Sound Governance: the Key to Peace and Prosperity in the Middle East
November 8 and 9, 2012
Call for Papers
The Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration (AMEPPA) is pleased to announce the convening of its Inaugural Conference on November 8 and 9, 2012. in Rabat, Morocco. The conference is also the First Global Conference on Public Policy and Administration in the Middle East.
Scholars are encouraged to submit their proposals to the conference co-chairs, Dr. Jennifer Bremer at firstname.lastname@example.org and Dr. Mohamed Harakat at email@example.com no later than August 31st, 2012. Please limit your abstracts to no more than 500 words.
Abstracts that have been accepted should be submitted as full papers to the conference co-chairs no later than 15 October 2012. Since the conference will be organized in two tracks (Arab Spring and Sound Governance), the reviewers will be looking for a number of key features in proposals for papers:
* Abstracts should be directly related to one of the themes within a track and strongly related to one or more Middle Eastern countries.
* Abstracts should show evidence of theoretical and conceptual underpinning for the proposed paper.
* Papers should be empirically based with evidence of new findings from research by the author(s) or direct involvement with the experience being reported; purely reflective/theoretical/conceptual/hypothetical papers are strongly discouraged and will not be accepted.
* There should be evidence that the proposed paper emerges from contemporary debate within the public policy and administration sphere, broadly defined.
It is not necessary for a proposal to have all of these features, but it should have most of them.
The conference will be held in two tracks titled Arab Spring Track and Sound Governance Track.
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