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  • *Deadline Extended until August 26th, 2022 (Adding Collaborations with IPPA and JCPA) Call for Papers The 2022 Annual Conference of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA)

    Deadline Extended until August 26th, 2022(Adding Collaborations with IPPA and JCPA) Call for PapersThe 2022 Annual Conference of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA)December 3-4th, 2022, Shanghai, ChinaNew Governance Challenges towards Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the World The world has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had profound impacts on individuals, organizations, and societies. As a result, countries are now facing major setbacks in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Though many countries and many cities are gradually recovering from the pandemic, COVID-19’s impacts may be long-lasting. To cope with the challenges, each country and each city may have to adapt their strategies and governance and introduce innovative solutions.Governments around the world now face a set of open-ended problems which are complex, have multiple objectives, and require decision makers to balance competing interests and optimize benefits. How to plan cities so that public services become more equitable and affordable for all? How to enhance the capacity of officials and the performance of government? How can emerging technologies be used to solve these problems in different countries and cities? Decisions related to these issues will affect the lives of billions of people and shape the future of nations and our planet.The conference focuses on developing theories, identifying good practices, and presenting new evidence regarding addressing challenges en route to achieving the SDGs. Both academicians and practitioners from Asia and other parts of the world are welcome to submit papers and panels to present your research, debate ideas, and discuss emerging issues, trends and challenges, as well as your solutions in public administration policy and other fields. Through this event, we hope to develop and reflect on solutions and pathways for recovering from the pandemic and achieving the SDGs under new circumstances, create new theories of governance, and facilitate the exchange of intersectional and international knowledge.Listed below are some non-exclusive sub-themes for your consideration:New theories of governance for Sustainable Development GoalsReducing poverty and hunger while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusionNonprofit/NGO and volunteerismduring times of crisisInnovative modes of public service delivery and administrative reformInnovation in intergovernmental, inter-jurisdictional, and regional collaborationCOVID-19 responses to promote healthier and more sustainable citiesUrban and community resilience for sustainable developmentValue co-creation/co-destruction for promoting/hindering sustainable developmentThe use of emerging technologies to reshape society and governanceDigital governance and smart solutions to the COVID-19 outbreakNew theories and case studies from mega-city and rural governanceThe 2022 AAPA Annual Conference will be jointly hosted by the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) and China Institute for Urban Governance, School of International and Public Affairs at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in collaboration with the International Institute of Administrative Sciences(IIAS) and the International Public Policy Association (IPPA). The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) will participate in and support the event through UNPAN and the Secretariat.SUBMISSION GUIDANCEIndividual paper abstracts (limited to one page in length): All abstracts should include: (1) the name, title, institutional affiliation, address, and a short bio of each contributing author; (2) email address; (3) paper title and its sub-theme; and (4) abstract including references. Proposed papers should present high-quality theoretical, qualitative, or quantitative research.Panel proposals: Each panel will include 4-5 presenters for a session. Panel proposals should include: (1) session title; (2) the institutional affiliations, addresses and short bios of the chair and the discussants; and (3) panelists and panel abstracts. We particularly encourage panel submissions on cross-country