For this year's EGPA the study group V is interested in papers on how austerity measures,
over the last seven years, and changing ideas on the scope of government and design of new
ways of delivering services are changing the role of local government. In particular the interest is in studies which analyse the recent trajectories of change, identifying how local
government roles are changing under the various pressures for change and resolve the ‘wicked
issues’ inherent in the economic-social tension.
Abstracts that address these issues/questions should be submitted by the 10th of April 2017.
Abstracts should be uploaded through the EGPA submission website and sent to the conveners of
this EGPA Study Group. At this point the Study Group organisers will liaise with the organisers of SG V Local Democracy and Governance to ensure that the papers in each SG address the specifications in the Calls and to ensure a balance of papers across the two SGs.
Notification of acceptance will be no later than the 8th of May 2017. Those authors whose
abstracts have been accepted should dispatch their completed paper to the convenors as well as
upload it through the submission website by the 1st August 2017.