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Posts from the ‘Strategies for Governing’ Category

Presentation to IAS officers in New York

I spoke with ninety officers of the Indian Administrative Service at Syracuse University’s Lubin House in New York City on November 15.  The subject was strategies for governing in superstates.  PPT here.

“Strategies for Governing” forthcoming in December 2019

Strategies for Governing: Reinventing Public Administration for a Dangerous Century will be published by Cornell University Press in December 2019.  Pre-order on Amazon. Comments on the book here.  Excerpt here.

Accenture talk on Strategies for Governing

I’ll give a talk on my book Strategies for Governing for the global Health & Public Service team at Accenture Research on June 19.  Powerpoint slides for the talk are here.  The book can be ordered here.

Comments on “Strategies for Governing”

Comment from Donald Kettl of the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Strategies for Governing, forthcoming from Cornell University Press in December 2019:  “Alasdair Roberts is one of the most thoughtful scholars working in public administration today, and Strategies for Governing is an important and challenging book. It will be an instant classic—a must-read for established researchers and budding scholars.”

And from Mary Guy of the University of Colorado-Denver: “Just in time, Alasdair Roberts makes a provocative argument urging public administration to return to basics! Strategies for Governing rediscovers the field’s roots and describes a conceptual and practical route back to relevance in public life.”

“Strategies for Governing” forthcoming from Cornell University Press

Screen Shot 2018-11-01 at 2.34.38 PMMy next book, presently titled Strategies for Governing: A New Direction for Public Administration, is now forthcoming from Cornell University Press, aiming for December 2019.  A summary of the book is available here.

JCPA/NASPAA award for “Strategies for Governing” course

Thanks to the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis and NASPAA for the 2018 Award for Best Comparative Pedagogy Project, for the Strategies for Governing course that I taught within the School of Public Policy last summer.  Left: Professor Nadia Rubaii presents the award.  More information about the course here.

“Strategies for Governing” project noted on Bookforum

My Strategies for Governing project is noted on the Bookforum website.

Presentation at American University on March 29

DZDQAb3XkAAvtln.jpg-largeI’m looking forward to giving a presentation as part of the spring research seminar series at the AU School of Public Affairs on March 29.  The Powerpoint slides for my presentation are here.  A related paper, forthcoming in Korean Journal of Policy Studies, can be downloaded here.

Article on American exceptionalism posted on The Conversation

The Conversation has published my column, “The age of unexceptionalism.”

Article on realism on The Conversation

The Conversation has published my comment on realism in politics: “It’s a turbulent world.  Stop stressing and adapt.”  The article is also reposted on Salon.