Two more Great Policy Successes books are on their way
|12 May 2021|
Publication of the 'Governing the Pandemic' book
Paul 't Hart, together with Arjen Boin (Leiden University) and Allan McConnell (University of Sydney), in the book Governing the Pandemic: The Politics of Navigating a Mega-Crisis present unique insights into how governments have responded to the immense challenges of managing the coronavirus pandemic. In the book they examine how governing systems have (i) made sense of emerging transboundary threats (ii) mobilised systems of governance and often fearful and sceptical citizens (iii) crafted narratives amid high uncertainty and (iv) are working towards closure.
The book appeals to anyone seeking to understand ‘what’s going on?’, but particularly academics and students across multiple disciplines, journalists, public officials, politicians, non-governmental organisations and citizen groups. This publication is open-acces, read the complete book for free Here.
|22 April 2021|
Paul 't Hart Presented for the NSW Policy Community
|22 April 2021|
Paul 't Hart Presented for the Directorate Public Order and Safety, City of Amsterdam
|31 March 2021|
Paul ’t Hart presented for the Directorate-General for the National Budget
|30 March 2021|
Paul ’t Hart for the Directorate of Vocational Education
|30 March 2021|
Paul 't Hart appeared as a guest in the 'Reuring Café'
|29 March 2021|
Online Symposium: Guardians of Public Value
|9 March 2021|
Lecture 'Elections in times of crisis'
|5 March 2021|
Paul 't Hart presented to 190 leading public officials on navigating the crisis of trust
|4 March 2021|
Interview with Paul 't Hart on civil service craftsmanship
|12 February 2021|
Paul 't Hart presented for the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
|12 February 2021|
Paul 't Hart presented for the Directore-General Society and Covid
|09 February 2021|
Paul 't Hart was featured on the Corona Crisis: Once Upon a Pandemic podcast
|27 January 2021|
Reflections on 'implementation'
|25 January 2021|
Walk on the Bright Side: What Might We Learn from Research into Successful Public Governance
|18 November 2020|
Recently Published: Guardians of Public Value
|5 November 2020|
Publication of the Guardians of Public Value Book
|4 August 2020|
Launch of the Collaborative Governance Case Database
|29 June 2020|
Webinar about the Impact Of COVID-19 on Democracies
|24 June 2020|
Lecture for the Crisis Manangement Secretariat of the Swedish Government
|24 June 2020|
Interview about Crisis Leadership
|24 June 2020|
Master Classes for Public Servants in Australia and New Zealand
|23 June 2020|
Lecture for the City Council of Zutphen
|17 June 2020|
Web lecture for the Montessori Lyceum
|2 June 2020|
Lecture for Ministers and Officials from Asia, the Middle East and Africa
|28 May 2020|
Webinar for the Christian Reformed Party of the Netherlands
|26 May 2020|
Reflection Session for the Dutch Board of Secretaries
|22 May 2020|
Leading in a Crisis Workshop for ANZOG
|20 May 2020|
Webinar About the Challenges of Navigating Deep Crises
|20 May 2020|
Lecture for the Cabinet of Sweden
|18 May 2020|
Strategic Retreat for the RIVM and Ministery of VWS
|14 May 2020|
Master Class for the Erasmus Centre for Health Management.
|11 May 2020|
Paul 't Hart Appointed as Chair of the City of Utrecht's COVID-19 Crisis Review Council
|8 May 2020|
Reflection Session with the Miniserie of Foreign Affairs
|7 May 2020|
Webinars for the Netherlands Association of Mayors
|1 May 2020|
Reflection Session with the Ministerie of VWS
|22 April 2020|
Webinar on the Next Phase of the Corona Crisis
|22 April 2020|
Webinar for the Association of City Managers of the Netherlands
|7 April 2020|
Webinar Tackling Crises Strategically
|7 April 2020|
Reflection on Leadership of Health Administrators in the Corona Crisis
|26 March 2020|
Paul 't Hart featured in the 'Corona Crisis: Once Upon a Pandemic' podcast
|19 March 2020|
Paul 't Hart will be speaking at the WORK congress [Postponed due to COVID-19]
|17 March 2020|
Paul 't Hart reflects in Nieuwsuur on the speech by Mark Rutte
|14 March 2020|
Paul 't Hart was featured on episode 217 of the Jortcast
|12 March 2020|
News Story with Paul 't Hart in Eenvandaag about managment styles in times of crisis
|9 December 2019|
Paul 't Hart presented at Kristiania University College in Oslo
|23 September 2019|
22-24th of September SPG organized a workshop for the authors of the book Guardians of Value: How Public Organizations Institutionalize, Adapt and Thrive
|5 September 2019|
Official Launch of the Book Great Policy successes
Prof. Paul 't Hart and Mallory Compton edited a volume on Great policy Successes, and was launched on the 5th of September. This book contains 15 case studies on successful policies. Read the book Here.
