The 6th International Conference on Local Government
Centara Hotel, Khon Kaen Thailand, September 17-18, 2015 

 
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     An International Conference on Local Government (ICLG) has been annually held since 2010. Based on this tradition, the International Association for Local Governments (IALG) was established at the 4th ICLG in Surabaya, Indonesia with its core mission to promote local governance and mutual learning among local government scholars and practitioners. To fulfill this mission, IALG and its partners will collaborate on organizing the 6th ICLG on September 17-18, 2015. The conference theme is "Dynamics of City Management: Lessons in citizen engagement, government transparency and innovative public services.”

Discussion topics at the 6th ICLG may include:

  • Public policy
  • Social media in local governance
  • Representation, participation, deliberation, and conflict resolution
  • Local economic development and financial management
  • Local wisdom, culture, and social capital
  • Transformational leadership and community development
  • In search of the principles of governance at the local level
  • Environment and local natural resources
  • Local population: an enabling or disabling factor in national development
  • Domestic violence and social services
  • Local involvement in public healthcare and education reforms

     For the past several decades, discussions about development have centered around governance, administrative reform, citizen participation, and empowerment. From all around the world, experiences with development and reform reveal to us a variety of challenges and opportunities for more active roles played by local governments. Burgeoning public policy issues—such as domestic violence, inequity, healthcare, and education—require innovative solutions that are both cost-effective and socially acceptable. The 6th ICLG serves as a venue where academicians and practitioners come together to learn and share their experiences. Insights gained through this mutual learning process will advance an existing body of knowledge in local government and development.

     IALG invites academicians, policy-makers, and practitioners from around the world to submit papers and participate in this conference. We look forward to accepting your papers and your presence at the 6th International Conference on Local Government in Khon Kaen, Thailand.




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