The 7th Global Transparency Conference - Rethinking Transparency: Challenging Ideals and Embracing Paradoxes
Rethinking Transparency: Challenging Ideals and Embracing Paradoxes
The Digital Transformation Research Platform invites you to the 7th Global Transparency Conference on 18 - 20 May 2022.
Call for Papers
Transparency scholarship has become a vibrant area of research, connecting an increasingly diverse set of disciplines such as organization, communication, public administration, journalism, political science, sociology, anthropology, law, business, and philosophy.
Over the past years, studies have examined different mutations of transparency, particularly fiscal transparency, freedom of information legislation, open government, e-government, digital surveillance, corruption, ratings, rankings, and benchmarking.
Many of these studies address the broader significance of transparency for society, organizations, and individuals and unveil both positive and negative consequences of transparency practices. In parallel a host of conceptual contributions theorize transparency from different disciplinary, theoretical, and epistemological perspectives, emphasizing the promises and ideals but also the perils and paradoxes associated with the ideal.
The conference wants to take stock of what we know about the up- and downsides of transparency by bringing together theoretical, normative, and empirical research and by spurring debates between the different perspectives.
Among others, we invite papers discussing and studying the following issues:
Transparency and social theory
Transparency and ideology
Transparency and governance
Transparency and quantification
Transparency, secrecy and privacy
Open government, e-government
Freedom of Information
Transparency and social media
Transparency and surveillance
Transparency in the political system
Transparency and corruption
Transparency and organizations
Studying transparency: methodological challenges
We are happy to accept both individual paper submissions and submissions for panels.
Abstracts for papers should be no longer than 400 words. Proposals for panels should consist of 3-4 presenters and a moderator. They should include a proposed title for the panel and an abstract (500 words), the titles and 200 words abstracts of the papers, together with the names and affiliations of contributors.
Please submit an abstract for a paper or a panel proposal no later than 20 December, 2021.
Accepted proposals will be notified by 20 January, 2022.
Final papers with up to 7.000 words to be submitted by 20 April, 2021.
Accepted paper proposals/abstracts from last year's postponed conference will still be accepted.
Please upload papers on the conference website by using the link above.