Call for Papers: SOG Potsdam Meeting 2018

Theme "Bureaucracy in Divided Times" | University of Potsdam, Chair for German Politics and Government, 20-21 June 2018

The SOG Workshop 2018 will be held at the University of Potsdam.

The short call for papers can be found below, the long version can be found here.


Modern bureaucracies are key actors in coping with arguably increasing ‘societal divides’ and conflicts such as the ‘immigration divide’, the ‘digital divide’ or the ‘centre-periphery divide’. Those divides also challenge bureaucracy’s own traditional and well-established structures, procedures and mechanisms in policy formulation and service delivery. We welcome papers discussing how bureaucracy copes with key societal divides in policy design and implementation, and with what effects for bureaucratic organisations as well as the role of bureaucracy in modern societies, including issues of legitimacy and accountability but also trust in government and democratic participation.

Deadline for abstract submission:

28 February 2018

We will inform paper givers by 05 March 2018.