Six call-for-papers further develop the “inclusive” dimension of the Conference theme. They mobilize research themes such as participation, access, sustainability, human rights, among other humanistic objectives and outcomes of public action.

Marco Meneguzzo (University of Rome Tor Vergata, Italy) and his colleagues launch their IIAS Study Group on Social Innovation, Commons and Administration during the IIAS-Lien 2019 Conference. With social innovation are meant government-steered initiatives involving all relevant societal actors in the management of common goods. The Chairs call for conceptual contributions, interdisciplinary perspectives on the Commons, and explicitly invite contributions from practitioners as well.

Raymond Saner (Centre for Socio-Eco-Nomic Development) and his peers observe that the worldwide population is increasingly ageing and ask what governance systems need to do to cope with this change, in terms of services and infrastructures to be provided, in order to ensure inclusion. They call for fresh empirical evidence and innovative theoretical lenses.

Loredana Nada Elvira Giani (Università Europea di Roma, Italy) and Aristide Police (Università degli Studi di Roma, Italy) focus on the concept of sustainability, both as a principle and as an outcome of governance systems, captured in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agenda. Contributions examining good governance seen from this perspective, are welcomed.

Edoardo Chiti (University of Tuscia, Italy) and Gabriella M. Racca (University of Turin, Italy) question the transferability of participatory instruments. The Chairs argue that these processes reflect varying values of the governments using them. They ask whether this cultural diversity should be protected or give way to a greater homogenization, possibly supported by technological developments.

Scott Brenton and Erik Bækkeskov (University of Melbourne) focus on the role of non-elected officials, including civil servants, in maintaining human rights, sometimes against the will of political leaders. They also call for contributions questioning the universality of human rights, examining the institutions in place to maintain them, and evaluating their impact and the will of citizens. Theoretical and empirical contributions are welcomed.

Amitava Basu (Center for Environmental Management & Participatory Development, India) calls for papers supporting inclusive development and three related subthemes of participatory development (aimed at leaving no one behind), transition to inclusiveness, and sustainable development. Conceptual, theoretical, and empirical contributions are welcomed.

Marcel Ramirez (Universidad del Pacífico, Peru) and Fredy Vargas ((Universidad Externado de Colombia) welcome contributions ultimately allowing the private sector to provide a more significant contribution to development, by emphasizing barriers and enablers of trust between the private and the public sector, strategies allowing the coproduction of strong developmental visions, and the exchange of good practices facilitating the implementation thereof.

Marco Meneguzzo and his peers focus on Social Impact Investing (SSI), which refers to private sector companies investing in public goods. The chairs call for contributions providing fresh empirical evidence on and/or evaluating the impact of SSI initiatives.

Sara Valaguzza and her peers from the European Association of Public Private Partnership (EAPPP) ask how public-private partnerships can contribute to inclusive, responsive and participatory governance