Call for proposals | Providing for public goods in times of power transition

Call for proposals

Panel: Providing for public goods in times of power transition

Fudan-Latin America University Consortium (FLAUC)


We seek paper proposals for a panel to be held at the FLAUC meeting in Lima, Peru, during 7-9 November 2018. The panel will also serve as a preparatory meeting to explore the possibility of presenting a follow-up panel for the Shanghai Forum 2019 conference.



Nicole Jenne, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile (Chile),


Arlene B. Tickner, Del Rosario University (Colombia)




Thirty years after the downfall of the Soviet-led communist bloc, it is widely accepted that the Western liberal order is coming to an end. This panel examines how global governance is changing as a result of the multifaceted transitions associated with the decline of the liberal world order. How are international power configurations mutating as a result of the demise of US hegemony and what does this mean for the provision of international public goods? Who are the actors providing international public goods in policy areas such as financial stability, security, the environment, human rights and health, amongst others? What sort of institutional and legal structures are used to manage the provision of public goods? How is global governance being affected by the crisis of liberal democracy?


The papers in this panel will cover the following topics, but are not limited, to:

- The role of emerging powers in international organizations, new and existing ones;

- The importance of regional institutions in the provision of public goods;

- Changing modes of governance as a consequence of international power transitions;

- The possibilities of global governance without democracy.


Proposal submission

Please send your paper proposal to the organizers at and until September 28th, 2018. The proposal should include the following:

- full contact details

- a title

- an abstract stating the research question, method and theoretical framework to be used, main (tentative) conclusions (max. 250 words)

- 3-5 keywords.



Deadline for abstract submission: September 28th, 2018.

Conference in Lima, Peru: November 7th to 9th, 2018.



Fudan-Latin America University Consortium is initiated to serve as a platform for exchange, communication and cooperation between Fudan University and prestigious universities in Latin America. The Consortium will contribute to the construction of long-term cooperation including but not limited to academic conferences, faculty exchanges, research cooperation, and annual leadership meetings.