Fw: [ceejobs] Call for Authors on Local Democracy
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Subject: [ceejobs] Call for Authors on Local Democracy
> Crossposted from LGI Announce ListFrom: Subject: Call for authors of
> reports "Indicators of local democrat ic governance"
> CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
> LGI is seeking authors of country reports to be written in the framework
> a project titled "Indicators of Local Democratic Governance". Authors are
> requested to apply from Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania. Tandem authors
> from a country could also be considered by joint application. Please read
> the attached Terms of Reference and send your application accordingly. As
> the deadline of the reports will be short, only professionals who could
> deliver products on time are encouraged to apply.
> Please check the end of the message for contact information.
> Report on the status of local democracy
> Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania
> Terms of Reference for country reports
> 1. Background and objectives
> The Fiscal Decentralization Initiative (FDI) is to assist transition
> economies carrying out intergovernmental reform. The project titled
> Indicators for Decentralization in CEE and fSU is to establish a uniform
> framework for comparative local government analysis. The main goal of the
> project is to develop a set of operational, flexible, and adaptable
> indicators based on internationally recognized definitions and to publish
> reports measuring the process of decentralization in the target countries.
> The project has two arms: the Fiscal Design Across Levels of Government
> project managed by OECD and Indicators of Democratic Local Governance
> project managed by LGI/OSI.
> The Indicators of Democratic Local Governance project intends to
> regularly investigate the process of democratic decision making process in
> local governments in the target countries. To design the conceptual
> framework and carry out pilot research, LGI has established a partnership
> with Tocqueville Research Center (T-RC), Budapest. In the first phase of
> project, T-RC elaborated a concept paper and designed the key indicators.
> the second phase, which is currently in progress, country teams are
> completing survey research and gathering statistical data in four
> (Hungary, Latvia, Poland, Romania). (For further information please visit
> the website of T-RC: www.t-rc.org)
> Based on the results of the field research, country reports will be
> prepared and published.
> 2. Scope of work
> The country report is to discuss the democratic performance of local
> governments in the related country. The report is to inform international
> organizations, national governments and ministries, as well as
> of local governments. The discussion should rely on a conceptual framework
> developed in previous stages of the project and a set of knowledge the
> generation of which is in progress. The reports on four target countries
> with the concept paper will be published in a volume by LGI in cooperation
> with FDI and T-RC.
> The concept paper of the project designates major domains of democratic
> governance and identifies indicators to measure them. The pilot research
> gathering the available statistical data that bring information to certain
> indicators. Moreover, a survey among chief notaries of local governments
> being carried out in each target country for obtaining qualitative data
> other indicators.
> The country paper is:
> * to follow the report outline agreed by T-RC and LGI and
> diverge from it only based on preliminary discussion with T-RC
> * to use the sources of information offered by the survey
> research and statistical data in SPSS file and tables
> * to draw on other information that could be relevant to
> explain the results of the survey research (case studies, national
> local surveys, secondary analysis, etc.).
> T-RC will be responsible for editing the manuscript of the four country
> reports. This may require intensive communication and exchange of drafts
> between authors and T-RC. Draft country reports will be reviewed by
> experts and then revised. In addition, T-RC will take responsibility for
> preliminary quality control and accepting the revised report. The final
> approval of the reports will be given by LGI research director. By the
> closing workshop, T-RC and LGI will together identify the copy editor of
> volume. The editing process may require from the report authors to provide
> additional information and do minor revision during the summer of 2001.
> book is to be published in the early fall of 2001.
> 1. Implementation and author's responsibilities
> The country chapter author is to take responsibility for the following
> * participate in a workshop in late March
> * prepare a detailed outline of the country report by the March
> * analyze survey research results (SPSS)
> * collect additional data and information, complete secondary analysis
> * revise the report according to reviewer's comments
> * present the paper at the closing workshop
> * cooperate with T-RC throughout the writing and review process
> * cooperate with the copyeditor of the book (to be identified later)
> 4. Timeline
> Febr 20- March 15 Application and decision on country report authors
> March 24-25 Workshop in Budapest and agreement of report outline
> April 30 Draft reports are completed
> May 15 Reviews gathered and sent to authors
> May 31 Revised papers are completed
> June, 2nd week Closing workshop
> July-August Copy-editing the volume
> 5. How to apply?
> Send the following application materials:
> * Comments on the draft country outline (max 3 pages). See:
> * http://www.t-rc.org/ReportStructure.html
> * CV, list of publications
> * Writing sample (could be a manuscript in electronic format)
> Deadline: March 10, 2001
> Decision: March 15, 2001
> Send the application to Violetta Zentai (LGI) in electronic format and
> your writing sample by mail, if needed.
> Violetta Zentai, Project Manager
> Local Government and Public Service Reform Initiative (LGI)
> Open Society Institute, Budapest
> Nador u. 11, Budapest, H-1052
> P: 36 1 327 3104/2166
> F: 36 1 327 3105