Fifth GCTR Calls For Proposal Submissions

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The 5th Global Conference on Transparency Research (GCTR), a conference designed to  advance the understanding of the impact and implications of transparency policies that involve governments, takes place   at the University of Limerick between June 19 and June 21, 2017.

Proposal submissions are now being sought for the deliberation of scholars who study issues of transparency and openness from a wide range of fields including sociology, anthropology, political science, public administration, economics, political economy, journalism, communication sciences, business, history, philosophy, and law.


This year’s conference is being jointly organised by the  University of Limerick, Ireland,  the University of Baltimore in  the USA, in association with the University of Dar es Salaam  in Tanzania and Makerere University in Uganda.
The conference is specifically looking for contributions with a theoretical, normative or empirical focus, discussing issues such as:

  • Transparency in developing countries
  • Transparency and governance
  • Transparency and the IOT
  • Open government and e-government
  • Ethical Leadership and Organizational Transparency
  • Transparency and corruption
  • Transparency and NGOs
  • Transparency in the EU
  • Fiscal transparency
  • Corruption, open government, and good governance
  • Transparency, open data, and accountability
  • Transparency, open data, and privacy
  • Transparency, open government, and social equity

Proposals for papers and panels on these themes during the conference are due on or before January 15, 2017 and notifications of acceptance will be provided by February 15, 2017 with final papers and panel submissions due by June 5, 2017.

Registration fees are 200 euros for professionals and 100 euros for students.

Registration for the conference opened on December 1, 2016 and will be closing on May 31, 2017.Accommodation is available at the University of Limerick.

The organisers encourage participants to select the on campus ensuite accommodation as it offers delegates no transportation costs, minimal walking times, and a reasonable cost option. However, local hotels options are also available.
Interested persons can contact transparency@ul.ie. for further information.