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Call for Papers International Conference on Public Administration 2013

Public Sector Reform and Government in Transition: Values, Institutions, Leadership, Citizen Engagement, and Human Rights October 1-2, 2013 College of Governance & Public Policy, University of Makati City of Makati, Philippines

Organized by Philippine Society for Public Administration (PSPA) With College of Governance and Public Policy-University of Makati (CGPP-UMAK) Commission on Human Rights (CHR) Local Government Academy (LGA) UP NCPAG-Center for Local and Regional Governance (CLRG) Philippine Councilors League-Legislative Academy (PCG-LA) Supported by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) Network of Asian Pacific Schools and Institutes of Public Administration (NAPSIPAG) Association of Schools of Public Administration in the Philippines (ASPAP)
And other partners Pimentel Institute of Leadership and Governance / Pimentel Center for Local Governance; University of Makati; Good Citizenship Movement; Bagong Lumad Artists Foundation, Inc; Junior Philippine Society for Public Administration; Department of Interior and Local Government; Office of the Vice President Jejomar C. Binay; Civil Service Commission; UP NCPAG-Center for Leadership, Citizenship, and Democracy; Philippine Social Science Council; and Center for Leadership, Communication, & Governance, Inc.

Themed Public Sector Reform & Government in Transition: Values, Institutions, Leadership, Citizen Engagement, and Human Rights, the conference is designed to attract a global audience including academics and professionals from universities, think tanks, government agencies, nonprofits, and the private sector and to convene them in a common platform where they could share, debate, and foreground new and innovative ways of tackling some of the most daunting and seemingly intractable challenges confronting the public sector today. The conference broadly solicits high quality papers, may they be theory-driven or empirically based, as well as ones that deploy diverse multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives . In addition to single papers, we also strongly encourage proposals for panels, whereby three or more abstracts linked to a particular sub-theme of the conference are submitted for consideration. Focusedpanels will allow participants to engage more deeply with their special interests and create a space for more targetive, rigorous debates. To provide substantive clarity and analytical focus on the theme of the conference, papers are encouraged to be nuanced to following research streams: (1) Reforming institutions, structures, and processes for responsive public administration and good governance (Convenors: LGA, CSC, & DILG) (2) Engaging citizens for good governance (Convenors: UP NCPAG-CLRG and JPSPA) (3) Reshaping culture, values, mindsets, and behavior (Convenor: GCM, BLAFI, and CLCGI) (4) Human rights and governance (Convenor: CHR) Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words in Word format to pspaconference2013@gmail.com on or before May 15, 2013. Abstracts must clearly discuss the purpose and objectives of the research/paper area to be undertaken/written with the appropriate research approach and methodology to be employed. Please include full name, position, affiliation, and email in the abstract.

Papers will be selected based on the following criteria: (1) Relevance of paper to the above-theme and/or sub-themes; (2) Originality submission of existing or ongoing research papers not published is allowed and/or even encouraged; (3) Appropriateness of approach and methodology; and (4) Applicability to key governance and development sector either at the national or local level.

Specific details regarding sub-themes, registration fees, and accommodation are available at www.pspa.ph. You can also visit us at www.facebook/PSPA.org. For further information, please contract Mark Joseph Tajo Solis at solismarkjoseph@yahoo.com or Dr. Alex Bello Brillantes, Jr. atabbrillantes@gmail.com.