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IPSA RC 48: Research Committee on Administrative Culture

RC 48 home page | Members contact list | Panel Descriptions 2016 | Abstracts 2016
Combined Panels accepted by RC48 of registered participants for the IPSA World Congress, 2016; revised 20 May 2016
(Please register for the Congress on the IPSA.ORG web site. Note that officers for the panels, like paper givers, can only be selected from those who are registered to IPSA's website. This draft is of course, subject to change of descriptions and staff. To propose your paper for a panel, once you are registered, you must do so at the web site.)
The business meeting for RC48 has been rescheduled for 09:00 - 10:30 on 28 July, before the plenary session and then our panels.

Administrative Culture in Programs to Reduce Inequality and Promote Transparency [confirmed 28 July at 13:30-15:15]

This panel explores the public policy programs to address economic inequality of national populations and political inequality via the transparency of government institutions and official information. Panel will ask not just whether these programs affect populations, but whether they affect administrative cultures among elites.
The values of welfare departments and agencies that interface with poorer clientele can be very different from those of agencies dealing with elites, or those supplying technical expertise. The culture of dealing with poorer clientele has been controversial in the profession since the new political science of the 1960s.
The values of service departments and national security or law enforcement agencies can be very different and they face different challenges in promoting transparency. Now more than 100 countries have national freedom of information, access or transparency laws.
The panel particularly welcomes papers that are comparative, but will also accept country case studies that have some implications for other national systems.
Chair Dr. Leonid Smorgunov
Discussants Dr. Ashok Ranjan Basu
Confirmed Abstracts: (5) as of 5 July 2016

Engaged Governance and Digital India Initiative: A Strategy for Inclusive Growth
Dr. Nittam Chandel

Exploring the Determinants of Transparency of Slovak Municipalities
Dr. Emilia Beblava, Mr. Matus Sloboda, Mr. Martin Kollárik

Family Allowances Implemented by Administrative Agencies in Argentina to Address Poverty and Inequality. Analysis of their impact in the country in comparison to Latin America
Prof Erica Gorbak

Open Government and eGovernance   Collaboration or Inequality?
Jeremy Lewis

The State as the Arbitrator in the Conflicts of the Inequality
Prof. Lidiya Timofeeva

Administrative Culture in Different Cultural Contexts: Comparative Analyses [confirmed 28 July at 15:30-17:15]
This panel explores public policy Institutions in different cultural contexts: focusing on emerging markets, it especially welcomes comparative analyses of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa). It will ask how the agencies of government vary in each culture of the emerging markets.
This panel explores the quasi-Judicial Institutions that have developed in systems of administrative Justice. Some countries have large, formal judicial systems that tend to administer with elaborate but slow pace; others have commissioner or tribunal systems that offer less formal but potentially faster and less expensive processes of justice. In t1hese, guidelines may replace formal rules of justice, and local administrators may have more discretion.  Less developed nations may also rely locally on tribal customary law, village elders or chiefs' councils to supplement the national system of justice.
The panel particularly welcomes papers that are comparative, but will also accept country case studies that have some implications for other national systems.

Chair: Dr. Ashok Ranjan Basu
Co-CHair Dr. Jeremy Lewis
Discussant Dr. Nittam Chandel
Confirmed Abstracts: (4) as of 20 May 2016

Administrative Culture and Post-Liberalization Governance Reforms: Indian Experience with Equity and Fairness
Mr. Arunoday Bajpai and Dr. C.K. Gautam

Emergence of Institutional Islamophobia: The Case of the Charity Commission of England Wales
Mr. Ismail Patel

Defeating the Self and Others: Post-industrial Capitalism in South Africa
Dr. Gideon van Riet

Governability of Public Policy and Inclusive Growth in the BRICS
Prof. Leonid Smorgunov

Note: Dr. Basu's own paper "Quasi judicial institutions for administrative justice" has been transferred from RC 48 to CS05 17 , Judicial Politics and Transitional Justice, and will be delivered on 24 July at 17.30-19.15.

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