Category Archives: Call for Papers

Call for Papers: PA special issue

PUPOL is proud to announce that it is organising a special issue on Leadership for Public and Social Value in the journal Public Administration. Guest edited by Alessandro Sancino, Jean Hartley, Mark Bennister, and Sandra Resodihardjo, the special issue aims to examine whether, how and what leadership achieves for society, and/or different publics. It therefore take as level of analysis the relationship between public leadership and societal challenges with the mediating role of the practice of public administration. Contributions focusing on different types of public leadership (e.g. political, managerial, civic, professional etc.) are welcome. Papers may focus on the leadership of the creation or destruction of public and social value at various levels.

The editors invite manuscripts on the topic of leadership for public and social value, to be submitted by 1 October 2017 through Public Administration’s manuscript system (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/padm). If authors would like informal comments from the symposium guest editors prior to formal submission they should send their manuscript to Alessandro Sancino (alessandro.sancino@open.ac.uk) by 30 June 2017.

For more information, see the Call for Papers Leadership for Public and Social Value.

PUPOL newsletter March 2017

The new PUPOL newsletter is out!

In this edition of the newsletter, you can read all about PUPOL’s latest activities, including the second international conference which is set to take place in Milton Keynes, UK two weeks from now. The newsletter highlights some great new academic publications on public and political leadership, unique funding opportunities for research and fellowships, and calls for papers. Want to know more? You can download the newsletter here.

ECPR Panel the role of political leadership in EU politics and policy-making

At the ECPR general conference in Oslo on 6-9 September 2017, Femke van Esch, Henriette Muller and Marij Swinkels will host a panel: “The Role of Leadership in EU Politics and Policy-Making: The Value of Theoretical and Methodological Cross-Fertilization“.

The panel is part of the section on political elites and political leadership, titled “Old Dogs, New Tricks: Elites and Political Leadership in Contemporary Politics”. Our panel is entitled: “The role of leadership in EU politics and policy-making: The value of theoretical and methodological cross-fertilization”. The panel is still open for papers. If you wish to submit a paper for this panel please contact the Panel Chair(s) directly. More information about the Panel and the Chairs can be found below. The deadline for paper proposals is midnight GMT on 15 February 2017 so ensure you do so before this date.

Panel Chairs

Panel Chair: Professor Dr. Femke van Esch, Utrecht School of Governance; f.a.w.j.vanesch@uu.nlPanel Co-Chairs: Dr. Henriette Müller, New York University Abu Dhabi/Humboldt University Berlin; henriette.mueller@nyu.edu. Marij Swinkels, MA, Utrecht School of Governance; e.m.swinkels@uu.nl

Panel theme

Recent crises have shown that the EU has entered an era of transformation. Facing a rise in nationalism and with the legitimacy of the EU’s founding institutions at stake, European leaders are struggling to find common responses to these challenges that increasingly require transboundary, collective and determined leadership. The field of European studies, however, is predominantly institutional in nature and often neglects the impact of agency. Conversely, most leadership studies focus on the (sub-)national level and have yet to apply their ideas to European governance. While many single case studies of the actions and impacts of European leaders exist, there have only been few theoretically guided, comparative or large N-studies of the role of leadership in EU politics and policy-making (Van Esch & Swinkels 2015, Müller 2016). This Panel brings together experts on political leadership and EU governance to address the following questions: How do the formal and informal structures and practices of European politics affect the exertion of leadership – both individual and collective – at the national and supranational level? How do the behavior and characteristics of European leaders affect the process of European integration? How can we integrate the concept of leadership more systematically into the often institutionally driven theories of European integration? By addressing these questions, we aim to infuse EU studies with a more in-depth understanding of leadership, analyze the multifold implications of the EU system for exerting leadership and stimulate theoretically rigorous and methodologically comparative research in the study of European leadership.

For more information, please. visit the ECPR conference website

2017 IASIA-MENAPAR Conference with public leadership panel

The International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) and the Middle East & North Africa Public Administration Research Network (MENAPAR) in close collaboration with the General Personnel Council (GPC), are organizing the 2017 IASIA-MENAPAR Joint Conference to be held from 3-7 July 2017 in Ramallah, Palestine. 

The conference will bring together practitioners, academics, PhD students and young researchers in public administration and management, as well as contributors from any other disciplines who will exchange on the following main theme: Public Administration’s role in building and consolidating post-conflict states. The call for papers can be downloaded on the conference website

The conference hosts nine IASIA working groups, including a panel on Public Leadership and Governance (panel VI). To download the call for papers or submit your paper, please visit the conference website. Abstracts are due 15 February 2017, full papers must be submitted before 15 May 2017. 

ILA Conference CfP: Leadership in Turbulent Times

From 12-15 October 2017 the International Leadership Association’s 19th Annual Global Conference: Leadership in Turbulent Times will take place in Brussels, Belgium.

Call for Proposals Deadline: 1 February 2017

The International Leadership Association seeks proposals from the global community that represent the best contemporary thinking about leadership from a diverse range of leadership scholars and researchers, coaches and consultants, educators and students, executives and public leaders, thought-leaders and other leadership professionals.

The conference theme, Leadership in Turbulent Times, along with six tracks that focus more broadly on leadership in education, scholarship and research, development and coaching, business, public, and youth will be explored during pre-conference workshops, keynote presentations, concurrent sessions (papers, panels, presentations, symposia, and workshops), roundtable discussions, and poster sessions.

The complete call is available online here.