Call for papers and bookreviews: APUNTES 75: Politicians and public servants in Latin America
Call for Papers Date:
2013-12-08 (in 3 days)
APUNTES wishes to invite all researchers to submit articles and reviews for its 75th publication, which will be devoted to the subject of "Politicians and public servants.” The objective of this number of APUNTES is to select articles centered on the following topics:
1. Characteristics and requirements of politics as a professional career, and the tradeoffs between professionalism and amateurism.
2.Access mechanisms, opportunities and incentives for those dedicated to political and/or civil service as a full-time job.
3. The importance of knowledge and skills acquired through practice or experience. This includes political experience and training acquired through universities, political parties, and other organizations (methodology, contents, contexts and incentives).
4. The role of the bureaucracy. What examples do we have of cuccessful experiences in state reform including the creation of meritocratic personnel recruitment, retention, and advancement? How do we protect the civil service from political interference, and political staff from bureaucratic inertia or obstruction?
5. The role of international cooperation and international organizations in the development of the civil service and professionalization of politics.
6. The relationship between quality of democracy and the quality of politicians, and the impact of the quality of politicians on the performance of the civil service and governance of the system
7. The relationship between the design and implementation of public policies and the professionalization of politics and the civil service.
8. The role of the media and the impact of social networks on accountability in government.
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