For the EGPA Conference Workshop of Study Group XXI, we invite panel and paper proposals dealing with all issues fitting in the Study Group core themes “Policy Design and Evaluation”.
Format: Panel proposals + Individual paper proposals
For this year’s edition of the workshop, we invite proposals of whole panels by guest chairs. Such panels should include a set of 3 to 5 papers contributing to a joint theme. We are open to any topics that address the broader study group core themes, whether or not these correspond with this year’s special focus.
Next to panel proposals, we also welcome individual paper proposals. First priority shall be given to proposals explicitly concerned with this year’s special focus, but we will also consider papers on other topics.
Special Focus: Policy advice and knowledge utilization – with particular attention to the role of public administration & political science
In previous years, our study group’s EGPA conference workshops have been particularly interested in papers dealing with issues of knowledge utilization and evidence use for policymaking, especially from a comparative perspective, looking at different policy sectors and/or countries. We continue this focus in this year’s edition. Moreover, specific attention shall be paid to the role of public administration and political science in policy and political advice.
Aspects that shall be dealt with in the workshop may include (but are not limited to!):
- Policy advisory systems of different countries (or specifically: the position of public administrationists/political scientists therein)
- Evidence use in current contexts of “post-truth” and “post-factual politics” (and specifically: do public administration and political science play a special role in such contexts, or are they specially affected as academic disciplines?)
- The advisory roles that public administration/ political science experts take in different polities; policy sectors; and government departments/agencies/non-governmental policy actors (e.g. think tanks)
- Fostering or impeding factors for advice utilization in different institutional settings
- Advisory roles of public administrationists/political scientists taken up in salient debates
- The perceived credibility of public administration/political science experts by citizens, civil servants or politicians
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