Call for Papers

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Call for Papers

International Conference


Governance in the 21st Century in South Asia:

Challenges and Ways Forward

Date – July 7-8, 2019 (Sunday- Monday)

Organized by

Department of Government and Politics, Jahangirnagar University, Dhaka, Bangladesh

Phone: 88-02-7792629



Seminar Room- Jahir Raihan Auditorium, Jahangirnagar University

About the Conference

Literally, good governance is essential to ensure that future populations remain food and water secure, while helping to ensure that peace prevails within the region. The nexus between politics and business largely owing to corporate interest has severely undermined good governance, ethos of politics and equity-based growth in South Asia’s largest country. While the causes of poor governance in South Asia are not unique, the country specific reasons stand out. Corporate interests in India, political interests in Bangladesh, ethnic issues in Sri Lanka and military interests in Pakistan are perhaps four broad areas that affect the governance structures of South Asia adversely. While admitting that many of these problems of governance require country-specific action plan, the conference endeavors to search for a common agenda for good governance in South Asia and focusing on recognising the sovereignty of the citizens, controlling population growth, economic growth with equity, restructuring institutions of governance (executive, legislative and judicial), redefining the role of the non-state actors in development, Social development as well as regional connectivity. Moreover, conference also seeks to identify the major problems that are common to the region and puts forth a common agenda for good governance.

Sub Themes

We invite papers on different aspects of governance in South Asia. Papers to be submitted must be scientifically strong and policy-relevant. Conference organizer will give priority to papers that focuses on applied research particularly in the following areas;

  • Theoretical Considerations on Multidimensional Perspectives of Governance
  • Governance in the 21st Century: Global and South Asian Contexts
  • Inclusive Governance and Challenges
  • Governance and Democracy: Bangladesh Perspectives
  • Governance: Environmental Issues
  • Governance: Economic and Social Issues
  • Mass Media and Governance
  • CSOs and Governance
  • Education and Development of Human Capital
  • Human rights and Human Security
  • Good Governance and NGOs
  • Spread of Restrictive Laws and Governance
  • Social Cohesion
  • Informal Governance and Social Capital
  • Corporate Governance
  • South Asian Collaborative Governance

Guidelines for Submission of Abstract and Full Paper

Teachers, scholars and students who wish to contribute to the academic discourse are invited to present papers at the conference.

For abstract,

  • Word limit: 300 words,
  • Paper size: A4 ,
  • Font style: Times New Roman,
  • Font size: 12,
  • Line spacing: 1.5,
  • File format: Microsoft words file (docx).

For full paper,

  • words limit 3500-5000 words (including tables, diagrams, illustrations, APA style references etc.).

The abstract guidelines will be applicable for the full paper.

Please send the abstract and full paper to this email:

Important Deadline:

Submission of Abstract : May 25, 2019

Notification of Selected Abstracts : May 31, 2019

Submission of Full Paper : June 25, 2019


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