|1 September 2019|
Scott Douglas chaired the Performance & Accountability Special Interest Group at the EGPA conference
dr. Scott Douglas chaired the Performance & Accountability Special Interest Group at the EGPA conference in Belfast.
|15 August 2019|
Dr Jon Johansson, chief of staff of the deputy prime minister of New Zealand, held during the launch of the Successful Public Policy volume in Auckland
A speech by dr. Jon Johansson, chief of staff of the deputy prime minister of New Zealand, held during the launch of the Successful Public Policy volume in Auckland in August 2019. Read the speech Here.
|4 June 2019|
Official launch event of Successful Public Policy: Lessons from Australia and New Zealand
Official launch event of Successful Public Policy: Lessons from Australia and New Zealand. Melbourne, Australia. Read the book Here.
|1 June 2019|
Lauren Fahy will attend the LSA conference in Washington, DC where she will be presenting her latest research
Lauren Fahy will attend the LSA conference in Washington, DC. She will be presenting her latest research on agency reputation and compliance motivation of emerging fin-tech companies in the United Kingdom.
|30 May 2019|
Judith van Erp will attend the Law and Society Association Meeting
Judith van Erp will attend the Law and Society Association Meeting, organized by the Law and Society Association will take place from 30th May to 2nd June 2019 at the Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill in Washington DC, United States Of America.
|5 April 2019|
Paul 't Hart gave several lectures on successful strategic crisismanagement to the government of Sweden
Paul 't Hart gave several lectures and briefings on 'Successful strategic crisis management', for the Crisis Management Directorate, Government of Sweden; state secretaries; and the minister of the Interior. The took place in Stockholm, Sweden. View the keynote Here.
|3 April 2019|
Paul 't Hart gave a lecture on a conference for local coalitions
Paul 't hart heeft een lezing gegeven genaamd: Sturen op Samenwerking op een voor conferentie van lokale coalities tegen gezondheidsverschillen. Deze is gegeven in de Rijksmunt, Utrecht, 3 april.
|2 April 2019|
Paul 't Hart published an article on Inside Story called: 'The return of the -isms'
This article, published in the Australian magazine Inside Story, is a book review of two books: 'How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them' by Jason Stanley, and 'How Democracy Ends' by David Runciman. Read the story Here.
|24 March 2019|
SPG Writing Retreat
From the 24th to the 26th the SPG team will go on a writing retreat to discuss the project and work on upcoming articles.
|14 February 2019|
VNG Atriumlezing over waardevol lokaal bestuur
In de bijeenkomst van 14 februari wordt het rapport Werken aan publieke waarde-Leren van en voor gemeenten gepresenteerd. Het is het resultaat van de onderzoekslijn Publieke waarde en Lokaal Bestuur, een samenwerking tussen de VNG en het onderzoeksteam Successful Public Governance van de Universiteit Utrecht. Read more Here.
|31 January 2019|
Paul 't Hart facilitates a discussion on Learning From Crises
Paul 't Hart facilitates a discussion on Learning From Crises: Inquiries, Blame Games and Good Governance to the management team of the Haaglanden unit of the Dutch National Police, at The Hague.
|25 January 2019|
Paul 't Hart presents on the state of research on resilience in the field of governance and public administration
Paul 't Hart presents on the state of research on resilience in the field of governance and public administration, at a conference on Resilience organised by the Social-Economic Council of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, at Amersfoort.
|25 January 2019|
Paul 't Hart presents on the craft of public service leadership
Paul 't Hart presents on the craft of public service leadership at a meeting of the networks of city managers of the 100.000-plus municipalities of the Netherlands, at Den Bosch.
|24 January 2019|
Paul 't Hart convenes two workshops on collaborating in networks
Paul 't Hart convenes two workshops on collaborating in networks, strategic conference of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences of the Netherlands, Amersfoort.
|1 December 2018|
Two Mile stones
We have just completed two two-year projects on describing and understanding public policy successes around the world. Two volumes have been sent to their respective publishers this month:
|15 June 2018|
Good Governance in the Cure and Care Sector. Rijtuigenloods, Amersfoort, the Netherlands.
