1st Global Conference on Transparency

In the context of CSR and regulation, transparency is becoming more and more important. Next year, the Rutgers School of Public Affairs and Administration in Newark is convening the 1st Global Conference on Transparency Research. Here you find the Call for Papers, which might not only be interesting for academics working in the field of regulation and CSR.

The purpose of the conference to bring together scholars from a wide range of fields including sociology, anthropology, political science, public administration, economics, political economy, journalism, business, and law who study issues of governmental transparency. This is the first large meeting of its kind to bring together leading scholars from throughout the world to collectively advance our understanding of the impact and implications of transparency policies that involve governments, either directly or indirectly. This includes policies on access to information held by and about governments, transparency relationships between government entities, transparency relationships between governments and private and nonprofit entities, and access to information heldby government about individuals. We are interested in learning about the effects of these policies and the processes around which they are developed and implemented. Papers and pre-formed panels are invited on any of the above issues.

Possible proposal topics include: governmental transparency at the subnational level, the ways in which governments regulate private entities, the ways in which private entities use government data, open public meetings, whistle blowing and leaks, informal document release processes, citizen demand driven transparency, the relationship between trust and transparency, the relationship between corruption and transparency, the intersection of privacy and transparency, surveillance studies, and the legal analysis of relevant laws. This list is meant to be illustrative and we look forward to receiving other relevant paper proposals.

One relatively new and instructive book in this context is: Fung, Graham, Weil (2007): Full disclosure. The perils and promise of transparency. Cambridge University Press.

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