Vacancy for pre-doc researcher/PhD student position

The newly established Doctoral School “Political Institutions and Leadership in a Contingent World” at the University of Innsbruck, Austria, invites applications for a pre-doc researcher/PhD student, fixed term, for the duration of three years.

The planned dissertation project should be located in one of the two areas: “Executive politics in democratic or authoritarian regimes” or “Political opposition in democratic or authoritarian regimes”. Research proposals with a genuinely comparative focus are particularly welcome.

Deadline for applications is 17 June, more information can be found here.

New book: The 21st Century Public Manager

Palgrave recently published a new book in its Public Management and Leadership Series: The 21st Century Public Manager, written by Professor Zeger van der Wal (Assistant Dean and Associate Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore and Endowed Professor of The Government as Labour Organization, Leiden University, the Netherlands).

This timely, state-of-the-art teaching text is designed for aspiring and current public managers enrolled in MPA, MPM, and Executive Education programs.

Truly global in scope and ambition, the 21st Century Public Manager addresses key trends, challenges, and opportunities for public managers across the globe, with an emphasis on the roles, competencies, and values they need to master in order to succeed in 21st century operating environments. The perspectives and strategies provided in this accessibly written book are grounded in the latest empirical evidence, but are translated to the operating environment of the public manager. The book looks well beyond Western settings and perspectives, and thus serves the global market of programs and schools in public management, public administration, and public policy.

To learn more or order a copy, please review the flyer and/or visit the Palgrave Macmillan Education website.

3rd international PUPOL conference: 19-20 April 2018

After a very successful 2nd international PUPOL conference at the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK in April, we can now announce that next year’s conference will take place on 19-20 April 2018 at the Swedish Defense University in Stockholm, Sweden and will be organised by Professor Fredrik Bynander and his team at CRISMART.

A call for papers and all relevant info on the conference will come available on this website in due time, but for now: be sure to save the date!

Call for Papers: PA special issue

PUPOL is proud to announce that it is organising a special issue on Leadership for Public and Social Value in the journal Public Administration. Guest edited by Alessandro Sancino, Jean Hartley, Mark Bennister, and Sandra Resodihardjo, the special issue aims to examine whether, how and what leadership achieves for society, and/or different publics. It therefore take as level of analysis the relationship between public leadership and societal challenges with the mediating role of the practice of public administration. Contributions focusing on different types of public leadership (e.g. political, managerial, civic, professional etc.) are welcome. Papers may focus on the leadership of the creation or destruction of public and social value at various levels.

The editors invite manuscripts on the topic of leadership for public and social value, to be submitted by 1 October 2017 through Public Administration’s manuscript system (https://mc.manuscriptcentral.com/padm). If authors would like informal comments from the symposium guest editors prior to formal submission they should send their manuscript to Alessandro Sancino (alessandro.sancino@open.ac.uk) by 30 June 2017.

For more information, see the Call for Papers Leadership for Public and Social Value.

PUPOL newsletter March 2017

The new PUPOL newsletter is out!

In this edition of the newsletter, you can read all about PUPOL’s latest activities, including the second international conference which is set to take place in Milton Keynes, UK two weeks from now. The newsletter highlights some great new academic publications on public and political leadership, unique funding opportunities for research and fellowships, and calls for papers. Want to know more? You can download the newsletter here.

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