On June 15, Paul 't Hart facilitated the national conference on Good Governance in the Cure and Care Sector, held at the Rijtuigenloods, Amersfoort, the Netherlands. Four hundred senior executives and board members attended the event, which was organized by the Ministry of Health, well Being and Sports of the Netherlands. Read more Here.
|12 June 2018|
Dienen en Beinvloeden: Verhalen Over Ambtelijk Vakmanschap
Paul 't Hart's new book was launched at the Spui Theatre in The Hague. The book, written in Dutch and titled Dienen en Beinvloeden: Verhalen Over Ambtelijk Vakmanschap, examines the craft of top civil servants through an up close examination of the 40-year career of the former secretary of the Dutch Prime minister's department, Wim Kuijken. Centrepiece of the book are 7 case narratives about complex and high profile cases, each examining a different set of professional and leadership challenges to top civil servants. Each case narrative is followed by a reflective essay, placing the events of the case in a broader context. Read the book Here.
|31 May 2018|
Resilient Reputations: Dynamics and Ambiguities of Naming and Shaming Corporations
Judith van Erp presented on Resilient Reputations: Dynamics and Ambiguities of Naming and Shaming Corporations in UCL, London on 31st of May 2018. Read more Here.
|24 May 2018|
Successful Public Policy in Australia and New Zealand: A Research Seminar.
SPG'ers Paul ‘t Hart and Jo Luetjens, together with Michael Mintrom from the Australia and New Zealand School of Government, convened a two day authors’ workshop in Melbourne in preparation for the development of their edited volume Successful Public Policy: Lessons from Australia and New Zealand. On the 24-25 May, 2018, close to 25 policy scholars and policy domain experts from across Australia and New Zealand came together to present and discuss 18 case studies, with a view towards an early 2019 publication.View the book proposal Here.
|18 May 2018|
Judith van Erp gave a Keynote lecture at the UCALL conference
Judith van Erp gave a keynote lecture at the UCALL conference ‘Accountability and International Business Operations: Providing Justice for Corporate Violations of Human Rights, Labor and Environmental Standards’ at Utrecht University Her lecture was entitled ‘Reputation as a Regulatory Instrument: the Potential and Pitfalls of Naming and Shaming Corporations’. Read more about the event Here.
|19 April 2018|
Judith van Erp was appointed as member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences
SPG member, Judith van Erp, was appointed as member of the KNAW (Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences). ‘De KNAW is ‘het forum, de stem en het geweten’ van de wetenschap in Nederland. Het is bijzonder en belangrijk om van dat forum deel uit te mogen maken,‘ zegt zij in reactie op deze eervolle benoeming. ‘Ik zal zelf vooral het belang van interdisciplinair onderzoek bepleiten. Er kan nog veel gebeuren om dat te stimuleren en organiseren. Daarnaast wil ik ook bijdragen aan meer diversiteit binnen de academie, in brede zin.’ ( 'The KNAW is' the forum, voice and conscience' of science in the Netherlands. It is special and important to be part of that forum, "Judith says in response to this honorable appointment. 'I will especially advocate the importance of interdisciplinary research. Much can still be done to encourage and organize this. In addition, I also want to contribute to more diversity within the academy, in a broad sense.') Congratulations to Judith! Read more Here.
|19 April 2018|
Best paper presentation award at ECPR Joint Sessions in Nicosia
SPG member,a Lauren Fahy, received the best paper presentation award at ECPR Joint Sessions in Nicosia for the paper: Managing reputation in the face of radical innovation: Strategic account-giving by cryptocurrency regulators.
|16 April 2018|
'Great Policy Successes': A Research Seminar
The SPG Team hosted a research seminar on 16-17 April 2018. Authors who contribute to the Great Policy Successes volume and public policy scholars met in Utrecht to present and discuss 18 case studies, with a view towards early 2019 publication. The Great Policy Successes volume aims to reset the agenda for teaching, research and dialogue on public policy performance which is currently dominated by the language related to shortcomings and failures. This is done through a series of in-depth case study on stand-out public policy accomplishments. The Great Policy Successes Seminar provided a platform for volume authors and public policy scholars to discuss conceptual, methodological, and theoretical related issues regarding to those cases. Read more about the book Here.
|11 April 2018|
The 22nd Annual IRSPM Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland
SPG leader Paul ‘t Hart attended the IRSPM annual conference on 11-13th April. They presented on the topic of Connecting the study of collaborations together with Chris Ansell (UC Berkeley), Eva Sorensen (Roskilde), Jacob Torfing (Roskilde), and Charles Parker (Uppsala). Read the panel proposal Here.
