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Mid-2021

Two more Great Policy Successes books are on their way
Following the good experience and warm reception of the two books of case studies of policy successes last year, we are happy to announce that two more such projects are now in preparation and will be published - again also in open access format - in 2021 and 2022: 

  • Great Policy Successes in Canada. Edited by Mike Howlett, Evert Lindquist, Grace Skogstad, Genevieve Tellier and Paul 't Hart. Read the book proposal Here.
  • Great Policy Successes in Scandinavia. Edited by Jaakko Kaukko, Daniel Nohrstedt, Paul 't Hart, Bent Sofus Tranøy and Carina de la Porte. Read the book proposal Here​.

Past Events

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
Paul 't Hart gave a presentation about policy success to 150 participants of the Government of New South Wales Policy Community of Practice (NSW Government, Australia). View the keynote Here.

22 April 2021

Paul 't Hart Presented for the Directorate Public Order and Safety, City of Amsterdam
Paul 't Hart gave a presentation about political-administrative relations for the Directorate Public Order and Safety of the City of Amsterdam (de Directie Openbare Orde en Veiligheid van de gemeente Amsterdam).

31 March 2021

Paul ’t Hart presented for the Directorate-General for the National Budget
Paul ’t Hart gave a lecture on the relation between politics and the civil service for the Directorate State Budget at the Ministry of Finance (Directoraat-generaal Rijksbegroting, Ministerie van Financiën). View the keynote Here.

30 March 2021

Paul ’t Hart for the Directorate of Vocational Education
Paul ’t Hart gave a presentation about task-based work and collaborative governance  for the Directorate of Vocational Education of the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (directie MBO, Ministerie van Onderwijs, Cultuur en Wetenschap). View the keynote Here.

30 March 2021

Paul 't Hart appeared as a guest in the 'Reuring Café'
Paul 't Hart was one of four guests in a streamed episode of 'Reuring Café', a regular discussion platform hosted by the Dutch Association of Public Managers (VOM). This episode focused on the position and values of the public servant in our contemporary time of turbulence. Watch the full episode Here.

29 March 2021

Online Symposium: Guardians of Public Value
This symposium builded on the recently published Guardians of Public Value: How Public Organizations Become and Remain Institutions. In this symposium we discussed how public organisations navigate change, criticism and controversy without sacrificing core values and institutional identity. It is now possible to watch the recording of the symposium and download the keynote slides Here.

9 March 2021

Lecture 'Elections in times of crisis'
From 15 to 17 March, the Netherlands will be electing a new parliament. In the run-up to these elections, Paul 't Hart gave a lecture on the special aspects of these elections during the corona pandemic. This lecture is part of the series' Elections in times of crisis' by Utrecht University. Read more about this lecture series Here.

5 March 2021

Paul 't Hart presented to 190 leading public officials on navigating the crisis of trust
Paul 't Hart presented during a reflection Session for the top-190 leaders in the Dutch Department of Finance, the Tax Agency, and the Customs Agency, on navigating the crisis of trust during the corona pandemic.

4 March 2021

Interview with Paul 't Hart on civil service craftsmanship
Paul 't Hart was interviewed by Dutch magazine Publiek Denken about civil service craftsmanship. Read the interview Here.

12 February 2021

Paul 't Hart presented for the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Paul 't Hart presented the Guardians of Public Value book during the 'koffie-uurtje van de President' for the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences). View the keynote Here.

12 February 2021

Paul 't Hart presented for the Directore-General Society and Covid
A presentation by Paul 't Hart titled 'On the Balcony of COVID-19', for a staff meeting of the Directorate-General Society and Covid-19 of the Dutch National Government. View the keynote Here.

09 February 2021

Paul 't Hart was featured on the Corona Crisis: Once Upon a Pandemic podcast
In this episode of the Corona Crisis: Once Upon a Pandemic podcast, Paul 't Hart talks about the upcoming book he co-authored: Governing Covid-19: A crisis management perspective. More broadly, in this podcast he reflects on the challenges COVID-19 poses to governments and governance and in what ways these differ from challenges in previous crises. Listen to the podcast Here.

27 January 2021

Reflections on 'implementation'
Paul 't Hart presented an online keynote for an executive session of the Netwerk van Publieke Dienstverleners (Network of Public Service Providers). View the keynote.

25 January 2021

Walk on the Bright Side: What Might We Learn from Research into Successful Public Governance
Paul 't Hart gave a lecture for the lunch seminar of the Environmental Governance research group of the Copernicus Institute. View the keynote.

