NLSIU in collaboration with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, South Africa is set to organise a panel on ‘Interface of Law and Public Policy’ at the 3rd Conference of International Public Policy Association at Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore during 28th June to 30th June 2017.
Judiciary has played a critical role in Global South while defining the Public Policy agenda. This is because countries in the Global South primarily have ‘Transformative Constitution’ (TC) that empowers the citizens while dealing with the State. Yet, in the study of public policy, the intersectionality of law and policy is astonishingly under researched. Very often law is treated as an instrument to gain compliance to policies through sanctions. Beyond this instrumental function, many judges functioning with the framework of TC, have acted as ‘norm entrepreneurs’ and directed the State to design policies to enhance citizens’ quality of life. These developments have been backed up by global institutions (e.g. OHCHR, ILO, WHO, UNICEF) that have monitored the nation-states to adopt global standards. We are looking for papers that demonstrate how public policy and law are interfacing while dealing with public problems. Though not exhaustive, following are the tentative questions to which authors could respond while proposing a paper as part of this panel.
How to submit paper proposal:
All details pertaining to the conference is available on http://www.icpublicpolicy.org/.
The panel on ‘Interface of Law and Public Policy’ is listed under the theme of Comparative Public Policy with a serial number of T02P06.
Paper proposals have to be submitted online using the special portal of the conference. Following is the process to submit the paper proposal:
Travel and Accommodation support: Note that there are competition based travel grants for Asian scholars and accommodation for Ph.D. scholars during the conference offered by Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy. For details you may look for information on the conference website.
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