Archive for 2016

Call for Papers for 1st Annual Toronto Public Policy and Governance Workshop

Jonathan Craft and I have launched an annual workshop that will provide a new and unique venue for disseminating research on public policy and governance. The call for papers is below, with submissions due December 1st. Please share widely and consider applying.

We've already had a lot of interest from senior and emerging scholars, so we're looking forward to a solid two days of discussion and a good opportunity for participants to get strong feedback on ongoing research.

***


We are pleased to announce a call for papers for the 1st annual Toronto Public Policy and Governance Workshop to be held in Toronto March 23rd and 24th, 2017.

The goal of the workshop is to offer a new space to disseminate and discuss rigorous and cutting edge public policy and governance research. The workshop will follow the ECPR joint-sessions format and be limited to a small number of paper givers (~10) with one hour dedicated to each paper. Papers will be circulated in advance and attendees are invited to come ready to discuss, debate, and help strengthen the work of colleagues.

There is no registration fee and the organizers will provide light refreshments throughout the workshop along with a workshop dinner.

We welcome papers that deal with public policy and administration theory, methods, or empirical matters, with a Canadian or international focus. Please submit an abstract of no more than 250 words to Jonathan Craft at the coordinates below by December 1, 2016. Authors of successful proposals will be notified by December 20th, 2016.

Submissions are invited from both emerging scholars and senior leaders in the field. Two spaces will be reserved for doctoral students.

Please direct expressions of interest or questions to workshop organizers: Jonathan Craft (jonathan.craft@utoronto.ca) and Amanda Clarke (Amanda.clarke@carleton.ca).


***

Nous sommes heureux d'annoncer un appel à communications pour le premier atelier annuel sur la politique publique et la gouvernance qui se tiendra à Toronto les 23 et 24 mars 2017. Le but de l'atelier est de promouvoir un nouvel espace pour diffuser et discuter des recherches de pointe en matière de politiques publiques et de gouvernance.

L'atelier suivra le format des sessions conjointes ECPR et sera limité à un petit nombre de présentation (~ 10) avec une heure consacrée à chacun. Les communications seront diffusées à l'avance et les participants sont invités à venir prêts à discuter, à débattre, et à soutenir le travail de leurs collègues. Il n'y a pas de frais d'inscription et les organisateurs fourniront des rafraîchissements pendant tout l'atelier ainsi qu'un dîner.

Nous accueillons des communications portant sur la théorie des politiques publiques et de l'administration, sur des méthodes ou sur des questions empiriques, au Canada ou à l'étranger. Veuillez soumettre un résumé d'au plus 250 mots à Jonathan Craft aux coordonnées ci-dessous d'ici le 1 er décembre 2016. Les auteurs des propositions retenues seront avisés d'ici le 20 décembre 2016.

Nous invitons les chercheurs émergents et les hauts responsables du domaine à faire des présentations. Deux places seront réservées aux doctorants. 

Veuillez adresser vos communications ou vos questions aux organisateurs de l'atelier: Jonathan Craft (jonathan.craft@utoronto.ca) et Amanda Clarke (Amanda.clarke@carleton.ca).

Leave a comment

Two new articles in Policy Options

After moderating a panel on public sector innovation at the Trudeau Foundation's annual public policy conference last November I joined a group of fellow Trudeau community members in writing a brief article for Policy Options based on the conference discussions. My article looks at the tension between the need for innovation in the public sector and public servants' well-entrenched fear of failure.

A few days after this was published, another silly article decrying public servants' Wikipedia edits was published. I wrote this in response.

Leave a comment

Search

Swedish Greys - a WordPress theme from Nordic Themepark. Converted by LiteThemes.com.