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.”
My 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.
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.
My Strategies for Governing project is noted on the Bookforum website.
I’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.
The Conversation has published my column, “The age of unexceptionalism.”
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.
Foreign Policy has just published my column on the concept of “strategies for governing” on its website. Read the article.
I discussed my recent article in Perspectives on Public Management and Governance with Justin Bullock and Nathan Favreau as part of their new series of Facebook interviews. Video here. Link to the article: The Aims of Public Administration: Reviving the Classical View.
I’ve posted a working paper on SSRN: Strategies for Governing: An Approach to Public Management Research for West and East. I will present this paper at the BK21 research workshop on January 11-13, 2018, sponsored by the Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA) of Seoul National University and the Research for Government hub at SDA Bocconi School of Management. The Powerpoint slides for the presentation are here. The presentation will also refer to my recent article in Perspectives in Public Management and Governance. (Audio of my January 11 presentation is available here.)