The Polish Political Science Yearbook, WSB University in Bydgoszcz and Center for Local Government Studies in Bydgoszcz invite all scholars, researchers and professionals to participate in the PPSY Bydgoszcz International Seminar "Local Government: Experiences, Challenges & Models" which takes place in Bydgoszcz (Poland) on May 8, 2018. The conference supports a special section of the current Volume 47 of 2018 of the journal and its objective is to discuss challenges of security and stability in Central Europe and to present current advancements in regional security studies.
Deadline for application: April 25, 2018, with the Online Form.
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The Organisers invite authors with papers and posters related to the following issues:
- Changing models of local governance in the contemporary world.
- Comparative analysis of best practices in local governance.
- New forms of citizen's engagement in local politics and their development.
- Visions of relationships between a government and local governments.
- The Economic Crisis and challenges for good local governance.
- The Authoritarian Turn in Europe and reduced autonomy of local governments
- Experiences of local governments in post-communist Europe.
All submitted papers will be reviewed for the upcoming issues of the PPSY Volume 47 (2018), the international, peer-reviewed and indexed academic journal, recognised as a leading Polish periodical on political science, international relations, public policy and security studies.
How to Apply:
Please, submit the Online Application Form before April 25, 2018. Decisions will be announced on April 27, 2018.
If necessary, acceptance of presentation can be made after the submission, especially for foreign scholars.
Forms of Participation:
The Organisers accept applications for presentation of a paper (15-20 minutes of speech during the seminar) or a poster (presented during the poster session).
Moreover, we invite you to join the Seminar as a discussant (without presentation, but invited to contribute to the special section of our journal).
The Organisers plan to invite a keynote speaker for the conference - the name will be presented when all details will be confirmed.
Participation Fee for Presenters: 250 PLN or 70 euro, paid before April 30, 2018. The fee does not include the accommodation and costs of travel.
Participation Fee for Discussants: 200 PLN or 55 euro, paid before April 30, 2018. The fee does not include the accommodation and costs of travel.
The Editorial Board of the Polish Political Science Yearbook, Wyższa Szkoła Bankowa w Bydgoszczy, Ośrodek Badań Samorządowych WSB,
Professor Czesław Mojsiewicz International Cooperation Fund & Adam Marszałek Publishing.