The Conference addresses the many dimensions of policy complexity and its impact on public policy, reflecting the
diverse efforts and experiences of different societies in coping with challenges brought about by globalization.
Specifically, the Conference focuses on understanding policy complexity and its many manifestations, assessing
critically the challenges posed to policy actors in the public, business and social sectors. It aims to investigate how
policy actors in different societies have coped with complexity through institutional, instrumental, and managerial
innovations, and to explore how the diverse experiences might coalesce to form the basis for new knowledge and
insights for the study and practice of public policy. The Steering Committee is particularly interested to address
these issues from the perspective of EastWest
This Conference is organized in a series of clusters or tracks. In each of the clusters there will be a series of
panels and activities taking place throughout the conference. This organization will enable the participants to
engage in more extended discussions of those topics. The panels in the clusters will be open for anyone to attend,
whether they are giving a paper in that cluster or not.
Important Dates
January 30, 2016: Submission deadline for paper proposals
February 15, 2016: Announcement of paper selection

An abstract with title of paper, name and contact information of author(s) not more than 500 words should be
submitted through the Conference website on or before January 30, 2016. The
Panel Chairs will review and select the paper proposals.

Steering Committee
Professor Wai Fung (Danny) Lam
The University of Hong Kong
Professor B Guy Peters
International Public Policy Association
Professor Shui Yan Tang
University of Southern California

Professor Heung Suk Choi
Korea University
(Cluster Leader – Politics and conflict
Professor Yijia Jing
Fudan University
(Cluster Leader Structural
Professor Terry Lum
The University of Hong Kong
(Cluster Leader – Comparative
public and social policy)
Professor James Perry
Indiana University, Bloomington
The University of Hong Kong
Professor Aseem Prakash
University of Washington
(Cluster Leader The
Professor Beryl Radin
Georgetown University
Professor Edella Schlager
The University of Arizona
(Cluster Leader Theories
of the policy process)
Professor David Weimer
University of WisconsinMadison