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Netivist discusses LSE talk

Screen Shot 2016-02-05 at 10.37.04 AMThe website Netivist.org comments on my February 4 talk at the London School of Economics: link here.

Eight questions that Public Management can’t answer

Here is a working list of critical questions in Public Administration that Public Management, as a domain of research, generally does not ask and cannot answer.  A first cut — and open for comments below!  (This is tied to the panel discussion on Public Management and the State at the upcoming PMRA conference.  A set of short papers for this panel will be published by Governance in April and has informed this list.) Read more

Talk at LSE on February 4

Screen Shot 2016-01-16 at 4.47.14 PMI’ll be giving a talk at the London School of Economics on February 4 as part of the London public policy seminar series.  Details here.  The talk will be related to this project on public management and the state.

5th and 6th global conferences on transparency research

The 5th Global Conference on Transparency Research: University of Limerick, Ireland, June 19 to June 21, 2017

 The 6th Global Conference on Transparency Research, The Schools of Administration and Law at the FGV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Late June 2018

The Standing Executive Committee of the Global Conference on Transparency Research—consisting of: A.J. (Albert) Meijer (Utrecht University), Suzanne Piotrowski (Rutgers University), Alasdair Roberts (University of Missouri), Jean-Patrick Villeneuve (University of Lugano)—is very pleased to announce the 5th and 6th Global Conferences on Transparency Research at the University of Limerick, Ireland (June 2017) and The Schools of Administration and Law at the FGV in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (June 2018) respectively. Read more

Brint Milward visits with Governance & Public Affairs class

IMG_0668[1]Professor Brint Milward of the University of Arizona visited with PhD students in my Governance and Public Affairs class this morning.  Professor Milward discussed his work on dark networks as well as his working paper on the neglect of the state in public management research.

Article on fiscal rules and austerity now published

29280 Ind Global 22-2 Cover.inddMy article, “No Simple Fix: Fiscal Rules and the Politics of Austerity,” has now been published by the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies.

Public Governance Fellowship at Truman School of Public Affairs

MUTSPAThe 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.

Don Kettl visits with Governance and Public Affairs class

PA010009Professor 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.

Talk on “Four Crises of Democracy” at Truman School

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.

“Nation-state” article on Foreign Policy Association must-read list

FPBLOGO_200-100x100My article for the Wilson Quarterly, The Nation-State: Not Dead Yet, is on the Foreign Policy Association’s must-read list for August 7-14.

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