CfP: Governance, Conflict and Crisis, and Aid Effectiveness, Maastricht, 24-25.11.2008
Solutions for a complex world
Governance, Conflict and Crisis, and Aid Effectiveness
24-25 November 2008
Call for papers
The European PhD Program in Social Protection Policy (ESPP) and the Dual Career PhD Program in Governance and Policy Analysis (GPAC2) of the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance invite junior and senior researchers to participate in a research conference on Governance, Aid Effectiveness, Conflict and Crisis on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 November 2008 in Maastricht, The Netherlands.
The European PhD Program in Social Protection Policy (ESPP) trains young researchers in social protection and social policy in a European and multidisciplinary perspective. The programme finds it strengths in pooling the resources of 13 top research institutes and universities in 9 EU-countries. The programme is supported by the European Union Marie Curie Human Resources and Mobility Programme.
The Dual Career PhD program in Governance and Policy Analysis (GPAC²) offers policy analysts and consultants from the public and private sector the opportunity to participate in courses, seminars and workshops that support their ambitions and intensify their research and analytical skills. The program is designed to fit the needs and possibilities of researchers with a daily job and optimizes the conditions allowing the participants to combine their careers with finishing a PhD.
The Research Conference will be held in Maastricht, the Netherlands. It brings together senior and junior researchers with diverse academic background to share ideas on the relation between governance, aid effectiveness and conflict and crisis studied from various angles. We invite experts in the abovementioned fields, as well as people working in one the following areas to present their recent research:
Over the past decade, there has been a fundamental shift in development policies: Sound governance is now considered to be at the core of a countrys economic and social development process. For this panel, we invite papers from all disciplines on governance and development, the interaction between different aspects of governance, governance theories and concepts, governance case studies, measuring (good) governance and the impact of governance programs and reforms. Both papers on developed and developing countries are welcome.
2. Aid Effectiveness:
Development aid flows have skyrocketed over the past decades. Official development aid flows alone were above 100 billion US dollars in 2006. Public and private donors are now omnipresent in developing countries For this panel we invite papers that investigate the impact of aid on recipient countries, the pros and cons of different aid modalities, the measurement of aid effectiveness, the policies and strategies to improve aid effectiveness, the interaction between donors and recipients, aid effectiveness case studies, the domestic accountability effect of aid or the incentive effects of aid.
3. Conflict and Crisis:
In the contemporary relations, conflict and crises continue to represent an undisputed reality in politics and society as a whole. This reality is intensified by a continuous redefinition of the globalization phenomenon which in turn creates pressure alongside identity politics, the development of the supranational entities such as the European Union, the mobilization of various ethnic groups, the dismantling of the traditional nation-state structures etc. This panel specifically considers how these interdependent conflicting factors shape the governance agenda on the national, regional, supranational or global multilevel structures.
We are interested in receiving papers fitting one of the above mentioned fields of study, both theoretical and applied, from a wide range of disciplines and countries, as the Maastricht Graduate School of Governance favours an international and interdisciplinary approach to social sciences.
Please complete the application form on the internet site, and send an extended abstract (400 words) before September 15, 2008. We will let you know before September 30, 2008, whether your paper has been selected for the conference. The full paper has to be submitted latest by October 31, 2008.
The conference fee, including conference materials, coffee/tea, lunch and conference diner is 100 euro. PhD students selected for presentation of a paper will receive a tuition waiver. Other participants presenting a paper can apply for a reduced fee. Travel and housing arrangements are not included in the conference fee. We do assist in making arrangements.
For more information on logistics as well as the electronic submission of abstracts and papers, please contact:
Maastricht Graduate School of Governance
Universiteit Maastricht, the Netherlands