Call for Proposal: Lien International Conference on Good Governance 2017

The 4th biennial Lien International Conference on Good Governance is hosted by the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA) of the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and cordially organized with the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS).

Date: 27th to 28th October 2017
Venue: Shangri La Hotel Singapore, Singapore

Partnering Academic Journals:

Chinese Public Administration Review
Public Performance & Management Review
Journal of Chinese Overseas

Sponsor: Lien Foundation

Organizing Committee:

Professor Liu Hong, Tan Kah Kee Endowed Professor of Asian Studies, Chair of School of Social Sciences and Director of Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, Nanyang Technological University
Professor Chew Soon Beng, Deputy Director, Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, Nanyang Technological University

Dr Yu Wenxuan, Assistant Professor, School of Social Sciences, Nanyang Technological University

Dr Celia Lee, Research Fellow, Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, Nanyang Technological University

Dr Wang Tingyan, Postdoctoral Fellow, Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, Nanyang Technological University

Dr Guanie Lim, Postdoctoral Fellow, Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, Nanyang Technological University

About the Conference:

The Lien Conference on Good Governance is a Biennial event jointly organized by the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration (NCPA) from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU), American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS). Generously supported by the Lien Foundation, the Conference gathers local and international academics, practitioners and researchers to examine major issues in governance, public service delivery and evaluation, especially from cross-country comparative.

2017 Theme: Forging Towards an Inclusive and Sustainable Globalization

We live in an era of globalization, the global flow of trade has more than doubled since the 1990s with more open economies that lower the cost of goods and services. Since the end of the Cold War, the productive global labor force has grown vastly, contributing to new manufacturing and services throughout the developing and the developed worlds, boosting demand for energy and increasing consumptions. In the meantime, the intensity and scale of flows of capital, talents, skills, technologies, information, and ideas have been on the rapid rise over the past two decades.

Despite the vision of globalization to raise all boats in poor and rich countries alike, many countries remain on the fringes and some are even falling further behind. Their exclusions are due to many reasons, including, among other things, competing interests, poor governance, discrimination, diseases, absence of infrastructure, weakening economies, and environmental challenges. The stark numbers on unemployment, underemployment, working poverty and income inequality translate into major setbacks for the aspirations of hundreds of millions of women and men and their families and communities. The disconnection between the preoccupations of people and global political elites is deepening, with many damaging consequences for democracy, the rule of law, social cohesion and human development.

Globalization offers incredible opportunities and potentials, however, achieving an inclusive globalization that can combine economic dynamism with social justice in a sustainable way for the people of the developed and the developing world alike is a key public policy challenge facing governments today. Against the backdrop of new opportunities, unprecedented challenges and shifting paradigms with the rise of populism, anti-immigration, and anti-globalization sentiments, the theme of this year’s conference aims to discuss in-depth good governance in the context of achieving an inclusive and sustainable globalization.

Theoretical, empirical and comparative studies in different countries and region are welcomed for the following sub-themes:
Governance and Anti-Corruption Strategies
Migration and Social Integration
Economic and Financial Management
Foreign Direct Investments
Infrastructure and Developments
Knowledge Transfer and Management
Brain circulation and Global Talent Strategies
Innovation and Economics Restructuring
“One Belt One Road” Initiative
Philanthropy & Social Innovation

Submission:
Proposals for panel and paper should be submitted by 15 June 2017 and participants will be notified of acceptance within one month. Instructions for submission as follow:

Call for Paper
Each individual proposal must indicate the sub-theme in which the applicant would prefer to be considered.
Each individual proposal must include an abstract of the paper to be presented (word limit: 500) and a short bio of the author (word limit: 250)

Call for Panel
Each panel should not consist of more than 5 members. This could include 3 or 4 paper presenters, 1 chairperson, and 1 discussant.
Paper presenters could also serve as chairperson and/or discussant within the same panel.
The panel proposal must indicate which sub-theme the panel is proposed to be considered in.

All proposals must be submitted using the application forms downloadable at http://conference.ntu.edu.sg/lienconference2017 and submit to lienconference@ntu.edu.sg before the deadline. Full papers shall be submitted by 30/9/2017. Papers shall have a maximum length of 8,000 words and follow AJPA reference style. Further enquiries should be directed to lienconference@ntu.edu.sg. All papers presented at the conference may be eligible for review and considered for a special issue of a partner journal.

Registration:
Registration for the conference will commence in July 2017. For registration process and more information on the conference, please go to: http://conference.ntu.edu.sg/lienconference2017

Contact Info:

Dr Celia Lee, Research Fellow, Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, Nanyang Technological University
Dr Wang Tingyan, Postdoctoral Fellow, Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, Nanyang Technological University
Dr Guanie Lim, Postdoctoral Fellow, Nanyang Centre for Public Administration, Nanyang Technological University

Contact Email: lienconference@ntu.edu.sg
URL: http://conference.ntu.edu.sg/lienconference2017
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