Moral Economies, Economic Moralities

Moral Economies, Economic Moralities

University of California - Berkeley
June 24-26, 2016

Other Conferences - Call for Papers

Call for Papers - Strengthening Parliaments through Institutional Engineering
Workshop in Paris, 3-4 December, 2015

(submissions due by October 15, 2015)

Workshop organised by

PADEMIA / Centre d'études européennes / LIEPP



Sciences Po (Paris)

December 3 - 4, 2015

Conference theme:
Institutional Engineering refers to various changes in the organizational rules established with a precise aim. In the case of parliaments and parliamentary democracy, institutional engineering therefore accounts for the efforts made in order to strengthen parliaments. In most cases, the change of rules takes place at a constitutional level through amendments to the Constitution but it can also be realized at a lower stage such as ordinary laws or standing orders.

The workshop originates from the observation that many of recent or on-going institutional engineering reforms officially aim at empowering, if not restoring, parliaments within their institutional system. This has not always been the case. Throughout the 20th century, many constitutional changes aimed at strengthening the executive power decisional capacity by implementing various ways of rationalizing parliaments. Converging examples from the control over military operations to the budgetary powers of the parliament indicate that this is seemingly no longer the case. In developed democracies but also elsewhere, many institutional reforms officially aim at deepening parliamentary democracies. Yet, other institutional reforms can be driven by other aims, for instance controlling budgetary deficits, adapting to a country’s participation to regional organizations, strengthening judicial review or transparency, implementing better regulation agendas, etc. The multiplicity of agendas for institutional reforms inevitably raises the issue of the coherence and compatibility between them.

The workshop addresses classical questions to that trend: ‘why and how?’ ‘so what?’

For further information on the conference theme, please visit LIEPP's website or download the complete conference overview (pdf) here.

Proposal guidelines:  
Proposals should deal with any kind of institutional reforms affecting the parliaments’ power. Papers presenting case studies or larger analyses of those two points are expected. We welcome proposals from various disciplinary fields including political scientists, legal scholars and historians. A diversity of methods is also welcome.

Submission procedure:

Please submit proposals before October 15th, 2015 to

Conveners: Selma Bendjaballah, Olivier Rozenberg, Guillaume Tusseau (Sciences Po).

**Part of the costs are covered for PADEMIA institutions' members**

Leadership Excellence and Gender Symposium

We are pleased to announce the Leadership Excellence and Gender Symposium, hosted by the Krannert School of Management at Purdue University on March 28-30, 2016. This is the Inaugural Leader Excellence Research Symposium organized by the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence and the Krannert School of Management, among other partners.

The purpose of this symposium is to highlight cutting edge research and evidence-based practice related to the creation and sustainment of work--especially within the context of organizational, managerial, and occupational environments--that supports gender equality, leader excellence and career success in organizations. More details regarding this interdisciplinary symposium can be found at:

On the link above, you will find a call for abstracts, for which the deadline is November 15th, 2015 (though earlier submissions are encouraged, as space will be limited). Students and faculty from organizational behavior and theory, sociology, human resource management, psychology, economics, industrial relations, science, engineering, technology, strategy, education, political science, women's studies, public health, communications, and all other disciplines which share a common research interest in gender and the workplace are invited to submit an abstract for consideration. Instructions for abstract submission can be found in the symposium link above.