The GPPN 2011 Organizing Committee proudly announces the theme for this year’s conference, to be held at the London School of Economics from December 9th to December 11th. Detailed information on the application procedure will be provided in the coming weeks.
What is the state of our times? The changing shape of the nation-state in the 21st Century
Faced with the most significant economic crisis of the post-war era, global institutions are failing to solve the problems they were designed to prevent. Economic growth has faltered across the developed world. States face ballooning debt burdens and inhospitable capital markets that restrict their policy options, while international institutions do not seem capable of dealing with the overwhelming scale of the problems.
This profound crisis has yielded a paradox: increasingly, we rely on the nation-state at a time when states’ capacity to act is increasingly limited. We therefore motivate the GPPN Conference 2011 by asking: Can the state, rather than globalised institutions, provide the answers? How must the state adapt its policy responses to these radically altered circumstances? In answering these questions, we aim to address the changing role of the state in the central areas of financial regulation, innovation in public service provision, strategic delivery of foreign aid, and fostering economic dynamism in a context of fiscal austerity.
GPPN 2011 will inspire, inform and invigorate participants by bringing together academics, policy-makers and public policy students to discuss cutting-edge research and debate innovative solutions to the complex problems that confront policy practitioners in the 21st century. We hope to see you there.
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