New Public Governance in the Visegrád Group (V4)
The Institute of Political Science
at the University of Wrocław
International Scientific Conference
“New Public Governance in the Visegrád Group (V4) -
- from a traditional model to the paradigm of professionalism?”
Wrocław, 17th - 18th September 2015
A state, treated as a research category, constitutes a subject of the discussion led by the representatives of various scientific disciplines: political scientists, researchers dealing with international relations, sociologists, lawyers, administrative law attorneys. The currently observed dynamic changes in the functioning of a state do not only intensify the discussion but also provoke to ask new questions, especially while taking into account the role and the functions of state institutions. The multi-subject and multi-faceted transformations are the result of many, often uncontrolled, factors. Therefore, the role of public (sector) governance, which determines the scale and the dynamics of development at the central, regional and local level, is increasing. The modern state, which forms a flexible structure, more and more often defines its goals in a different way. The traditional methods of management become more and more ineffective.
The main aim of the conference is to initiate an in-depth interdisciplinary discussion devoted to the experiences and the perspectives of a modern state public governance. By creating a new research perspective, it enables the multifactorial analysis of the contemporary extent, range and the methods of public governance. Special attention will be paid to the role and importance of governance in the countries of East-Central Europe, including the countries of the Visegrád Group: Poland, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
The topics of the discussion proposed by organisers concern the following issues:
- Systemic and non-systemic conditions of state strategic management.
- The factors and barriers of the development of a modern state.
- Integrated strategic management and the development of a state - aims, areas, methods.
- Regulation, self-regulation, intervention in strategic management at the local, regional, central level.
- Deconcentration, deregulation, devolution and public management.
- The evolution of the forms of public management (Old Public Administration, Public Management, New Public Management, Public Governance, New Public Governance).
- New Public Management and New Public Management - premises and implementation.
- Public Value Governance - definitional dilemmas and development perspectives.
- Multi-Level Governance - from concept to implementation.
- Public policy - programming, implementing, monitoring and evaluating.
- The structural and functional aspects of the realisation of public policies.
- Management in public policies.
- Areas (fields) of public policy.
- Urban policy and regional policy as sector policies.
- Public administration and the evolution of the forms of public management.
- The market and participative orientation of the functioning of countries and the units of local government.
- The new forms of participation and political decision-making.
- Political leadership in public management.
- Managing funds/image/marketing communication as a factor important for development.
The scientific committee of the conference: prof. dr hab. Andrzej Antoszewski (University of Wrocław), prof. dr hab. Wiesław Bokajło (Univeristy of Wrocław), prof. dr hab. Ryszard Herbut (Univeristy of Wrocław), prof. dr hab. Robert Alberski (University of Wrocław), prof. dr hab. Jerzy Juchnowski (Univeristy of Wrocław), prof. dr hab. Agnieszka Kasińska-Metryka (Jan Kochanowski Univeristy in Kielce), prof. dr Lubomir Kopeček (Masaryk University in Brno), prof. dr hab. Robert Wiszniowski (University of Wrocław), doc. dr Małgorzata Babińska (The Angelus Silesius State School of Higher Vocational Education in Wałbrzych), dr Piotr Sula (Univeristy of Wrocław), dr Edit Soós (University of Szeged), dr Pavol Babos (Comenius University in Slovakia).
The organising committee of the conference:
prof. dr hab. Robert Wiszniowski - scientific director of the conference
mgr Kamil Glinka - secretary of the conference,
Project financed by
Ambassador of the Czech Republic in Poland
Dr Jakub Karfik
Rector of the Univeristy of Wrocław
Professor Marek Bojarski