Call for panels for the First International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP)

Over the past thirty years, public policy research has grown as an academic field of study in many countries. Coming from a range of disciplines in the social sciences and humanities, including political science, public administration, geography, sociology, economics and law among others, this research has helped develop our understanding on the many phenomena related to public policy-making by governments.  The first International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP) will join together all of the researchers who work on public policy and their different approaches and topics, and will take place at Science Po Grenoble, 26-28 June 2013.

The conference is sponsored by six Research Committees of the International Political Science Association which work on different aspect of public policy, and by the Public Policy sections of the European Consortium for Political Research and the American Political Science Association.

During this conference, opportunities will be provided for both junior and senior researchers from a variety of disciplines to present and discuss new research, theoretical, conceptual and methodological insights and empirical findings through a system of panels and workshops intended and will also involve conference speakers and plenary discussions.

The conference call for participation is structured in two steps. The first step is a call for panel proposals with a deadline of 1st November 2012. This will be followed by a general call for papers with a deadline of 31th of January 2013.

The organising committee are inviting proposals for panels for this conference. A Panel can have from 1 to 3 sessions and each session can have 4 papers which can be presented. Panel proposals can be on any specific topic; theoretical, methodological or empirical are welcome.

To propose a panel, please send an abstract of no more than 300 words to providing a title and explaining the scientific interest of the Panel. Paper details are not necessary at this point.

More details on the conference and timelines can be found on the ICPP 2013 website.

The results of the panel adjudication will be released on November 15 and details of each accepted panel posted to the ICPP website on December 1 along with a call for papers.

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