or cross-region comparative studies. Submissions should be characterized by a comparative perspective in their theoretical, geographic, methodological, or disciplinary focus. Panel organizers are encouraged to promote its own panel call.All proposals are subject to peer review and should be submitted through http://aapa2022.mikecrm.com/EkZJyFs. Acceptance and rejection notices will be sent out by email. Selected early-career scholars will have the opportunity to participate in a Young Scholar Paper Seminar on research design in September for free.IMPORTANT DATESAbstract/Panel Proposal Submission Deadline: August 26th, 2022 (Extended)Notification of Acceptance/Rejection: End of August, 2022Young Scholar Paper Seminar: September 10th, 2022Final Paper Submission Deadline: November 1st, 2022Online Registration Deadline: November 1st, 2022Conference Check-in: December 2nd, 2022Conference Date: December 3rd - 4th, 2022All presenters must register for the conference in order to have their presentations scheduled in the conference program.REGISTRATION FEESThere is no registration fee for either online or on-site participation (if the pandemic situation allows). On-site participants are expected to cover their own travel cost and local expenses. More detailed information on the conference registration will be available at http://aapa.asia/ in October, 2022.CONFERENCE VENUE ACCOMMODATIONSThe main conference and parallel sessions will be held at Xuhui Campus of Shanghai Jiao Tong University, located at 1954 Huashan Road, Shanghai, China. More detailed information on the conference venue and accommodations will be available at XXX in due course.PUBLICATIONS1. After acceptance, authors will be contacted and invited to submit manuscripts to developed journals including Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis (JCPA), International Review of Administrative Sciences (IRAS), Public Administration and Policy (PAP), Urban Governance (UG). Guest editors of each journal might organize closed-door workshops to provide guidance on how to refine research designs and prepare for peer reviews.2. Distinguished journal editors will be invited to advise young scholars at the Young Scholar Paper Seminar (September 10th, 2022) and the Editor Forum session during the conference.AWARDSThe Best Paper Award will be presented to the author(s) selected by the academic committee to have written the best paper appearing in this conference. To be considered for the award, the author(s) must submit a full manuscript and complete the online registration by the due date.ACADEMIC COMMITTEEChair: Xufeng Zhu, Tsinghua UniversityCommittee Members:Ed Araral, National University of SingaporeBin Chen, CUNY the Graduate CenterMingwang Cheng, Tongji UniversityPobsook Chamchong, Chiang Mai UniversityVeerayuth Chokchaimadoln, Rangsit UniversityNguyen Manh Cuong, Hanoi UniversityMehmet Akif Demircioglu, National University of SingaporeEnxin Gao, East China Normal UniversityJie Gao, National University of SingaporeHai Guo, Florida International UniversityJingwei He, Education University of Hong KongSounman Hong, Yonsei UniversityLing Jiang, Central University of Finance and EconomicsShunsuke Kimura, Meiji UniversityHiroko Kudo, Chuo UniversityBingqin Li, University of New South WalesYanliu Lin, Utrecht UniversityBingsheng Liu, Chongqing UniversityZhilin Liu, Tsinghua UniversityLiang Ma, Renming University of ChinaFanrong Meng, Xi’an Jiaotong UniversityHaozhi Pan, Shanghai Jiao Tong UniversitySungmin Park, Sungkyunkwan UniversityRui Sun, California State University Dominguez HillsAdor Torneo, De La Salle UniversityHuangming Wang, Dalian University of TechnologyJue Wang, Nanyang Technological UniversityXuejun Wang, Lanzhou UniversityZheng Wang, the University of SheffieldYihan Xiong, Fudan UniversityLihua Yang, Beijing UniversityLijing Yang, Nanjing UniversityLin Ye, Sun Yat-sen UniversityHongtao Yi, Ohio State UniversityJingjing Zeng, Zhongnan University of Economics and LawYueping Zheng, Sun Yat-sen UniversityLing Zhu, University of HoustonCONTACTTo get more information about the conference and AAPA, please visit http://aapa.asia/. If you have other questions, comments, or concerns regarding conference submissions, please contact aapaoffice@163.com.

    2022.08.12
  • Call for Papers for the 2022 Annual Conference of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) Now Issued!

