Call for Papers for the 2011 KAPA-ASPA International Conference in Seoul, Korea
Theme Pursuing Government Performance and Recovering Public Trust
Time October 28-29, 2011
Venue The National Library of Korea, Seoul, Korea

The Korean Association for Public Administration (KAPA) and American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) is very excited to open the call for proposals for 2011 KAPA-ASPA Joint International Conference which will be held in October 28th and 29th of 2011 in Seoul, Korea. The international conference aims to gather both scholars and practitioners around the world and discuss compelling public administration issues in the era of economic and public trust turbulence.

Redefining and examining government’s roles in managing various limited resources, the International Conference aims to revisit compelling administrative values of cost-efficiency, effectiveness, and others in conjunction with government performance and public trust. The International Conference will offer a forum where participants deepen theoretical and practical understandings of public trust, government performance, and various administrative values. Participants are also expected to jointly search for alternative policy solutions to overcoming compelling managerial problems such as budget waste, mega-project failures, policy design and implementation problems, miscommunication, and conflict as well as restoring public trust and enhancing government performance.

KAPA-ASPA welcomes proposals for high quality conceptual papers and quantitative research as well as rigorous case studies. In addition to paper proposals, KAPA-ASPA will also accept panel proposals consisting of no more than four well connected papers. All proposals should provide information overall themes of the paper and indicate how the proposal connects to the conference theme. All paper proposals need to be no more than 400 words.

KAPA will provide accommodations (room and meals) to the ones whose proposals are accepted. Registration fee will be waived as well.

The proposals for the KAPA-ASPA Joint International Conference should be submitted no later than July 25th, 2011. All proposals should be submitted to the following email address: kapa21@kapa21.or.kr (KAPA Office Website: www.kapa21.or.kr/english) or mjaemoon@gmail.com (M. Jae Moon, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea)

Specific conference themes and schedules are listed below. We look forward to your proposal and meeting you in the two KAPA international conferences.

Theme Pursuing Government Performance and Recovering Public Trust
Time October 28-29, 2011
Venue The National Library of Korea, Seoul, Korea

Examples of Conference Sub-themes
  • Revisiting Efficiency and Performance in the Public Sector
  • Mega-project Failure and Public Project Management
  • Dissecting Budget Waste in the Public Sector: Theories and Cases
  • Policy Design and Implementation Failures
  • Emerging New Social Conflicts and Policy Solutions
  • Conflict and Disaster Management
  • Efficiency and Public Trust in Government
  • Other related Issues

ASPA and the Korean Association for Public Administration (KAPA) have issued a call for proposals for the 2011 KAPA-ASPA Joint International Conference, October 28-29, 2011 in Seoul, Korea. This international conference aims to gather both scholars and practitioners around the world and discuss compelling public administration issues in the era of economic and public trust turbulence. The theme is “Pursuing Government Performance and Recovering Public Trust.” KAPA will provide accommodations (room and meals) to individuals whose proposals are accepted. The conference registration fee will be waived as well. Proposals should be submitted no later than June 15th, 2011. All proposals should be submitted to kapa21@kapa21.or.kr or mjaemoon@gmail.com (M. Jae Moon, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea). Download the call for proposals.