News from Governance June 9, 2014 - An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions
Co-Editors: Alasdair S. Roberts and Robert H. Cox. Book Review Editor: Clay Wescott. Editorial Assistant: Genevieve Butler.
What determines compliance with government policies?
Many government policies work only if citizens or corporations comply with their requirements. But what determines whether citizens or corporations will comply? In the current issue of Governance, R. Kent Weaver proposes a better framework for understanding compliance problems, and highlights the difficulties that arise when there is substantial variety within target populations. Weaver applies the framework to Swedish and American case studies that highlight "how variations in barriers and target characteristics affect government responses to perceived policy failures." Read the article.
We are happy to invite you to submit paper proposal to the 2015 Structure and Organization of Government (SOG) conference, which will take place at University of Bergen, Norway, February 19-20 2015. The deadline for abstract submission is September 15 2014.
The conference theme concerns Accountability and Welfare State Reforms. Please see the conference website and call for papers
Wilson and Rockman
At the January meeting of the IPSA Research Committee on Structure and Organization of Government in Jerusalem, Graham Wilson of Boston University and Bert Rockman of Purdue University received the Ulrich Kloeti Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Study of Public Policy, Administration and Institutions. The award is presented annual to scholars who have made exceptional contributions to research in the field throughout their career. The Structure and Organization of Government Research Committee is the academic sponsor ofGovernance. Wilson and Rockman are both former editors of the journal.
News from Governance May 2, 2014 - An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions
Co-Editors: Alasdair S. Roberts and Robert H. Cox. Book Review Editor: Clay Wescott. Editorial Assistant: Genevieve Butler. The GOVERNANCE blog
How will public policy studies change in the Asian Century?
The Economist reports this week that China will displace the United States as the world's largest economy in 2014 -- perhaps more evidence of the onset of the Asian Century. What implications does this have for the study of public policy? Sara Bice and Helen Sullivan of the Melbourne School of Government address this question in a working draft of a forthcoming Governance commentary. Scholars "must question taken-for-granted constructs underpinning the discipline," they argue. Read more and comment here. The commentary will be discussed at a roundtable session at the Melbourne School of Government on May 20. Learn more and RSVP here.
New Zealand's revolution, 30 years later
Governance invites nominations for the 2014 Levine Book Prize. Nominations should be made by 31 March 2014. Please send a copy of the book to all three members of the committee. The winner will be announced in the October 2014 issue of Governance. Learn more about the Prize, and obtain addresses for the 2014 Prize Committee members.