18 November 2020

Recently Published: Guardians of Public Value
This open access book presents case studies of twelve organisations which the public have come to view as institutions. From the BBC to Doctors Without Borders, from the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra to CERN, this volume examines how some organisations rise to prominence and remain in high public esteem through changing and challenging times. It builds upon the scholarly tradition of institutional scholarship pioneered by Philip Selznick, and highlights common themes in the stories of these highly diverse organizations; demonstrating how leadership, learning, and luck all play a role in becoming and remaining an institution. This case study format makes this volume ideal for classroom use and practitioners alike. In an era where public institutions are increasingly under threat, this volume offers concrete lessons for contemporary organisation leaders.

5 November 2020

Publication of the Guardians of Public Value Book
The Guardians of Public Value: How Public Organisations Become and Remain Institution edited by Arjen Boin, Paul 't Hart and Lauren Fahy is published. This open access book presents case studies of twelve organisations which the public have come to view as institutions.

4 August 2020

Launch of the Collaborative Governance Case Database
The collaborative governance case database provides a free common pool resource for researchers to share high quality case studies, enabling them to share, collect, and analyse larger numbers of case studies.​​ Read more about the database on the Collaborative Governance Case Database website

29 June 2020

Webinar about the Impact Of COVID-19 on Democracies
On June 29, Scott Douglas presented a webinar in the the digital lecture series Adapt! by the Utrecht University. In this webinar he reflects on how a crisis can strengthen democracy. View the webinar Here.

24 June 2020

Lecture for the Crisis Manangement Secretariat of the Swedish Government
Paul 't Hart lectured on strategic challenges of navigating the COVID-19 crisis for the Criss Management Secretariat of the Swedish government. View the Keynote.

24 June 2020

Interview about Crisis Leadership
Paul 't Hart was interviewed on crisis leadership during the launching event of an Executive Program on Consequence Management organized by the Barrington Centre, Melbourne.

 

24 June 2020

Master Classes for Public Servants in Australia and New Zealand
Paul 't Hart facilitated the first of 6 master classes for senior public servants in Australia and New Zealand on the challenges of 'post acute' crisis leadership, hosted by the Australia New Zealand School of Government. 

23 June 2020

Lecture for the City Council of Zutphen
Paul 't Hart Presented a lecture on good government in the face of a sustained crisis for the City Council of the city of Zutphen, The Netherlands.

17 June 2020

Web lecture for the Montessori Lyceum
Paul 't Hart presented a web lecture on the dynamics of the COVID-19 crisis for students of the Montessori Lyceum in the Hague.

2 June 2020

Lecture for Ministers and Officials from Asia, the Middle East and Africa
Paul 't Hart participated in a webinar hosted by the Centre for Public Impact (Boston Consulting group) for ministers and top officials from 12 countries in Asia, the Middle East and Africa.

28 May 2020

Webinar for the Christian Reformed Party of the Netherlands
Webinar on the role of local government during the C19 crisis for the SGP-Bestuurdersvereniging (Association of local councillors and alderman of the Christian Reformed Party of the Netherlands).

26 May 2020

Reflection Session for the Dutch Board of Secretaries
Paul 't Hart facilitated a a reflection session on the coping with the COVID-19 crisis of the Board of Secretaries (SGO) of the 12 ministries of the government of the Netherlands.

22 May 2020

Leading in a Crisis Workshop for ANZOG
Paul 't Hart presented/facilitated a 'Leading in a Crisis' workshop hosted by the Australia New Zealand School of Government. See the recording of the conversation, which included senior public leaders from Australia, New Zealand and Sweden via the button on the right. Watch the presentation Here.
 

20 May 2020

Webinar About the Challenges of Navigating Deep Crises
Paul 't Hart presented the first in a series of public lectures from the ADAPT research collective on the challenges of navigating deep crises. Watch the lecture Here.

20 May 2020

Lecture for the Cabinet of Sweden
Paul 't Hart presented an online lecture on governing during the COVID-19 crisis to the Cabinet of Sweden.

18 May 2020

Strategic Retreat for the RIVM and Ministery of VWS
Paul 't Hart facilitated an all-day strategic retreat of the executive board of the RIVM (the Netherlands National Institute of Public Health and the Environment) and the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports of The Netherlands

14 May 2020

Master Class for the Erasmus Centre for Health Management.
Paul 't Hart conducted a master class on strategic crisis leadership in the COVID-19 crisis for the Erasmus Centrum voor Zorgbestuur (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
Paul 't Hart was appointed as chair of an independent Review Council assisting with the city of Utrecht's policy and budgetary adaptation to the impacts of the COVID-19 crisis.

8 May 2020

Reflection Session with the Miniserie of Foreign Affairs
Paul 't Hart facilitated a a reflection session on the coping with the COVID-19 crisis  with the executive board of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands.

7 May 2020

Webinars for the Netherlands Association of Mayors
Paul 't Hart presented two webinars on 'Now and Later in the Corona Crisis: Challenges to Leadership' for the Nederlands Genootschap van Burgemeesters (Netherlands Association of Mayors).

