Policy Dialogue Day 2019 Upcoming
5/22/2019 10:00:00 AM - 5/22/2019 5:00:00 PM
The Annual Policy Dialogue Day “New Challenges to Democracy, Governance, and Peace” will take place on Wednesday 22 May 2019, at the Wallenberg Conference Center in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Several large-scale societal changes affect democracy, governance and peace both at national and local level: expanded access to social media and digital tools is shaking up political communication; rapid changes due to globalization challenge national and local governance; a rise in identity politics, political exclusion and populism threatens democratic progress and good governance; and non-state actors are increasingly involved in various aspects of governance.
GLD Annual Conference 2019: Routes to Accountability Upcoming
5/23/2019 8:30:00 AM - 5/24/2019 8:30:00 AM
The Program on Governance and Local Development at the University of Gothenburg will hold its third annual conference on May 24-25, 2019 with the theme, "Routes to Accountability." The goal of the conference will be to consider if, how, and when citizens can effectively hold service providers and authorities accountable. We consider not only the ways in which citizens hold state actors accountable, but also how people demand answers and enforce sanctions when non-state authorities violate their duties. We seek perspectives from both scholars and practitioners to understand how processes and practices of accountability differ across state and non-state arenas, the extent to which these arenas intersect, and how answers to these questions may differ across sectors such as education, health, security, and welfare provision. We encourage research that addresses these questions across the chain of accountability: from the provision of information on rights, responsibilities, and outcomes to enforcement and sanctioning of unresponsive providers and authorities. In charting these various routes to accountability, we will also contribute to GLD’s broader aim of explaining variation in governance and local development in an effort to promote human welfare globally.