TAD10: Call-for-Papers


From Public Administration to XXI Century Collaborative Administration

The role of public networks

Governments have long been involved in reform processes. Under the umbrella concepts of the New Public Management, Public Governance and New Public Governance, a new model of administration eventually emerged. It is based on collaborative relationships among public and private actors, non-profit organizations and social enterprises. Within this context of connected and networked organizations, the current economic and social crises have further enhanced the importance of “Collaborative Administration” as a new way of involving public/private actors to manage administrative processes in a cooperative manner. Despite a general consensus on the importance of such collaborative settings for the solution of “wicked” problems, questions of how to manage and govern public networks remain unanswered.

The goal of the 10th TAD is to bring together scholars and practitioners from both sides of the Atlantic to stimulate a dialogue on the functioning of collaborative settings in the public sector and develop sound knowledge about how to make them succeed.


  • Workshop 1 – Metrics and methods in collaborative settings
  • Workshop 2 – Institutional relations, network structure and network management: what does it matter?
  • Workshop 3 – Social and cognitive boundaries in collaborative administration
  • Workshop 4 – Where is the pivot of networks? The role of the network manager
  • Workshop 5: Networks in the Social, Welfare, Cultural, and Emergency Fields: Solution or a Symptom of Rising Complexity

For more information about the Workshops, please see the Workshops page.


Scholars and practitioners are invited to submit proposals to present papers at TAD10.

Persons interested in participation in the workshop should submit a proposal of max 800 words with full contact information and the number and title of the workshop they want to submit to. Proposals should describe concisely the theoretical and/or research issues and questions to be addressed in the paper, the type(s) of analysis, and the proposed topic’s relation to the themes of Workshops and the 10th Transatlantic Dialogue.

The call for papers is now closed.

For information:

Download the full call-for-papers

Please not that final papers are expected by May 16 AT THE LATEST.

You may go ahead and upload your paper on Registration/Submission.