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Executive assistant -Starting as soon as possible

30/07/2019 - 14:49 Team IPPA

We are currently hiring a bilingual Executive assistant to join our team in Lyon !

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Events

International GSPP Conference 2019

30/07/2019 - 09:25 Team IPPA

The Nazarbayev University's Graduate School of Public Policy (GSPP) is kindly inviting you to participate in the third annual International GSPP Conference.

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Jobs/internships

Team leader / Brazil – Brasilia

30/07/2019 - 08:27 Team IPPA

This is a 24-month project based in Brasilia and expected to start in January 2020. This is a part-time position

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IPPA News

SUMMER SCHOOL - VENEZIA PADOVA EDITION 2019

25/07/2019 - 15:26 Team IPPA

This year's Summer School's theme was “Democratic Governance, Policy Innovation and Learning”.

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New books

Making Policies Work: First- and Second-order Mechanisms in Policy Design

11/07/2019 - 15:07 Mark Griffiths

Policy design efforts are hampered by inadequate understanding of how policy tools and actions promote effective policies. The objective of this book is to address this gap in understanding by proposing a causal theory of the linkages between policy actions and policy effects. Adopting a mechanistic perspective, the book identifies the causal processes that activate effects and help achieve goals. It thus offers a powerful analytical tool to both scholars and practitioners of public policy seeking to design effective policies.

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New books

Research Handbook on Street-Level Bureaucracy: The Ground Floor of Government in Context

11/07/2019 - 12:26 Mark Griffiths

When the objectives of public policy programmes have been formulated and decided upon, implementation seems just a matter of following instructions. However, it is underway to the realization of those objectives that public policies get their final substance and form. Crucial is what happens in and around the encounter between public officials and individual citizens at the street level of government bureaucracy. This Research Handbook addresses the state of the art while providing a systematic exploration of the theoretical and methodological issues apparent in the study of street-level bureaucracy and how to deal with them.

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New books

Handbook on Science and Public Policy

11/07/2019 - 12:18 Mark Griffiths

This Handbook assembles state-of-the-art insights into the co-evolutionary and precarious relations between science and public policy. Beyond this, it also offers a fresh outlook on emerging challenges for science (including technology and innovation) in changing societies, and related policy requirements, as well as the challenges for public policy in view of science-driven economic, societal, and cultural changes. In short, this book deals with science as a policy-triggered project as well as public policy as a science-driven venture.

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New books

Handbook of Behavioural Change and Public Policy

11/07/2019 - 11:59 Mark Griffiths

Behavioural change has become a core issue of public policy. Behavioural instruments such as ‘nudging’ apply insights from behavioural economics and behavioural sciences, psychology and neurosciences across a broad range of policy areas. Behavioural insights teams and networks facilitate the global spread of behavioural public policies. Despite an ever-growing amount of literature, research has remained fragmented. This comprehensive Handbook unites interdisciplinary scholarship, with contributions critically assessing the state and direction of behavioural public policies, their normative implications and political consequences.

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New books

Handbook on Participatory Governance

11/07/2019 - 11:55 Mark Griffiths

This Handbook concentrates on democracy beyond the traditional governmental structures to explore the full scope of participatory governance. It argues that it is a political task to turn the shift from government to governance into participatory forms, and reflects on the notion of democracy and participatory governance, and how they can relate to each other. The volume offers key examples of how governance can be turned into a participatory form.

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New books

Handbook of European Policies

11/07/2019 - 11:40 Mark Griffiths

This definitive Handbook addresses the current lack of research into European policymaking and development using an interpretive perspective. Questioning areas that mainstream approaches tend to neglect, contributors target the ways in which ideas, arguments and discourses shape policies in the institutional context of the EU.

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New books

Policy Experiments, Failures and Innovations: Beyond Accession in Central and Eastern Europe

11/07/2019 - 11:26 Mark Griffiths

Policy Experiments, Failures and Innovations takes a policy studies perspective in considering post-communist EU member states’ experiences since accession. The book analyses policy transfer processes and expands the new and growing sub-field of policy failure by interrogating the binary ideas of ‘failure’ and ‘success’ in the context of the Central Eastern European (CEE) transition, democratic consolidation and European Union membership.

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New books

Policy Problems and Policy Design

11/07/2019 - 11:00 Mark Griffiths

Public policy can be considered a design science. It involves identifying relevant problems, selecting instruments to address the problem, developing institutions for managing the intervention, and creating means of assessing the design. Policy design has become an increasingly challenging task, given the emergence of numerous ‘wicked’ and complex problems. Much of policy design has adopted a technocratic and engineering approach, but there is an emerging literature that builds on a more collaborative and prospective approach to design. This book will discuss these issues in policy design and present alternative approaches to design.

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New books

Public Policy Circulation: Arenas, Agents and Actions

11/07/2019 - 10:47 Mark Griffiths

Policy-making is more globally connected than ever before. Policy ideas, experiences and expertise circulate with great speed and over great distances. But who is involved in moving policy, how do they do it, and through which arenas? This book examines the work involved in policy circulation. As the first genuinely interdisciplinary collection on policy circulation, the book showcases theoretical approaches from across the social sciences—including policy diffusion, transfer and mobility—and offers empirical perspectives from across the world.

