Above Politics: Bureaucratic Discretion and Credible Commitment, written with Gary J. Miller of Washington University in St. Louis, will receive the American Political Science Association’s 2017 Gladys M. Kammerer Award for US national public policy. Gary and I published this book in 2016 in the Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions series of Cambridge University Press.
I’m serving on the Conference Committee for the 2017 NASPAA Conference, “Confidence in Public and Nonprofit Institutions: How is it Built, How is it Lost, and How is it Regained?”. There are four tracks. In particular, I’ve been asked to help find presenters and panels for Track 4 “Recruiting the Next Generation to Public Service in a Changing World”.
I think this is a great opportunity to help shape the discussion of public affairs training and it’s impact on recruiting new people to public service. Let me know if you have ideas, proposals, or recommendations about the track and its panels.
I’ll give the Herbert Simon Award Lecture on Friday, April 7 from 4:45-6:15pm at the 2017 annual meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association in Chicago, IL. Please see the program for exact room location. My talk is titled: “The Deconstruction of the American State.”
Just received word that my book Above Politics: Bureaucratic Discretion and Credible Commitment, written with Gary J. Miller of Washington University in St. Louis and published by Cambridge University Press’s Political Economy of Institutions and Decisions Series, has won the 2016 Book of the Year Award of the Section of Public Administration Research (SPAR) of the American Society of Public Administration.