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Call for papers for a symposium in Public Administration

posted Aug 30, 2017, 5:17 AM by Eva Thomann
Title of the Symposium:
Integration, functional differentiation and problem-solving in multilevel governance: a comparative perspective 

Guest editors: 

Dr. Philipp Trein,
www.philipptrein.com
Dr. Eva Thomann,
www.evathomann.com
Prof. Dr. Martino Maggetti,
www.maggetti.org

This symposium addresses the question of the relationship between integration, functional differentiation and problem-solving in multilevel governance. It does so by highlighting the added value of adopting a comparative perspective between the European Union (EU) and other entities, and, respectively of applying a multilevel governance framework to other contexts than the EU. 

Potentially successful contributions make an explicit point on the comparison in which they engage, and pose research questions such as the following:
  • How does the EU and other systems of multilevel governance (e.g., supranational organizations or federal states) compare in their relation of integration and problem-solving capacity?
  • How do different degrees of integration and/or functional differentiation (not) affect problem-solving capacity for governments at different levels in the multilevel system?
  • How do times of crisis and/or turbulence impact on problem-solving capacity in different configurations of integration and/or functional differentiation?
  • How do integration, functional differentiation and problem-solving evolve in various multilevel contexts?
  • Under which degrees of (institutional, policy, political) integration and/or functional differentiation do political conflicts impede effective problem-solving in multilevel governance systems?
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Potentially successful contributions include:
  • Comparative empirical analyses of integration, functional differentiation and problem-solving in multilevel contexts that compare the EU to other cases, or compare different policy sectors within the EU
  • Empirical analyses that make a theoretical contribution to integration, functional differentiation and problem-solving in multilevel governance using other cases than the EU, or different theoretical perspectives that can inform the EU literature
  • Literature reviews that go beyond discussing the state of the art regarding integration and problem-solving in multilevel governance by providing a novel and stretching argument or insight and hence make a valuable and original contribution to multilevel governance Theory
 
Authors who are interested in contributing a paper should email an abstract of 500 words to the guest editors by September 22, 2017.
 
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full Calll for Papers here
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Eva Thomann,
Aug 30, 2017, 5:17 AM
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