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Posts from the ‘Statecrafting’ Category

Article in PPMG: Reviving the classical approach to PA

Screen Shot 2017-09-27 at 5.17.31 PMMy article “The Aims of Public Administration: Reviving the Classical View” has just been published in Perspectives on Public Management and Governance.  Free access here.

Preface for “Statecrafting” book

The draft preface for my book Statecrafting: A New Approach to Public Administration can be read here.  The book is under contract with Cornell University Press.

Paper forthcoming in PPMG

My paper “The aims of public administration: Reviving the classical view” has been accepted for publication in Perspectives on Public Management and Governance.  The working version of the paper is available here.  More about PPMG here.

Rethinking American public administration

Links to some of my work focusing on the need to develop a new approach to American public administration:

The aims of public administration: Reviving the classical view.  Forthcoming in Perspectives on Public Management and Governance, 2018.

Lecture. Statecrafting: A new approach to public administration.  Presentation to the BK21 Conference organized by the Graduate School of Public Administration of Seoul National University in New York City on Saturday, January 14, 2017.

Why realism is central to public administration.  Medium.com, December 26, 2016.

For public administration, fragility is the new reality.  Medium.com, October 7, 2016.

Lecture.  One world: Building a single body of knowledge for statecraft. Keynote address to 3rd International Conference on Democratic Governance in the Developing World, Washington DC, July 19, 2016.

Public management: A flawed kind of statecraft, in Milward et al. “Is Public Management Neglecting the State?” Governance 29, no. 3 (2016): 1-26.

Large Forces: What’s Missing in Public Administration.  CreateSpace: October 2013.

What’s wrong with the intellectual history of Public AdministrationPublic Voices, 11.2 (2010), pp. 10-14.

The path not taken: Leonard White and the macrodynamics of administrative development.  Public Administration Review,  69.4 (July/August 2009): 764-775.

Presentation on Statecrafting project to SNU conference in NYC

screen-shot-2017-01-15-at-5-55-26-amI gave a presentation at New York BK21 Conference organized by the Graduate School of Public Administration of Seoul National University in New York City on Saturday January 14.  The title was “Statecrafting: A new approach to public administration.” Powerpoints available here.  Listen to audio here.

Talks at University of Pittsburgh GSPIA on December 6 and 7

220587_026_gspia_0043I gave two talks at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs on December 6 and 7.  My first talk was about Four Crises of American Democracy, at the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership at 4:30pm on December 6.  Details here | Watch this talk on YouTube.  On December 7, I talked about “A new approach to Public Administration.”   The December 7 talk drew on this paper.

Talk at Truman School on November 11

I’ll be giving a talk in the TSPA seminar series on November 11.  The title is: “Developing a broader approach to public administration.”  The slides for this presentation can be downloaded here.  A related paper can be downloaded here.  The talk will be held at noon in S110 Memorial Union.

Panel at PMRC 2016 at Aarhus University

Screen Shot 2016-06-24 at 2.24.30 PMI participated in the special session, “Is public management neglecting the state?”, at the 2016 Public Management Research Conference at Aarhus University on June 24.  The paper prepared by panelists can be downloaded here.

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