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New books

Beyond Public Policy: A Public Action Languages Approach

11/07/2019 - 10:38 Mark Griffiths

Public policy is an expression that has come to dominate the way people talk about doing government and public administration and is seen as a central component of the modern democratic order. Adopting an innovative ‘public action languages’ approach, Beyond Public Policy shows how policy is only one of many powerful social languages (budgeting, planning, rights, directives and protests, amongst others) used to make things happen in the ever-changing arena of public affairs; where they may cooperate, compete, or just go their own way.

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Events

IWP Case Writing Competition - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy

09/07/2019 - 16:41 Team IPPA

The Institute of Water Policy (the ‘Organiser’) invites submissions of a case study analysis for the IWP CASE WRITING COMPETITION

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New books

Successful Public Policy: Lessons from Australia and New Zealand

03/07/2019 - 13:47 Joannah Luetjens

In Australia and New Zealand, many public projects, programs and services perform well. But these cases are consistently underexposed and understudied. We cannot properly ‘see’—let alone recognise and explain—variations in government performance when media, political and academic discourses are saturated with accounts of their shortcomings and failures, but are next to silent on their achievements. Successful Public Policy: Lessons from Australia and New Zealand helps to turn that tide. It aims to reset the agenda for teaching, research and dialogue on public policy performance. This is done through a series of close-up, in-depth and carefully chosen case study accounts of the genesis and evolution of stand-out public policy achievements, across a range of sectors within Australia and New Zealand. Through these accounts, written by experts from both countries, we engage with the conceptual, methodological and theoretical challenges that have plagued extant research seeking to evaluate, explain and design successful public policy. Studies of public policy successes are rare—not just in Australia and New Zealand, but the world over. This book is embedded in a broader project exploring policy successes globally. Its companion volume, Great Policy Successes (edited by Paul ‘t Hart and Mallory Compton), will be published by Oxford University Press (2019). The volume is available open access here: https://press.anu.edu.au/publications/series/anzsog/successful-public-policy

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New books

Schengen Visa Implementation and Transnational Policymaking

24/06/2019 - 06:14 Federica Infantino

This book examines the timely topic of controlling the borders of the European Schengen Area. It considers the state perspective on border regulation, subjecting day-to-day practices of EU visa policy implementation to close analytical scrutiny. The objects of the analysis are three European Member States—France, Belgium, and Italy—that implement EU visa policy in Morocco, a country whose nationals are considered to be a migratory ‘risk’ for the EU. The book focuses on the implementation of EU visa policy in the consulates of Belgium, France and Italy in Casablanca. The empirical research and the comparative perspective make this book distinct. The book uses a ‘comprehensive implementation approach’ by taking account of the local, national and supranational locations of policy-making. It builds on in-depth pioneering fieldwork and a comparative research design that includes those three locations. The research design has determined the evolving of the puzzle and the realizing of the unanticipated: cross-national differences diminish when policy is put into practice. Extensive research into the visa sections of those EU Member States provides highly original material that sheds light on the obscure black box of EU visa policy implementation, therefore contributing to policy studies, migration studies, and studies on the European Union.

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New books

New Geographies of Global Policy-Making: South-South Networks and Rural Development Strategies

05/06/2019 - 15:43 Carolina Milhorance

International institutions and agencies from the Global North are no longer the sole initiators of development norms and best practices. The proliferation of exports and imports of social, economic and policy management models have called for a rethinking of South–South relations. To date, most studies have focused on the drivers and strategies of international initiatives made by emerging powers; none have analysed the impact of these initiatives on the receiving country’s institutions, and on the structures of international organisations. In this book, Carolina Milhorance examines the content, process and consequences of the internationalisation of Brazil’s rural public policy instruments. Brazil earned wide international recognition in the early 2000s for its agricultural modernisation and social policies; its increasing influence illustrated the specific political interests of coalitions that are embedded in domestic and international struggles. Drawing on extensive field research – including more than 280 interviews – conducted in Brazil, Mozambique, South Africa, Malawi, France and Italy, Milhorance analyses the effects of the internationalisation of Brazilian policy solutions on national and local political systems in recipient countries, highlighting specifically the case of Mozambique. Relying on a new theoretical approach to International Relations – one based on public policy analysis and international political sociology – she moves beyond a debate about conventional notions of international power. New Geographies of Global Policy-Making will be of interest to scholars and researchers of international relations, public policy analysis, political sociology, comparative politics, and Latin American studies.

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New books

Public Policy Research in the Global South. A Cross-Country Perspective

31/05/2019 - 10:19 Juliane Corredor Jimenez

This month, Springer published Prof. Dr. Heike Grimm’s compilation “Public Policy Research in the Global South. A Cross-Country Perspective”. The book thematises the topic of public policy research in the Global South, which lies at the core of the Brandt School’s research. It provides a spectrum of case studies from Paraguay, Gambia, Colombia, Brazil, Ghana, the Philippines, Afghanistan, India, and Pakistan with valuable contributions, among them, from MPP graduates and alumni.

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New books

Handbook on Policy, Process and Governing

30/05/2019 - 14:16 Robert Hoppe

‘The policy process’ is easy to say, but difficult to clarify. This is not only because of the lack of clarity about what counts as policy, and how it is related to the diversity of activities from which it emerges, but also because of the uncertainty about the extent to which – or the ways in which – these activities can be seen as part of a process. This Handbook approaches this question from the outside in, as it were, locating the concept of policy within a broader discourse about governing, and exploring the way in which policy is ‘put together’ in practice, how this practice has been analysed by social scientists, in what ways this can be seen as constituting a system, and how presentations of policy as system relate to the work of practitioners and the work of academic observers.

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