Call for Proposals: Public Peformance and Management Review
Symposium on New Public Governance in Eastern Europe
New Public Governance consists of five components (Osborne 2010): sociopolitical governance, public policy governance, administrative governance, contract governance, and network governance. Socio-political governance is “concerned with the over-artching institutional relationships within society” (p. 8); public policy governance is “concerned with how policy elites and networks interact to create and govern the public policy process” (p. 8); administrative governance is “concerned with the effective application of [public administration] and its repositioning to encompass the complexities of the contemporary state” (p. 9); contract governance is “concerned with the inner workings of the [new public management], and particularly the governance of contractual relationships in the delivery of public services” (p. 9); network governance is “concerned with how [interorganizational networks] function both with and without government to provide public services” (p. 9).
This symposium to be published in Public Performance and Management Review aims to feature research articles that examine how New Public Governance concepts have been established in Eastern Europe, as well as the diversity of interpretation and application of practices from other European countries and from the United States. Acceptable research articles include single-country case studies and comparative analyses within Eastern Europe or between countries within and outside the region; research can include qualitative and/or quantitative methods, as well as point-in-time and longitudinal analyses.
Proposals must make clear the intended theoretical contribution of the research, as well as the potential practical application of research findings for the future introduction, adaptation, and evolution of new public governance concepts around the world. Proposals that offer only a descriptive case study without broader theoretical linkages will not be accepted. The countries of focus in this symposium are: Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, and Slovenia.
Symposium editors are Thomas Bryer, associate professor and director of the Center for Public and Nonprofit Management, School of Public Administration, University of Central Florida, and Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, Kaunas University of Technology (KTU); Eglė Butkevičienė, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, KTU; and, Eglė Vaidelytė, associate professor, Faculty of Social Sciences, Arts, and Humanities, KTU. Proposals of not more than 500 words should be sent by 29th January 2016 to firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, and firstname.lastname@example.org. Full papers will be due approximately 5 months after proposal acceptance.
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