News archive - [Call for Papers] Transitional Governance: Western Balkans and EU Integration

The Center for Good Governance Studies, Belgrade, Serbia in cooperation with the Good Governance Laboratory (GOGOL) is launching a Call for Papers for the Open Access Library edited volume Nr. 1 (OPAL) entitled Transitional Governance: Western Balkans and EU Integration.

The creators of the concept of good governance are the World Bank, the International monetary Fund and other international financial institutions. The European Union possesses its own paper on good governance as well. Most donors and international financial institutions base their aid and loans on creating conditions and reforms that will enable good governance. Thus, good governance becomes a demand for states seeking loans, but also for states that are on the way to the membership in the European Union. On the other hand, these reforms often mean a decreasing power of political elites (decentralization, deregulation, transparency, accountability, involving numerous stakeholders in the policy making process…). Despite of a declarative commitment to reforms, politicians often reject implementing them in reality, as they see an equality between state power (and capacity) and their own power. Therefore, the question remains how to implement reforms in practice.

The Call for Papers invites contributions in the form of a book chapter/article of the upcoming edited volume (proposed length: 5,000 – 10,000 words). Young researchers are also encouraged to participate, in addition to established scholars.

Views from any discipline within the social sciences and humanities are accepted (interdisciplinary studies are especially encouraged).
Language: English
Deadline for abstracts: Please send a one page (or less) abstract of the proposal chapter by January 31, 2013. Please include (Times New Roman 12, 1.5 spacing, medium margins):
- The name of the proposed chapter
- The abstract
- Key words
- A short biography of the author (several sentences only)

Send the proposal page to the address

Selected authors shall be informed of the decision whether the chapter is accepted by mid-February. If selected, the candidates will be contacted to send the whole chapter/article by April 15, 2013.

The edited volume will be published by the Center for Good Governance Studies’ CSDU Press as an Open Access volume within the newly formed OPAL library.

Source: email by Srdjan Jovanovic

Geographical focus
  • International; Other
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Danaja Lorencic on January 7, 2013
Modified on January 7, 2013