. In their papers, conference participants can address numerous themes and issues, such as:
08 Jun 2015
The theme to be discussed, The Role of Citizens and Organisations in Co-Constructing Public Action in the MENA region, will facilitate exchange of knowledge and experiences among countries and partners in the Arab States on the architectures and models for co-constructing public action in delivering public service through integrating citizens and the corporate world. An extended focus will be on local governance models enabling both citizen and corporate participation in constructing public action.
The conference will facilitate discussions between researchers and decision-makers from across the region and beyond and experts on public administration and local governance. In particular, the conference will provide a much-needed opportunity to debate the important role of public administration and local government in building more legitimate, inclusive and rights-based societies in the region.
Extended deadline for paper submission : 15/08/2015
IIAS Member, Public Administration International, would like to inform you about their annual international five-day workshop/study programme called “Integrity in Public Life: Core Values, codes of conduct and conflicts of interest” –
This programme aims to assist participants in developing and introducing practical mechanisms for establishing, promoting and sustaining an ethical infrastructure in the public life of their own countries and to make a positive contribution to fighting corruption in public life. It is designed for Parliamentarians, senior policy makers and managers in the public sector, Presidential or special advisers, local government officials, representatives from civil society organisations and all those with responsibility for or a special interest in ethics, anti-corruption and good governance.
Their next programme is scheduled for 2 to 6 November 2015 and they are inviting applications from all interested parties.
More information about the programme: http://www.public-admin.co.uk/programmes/integrity-in-public-life-core-values-codes-of-conduct-and-conflicts-of-interest/
View the Brochure 2015 (opens in a PDF document)
24 Apr 2015
The IIAS participated this week to the work of the Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. The President of IIAS, Mr. prof. Bouckaert and the IIAS Director General, Mr. Rolet Loretan, formed the delegation who actively participated in debates and establishes valuable contacts with the different partners of the Institute.