CALL FOR PAPERS: 4th Global Conference on Transparency Research Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano: 4‐6 June
The Global Conference on Transparency Research assembles for the fourth time academics, policy makers, and interest group representatives to analyze and discuss the ever-growing reach and impact of the logic of transparency and openness: policies on access to information held by public entities, transparency relationships between organizations, transparency relationships between governments, private and non‐profit entities and citizens.
As in the previous editions of the conference in Newark (2011), Utrecht (2012) and Paris (2013), the event addresses an interdisciplinary community of scholars including disciplines such as law, business, economics, communication, sociology, political science, public administration, journalism, and philosophy – all connected through their interest in transparency.
The upcoming edition of the conference will be hosted by the Institute of Public Communication at the Università della Svizzera italiana, Lugano. As part of the Swiss Public Administration Network (SPAN), the University has a strong and continuous commitment to the study of public communication, administration and management. (www.usi.ch)
We welcome papers within the scope of the following issues:
Transparency: concept and determinants
Transparency and technology
Roots of transparency and critics
Transparency and accountability
Transparency and corruption
Transparency, democracy and politics
Transparency in developing countries
Transparency and FOI legislation
Transparency reform and governance
Transparency and (national) security
Transparency and NGOs/IOs
Transparency and participation
Transparency and regulatory compliance
Transparency and privacy
Transparency in the EU
Transparency and trust
**Contributions regarding the realities and limits of transparency in the security and military sector are especially encouraged.
The working language for the conference is English. All presentations should accordingly be in English. Nevertheless, abstracts and papers can also be submitted in French, German and Italian. Deadline for the submission of abstracts is February 15, 2015. Individual abstracts should be 400 words long. Final papers will be a maximum of 7,000 ‐ 8,000 words long and in a form appropriate to submit to an academic journal.
For more information, please visit our conference website: www.transparency.usi.ch