    Call for PapersThe 2022 Annual Conference of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA)December 3-4th, 2022, Shanghai, ChinaNew Governance Challenges towards Sustainable Development Goals in Asia and the World The world has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, which has had profound impacts on individuals, organizations, and societies. As a result, countries are now facing major setbacks in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Though many countries and many cities are gradually recovering from the pandemic, COVID-19’s impacts may be long-lasting. To cope with the challenges, each country and each city may have to adapt their strategies and governance and introduce innovative solutions.Governments around the world now face a set of open-ended problems which are complex, have multiple objectives, and require decision makers to balance competing interests and optimize benefits. How to plan cities so that public services become more equitable and affordable for all? How to enhance the capacity of officials and the performance of government? How can emerging technologies be used to solve these problems in different countries and cities? Decisions related to these issues will affect the lives of billions of people and shape the future of nations and our planet.The conference focuses on developing theories, identifying good practices, and presenting new evidence regarding addressing challenges en route to achieving the SDGs. Both academicians and practitioners from Asia and other parts of the world are welcome to submit papers and panels to present your research, debate ideas, and discuss emerging issues, trends and challenges, as well as your solutions in public administration policy and other fields. Through this event, we hope to develop and reflect on solutions and pathways for recovering from the pandemic and achieving the SDGs under new circumstances, create new theories of governance, and facilitate the exchange of intersectional and international knowledge.Listed below are some non-exclusive sub-themes for your consideration:New theories of governance for Sustainable Development GoalsReducing poverty and hunger while promoting diversity, equity, and inclusionNonprofit/NGO and volunteerismduring times of crisisInnovative modes of public service delivery and administrative reformInnovation in intergovernmental, inter-jurisdictional, and regional collaborationCOVID-19 responses to promote healthier and more sustainable citiesUrban and community resilience for sustainable developmentValue co-creation/co-destruction for promoting/hindering sustainable developmentThe use of emerging technologies to reshape society and governanceDigital governance and smart solutions to the COVID-19 outbreakNew theories and case studies from mega-city and rural governanceThe 2022 AAPA Annual Conference will be jointly hosted by the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA) and China Institute for Urban Governance, School of International and Public Affairs at Shanghai Jiao Tong University in collaboration with the International Institute of Administrative Sciences(IIAS). The United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) will participate in and support the event through UNPAN and the Secretariat.SUBMISSION GUIDANCEIndividual paper abstracts (limited to one page in length): All abstracts should include the following information: (1) the name, title, institutional affiliation, address, and a short bio of each contributing author; (2) email address; (3) paper title and its sub-theme; and (4) abstract including references. Proposed papers should present high-quality theoretical, qualitative, or quantitative research.Panel proposals: Each panel will include 4-5 presenters for a 2-hour session and panel proposals should include: (1) the session title; (2) the institutional affiliations, addresses and short bios of the chair and the discussants; and (3) panelists and panel abstracts. We particularly encourage the submission of panel proposals on cross-country and cross-region comparative studies. Each panel will be encouraged to promote its own panel call so that the comparative studies can be enlarged as more as possible.Paper abstracts and panel proposals will be reviewed and letters of acceptance will be sent to authors by email. Selected early-career scholars will have the opportunity to participate in a capacity building seminar on research design in September for free.All proposals should be submitted through the following link:http://aapa2022.mikecrm.com/EkZJyFsIMPORTANT DATESAbstract/Panel Proposal Submission Deadline: August 15th, 2022Notification of Acceptance/Rejection to Authors: End of August, 2022Young Scholar Paper Seminar: September 10th, 2022Final Paper Submission Deadline and Online Registration: November 1st, 2022Conference Check-in: December 2th, 2022Conference Date: December 3th -4th, 2022All presenters must register for the conference in order to have their presentation scheduled in the conference program.REGISTRATION FEESThere is no registration fee for both online and on-site participation (if the pandemic situation allows). On-site participants are expected to cover their own travel cost and local expenses. More detailed information on the Online Registration will be available in October of 2022.CONFERENCE VENUE and ACCOMMODATIONSThe main conference and the parallel sessions will be held at Xuhui Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 1954 Huashan Road, Xuhui, Shanghai. More detailed information about the conference venue and accommodations will be available in due course.PUBLICATIONS1. The authors of accepted papers in this conference will be contacted and invited to submit manuscripts to some developed journals. Guest editors of the symposiums are encouraged to organize closed-door workshops to polish research designs and prepare peer reviews for each journal.2. We will invite distinguished journal editors to address the issues of paper submission and research design by young scholars at the Young Scholar Paper Seminar (September 3, 2022) and the Editor Forum (December 3 and 4, 2022).AWARDSThe AAPA President will present the Best Paper Award to the author(s) who deliver the best papers(s) selected by a committee. To be considered for awards, the author(s) must submit the full paper to the conference organizer by the due date and complete the registration form.CONTACTTo get more information about the conference and AAPA, please visit http://aapa.asia/ If you have other questions, comments, or concerns regarding conference submissions, please contact aapaoffice@163.com.

