Call-for-Papers - 2018 IIAS International Congress


In today’s world, crises are following one another at a high tempo: once exceptional and time-bound, natural disasters, terrorist attacks, economic recessions and political transitions are increasingly becoming a permanent feature of contemporary public life.

Accordingly, the challenge governance systems are faced with is shifting from how to properly address specific crises to how to routinely deal with the unexpected.

The concept of administrative resilience captures this shift where complex problem solving is becoming the core business of governance systems.

Resilient governance systems have strong connections with their environment allowing detecting relevant signals. They have routine procedures to process such signals into anticipatory and mitigating measures. They are used to deal with situations where information is incomplete or contested.

In 2018, the Congress of the International Institute of Administrative Science focuses on the theme of administrative resilience. It hereby helps to understand the conditions under which governance systems can better absorb shocks and improve human wellbeing.

Therefore, it has collected numerous call-for-papers operationalising the concept of administrative resilience. The calls are clustered in these sub-themes:

How to Submit

Extended Deadlines

  • 28 February 2018: Abstract submission deadline
  • 7 March 2018: Authors’ notification
  • 13 May 2018: Final Papers deadline