1 May 2020

Reflection Session with the Ministerie of VWS
Paul 't Hart facilitated a reflection session on the coping with the C19 crisis with the executive board of the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sports of The Netherlands. 

22 April 2020

Webinar on the Next Phase of the Corona Crisis
Paul 't Hart presented a webinar on the next phase of the corona crisis organized by The Hague based consultancy firm De Haagse Beek. Watch the webinar Here.

22 April 2020

Webinar for the Association of City Managers of the Netherlands
Paul 't Hart facilitated a webinar on crisis leadership during COVID-19 for the VGS, the Association of City Managers of the Netherlands.

7 April 2020

Webinar Tackling Crises Strategically
Paul 't Hart presented a webinar for the Institute for Public Administration Canada. He discusses ten reflections on strategic leadership challenges to tackle the COVID-9 pandemic. Read more about the event.

7 April 2020

Reflection on Leadership of Health Administrators in the Corona Crisis
Paul 't Hart, in the video series besturen in een bijzondere tijd (steering in a special time), reflected on the leadership of care managers in the corona crisis for the Erasmus Centre for Care Management. Watch the webinar Here.

26 March 2020

Paul 't Hart featured in the 'Corona Crisis: Once Upon a Pandemic' podcast
Paul 't Hart was featured in the 'Corona Crisis: Once Upon a Pandemic' podcast, hosted by Eric Paglia and Marc van den Bossche. Together with expert guests, that are engaged in the management of the global COVID-19 outbreak, they discuss specific aspects of the pandemic. In the second episode of this podcast, Paul 't Hart talks about how national political cultures have shaped differences in the coronavirus response. Listen to full episode using the button on the right. Listen the podcast Here.

19 March 2020

Paul 't Hart will be speaking at the WORK congress ​[Postponed due to COVID-19]
Prof. Paul 't Hart gives an introduction on Iconic Organisations at the WORK conference organised by the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations. Read Paul's contribution to the congress bundle.

17 March 2020

Paul 't Hart reflects in Nieuwsuur on the speech by Mark Rutte
Paul 't Hart reflects on the speech of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte about the Dutch strategy to contaminate the spread of Covid-19. He shows this speech contains all three classic elements needed to convince people; Logos, Pathos and Ethos. Watch the news story (in Dutch) using the link on the right. Watch video Here.

14 March 2020

Paul 't Hart was featured on episode 217 of the Jortcast
In this episode of the Jortcast, a podcast hosted by Jort Kelder, Paul 't Hart reflects on the response of the dutch government to the coronavirus. He also describes what this crisis means for the relation between policy makers and scientists. Listen to the full episode (in Dutch) using the button on the right. Listen the podcast Here.

12 March 2020

News Story with Paul 't Hart in Eenvandaag about managment styles in times of crisis
Prof. Paul 't Hart discusses the different crisis management styles that were adopted by countries during the COVID-19 pandemic in a news story for Dutch news program Eenvandaag. Read more and watch the report (in Dutch) via the button on the right. Read the story Here.

9 December 2019

Paul 't Hart presented at Kristiania University College in Oslo
Prof. Paul 't Hart gave three presentations at Kristiana University College in Oslo. He talked about the Successful Public Governance program, the Great Policy Successes book and positive public administration.

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
SPG members Paul 't Hart and Lauren Fahy, together with Arjen boin organized a workshop for the book: Guardians of Value: How Public Organizations Institutionalize, Adapt and Thrive. The workshop was held at the academiegebouw of University of Utrecht and lasted from the 22nd to the 24th of September.

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:

  • A set of 15 cases from around the world edited by SPG team members Mallory Compton and Paul 't Hart will be published (paper format as well as online open access) by Oxford University Press in mid-2019 under the 'epic' title (that nods to two classic texts about policy failure in the 1970s) Great Policy Successes: How Governments Get It Right in a Big Way at Least Some of the Time. Or, A Tale About Why It’s Amazing That Governments Get So Little Credit for Their Many Everyday and Extraordinary Achievements as Told by Sympathetic Observers Who Seek to Create Space for a Less Relentlessly Negative View of Our Pivotal Public Institutions.

  • A set of 20 cases of public policy successes in Australia and New Zealand edited by SPG team members Jo Luetjens and Paul 't Hart along with professor Michael Mintrom (Australia New Zealand School of Government) will be published (again in paper format as well as online open access) by ANU Press in Canberra in mid-2019. It less than epic title is simply: Public Policy Successes in Australia and New Zealand.

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

Successful Public Governance Workshop that took place at Oudaen City Castle, Utrecht. For workshop guide, please see Here; for workshop memos, please see Here; for the keynote, please see Here.

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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This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No694266).