    2022.06.22
  • The 2021 Annual Conference of the Asian Association for Public Administration Successfully Held

    The 2021 Annual AAPA Conference was successfully held on 7thand 8thOctober 2021 bringing together participants from 30 countries from all the continents and featuring an impressive list of keynote speakers, addressants and panel discussions. The Conference was hosted by the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) and was carried out in a hybrid format.The main theme of the conference –“The Future of Public Administration in PostCOVID-19 Period: Addressing Unprecedented Challenges and Seizing New Opportunities” reflected the current globally felt need for strong public institutions, effective decision-making and innovative solutions which are critical for building and maintaining the capacity of national governments to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate its implications and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).The choice of the conference sub-themeswas determined by the priority agenda of issues and challenges faced currently by the governments world over and comprised in particular:Public Healthcare Systems During Pandemic: Prospective Recipes for Effective PerformanceLocal Administration and Municipal Governance in the Times of EmergencyThe Role of State in Crisis ManagementDigital State and E-Government as Innovative Emergency InstrumentsNew Trends in Government and Society in post-COVID-19 PeriodProvision of Public Services in Times of CrisisThe opening plenary session was chaired by Professor Alexander Kochegura, AAPA Vice-President and featured welcome addresses from Professor Vladimir Mau, Rector of RANEPA; Professor Jiannan Wu, AAPA President; Professor Pan Kim,AAPA Ex-President, UN-ICSC Commission Member, ASPA International Director; Sofiane Sahraoui, Director General, International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS); William Shields, Executive Director, AmericanAssociation of Public Administration (ASPA).The list of Keynote Speakers, who delivered very interesting and insightful presentations during the Opening Plenary session, included world-renowned scholars Professor Guy Peters from Pittsburgh University; Professor Allan Rosenbaum from Florida International University, ASPA President; Professor Ali Farazmand from Florida Atlantic University, Editor-in-Chief of theGlobalEncyclopedia of Public Administration and Public Policy.The two days of the conference incorporated 19 panel sessions providing a platform for an enriching exchange of views, experience and best practice of experts, scholars, practitioners and students from the Asian region and beyond. One of the highlights of the second day of the conference was a Presidents’ Panel entitled “Covid-19 Pandemic: Crisis, Governance, Transformation and the New Normal”chaired by Professor Jiannan Wu, AAPA President and featuring enlightening talk and presentations of AAPA Ex-Presidents – Professor Akira Nakamura, Professor Anthony Cheung, Professor Pan Kim and Professor Alex Brillantes.The Closing Plenary session chaired by Professor Alexander Kochegura, Professor Akira Nakamura and Professor Alex Brillantes provided an opportunity to assess the preliminary results and impact of the conference and to hold the Ceremony of Akira Nakamura Best Paper Award. On behalf of the AAPA 2021 Conference Organizing Committee Professor Alexander Kochegura expressed sincere gratitude to the leadership of RANEPA, AAPA Secretariat and all participants of the forum for their contribution to the success of the conference.

    2021.10.27
  • *Deadline Extension: Call for Papers for the 2021 Annual Conference of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA)*

    The 2021 Annual Conference of the Asian Association for Public Administration (AAPA)hosted by the Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA) Call for PapersThe main conference theme:The Future of Public Administration in PostCOVID-19 Period: Addressing Unprecedented Challenges and Seizing New OpportunitiesDate: 7-8 October, 2021Place: RANEPA, MoscowDeadline of abstracts submission:1 July, 2021Conference website: https://aapa2021.ranepa.msk.ru AAPA website: http://www.aapa.asia Background context:The COVID-19 pandemic has plunged the whole world into a socio-economic and financial crisis of an unprecedented scale. The policy decisions taken now will shape the fate of millions and define the future of nations. Strong public institutions, effective decision-making and innovative solutions are critical for building and maintaining the capacity of national governments to combat the COVID-19 pandemic, mitigate its implications and achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).The conference focuses on the issues of crisis management, best practices on how to transform governance and develop capacities of public institutions and regional/local administrations to address pandemic related challenges. Academicians, experts and practitioners are welcome to present and debate accumulated experience, emerging issues, trends and challenges, as well as good practices, strategies and innovative approaches that have proven their efficacy since the start of pandemic. The organizers of the conference inspire the participants to develop and reflect solutions and pathways to achieving the SDGs under new circumstances. Format:Depending on the epidemiological situation in the country, the conference can be held either entirely online or in a hybrid format (the on-site presence of a limited number of participants