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Towards whole-of-government enhancement of public value: an Australian case

Authors: Karen Ballintyne and Michael Mintrom
Published Date: 01 October 2018
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Policy Skills, Development and Implementation, Public Value
Abstract The creation of public value holds a central place both in contemporary academic discussions of public administration and in practitioner interpretations of their roles in and around governm...
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Strange bedfellows: Federal systems and performance management

Authors: Stephen Jones, Geert Bouckaert, Patrick Fafard and Luc Bernier
Published Date: 12 September 2018
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Intergovernmental Leadership
Abstract This paper offers the first link between models of the measurement and management of performance and the dimensions of governance arrangements in federal systems. Four ideal type approaches ...
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What can policymakers learn from feminist strategies to combine contextualised evidence with advocacy?

Authors: Eleanor Malbon, Lisa Carson and Sophie Yates
Published Date: 10 September 2018
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Domestic Violence, Evidence-based policy
Abstract We give a short overview of feminist perspectives on the use of evidence in policy making, covering both empirical and conceptual work. We present the case of the Conflict Tactics Scale, a m...
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Public admin explainer: What is the investment approach to public policy?

Published Date: 07 September 2018
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Evidence-based policy, Policy Skills, Development and Implementation
The Australia and New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) is a global leader in education and government-focused research relevant to the public sector. Our Public Admin Explainer series, is part of...
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The role of middle managers in progressing gender equity in the public sector

Authors: Sue Williamson, Linda Colley, Meraiah Foley, and Rae Cooper
Published Date: 01 August 2018
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Organisational Culture and Change
Summary Drawing on the experiences and knowledge of almost 300 managers in four public sector jurisdictions, this report examines the role that middle managers play in operationalising gender equity-...
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Road pricing and provision: Changed traffic conditions ahead

Published Date: 23 July 2018
Summary Road pricing is not a new concept—toll roads have existed in Australia since Governor Macquarie established one from Sydney to Parramatta in 1811 - and distance-based charging schemes have ...
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Public service commissioning: Origins, influences, and characteristics

Authors: Gary Sturgess
Published Date: 17 July 2018
Abstract The term “commissioning” has been widely used in recent years in referring to the authorization and funding of public services, particularly in the UK and Australia. In some cases, the t...
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Policy entrepreneurs and collaborative action: pursuit of the sustainable development goals

Authors: Michael Mintrom and Madeline Thomas
Published Date: 18 June 2018
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Collaboration, Networks, Co-production, Policy Skills, Development and Implementation
Abstract Entrepreneurs use their access to information and strategic savvy to develop and bring new products and services to market. Often, their actions catalyse whole new forms of economic and soci...
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Opening Government

Published Date: 30 April 2018
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Transparency
Summary 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-...
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Mapping Public Sector Innovation Units in Australia and New Zealand

Authors: Michael McGann, Jenny Lewis and Emma Blomkamp
Published Date: 17 April 2018
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Policy Skills, Development and Implementation
Summary Public sector innovation (PSI) units are increasingly being established and commissioned by governments in Australia and New Zealand to bring new insights and approaches to policy design and ...
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Cessation for smokers seeking treatment and advice from health care professionals in the hospital setting

Authors: Zoe Kopsaftis, Joseph van Agteren, Kristin Carson-Chahhou, Tim O’Loughlin and Brian Smith
Published Date: 04 April 2018
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Evidence-based policy, Public Health
Abstract Cigarette smoking costs Australia and New Zealand billions of dollars per year and is the single most preventable risk to health. Though governments have initiated numerous public health pol...
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Power, Process, Plumbing: Big G and Small g Gender in Victoria's Family Violence Policy Subsystem

Authors: Sophie Yates
Published Date: 02 April 2018
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Domestic Violence, Evidence-based policy, Policy development
Abstract In this article, I introduce the framework of ‘big G’ (categorical) and ‘small g’ (process) gender to explore the varied ways in which actors in Victoria's family violence policy sub...