International Seminar “Public Values and Politico-Administrative Cultures: Russian and International Contexts”

21 - 22 June 2013, St.-Petersburg

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IPSA RC 48-Administrative Culture together with the  Russian Association of Political Science cordially invite you to submit proposals for the seminar “Public Values and Politico-Administrative Cultures: Russian and International Contexts”, which will be held in the Saint-Petersburg State University, St.-Petersburg, Russia on June 21-  22,  2012.

This joint initiative arose due the growing academic demand for a discussion of theory of public values and new challenges for public administration and administrative culture.

The concept of “public value” can help to avoid the narrow and over-simplified approaches that have sometimes dominated in the past (PM and NPM) and it offers a useful way of setting out the ultimate goals of public administration reforms. It is especially important for public service reform because the public value theory does have the potential to prompt a different way of thinking and talking about these issues, as well as pointing towards some practical ways forward.

The conference itself will be multidisciplinary in character and open to legal, philosophical, political, sociological and other perspectives. And the main goal of the conference is to unite efforts of various scientific approaches to the public values research and to analyze contemporary tendencies of development of political and administrative cultures in Russia and in the world.

Working languages are English and Russian.

The number of participants is 40.

The deadline for submission of paper proposals is 1 March, 2013.
Information on the accepted proposals and the invitation letters will be sent till  20 March, 2013.

Please, send the abstract (200 words) with the information on yourself (name, university, position, contact tel., e-mail) to, or to Liudmila Vedmetskaya:

Deadline date: March 1, 2013


IPSA RC 48-Administrative Culture, Russian Association of Political Science.

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