and the rest in distant mode)The best papers presented at the conference will be eligible for publication in one of the following international peer review journals: Public Organization Review (POR, https://www.springer.com/journal/11115), International Public Management Review (IPMR, http://ipmr.net), Urban Governance (UG, https://www.journals.elsevier.com/urban-governance) and Civil Service (CS, https://pa-journal.igsu.ru)Keynote speakers and panel discussants:Guy Peters (University of Pittsburgh), Ali Farazmand (Florida Atlantic University),Vladimir Mau (RANEPA), Anthony B. L. Cheung (Education University of Hong Kong),Akira Nakamura (Meiji University),Pan S. Kim (Yonsei University), Alex Brillantes (University of the Philippines)Conference Sub-Themes:The role of state in crisis managementDrivers and enablers of government effective performance in critical situationsCrisis leadership and emergency management: proven policy responses and innovative approachesAddressing COVID-19 related threats at national, regional and municipal levels: strategies, lessons and best practicesOverstrained public healthcare systems during pandemic:prospective recipes for effective maintenance and performanceInternational and regional cooperation in coping with the crisisProvision of public services in times of crisisRethinking and reinforcing public service delivery in crisisHow have public services adapted to the new situation: practical casesMulti-stakeholder cooperation in the delivery of servicesBest practice cases of innovative modes of urban service deliveryLocal administration and municipal governance in the times of emergencyEngaging citizens in crisis management at local levelStrengthening interface between central government, regional and municipal authorities in tackling the crisisAdopting urban infrastructure to emergency measuresInnovative approaches in addressing emergency issues Sustainable urban governance: challenges and solutions Digital state and E-government as innovative emergency instrumentsThe impact of e-Government on enhancing public sector performancePotential of digital technologies to address new and long-standingchallengesDigitalization and artificial intelligence in facilitating COVID-19 crisisrelated solutionsStrengthening science and technology in addressing inequalities in theCOVID-19 periodPublic management and civil service systems in Asia in comparative perspectiveCivil service and HR management in the times of uncertainty and scarcityPublic sector reform: new trends and prioritiesRetaining professionals and building leadership at different levels of government in the periods of uncertainty and tension Fast learning programmes and high quality professional development: isthere a contradiction?State and society in times of crisisTransparency, dialogue and interface with citizens in mitigating effects of the crisisSupport to vulnerable groups and recovery measures to businessesAccountability of authorities and trust in government: innovative “knowhow”Crisis perception by key stakeholders and the role of mass mediaTransforming governance for realizing the SDGsPandemic responses of respective countries from the perspective of Sustainable Development GoalsPublic policy innovations towards sustainable developmentSustainable governance amidst COVID-19 pandemic: best practice casesSUBMISSION GUIDANCE:Abstracts (no more than 500 words in English) for paper presentations should be sent as an email attachment to aapa2021@ranepa.msk.ru no later than July 1, 2021. All abstracts should include: (1) author(s) name, title, institutional affiliation, and address; (2) contacting information (email and phone); (3) paper title and its sub-theme; and (4) abstract including references. Proposed papers should feature high-quality theoretical, qualitative, or quantitative research. Empirical paper proposals will be evaluated based on the significance and quality of the research question, design, methods, data, and implications. Theoretical paper proposals will be evaluated based on the extent to which the proposal provides insight into a compelling public management subject, identifies foundational assumptions and key concepts, and results in meaningful critiques of accepted theory, asserts guiding propositions or testable hypotheses, or develops helpful conceptual frameworks and research agendas.After blind review process, letters of acceptance will be sent to authors by July 12, 2021. Full papers should be sent as an email attachment to aapa2021@ranepa.msk.ru no later than September 15, 2021. The conference scientific committee will review all submitted papers. The AAPA President will present Akira Nakamura Award and Anthony Cheung Award to the presenters who deliver the paper of the highest quality. Akira Nakamura Award will be granted to graduate students, researchers and scholars and Anthony Cheung Award to practitioners and public officials. To be considered for awards, the author(s) must submit the full paper to the conference organizer by the due date and complete the registration form.To register for the conference and to get more information please visit https://aapa2021.ranepa.msk.ru/ If you have other questions please write to us at aapa2021@ranepa.msk.ruNB. The conference e-mail address has been tested for its functionality. However, in order to reduce the risk of possible technical failures a reserve address – aapaconf2021@gmail.com has been set up and is regularly checked for incoming correspondence.AAPA 2021 Organizing Committee

    2021.05.27
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