My article, “No Simple Fix: Fiscal Rules and the Politics of Austerity,” has now been published by the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies.
The Truman School of Public Affairs is offering a Doctoral Fellowship in Public Governance. The successful applicant would work with me on research relating to the processes by which governing institutions evolve to meet changing social and economic conditions. In other words, the development of the administrative state. The Public Governance Fellowship includes full tuition reimbursement for coursework and a stipend of $17,500 per year. The full announcement is here.
Professor Don Kettl of the University of Maryland visited with students in my PhD course on Governance and Public Affairs this morning. We had a great conversation, focusing mainly on Professor Kettl’s book The Next Government of the United States.
I’ll be discussing my book project Four Crises of Democracy at the Truman School on Friday September 25. Details here. The book is under contract with Oxford University Press.
A new article by Matthew Flinders and Matt Wood in the journal New Political Science discusses my 2010 book The Logic of Discipline. “Roberts’s major study of the proliferation of technocratic governance shows that, paradoxically, hyperdepoliticization has occurred at the same time as hyper-democracy.” Read the article.
I’ll be participating in the international conference of the Korean Association for Public Administration at Sangmyung University on July 16-18. Program here. I will be on a opening plenary panel on global trends in public administration on July 16, as well as a session with Professor Evan Berman of Victoria University of Wellington on “institutions and leadership” on July 17. I will also give a presentation at the Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National University on July 15.
I’ve just published a chapter in a new report from the ISEPR Foundation that was published this month to mark the fortieth anniversary of the Trilateral Commission’s 1975 report, The Crisis of Democracy. “The conclusion that democratic systems are intrinsically unstable is not justified. . . [M]oments of crisis are only one part of a larger process by which democracies learn and adapt to new challenges.” Download in English and Russian.
I’ll be presenting my paper, “Too much transparency? How critics of openness misunderstand administrative development,” at the Fourth Global Conference on Transparency Research in Lugano on June 4-6.