Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Call for Papers: A Comparative Institutional Framework for Global Governance Analysis

The Global Governance Programme at the European University Institute has issued a call for papers for a workshop on "A Comparative Institutional Framework for Global Governance Analysis," to take place May 3, 2012. Here's the call:

A Comparative Institutional Framework for Global Governance Analysis

European University Institute, Florence, 3 May 2012

Call For Papers

Scientific Coordinators: Neil Komesar (Wisconsin University) and Miguel Poiares Maduro (Global Governance Programme, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute)

This workshop focuses on constructing an analytical framework to understand and discuss different proposals regarding global governance. The framework we will employ is Comparative Institutional Analysis (CIA).

CIA is at once an obvious and yet challenging approach to global governance. It seems obvious that analyzing global governance means analyzing the available and proposed governance mechanisms-- institutions in our sense of the word. This task is challenging because these institutional mechanisms are all highly imperfect and their imperfections tend to parallel one another.

It is common to find one-sided critiques of existing governance as though such insights provide a sufficient case for the substitution of some often idealized alternative. This is single institutional analysis. Although single institutional analysis makes for attractive if superficial rhetorical argument it is largely analytically empty. It is absolutely necessary to address the real functioning of all the relevant institutional alternatives. This is comparative institutional analysis.

We seek papers willing to address this central issue in the context of global governance. The papers may deal with the general questions of global governance or with specific case studies. The essential requirement is that they engage both with Global Governance and Comparative Institutional Analysis.

Important Dates

Selection of participants will be based on either a 2-3 pages outline of their proposed paper (with details on the methodology and empirics) or (better) a first draft of their paper. An up-to date CV should also be provided.

Proposals and the CVs should be sent in pdf format to no later than

2 April 2012

Please name your file according to the following format: SURNAME_CIA_Draft.pdf and SURNAME_CIA_CV.pdf

Selection results will be notified by 12 April.

Draft papers will have to be delivered no later than 30 April 2012.

The workshop will take place on 3 May 2012.

The Global Governance Programme

The goals of the Global Governance Programme (GGP) are to share knowledge, develop new ideas on issues of global governance, and serve as a bridge between research and policy-making. Research, Policy and Training are the three dimensions of the GGP. The GGP is part of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute, a world-renowned and truly European academic institution uniquely placed to contribute the European perspective to the global governance debate.

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