12th Annual Public Administration Research Conference Call for Proposals

Theme: A Return to ‘Governance in Dark Times’? Creating Spaces for Citizen Dialogue, Encouraging Engagement in Public Life, and Ensuring Government Transparency and Accountability
April 12-14, 2018
Orlando, Florida

The Center for Public and Nonprofit Management (CPNM) at the University of Central Florida’s School of Public Administration will host its 12th annual Public Administration Research Conference (PARC), April 12-14, 2018 at the FAIRWINDS Alumni Center on the UCF campus in Orlando, Florida. Continuing to focus on important public administration issues, the 12th PARC will organize around the theme, “A Return to ‘Governance in Dark Times’? Creating Spaces for Citizen Dialogue, Encouraging Engagement in Public Life, and Ensuring Government Transparency and Accountability.”

This conference theme is timely as Americans face tragic events – like hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria, as well as the Las Vegas massacre – and are divided on political and social issues – like health care, immigration, freedom of expression and silent protest – trust among one another and in government is low. This conference calls for presentations from scholars and practitioners to help guide public and nonprofit servants in these challenging times to create spaces for citizen dialogue, encourage engagement in public life, and ensure government transparency and accountability. Proposals may address the profound challenges of public service in a wide range of public management and policy domains, including, but not limited to: human and social services, nonprofit management, budgeting and financial management, emergency management, and planning and economic development. Presentations may be research papers, case studies, best practices, etc. that highlight authentic models of citizen involvement and engagement in building public trust.

The deadline for submission is Dec. 15, 2017.

Please submit your proposal by sending an abstract (not to exceed 500 words), title and author(s) contact information to cpnm@ucf.edu. If you have logistical questions related to the conference, please contact the CPNM Assistant Director Ms. Maria-Elena Augustin Maria.Augustin@ucf.edu. If you have questions about the conference theme, please contact the conference committee chair Dr. Deborah A. Carroll Deborah.Carroll@ucf.edu.

More information can be found online at http://cohpa.ucf.edu/cpnm/