Program of the SOG Panels at the IPSA Madrid

IPSA Madrid 2012: SOG organized 9 panels and 34 papers were presented.
Program of the SOG Panels at the IPSA Madrid

Updated Version of the Program of the SOG Panels at the IPSA Madrid

  • Reviewing the Agency Landscape: Autonomy, Accountability and Control
  • Creations, Changes and Inertia in Public Organizations
  • Organizational Dynamics of Central Government Organizations across Time
  • General Panel of the Structure and Organization of Government Research Committee
  • The Politics of Representative Bureaucracy
  • Theory and Concept(s) of Representative Bureaucracy
  • Does Administrative Structure Matter? The Effects of Agencification on the Policy Process
  • Organizing policy advice: Ministerial cabinets and advisers across Europe
  • Administrative reforms in the welfare state and the challenges of accountability

Pdf file with complete program

The Ulrich Kloeti Award 2012 to Bert Rockman and Graham Wilson

Bert RockmanGraham WilsonThe Ulrich Kloeti Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Study of Public Policy, Administration, and Institutions is presented annually to a scholar who has made exceptional contributions to research in the field through a sustained career. Awardees must have involved themselves significantly within SOG -- both with respect to research and leadership. The Kloeti award is given in honor of Ulrich Kloeti, a founding member of SOG and its co-chair for ten years.

The board of SOG has given the 2012 Ulrich Kloeti Award to Professor Bert Rockman, Pudue University and Professor Graham Wilson, Boston Univesity.  They are awarded simultaneously because it is virtually impossible to distinguish their records.  That is, their contributions to SOG are identical--they both have influenced the discipline immensely through their own research, have been greatly involved in our group from the beginning, and served as editors of Governance.  During the time that they edited the journal, it was ranked the best journal in public administration in two years, 2002 and 2004. We have been exceedingly fortunate to have Bert and Graham as colleagues and they will be excellent examples of what SOG hopes to achieve.

The Ulrich Kloeti Award 2011 to B. Guy Peters

B. Guy PetersThe Ulrich Kloeti Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Study of Public Policy, Administration, and Institutions is presented annually to a scholar who has made exceptional contributions to research in the field through a sustained career. Awardees must have involved themselves significantly within SOG -- both with respect to research and leadership. The Kloeti award is given in honor of Ulrich Kloeti, a founding member of SOG and its co-chair for ten years.

The board of SOG has given the 2011 Ulrich Kloeti Award to Professor B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh B. Guy Peters served as a founding co-chairman of the Structure and Organization of Government Research Committee of the International Political Science Association.  He also acted as the founding co-editor of SOG’s journal—Governance.  Peters has held the position of the Maurice Falk Professor of American Government, University of Pittsburgh since 1984.  In addition, he claims one of longest lists of joint, adjunct and visiting appointments of anyone in political science.  Many of these have had Peters working outside the US. Indeed, his chair would just as aptly be “American and Comparative” Government.  Peters has accumulated a nearly unrivaled list of publications—all of which come out his enduring fascination with what makes government successful or a failure.  In short, Peters provides a template for students of policy, administration and institutions just so long as they realize that if they do a tenth of what he achieved they will have accomplished a great deal.

SOG BULLETIN: THE 2013 CHARLES H. LEVINE MEMORIAL BOOK PRIZE

Call for nominations: 2013 Levine Book Prize
Governance is now calling for nominations for the 2013 Charles H. Levine Memorial Book Prize. The 2013 Prize Committee comprises Professors Daniel Beland (Chair), Sung Deuk Hahm, and Agnes Batory. The deadline for nominations is April 30, 2013.

Charles H. Levine was an outstanding scholar in the fields of public policy and administration.  He played a major role in the creation and early life of both this journal and its owner, the Structure and Organization of Government Research Committee of the International Political Science Association (SOG).  After his untimely death in 1988, the Editorial Board of Governance and the Executive Committee of SOG established an annual book prize in his memory.

The book selected should meet the following criteria:

  1. It makes a contribution of considerable theoretical or practical significance in the field of public policy and administration.
  2. It takes an explicitly comparative perspective or produces findings the implications of which are highly significant for comparative research.
  3. It is written in an accessible style and form so that it is of value both to scholars and practitioners.

The Levine Prize will be awarded to the book published in 2012 that best meets these criteria.  Nominations should be made by 30 April 2013 and sent to the committee.  Please send a copy of the book to all three members of the committee.  The winner will be announced in the October 2013 issue of Governance.

Professor Daniel Béland
Chair of the Levine Prize Committee
Johnson-Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy
101 Diefenbaker Place
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Canada S7N 5B8
Tel: +1 306 966-1272
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Professor Sung Deuk Hahm
Department of Public Administration
College of Political Science & Economics
Korea University
5-1, Anam-Dong, Sungbuk-Ku
Seoul 136-701, Korea
Tel: +82 (02) 3290-2281
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Professor Agnes Batory
Department of Public Policy
Central European University
Nador u. 9
Budapest 1051
HUNGARY
Phone: + 36 1 327 3098
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Note:  Please ensure that books being nominated will reach all three members of the committee BY APRIL 30, 2013.

 

Further reading:

The GOVERNANCE blog: Levine Book Prize
The GOVERNANCE blog: Levine Book PrizeAbout the Levine Prize

More details about previous winners are here.