New mission statement 2016 - 2018

posted Feb 22, 2016, 10:10 AM by Eva Thomann   [ updated Feb 22, 2016, 10:25 AM ]
The overall goal of the EGPA Permanent Study Group on Public Policy is to develop and strengthen the ties between the fields of public administration/public management and political science/public policy. It is premised on the notion that both fields have something to offer that the other is lacking. While political scientists tend to focus primarily on macro-level dependent and independent variables in cross-national comparison, public administration scholars often scrutinize lower and more operational levels of analysis within a given politico-administrative system. The challenge for comparative studies in general is to integrate and synthesize insights from all relevant levels of analysis. This can foster theoretical, methodological, and empirical advances in both fields. The Study Group aims to provide venues for bringing together scholars within these fields. It provides opportunities to become better acquainted and establish networks that promote joint research projects and stimulate cross-fertilization in other respects as well.

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