|10 April 2018|
Understanding Success in Government Workshop, ECPR Joint Session 2018
Stefanie Beyens (Director, University of Utrecht) and Allen McConnell (Co-director, University of Sydney) chaired the Understanding Success in Government Workshop of ECPR Joint Session at the University of Nicosia, 10 -14 April 2018. Read more information Here.
|23 January 2018|
Lunch lecture for 200 staff of the Dutch National Police's Leadership Team and of the Directorate-General of Police in the Ministry of Justice and Security
The SPG leader, Professor Paul 't Hart from Utrecht University School of Governance, held a lunch lecture for 200 staff of the Dutch National Police's Leadership Team and of the Directorate-General of Police in the Ministry of Justice and Security on 23 January 2018. The lecture topic was about the evaluation report of the 2012 Police Law, which Professor Paul 't Hart co-authored.
|14 December 2017|
Presentation on the findings of the Evaluatiecommissie Politiewet 2012
On 14th of December 2017 , Paul 't Hart presented the findings of the Evaluatiecommissie Politiewet 2012, a government appointed independent committee evaluating the 2012 Police Law (which set in motion the amalgamation of 25 regional police forces into one national police organization, the largest reorganization in Dutch government history) to the senior leadership group of the Dutch police, on December 14 at Huis 't Velde, Warnsveld. View the keynote Here.
|1 December 2017|
GDN III – Round II Conference: Policy Design and Mechanisms: Why a better understanding of causal mechanisms can improve policy design
Mallory presented a paper titled Dynamic Transformational Mechanisms in Policy Success and Failure to the GDN III – Round II Conference: Policy Design and Mechanisms: Why a better understanding of causal mechanisms can improve policy design, December 1-2, in Florence, Italy at the Scuola Normale Superiore, Palazzo Strozzi. Read the conference paper Here, and also view the Keynote.
|21 November 2017|
European Public Sector Awards 2017 Conference
On 21 November 2017, SPG leader Paul 't Hart offered 'Reflections from a Juror' at the European Public Sector Awards 2017 Conference, at the European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht.
|20 November 2017|
Zoektocht Naar het Handwerk van de Overheidsmanager, at Sociëteit De Witte, The Hague
The SPG leader, Paul 't Hart, presented at the Concluding Event of the 'Zoektocht Naar het Handwerk van de Overheidsmanager' (Quest for the Craft of the Public Manager), at Sociëteit De Witte, The Hague on 20 November 2017. His presentation is about 'Vijf Jaar Zoeken naar 'Ambtelijk Vakmanschap': En Nu? [Five Years of Searching for the Public Servant's Craft: And Now?]. View the keynote Here.
|10 november 2017|
Lieske van der Torre, Scott Douglas and Bert George chaired the second panel of the NIG Annual Work Conference 2017
Dr. Lieske van der Torre (Utrecht University), Dr. Scott Douglas (Utrecht University) and Dr. Bert George (Erasmus University Rotterdam) chaired the second panel of the NIG Annual Work Conference 2017 on the topic of Understanding Successful Public Governance. View the keynote by Scott Here, and the keynote by Lieske Here.
|9 November 2017|
Judith van Erp and Sandra van thiel evaluated the Dutch Gamlbing Authority
On the 9th of november the Dutch minister of Justice and Safety sent the Evaluation of the Dutch Gambling Authority to Parliament. The evaluation was carried out by a team of Dutch scholars including profs. Judith van Erp (UU) and Sandra van Thiel (RU). Their main conclusion was that the Gambling Authority has much to gain by intensifying its efforts to coordinate the prevention of gambling addiction. The Gambling Authority plays a valuable role in prevention of organized crime and money laundering. Its legitimacy and performance in consumer protection however are hindered by the delay in parliamentary acceptance of a new law that regulates online gambling – currently, the Gambling Authority only has jurisdiction over landbased gambling. The full report, in Dutch, can be downloaded.
|8 November 2017|
Stefanie Beyens and Judith van Erp and Koen verhoest organized a international workshop
International workshop 'Mismatches between reputation and performance' in Antwerp. Stefanie Beyens, Judith van Erp and Koen Verhoest co-organized an international academic workshop on mismatches between reputation and performance in public organizations. The workshop was hosted by the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence ACTORE , the Antwerp Consortium on the Organization of Rulemaking and Multilevel Governance in Europe. This small scale workshop attended by scholars from the Netherlands, Belgium, Denmark and Israel, allowed for intensive discussions about mismatches between organizational performance and their reputation. A paper and special issue are in preparation.
|24 October 2017|
SPG-workshop on the Dutch Election of Best Governmental Organisation of the Year.
