The IPSA Research Committee on Structure and Organization of Government held its annual conference, hosted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on January 5-7. The theme was: “what makes administrative agencies tick?” The conference benefited from a very large number of paper submissions, which allowed the organizers to be selective in ensuring high quality and coherent panels. Around forty participants presented their on-going work on interrelated themes such as agency autonomy, the changing dynamics of political control, agency competition and survival, bureaucratic expertise, bureaucratic reputation, blame avoidance and the consequences of management reforms. Delegates were fortunate to have two leading public administration scholars – Daniel Carpenter of Harvard University and Donald Moynihan of the University of Wisconsin-Madison – as keynote speakers. The event took place in a lovely venue, overlooking the walls of the old city of Jerusalem. Altogether, this conference was a unique intellectual and social event. Professors Sharon Giladand Moshe Maor were principal organizers of the conference.
Dear SOG Members, Dear Colleagues,
Please look below and read carefully the information for panel and papers submissions for the SOG Research Committee 27 panels at the 23rd IPSA World Congress. The congress will be held at Montreal, Québec, Canada, 19-24 July 2014.
As usual, SOG (Structure and Organisation of Government) will present several panels. There is a ceiling of 10 panels per RC. However joint panels, co-organized with other research committees or sub-sections of national political science associations, are encouraged and will be allowed above the 10-panel limit.
The official final deadline for submitting RC complete panels (topics, abstract, paper givers) on the IPSA web site is October, 7 2013.
2014 Structure and Organization of Government (SOG) Conference - Call for Papers
What Makes Governmental Agencies Tick?
at The Federman School of Public Policy, The Department of Political Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Mount Scopus, 91905, Jerusalem, Israel
5-7 January, 2014
This SOG Conference intends to shed light on several themes of considerable importance to the understanding of public agencies as both governmental institutions and administrative organizations. It intends to do so by placing government agencies’ decision making and behavior at the center of attention in order to facilitate a systematic thinking on how government agencies operate and how the administrative state functions. In particular, this conference encourages the development of theories and methods that shed light on the internal shaping of administrative organizations’ uneven responsiveness to – and their management of – their multiple external overseers, competitors, collaborators, clients, regulated entities and the public at large.
We have a great pleasure to announce that the 2014 SOG Conference website has been launched. Here is the link: sog.huji.ac.il
Moshe Maor and Sharon Gilad
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