On 13–14 July 2017, the international conference for the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM) will take place in Brussels, Belgium, under the theme “Public Policy and Governance Beyond Borders”. The UNU Maastricht Economic and Social Research Institute on Innovation and Technology (UNU-MERIT) will cohost this conference.
We are living in a time when the boundaries of public policy increasingly do not align with the territorial boundaries of countries, and researchers and policymakers are prompted to work within regional, multi-governmental, and international policy spaces. Key arenas of public policy require us to think beyond and across borders, discover synergies, and confront tensions.
To address these key public policy issues, at this international conference researchers, analysts, and policymakers will critically reflect on their experiences of working on issues of public policy and governance beyond borders.