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【科研信息】Call for Papers: International Conference on \'Governance and Citizenship in Asia: Paradigms and Practices\' (18-19 March 2011)
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Call for Papers
 
International Conference on
‘Governance and Citizenship in Asia: Paradigms and Practices’
18-19 March 2011 (Friday to Saturday), Hong Kong
 
organized by
The Centre for Governance and Citizenship of The Hong Kong Institute of Education,
10 Lo Ping Road, Tai Po, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
 
Supporting organization and journals:
Asia Pacific Governance Institute,
Journal of Asian Public Policy, Public Organization Review,
and Public Administration and Development
 
Submission Date: not later than 15 September 2010
 
The Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) of The Hong Kong Institute of Education invites researchers and practitioners from all parts of the world, especially Asia, to participate in an International Conference on Governance and Citizenship in Asia.
 
Central Question: How is Citizenship related to Governance?
Citizenship and participation have emerged as central issues in recent public management debates. They follow, and are a part of, the larger debate on “Good Governance”. However, little systematic effort has been made to define the concepts and delineate the links between the two domains of Governance and Citizenship. It is simply assumed that the concepts, and the values and arrangements they embody, are axiomatic and universal. It is time the two concepts be subjected to closer scrutiny and the relationships between them specified. Some of the questions that need to be addressed in order to make the concepts useful for heuristic and practical purposes include:
·      What does citizenship mean in a globalized world?
·      Is the concept of citizenship universal? Or does it vary across societies? Do the concepts developed in Western contexts apply to societies with communitarian outlook? If yes, then what are the specific features of citizenship in such societies?
·      How is the notion of citizenship related to other essential tenets of Good Governance?
·      What is the link between democracy and citizenship, and between democracy and governance? Specifically, is citizenship possible without democracy? Can participation in the policy process substitute for democracy? What are the expectations for public participation and engagement in non-Western societies?
 
Asia-specific Themes
In the Asian context, governance and citizenship may well be construed differently because of different cultural, administrative and socio-political philosophical traditions. It is important to ground the studies of Asian governance and citizenship in regional institutions, civic virtues and values, as much as in global trends and advocacies. Will the Asian experiences be different from Western counterparts in terms of their nature, scope, direction and pace of development, implying a distinct conception of governance and citizenship?
 
This conference will explore specific themes in governance and citizenship, with special reference to Asia:
·            Asian Governance: Global Concerns and Domestic Realities
·            Traditions and Modernity: Asian Traditions and Values
·            Citizenship and Identity: Economic, Political, Social and Cultural Conditions
·            Nationality, Cosmopolitanism and Transnationality: Exclusion and Inclusion
 
Proposal submission
Abstracts of 250-300 words are invited from interested paper presenters, to be sent to the Conference Secretary (Ms Lo Oi-yu at email address: cgc@ied.edu.hk) not later than 15 September 2010. Acceptance of abstract will be confirmed by 15 October 2010 the latest. The full manuscript for an accepted paper has to be submitted by 15 February 2011. Selected papers from this Conference may be considered for special issue publication in the supporting journals.
 
Invited keynote speakers
Internationally renowned scholars will be invited to as keynote speakers at plenary sessions. Details will be announced later.
 
Conference Homepage and Contact
The conference website can be found at: http://www.ied.edu.hk/cgc/.  Enquires can be directed to Ms Lo Oi-yu at email address: cgc@ied.edu.hk, or Ms Peggy Tang at email address: pyhtang@ied.edu.hk.
 
Conference fee
Registration fee (covering the cost of the two-day conference, including conference materials, sandwich lunch, and tea and coffee) will be waived for all Paper Presenters. Conference dinner (on 18 March 2011) will be on a self-paying basis at HKD200 per person.
 
Accommodation
All participants (including Paper Presenters) have to pay for their own accommodation. The estimated room rate per night at the conference hotel (to be located in Sha Tin, a district close to the main campus of The Hong Kong Institute of Education) is HKD850. In addition, a limited number of rooms are available at the on-campus Visitors’ Centre. More details will be provided by the Conference Secretariat.
 
Visa Requirement
For overseas participants, please refer to the Hong Kong Immigration Department\s website and check if you need to apply for a Visit Visa or Entry Permit: http://www.immd.gov.hk/ehtml/hkvisas_4.htm.
 
 
About CGC
The Centre for Governance and Citizenship (CGC) is an Institute-level research centre of the Hong Kong Institute of Education. The Centre is committed to conducting interdisciplinary scholarly research and facilitating public discourse on governance issues and citizenship studies, including citizenship education. It is dedicated to creating an active research platform whereby the themes of Governance and Citizenship can be brought together within an interactive and mutually reinforcing framework to pioneer a new research agenda that contributes towards theory building in “Governance and Citizenship” as a holistic concept.
 
The Centre promotes interdisciplinary dialogue; facilitates intellectual debate and public discourse; and builds regional and international research networks. It aims to contribute towards quality academic output, to be disseminated both locally and internationally, via academic and curriculum publications, as well as the public media. Its research outputs help to inform curriculum and pedagogy design and thus learning improvements in schools. The Centre is active in developing partnership with other research bodies, the education community, and civil society organizations。


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