1st Global Conference on Transprency Research
May 19-20, 2011
The purpose of the conference to bring together scholars from a wide range of fields including sociology, anthropology, political science, public administration, economics, political economy, journalism, business, and law who study issues of governmental transparency. This is the first large meeting of its kind to bring together leading scholars from throughout the world to collectively advance our understanding of the impact andimplications of transparency policies that involve governments, either directly or indirectly. This includes policies on access to information held by and about governments, transparency relationships between government entities, transparency relationships between governments and private and nonprofit entities, and access to information heldby government about individuals. We are interested in learning about the effects of these policies and the processes around which they are developed and implemented. Papers and pre-formed panels are invited on any of the above issues.
Possible proposal topics include: governmental transparency at the subnational level, the ways in which governments regulate private entities, the ways in which private entities use government data, open public meetings, whistle blowing and leaks, informal document release processes, citizen demand driven transparency, the relationship between trust and transparency, the relationship between corruption and transparency, the intersection of privacy and transparency, surveillance studies, and the legal analysis of relevant laws. This list is meant to be illustrative and we look forward to receiving other relevant paper proposals.
Suzanne J. Piotrowski
Bernard W. Bell
Joseph Lorenzo Hall