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Call-For-Papers: EGPA Conference 2012
Sep 05, 2012
Sep 08, 2012
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10th workshop of the Study Group of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA) on ETHICS AND INTEGRITY OF GOVERNANCE
September 5-8 University of Bergen, Norway
The Study Group on Ethics and Integrity of Governance brings together academics and practitioners interested in the ethical dimension of administration and organization. The group's mission is to establish a long-term network aimed at stimulating research on public sector integrity and ethics in Europe. The Study Group was launched at the 2003 EGPA Annual Conference and had an average attendance of about 40 participants in the 9 subsequent annual meetings. The group also co-organized two specialized conferences: the 2005 Transatlantic Dialogue in Leuven and the 2009 Global Dialogue in Amsterdam.
The aim of the annual sessions is to present an overview of the cutting-edge academic research on ethics and integrity of governance with relevance for the practice of European governance and government. The Study Group particularly wants to contribute to making progress in comparative research, building on previous initiatives in transnational and global dialogues and the increasing cooperation between European researchers.
For the Bergen conference in September 2012, we invite papers within the broad field of ethics and integrity of governance. Because of international developments, with ‘broad’, we also mean papers that are about the relationships between ethics/public values and the Quality of Governance or Good Governance.
Possible themes could include (but are not limited to) the following:
§ What is the quality of governance and how can it be improved?
§ Integrity policies: What works, how and when?
§ What is the state of public integrity in Scandinavia; what are the good and bad developments?
§ Criminological perspectives on corruption and employee deviance
§ Historical and sociological analyses of ethics in governance in countries or European regions
§ Concepts of administrative ethics research
§ Methodologies of administrative ethics research
§ Developments of public integrity (and corruption) within administrations (and predictions)
§ (Conflicting) public values
§ Normative analyses of public governance
§ Victims of ethics violations: theoretical and empirical research on consequences of ethics violations on management of organizations, legitimacy, citizens, state budgets, trust etc.
As usual, we like to emphasize that the study group particularly welcomes comparative research (comparing respectively countries and organizations). Single case studies can only be considered on the condition that they go beyond mere description and are embedded in a theoretical framework.
Papers will be selected by the co-chairs by 1 June 2012.
Authors will be notified of the outcome. Authors whose proposals have been accepted should upload their completed paper on www.conftool.pro/egpa2012or send it by e-mail to the co-chairs and to firstname.lastname@example.org 25 July 2012 at the latest.
7th annual EGPA PhD WORKSHOP, with a special track on public ethics and integrity
In addition to the Study Group’s regular sessions, PhD students can also participate in the 7th annual EGPA PhD-workshop, that will this year include a special track for doctoral students doing research on “public ethics and integrity.” It will take place September 3rd-4th 2012, immediately preceding the annual EGPA conference in Bergen. This special track is meant to offer specialized knowledge on doing empirical research in the field of public ethics as well as an exchange on methods, research strategies, and experiences.
Deadline for the submission of an extended abstract by e-mail is May 1st 2012. Please email your abstract to one of the workshop convenors: Prof. Christoph Reichard (University of Potsdam) (email@example.com) or Dr. Patrick von Maravić (Zeppelin University) (firstname.lastname@example.org). For further information on the public ethics track please contact Dr. Patrick von Maravic (Zeppelin University, e-mail: email@example.com).
An extended call for papers will be available from the workshop convenors shortly and can be downloaded from the EGPA website as well as from the website of this study group at www.egpa-ethics.eu