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Working for Democracy: Designing Public Administration in Representative Democracies

  • Anthony Bertelli, New York University
Thursday 19 October 2017
In the seminar, Bertelli will present ideas from a current book project. There is no paper for the seminar. After the talk, refreshments will be served.
Turfmarkt 99
2511 DP The Hague
Room 2.17

Research Seminar

The structures of public administration—from bureaucracies to direct public engagement— are changing in ways that have the potential to reshape democracy. At the heart of this project is a fundamental idea: the discretion that modern governments give to managers not only captures the means for implementing policies, but also democratic values and the authority to make tradeoffs among them. How do governance structures shape the democratic belief systems of managers?


Anthony M. Bertelli is Professor of the Politics of Public Policy at New York University. He is also Senior Executive Editor of the Journal of Public Policy and Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration. His research is focused on issues of governance, centering on the role of political institutions in shaping public policy outcomes and organizational structure. He is the author of several books and has published in journals such as the American Journal of Political ScienceJournal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and Public Administration Review.

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