Government vs. Governance in Central and Eastern Europe
May 22-24, 2014, Budapest, Hungary
The 22nd NISPAcee Annual Conference is organized under the auspices of the Hungarian Ministry of Public Administration and Justice.
-Corvinus University, Fovam ter 8, Budapest 1093, Hungary (except May 22 morning)
-Parliament, Kossuth ter 1-3, 1055 Budapest, Hungary (May 22 morning) - please, use Gate XII for entrance
It is our privilege and pleasure - in the name of the Organisers - to invite you to the 2014 NISPAcee Annual Conference in Budapest, jointly organised by NISPAcee, Corvinus University of Budapest and the National University of Public Service. In addition to the broad variety of topics covered by our current working groups, the main aim of this year’s conference is to address and to contribute to a better understanding of the colourful picture of the various patterns of implementation of "governance” concepts, models and practices in the different countries in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond, and to risk drawing some common conclusions from the present diversity of theories and practices.
We are encouraging you to participate with papers and presentations dealing with public administration and governance-related problems all around the world and, in particular, in CEE countries. To mention but a few, the following are some of the preferred topics:
- What values and priorities should govern thinking and actions related to tackling problems of government and governance?
To what extent and how should autonomous and non-state actors, such as civil society organisations, be empowered and relied upon in building sound and effective government?
What types of legal modernisation are required to underpin good governance?
What is the optimal relationship between hierarchical, market-based, and network forms of organisation?
Is it possible to have co-existence between the Weberian public administration and modern management systems? Is their implementation necessarily a sequential process?
What is the influence of e-governance and social networks on this process? Is there such a thing as e-Weberianism, or Weberianism 2.0?
Mirko Vintar NISPAcee
Chair of the Conference Organising Committee