SPG-workshop on the Dutch Election of Best Governmental Organisation of the Year. Successful Public Governance researchers and the VOM (Vereniging voor OverheidsManagement), brought selected participants of the election government organization of the year to reflect on how government organizations achieve success and consolidate. Read the reflection Here, and also see our keynote Here.
|5 October 2017|
Paul 't Hart spoke at the Annual Conference of the Dutch Assosication of Mayors
Paul 't Hart spoke at the Annual Conference of the Dutch Association of Mayors (Nederlands Genootschap voor Burgemeesters, NGB) in Lelystad on the topic of Evaluation of the 2012 Police Law and the Formation of the National Police.
|2 September 2017|
Mallory Compton presented a paper to the American Political Science Association Annual Conference in San Fransisco
Mallory Compton presented a paper Occasional Watchdogs or Coalition Pork? Oversight, Policymaking, and Coalition Bargaining, coauthored with Christine S. Lipsmeyer, to the American Political Science Association Annual Conference in San Francisco on September 2, 2017. Read more Here.
|1 July 2017|
Scott douglas went on an ANZSOG-sponsored lecture tour
What's thisIn July 2017, Scott Douglas went on an ANZSOG-sponsored lecture tour around Australia and New Zealand in July and August 2017. He presented Successful Public Governance to more than 600 civil servants in different cities. item about? What makes it interesting? View his keynote Here.
|28 June 2017|
Mallory Compton spoke at the Dahrendorf Workshop
Mallory Compton spoke at the Dahrendorf Workshop "Is European Integration happening on the ground?" Hosted by the European Governance Monitor at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin on June 28, 2017. Read more about the event Here.
|26 June 2017|
Mallory Compton was interviewed on Trump versus Constitution
Interview Mallory Compton on Trump versus constitution: a question of checks and balances. Read more Here.
|22 June 2017|
Mallory presented a paper to the European Political Science Association Annual Conference
Mallory Compton presented a paper ‘Occasional Watchdogs or Coalition Pork? Oversight, Policymaking, and Coalition Bargaining’, coauthored with Christine S. Lipsmeyer, to the European Political Science Association Annual Conference in Milan on June 22, 2017. Read more about this conference Here.
|23 June 2017|
Lieske van der Torre and Scott Douglas ran a session at the annual conference of the Association for Dutch Municipalities
Lieske van der Torre and Scott Douglas ran the Public Value session together with Job Cohen at the annual conference of the Association for Dutch Municipalities in Goes, 13 June 2017.
|13 June 2017|
Paul 't Hart gave a keynote lecture at the annual conference of the Association for Dutch Municipalities
Paul ‘t Hart gave a keynote speech "Publiek leiderschap in times of deinstitutionalization" at the annual conference of the Association for Dutch Municipalities in Goes, 13 June 2017. Watch his speech Here.
|9 June 2017|
Mallory Compton presented a Paper at the Public Management Research Association conference
Mallory Compton presented a paper ‘Organizational or Interpersonal Social Capital? Better Performance in Co-Production,’ to the annual Public Management Research Association conference in Washington, DC.
|8 June 2017|
Mallory Compton presented a paper at the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference
Mallory Compton presented a paper ‘Social Capital and the State’ to the Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference in Chicago Illionois.
|15 May 2018|
Paul 't Hart presents Leading for Public Sector Success in the VUCA Age
Paul 't Hart presents "Leading for Public Sector Success in the VUCA Age" in a training session for the danish national, regional and local civil servants on 15 May 2018. View the keynote Here.
|5 May 2017|
Judith van Erp was keynote speaker at the White-Collar Crime in the 21st Century conference
Judith van Erp was invited to give a keynote lecture called ‘Regulating Corporate Crime in the Open Society’ at the conference ‘White-Collar Crime in the 21st Century’ at the University of Porto in Portugal. Read more Here.
|19 April 2017|
Lieske van der Torre and Scott Douglas present at the IRSPM conference
Lieske van der Torre and Scott Douglas present their paper Discovering public value in local government at the IRSPM Conference in Budapest. Read the paper Here.
|1 March 2017|
Successful Public Governance workshop
|9 Februari 2017|
Paul 't Hart presents the program at the conference 10 Jaar Staat van het Bestuur
Paul 't Hart Presents the program at the Conference: 10 jaar Staat van het Bestuur in Nieuwegein. View the keynote Here.
|20 January 2017|
Practioners' Panel in Utrecht
The SPG Team held the practitioners' Panel in Utrecht.
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