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Politics, Policy and Public Administration in Theory and Practice

Politics, Policy and Public Administration in Theory and Practice

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Abstract:This festschrift celebrates the extensive contribution John Wanna has made to the research and practice of politics, policy and public administration.It includes both personal acknowledgements of his work and substantial essays on the issues that he fo...

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Learning Policy, Doing Policy : Interactions Between Public Policy Theory, Practice and Teaching

Learning Policy, Doing Policy : Interactions Between Public Policy Theory, Practice and Teaching

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Abstract:When it comes to policymaking, public servants have traditionally learned'on the job', with practical experience and tacit knowledge valued over theory-based learning and academic analysis. Yet increasing numbers of public servants are undertaking poli...

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A Doctor Across Borders : Raphael Cilento and Public Health From Empire to the United Nations

A Doctor Across Borders : Raphael Cilento and Public Health From Empire to the United Nations

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Abstract:In his day, Raphael Cilento was one of the most prominent and controversial figures in Australian medicine. As a senior medical officer in the Commonwealth and Queensland governments, he was an active participant in public health reform during the inte...

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Successful Public Policy : Lessons From Australia and New Zealand

Successful Public Policy : Lessons From Australia and New Zealand

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Abstract:In Australia and New Zealand, many public projects, programs and services perform well. But these cases are consistently underexposed and understudied. We cannot properly'see'—let alone recognise and explain—variations in government performance when me...

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Opening Government : Transparency and Engagement in the Information Age

Opening Government : Transparency and Engagement in the Information Age

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Abstract:Transparency and citizen engagement remain essential to good government and sound public policy. Indeed, they may well be the key to restoring trust in government itself, currently at an all-time low in Australia. It is ironic, then, that this has occu...

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Social Cost-Benefit Analysis in Australia and New Zealand : The State of Current Practice and What Needs to Be Done

Social Cost-Benefit Analysis in Australia and New Zealand : The State of Current Practice and What Needs to Be Done

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Abstract:All is not well with the evaluation of government programs and projects.Resources available to any society are limited. If governments are to increase the well-being of their citizens, they must be able to select and implement the socially most benefic...

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Managing Under Austerity, Delivering Under Pressure : Performance and Productivity in Public Service

Managing Under Austerity, Delivering Under Pressure : Performance and Productivity in Public Service

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Abstract:Contemporary public managers find themselves under pressure on many fronts. Coming off a sustained period of growth in their funding and some complacency about their performance, they now face an environment of ferocious competitiveness abroad and aust...

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The Seven Dwarfs and the Age of the Mandarins : Australian Government Administration in the Post-War Reconstruction Era

The Seven Dwarfs and the Age of the Mandarins : Australian Government Administration in the Post-War Reconstruction Era

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Abstract:In the history and folklore of Australia's Commonwealth Public Service, the idea of the'Seven Dwarfs'has been remarkably persistent. Originally a witty epithet applied to a powerful group of senior public servants, the term has come to represent the pr...

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Caretaker Conventions in Australasia : Minding the Shop for Government

Caretaker Conventions in Australasia : Minding the Shop for Government

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Abstract:In the second revised edition of this monograph, Jennifer Menzies and Anne Tiernan capably chart the often hazardous terrain of the'caretaker period'that ensues from the time an election is called until a new government is formed. This is a landscape f...

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