Symposium on “Collaborative Governance in Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong: Trends, Issues and Perspectives”. Date: 17.06.2011. Site: Shanghai, China. Deadline: 01.12.2010
Yijia Jing, Fudan University (email@example.com)
Trevor Brown, The Ohio State University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Ting Gong, City University of Hong Kong (email@example.com)
The International Public Management Journal and Fudan University in China invite proposed contributions to a symposium on collaborative governance in mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. Collaborative governance involves citizens, public and nonprofit organizations, private firms, and other actors collectively responding to public issues that cannot be handled effectively by a single entity. The promise of collaborative governance is that the whole is greater than the sum of the collective parts: a joint effort between complementary parts of different organizations can address the resource constraints faced by each individually, as well as generate activities, outputs and outcomes that no one organization could produce on its own.
Collaborative governance can be imposed (e.g. by regulation), induced (e.g. by contracts), or organically created (e.g. by mutual agreement). Like all forms of organization, collaborative governance is constructed in a specific context that incorporates different combinations of economic, social, political and cultural factors. The proposed symposium will examine collaborative governance in an important, but understudied context: China.
The symposium requests proposals for high-quality, theory-driven research papers. Both
conceptual and empirical studies are welcome. Comparative studies across jurisdictions of China
or between China and other countries are also welcome. Research topics might include, but are
not limited to, the following:
- Conceptualizations of collaborative governance
- Collaborative practices in various policy areas
- Institution-building for collaborative governance
- Government-business collaboration e.c
Single-spaced paper proposals of no more than two-pages in length should be submitted to Trevor Brown (firstname.lastname@example.org) by December 1, 2010.