Working Group 4. Democratic Governance of Multiethnic Communities
Guidelines for papers on "Diversity and Public Services: Introducing New Standards of Diversity Management in Changing Europe".
For its fifth gathering at the 12th Annual Meeting of NISPAcee, the WG is calling for papers of two kinds:
(1) we continue to seek policy
studies that provide suggestions by which local governments and their agencies or institutions might regularly assess their performance or demonstrate progress.
(2) we seek evaluations of the ways in which
public officials are educated and trained to respond to the challenges of public service delivery in multi-ethnic democracies and practical examples and recommendations of how such training and education might be improved.
We are interested in particular in papers with a focus on curriculum and training issues that NISPAcee might lead in developing -- questions of how to help current public administrators, and future ones now in the PA schools, to learn to manage in a multiethnic environment, steps to assess and advance how the PS schools and training centers are doing in recruiting diverse classes of students, from all ethnic groups, into their programs, how active they are in having faculties or available speakers and experts on these questions, and how they can evaluate their own training and education programs to assure they are responsive to these needs.
The goal of our inquiry is both to add to the stock of knowledge about what policy actions are effective in improving particular situations, and then to apply that knowledge to concrete understanding of how public officials are educated and trained, and how that process of preparing public officials can be improved.
Focus of discussions
A preference will be given to papers based on empirical research (case studies), on papers that provide empirical evaluation of education and training practices, and of papers that link an understanding of policy experiences with the education and training needs they call for.
Preferred outlines for policy studies
Title of the Case Study
The title of your study-paper should point to the major “policy problem” of the case, relevant to the topic of the discussion on linking an understanding of policy experiences in diversity management with the education and training needs they call for. This should also be applied in the case of chapters of your paper.
Abstract (250 words)
Deadline for submission is October 15, 2003
The topic, the problem to be addressed, main findings, implications
Deadline for submission is March 15, 2004
1. Problem statement: the relevance of the training or educational program OR policy case study to the focus and goals of the working group discussions (maximum 1 double spaced manuscript pages)
2. Nature of the training or educational program OR performance measurement policy case (describing) (max. 3 double spaced manuscript pages)
* Goals and objectives of the program/policy
* Activities: what went on in the program/policy over time
* Activities and services
* Beneficiaries (target group)
* Conditions of operation
* Participants interpretation
1. Results (analysing, evaluating) (max. 6 double spaced manuscript pages)
* what policy actions are effective in improving particular situations, and then
* how to apply that knowledge to concrete understanding of how public officials are
educated and trained on managing ethnic and social diversity, and
1. Implications for education and training to stimulate improvement of diversity management in public and civil services (max. 2 double spaced manuscript pages)
* how the training and education of public officials can
be improved in order to meet the European standards of diversity management and social inclusion
(authors are encouraged to use Eóin Young, Lisa Quinn, 2002, Writing Effective Public Policy Papers: A Guide To Policy Advisers in Central and Eastern Europe, available on-line at http://lgi.osi.hu/publications )
For further information, please contact the coordinators:
Petra Kovacs (LGI/OSI) at email@example.com,
Jana Krimpe (Tallin University) firstname.lastname@example.org,
Michael Brintnall Brintnall@apsanet.org,
or write to the email list of the working group email@example.com