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FGGA Research Seminar: Donald Moynihan

  • Donald Moynihan
Thursday 3 November 2016
Schouwburgstraat 2
The Hague

This seminar discusses two theoretical contributions concerning administrative burden. First, we develop the concept of administrative burden as an important variable in understanding how citizens experience the state. Administrative burden is conceptualized as a function of learning, psychological, and compliance costs that citizens experience in their interactions with government. Second, we argue that administrative burden is a venue of politics, that is, the level of administrative burden placed on an individual, as well as the distribution of burden between the state and the individual, will often be a function of deliberate political choice rather than simply a product of historical accident or neglect.

Biography Donald Moynihan

Donald Moynihan is Director of the La Follette School of Public Affairs and Professor of Public Affairs. His research examines the application of organization theory to public management issues such as performance, budgeting, homeland security, election administration, and employee behavior. In particular, he studies the selection and implementation of public management reforms.

Donald Moynihan is former co-editor of Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory and Public Administration Review. He is president of the Public Management Research Association (PMRA). Moynihan's work has appeared in Nature, the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and numerous other scholarly journals.

Research Seminar

The FGGA Research Seminar is a forum for the presentation and discussion of current, high-quality research on topics covered by the faculty. This includes governance at the global, European, national and sub-national levels; public management, public policy and political economy; crisis, conflict and security; and development, sustainability and public health. The aim of the seminar is to stimulate academic discussion and collaboration at the faculty and between the faculty and leading academics and academic institutions. 

The Research Seminar is organized under the auspices of the Graduate School of the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs.
The coordinators of the seminar are Johan Christensen, Joris van der Voet and David Ehrhardt.

You can find the invitation to the seminar here. 

If you have questions about the seminar, please write to:  j.christensen@fgga.leidenuniv.nl 

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