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 of the many phenomena related to public policy-making.
The first International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP) which took place in 2013 in Grenoble, France was a great success with more than 1000 participants. In order to continue to join together all researchers who work on public policy and their different approaches and topics, we invite you to attend the second International Conference on Public Policy, which will take place at the Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, in Milan, Italy from 1st-4th July, 2015.
Deadline: Abstracts (of less than 500 words) to be submitted by 15 January 2015.
About the Panels
Four panels will be sponsored by the journal Policy and Internet. We call for abstracts in the following areas:
T17P01 – Digital Government and Public Policy
This panel will discuss trends and developments in digital government and the implications for the policy-making process, public management reform, and the nature of the contemporary state. We call for papers dealing with some aspect of digital government and its relationship with public policy, involving the presentation of new data, methodological innovation, or theoretical development in how we understand digital government. More on the digital government panel.
Chair: Helen Margetts
T17P02 – Big Data, Data Science and Public Policy
The environment in which public policy is made has entered a period of dramatic change. Widespread use of digital technologies, the Internet and social media means both citizens and governments leave digital traces that can be harvested to generate big data. Policy-making therefore takes place in an increasingly rich data environment, which poses both promises and threats to policy-makers. Recent years have seen increasing attention on how big data approaches can uncover patterns of human behaviour and help predict social trends; the insights gained from transactional information can also be used to drive evidence-based policy making and ‘nudge’ political behaviour. But governments have lagged behind other sectors in exploiting the potential of big data to inform public policy, and face a number of ethical and logistical challenges in doing so. This panel calls for papers that explore the new research and public policy frontiers opened up by big data, aiming to serve as a forum to encourage discussion across disciplinary boundaries on how to exploit big data to inform policy debates. More on the big data and data science panel.
Chair: Helen Margetts
T17P03 – Public Policy Management and New Technologies
This panel will focus on studies that engage in discussing the ways in which new information and communication technologies can be grasped by public policies either by theoretical approaches or by empirical studies. The main objective of the panel is to discuss ways that these new technologies can influence the formulation and evaluation of public policies. More on the public policy management panel.
Chair: Marco Ruediger
T17P04 – Policy making in Governing the Internet: comparing novel approaches and rising challenges
The spreading of Internet practices worldwide is increasingly putting the debate and the negotiations concerning Internet Policy at the centre of international disputes. As result, we are witnessing to a growing scholarly oriented body of research addressing the fast developing debate concerning contentions clustered around internet policy challenges. This panel calls for papers exploring the increasing centrality of Internet Governance negotiations in international disputes, with a particular focus on how internet policy making processes influence this discourse. More on the Internet governance panel.
Chair: Andrea Calderaro
Submitting your Abstract
- Identify the panel that best suits your proposed paper(s).
- You must have the title of your paper and an abstract of no more than 500 words.
- Click on the ‘propose your paper’ button on the relevant panel. You will be prompted to enter your log-in information, if you have previously created an account OR you will be able to create a new account for yourself (all the paper authors must have an account).
- Once logged in, please follow the instructions for uploading your paper proposal.
About the Conference
Sponsored by six Research Committees of the International Political Science Association (IPSA) and by the public policy section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) and of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), the first International Conference on Public Policy (ICPP) which took place in 2013 at Grenoble, France was a great success with more than 1000 participants. In order to continue to join together all researchers who work on public policy and their different approaches and topics, we invite you to attend the second International Conference on Public Policy which will take place at the Catholic University of Sacro Cuore, in Milan, Italy from 1st-4th July, 2015.
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 symposium of selected panels and workshops. The Conference will also involve invited speakers and plenary discussions.