CFP: International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM)

International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM)
18TH Annual Conference, Ottawa, Canada
April 9-11, 2014

Deadline for Abstracts – November 1st 2013

Proposals for papers are invited for IRSPM2014 to be held at School of Public Policy and Administration, Carleton University, Ottawa Canada – the first time IRSPM has come to North America.

IRSPM2014 Theme: Intersections: Governance, Democracy, Accountability
The changing relationships among the public, private and nonprofit sectors are raising important issues for public management. Policy is increasingly ‘mashed-up,’ extending across multiple departments, relying on a diversity of agents for implementation and requiring new approaches to effective oversight. To varying degrees, both centralisation of executive powers and decentralisation of authorities are at play. Public management risks being hyper- politicised, just as citizens are demanding more meaningful engagement and utilising new channels to obtain it. These demands, in concert with financial constraints, have many worried about issues of democracy and accountability. At this crowded intersection, there are few easy answers, multiple challenges and potential new opportunities.
IRSPM2014 explores the implications for public management of the evolving intersections of governance, democracy and accountability.
Please visit for instructions on how to submit an abstract: all abstracts are submitted through the web-based conference management system. Authors will be notified by November 25th. Thank you.

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