06/09/2017 Mammadli Aysel
Integration, functional differentiation and problem-solving in multilevel governance: a comparative perspective.This symposium seeks to deepen our understanding of the problem-solving capacity of multilevel governance, by adopting a comparative
perspective and drawing from different theoretical lenses. Accordingly, the contributions engage in theory-building on multilevel governance, notably concerning the relation between integration, functional differentiation and effective problem-solving.
Deadline for abstracts is 22 September 2017.
The symposium gathers contributions that analyze the problem-solving capacity of multilevel governance settings and allow for a theoretical conclusion about responses to policy challenges in multilevel contexts. For example, we seek contributions that approach the EU from a comparative perspective and that explicitly use theoretical, analytical or empirical insights from different varieties of the multilevel governance literature, other strands of literature, and from the investigation of empirical cases. Comparable cases include, for example, multilevel governance systems in other regions; other inter- and supranational organizations that span across different levels; and federal states. Useful theoretical and practical insights may be gained from the literature on democratic participation, policy integration, management reforms, risk regulation, policy learning, and implementation theory, to only mention a few.
Potentially successful contributions make an explicit point on the comparison in which they engage, and pose research questions such as the following:
Potentially successful contributions include:
Authors who are interested in contributing a paper should email an abstract of 500 words to the guest editors by September 22.
September 1, 2017: Communication of call for papers
October 1, 2017: Selection of papers
November 15, 2017: Deadline for draft papers
December1, 2017: Authors’ workshop in Lausanne, Switzerland
February 1, 2018: Submission of manuscripts, Start of official review procedure