The “Governing the Metropolis: Powers and Territories. New Directions for Research” conference will take place in Paris on November, 28th, 29th and 30th, 2012. It will be organized by the City of Paris, the Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés from University Paris Est, and the Centre d'Etudes Européennes from Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Paris.
Can metropolitan regions cope with classic regulation? Does the spatial governance of metropolitan areas require perimeters? Is the development of local democracy compatible with the emergence of a metropolitan democracy? Should the informal sector be institutionalized to reduce metropolitan governance failures? The construction of metropolises has given rise to controversies in academic debate as well as in society as a whole, that this international conference aims to discuss.
Expected papers may be of a theoretical nature or draw from empirical studies. Comparative papers from different national contexts/continents will be particularly appreciated. Proposals (title and abstract of no more than 3,000 characters/400 words) should be submitted by March 30th, 2012 along with a short curriculum vitae, home and work addresses, e-mail address, telephone numbers, to the following address : firstname.lastname@example.org.
The detailed call for papers is available on the conference website
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