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.
Posts from the ‘Statecrafting’ Category
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 Administration, Public 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.
I 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.
I 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.
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.
I 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.
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