2013 IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress


Call for Papers


The Presidents of IIAS and IASIA have the pleasure to inform you that the 2013 IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress shall be held in Manama, Bahrain from 1st June to 6th June.


One umbrella theme “Public Administration Futures: Professionalism and Leadership”.

The following call for papers are available for download (PDF). The key requirements, dates and deadlines are included in each call.


Open Call



The Open abstracts/panels is for authors who wish to submit an abstract or organize a session for consideration to the 2013 Joint Congress of IIAS-IASIA, but do not believe that their topic fits under any of the panels, special workshop topics or other sessions.

Call for papers on the following subthemes

  1. Future risks and strategies
  2. Leadership for the future
  3. Innovative service delivery for the future

Call for papers of the IASIA Working Groups

  • WG I: Education and Training Programme: aligning missions and quality
  • WG II: State-Market Partnerships and Enterprise Management
  • WG III: Public Sector Reform
  • WG IV: Local Governance and Development
  • WG V: Accountability, Culture & Trust
  • WG VI: Public Sector Financial, Information and Performance Management
  • WG VII: Leadership, Governance and Public Policy
  • WG VIII: Management of Energy, Food Security and Welfare
  • WG IX: Diversity and Gender in the Public Service


To submit your abstract, please go to: http://www.conftool.pro/iias-iasia-congress2013


You may also download the Submission User Guide

, should you need more assistance.


Call for papersIIAS Project Group on Security and Safety


Crisis and Contingency Management

The IIAS Project Group on Security and Safety is preparing a publication on national public capacities for crisis and contingency management and on related international coordination. The publication will include case studies of national and international institutional arrangements and of individual crisis events. It will also look at cross-cutting crisis management issues.  The Project Group has met during the IIAS annual Congresses in Lausanne (2011) and Merida (2013) and plans to meet for a third time in Bahrain in June 2013. Preparations are underway for the planned publication, but the Project Group is still looking for additional contributions.

Download the full call for papers



Kick-off Panel Introducing the New IIAS Study Group on Civil Service and Politics – New Political Governance


Call for papers – Political-administrative relations in times of heightened pressure on executive government

In this panel, proposals are welcomed that address the changes in political-administrative relations which derive from the heightened pressures on the executive, and the responses of the executive to those pressures.

Download the complete call-for-paper


For further information on the congress: www.iias-iasia-congress2013.org