Call-for-Papers - IASIA-MENAPAR Conference 2017

The conference will bring together practitioners, academics, PhD students and young researchers in public administration and management, as well as contributors from any other disciplines who will exchange on the following main theme: “Public Administration’s role in building and consolidating post-conflict states”.

We warmly invite you to submit your contributions on the sub-themes defined hereafter by the nine working groups of IASIA and five MENAPAR sub-themes and best practices call for contributions:

Call for papers of the nine IASIA working groups:

I: Education and Training in Public Administration
III: Public Sector Reform
IV: Subnational Governance and Development
V: Gender, Diversity and Equity
VI: Public Sector Leadership and Governance
VII: Public Policy, Public Decision-making and Policy Implementation
VIII: Public Sector Human Resources Management
IX: International Dimensions of the Public Administration
X: Public administration’s role in building and consolidating post-conflict states

Call for papers of the four sub-themes and the best practices of MENAPAR

  • Sub-theme 1: Delivering Public Administration beyond Physical and Structural Barriers: How Can Technological Innovation Support State and Non-State Actors to Better Outreach and Serve Citizens?
  • Sub-theme 2: Public Management Reform Under Austerity Measures: How Can Governments Maintain their Reforms under Austerity Measures?
  • Sub-theme 3: State-building Approaches and the Role of International Organizations and Donors in Shaping Local Public Administration Structures in Conflict Ridden Countries.
  • Sub-theme 4: Civil Society Organizations and governments in Public Services Delivery: Cooperating or Colliding
  • Best Practices Call for Contributions

Submissions for MENAPAR can also be made in Arabic.


Rapporteur general : Dr. Sofiane SAHRAOUI, Bahrain Institute of Public Administration

Rapporteur for IASIA : Prof. Roberta RYAN, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Rapporteur for MENAPAR : Prof. Tamer QARMOUT, University of Saskatchewan, Canada


  • Submission of abstracts : CLOSED
  • Notification of acceptance: CLOSED
  • Final papers: EXTENDED UNTIL 15 June 2017

Guideline for abstracts
Guideline for Final paper
Please kindly access the guide (PDF) for further information on the format.

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