Draft programme for EGPA 2017, "Equality effects of public policies" now available

posted Jun 20, 2017, 12:26 AM by Eva Thomann   [ updated Aug 3, 2017, 3:38 AM ]
We are extremely pleased with the high quality and amount (33) of proposals we have received, which enabled us to set up an extremely promising draft programme. This year's workshop at the annual Conference of the European Group for Public Administration in Milan will consist of four sessions with paper presentations on the topics of social equity, managing inequality, diversity in policy implementation, and distributive justice. Additionally, this year our study group is organizing a panel discussion which will be open to the broader EGPA audience.

Panel discussion: Public Policies and Inequality: Is it getting any better?
In this panel we would like to discuss how the equality effects of public policies – and our scientific knowledge of it - have developed. The question is then also, what can we do? And how can we communicate our findings in such a way that policymakers (political authorities and civil servants) take steps to address inequalities? We are very happy that we have been able to invite three outstanding experts to address different aspects of inequality at the intersection of public policy and public administration: 

Shannon Portillo, School of Public Affairs & Administration, University of Kansas
Shannon Portillo’s work on social equity, social justice, organizational theory, and law and public management has appeared amongst others in Law & Policy, Administration & Society, Law & Social Inquiry, Journal of Public Administration Research & Theory and Public Administration Review.

Nissim Cohen, Department of Public Administration & Policy, University of Haifa

Nissim Cohen’s research about corruption, bribes, informal payments, culture- and incentive-based frontline influences has been published amongst others in Governance, Policy Studies, Public Administration and the American Review of Public Administration. 

Marie Østergaard Møller , Department of Political Science, Aalborg University
Marie Østergaard Møller’s work on how street-level bureaucrats categorize assistance-seeking citizens, stereotyping and the social construction of target groups has appeared amongst others in Public Management Review, Social Policy and Administration and Critical Policy Studies.

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Eva Thomann,
Jul 17, 2017, 1:21 AM
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