Working Group IX: International Dimensions of Public Administration

The globalization process has brought to light a number of issues and challenges for the entire international system and for the countries that compose it, regardless of their development level and degree of international insertion. The increasing number of international commitments in the fields of economic development, public health, defense and security, environmental preservation, poverty eradication, migratory movements, etc. are a direct expression of this reality. These commitments have given rise to the establishment of a myriad of new multilateral governance systems where shared public policies, international mediation and global conflict resolution are designed and implemented.

In this sense, it is evident that a close convergence is needed between actions of national public administrations and the global governance dimension of multilateral organizations. The objective of Working Group IX is to explore this convergence. Thereto it promotes theoretical and empirical studies addressing internationally shared public policy formulation. Also its implementation involving international commitments aimed at global targets is envisaged. The objective is to advance academic discussion regarding a perspective that is still little explored scientifically but is crucial for global governance: the roundabouts and crossroads of the conceptual frameworks used in Public Policy, Public Administration and International Relations and their integrative theorization in the context of globalization.

Papers addressing questions dealing with international or comparative aspects of international governance are most welcome. Applicants are especially invited to address the issue of the impact of globalization on subnational government, which is transforming international relationships and local diplomacy. Besides this special focus, follow-up papers on the themes that were addressed during the 2015 Paris Conference, the 2016 Chengdu Conference and the 2017 Ramallah Conference will also be taken into consideration.

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Prof. dr. Frank Naert

Ghent University, Belgium


Dr. Ruben Dario Echeverry

Universidad del Valle, Colombia


15 February 2018: Abstract submission deadline
28 February 2018: Authors’ notification
1 June 2018: Final paper submission deadline
1 June 2018: Deadline for registration and payment

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