CALL FOR PAPERS
Fourth Global Conference on Public Policy and Administration in the Middle East
Hosted by the
Department of Public Policy and Administration
University in Cairo
The Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and
Administration (AMEPPA) is pleased to announce its Fourth Global Conference on
Public Policy and Administration in the Middle East. This conference will
convene at the American University of in Cairo on December 5 and 7, 2015 in
governance to deliver social justice, economic opportunity, and
Despite long-standing appeals to strengthen
governance in the Middle East and the urgent need for reform, recommendations
have often been ignored, dismissed as impractical and inappropriate, or poorly
implemented. Recent events, however, have reinvigorated discussions about the
social justice economic opportunities and accountability. While governments are
attempting to address these challenges for social justice and job creations the
economic constraints and availability of resources have generated unprecedented
impediment for policy-makers and public administrators to meet public demands.
In light of these developments the conference
committee welcomes paper and panel proposals that contribute to the ongoing
reconsideration of the design and management of governance reforms and job
creation throughout the Middle East. Proposals may employ case study designs,
quantitative, qualitative or social network methods, comparative analyses, and
investigations of best practices. We also encourage papers and panel proposals
that focus on topics related to the conference tracks identified below, as well
as proposals that highlight the personal experiences of practitioners involved
in governance reform activities.
Public Policy and Governance
Contemplating contemporary meanings and mechanisms with special focus on budgeting and
Improving decision-making through research and analysis with special focus on
the link between
policy makers, societal communities and politicians.
Administrative Reform: Towards Citizens-Centered
Development and Reform:
Moving beyond questions towards effective action with special focus on
over-staffing, corruption and over-staffing and decentralization as a proposed
· E-Governance: Cultivating transparency, accountability
and citizen participation with special focus on e-government
citizen-centered government tool.
Diminishing the causes and consequences with special focus on measures and
indicators and success stories.
Crisis Management: The Key to Peace and Prosperity
in the Region
Designing resilient structures for uncertain environments with special focus on crisis
special focus on social and economic exclusion and the corresponding effect on the
country’s political stability.
Leadership and Empowerment: Better Policies for
and job creation:
Economic empowerment with special focus on link between employment and
needs with current and possible alternative education.
Preparing tomorrow’s scholars, managers and leaders.
Submission of Proposals
Proposals and papers
may be written in either Arabic or English, and must be submitted to Dr. Hamid
E. Ali at AMEPPA2015@aucegypt.edu
by October 30,
Individual paper proposals should be approximately one page, identify the
conference track where the paper should be placed, and include the title of the
paper, a description of the paper and underlying research, contact information,
and the names and institutional affiliations of the authors.
The organizers particularly welcome panel proposals,
which should be no more than three pages in length, identify the title of the
panel and the conference track where the panel should be placed, and include
the titles and descriptions of the papers, the names and institutional
affiliations of the panel convener and authors, and their contact information.
The program committee will give preference to
proposals that: 1) relate to one of the conference tracks; 2) relate to one or
more Middle Eastern countries; 3) are theoretically and empirically grounded;
and 4) relate to contemporary debates within the public policy and
administration spheres, broadly defined.
The conference committee will notify authors and
panel conveners of their acceptance or rejection by November 10, 2015.
Complete papers are to be submitted to the conference committee by November
20. If a complete paper is submitted after the deadline, the conference
committee cannot guarantee that it will be included in the conference program
or the conference proceedings. If circumstances prevent attendance, the
conference committee asks that the author arrange to have the paper delivered
by co-author or substitute.
The conference committee would like to invite junior
scholars and graduate student who are interested in public policy and public
administration in the Middle East to submit paper and panel proposals.
Authors will receive the opportunity to have their
papers published in the Proceedings of the Fourth Global Conference on
Public Policy and Administration in the Middle East, which will be
organized by AMEPPA. Authors may also be invited to submit their papers in a
peer reviewed journal the Middle East Review of Public Administration.
Registration Fees and Expenses
The conference registration is free. Conference participants
are responsible, however, for organizing their own travel arrangements, and for
covering the costs and expenses associated with such travel arrangements,
including but not limited to: accommodations, meals, visa arrangements,
communication and transportation.
Additional information about the conference, venue
and accommodations will be posted on the AMEPPA website: http://www.ameppa.org