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Alcohol, drugs and family violence: A question of framing and boundary markers

Authors: Sophie Yates
Published Date: 12 July 2017
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Domestic Violence
Can alcohol be a ‘cause’ of family violence? What do we mean by ‘causes’ of social problems? ANZSOG’s Sophie Yates examines problem framing in public policy. In this article (origi...
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Australia, the European Union and the New Trade Agenda

Published Date: 27 June 2017
Summary Australia (together with New Zealand) is one of the few Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries with which the EU does not have a comprehensive trade agreement...
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Public admin explainer: What is adaptive leadership?

Published Date: 27 June 2017
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Leadership, Leadership Skills and Attributes
Adaptive leadership is a practice for helping mobilise members of an organisation or community to adapt to significant change. It emphasises the importance of adaptation to a complex and rapidly chang...
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Policy entrepreneurs and problem framing: The case of climate change

Authors: Michael Mintrom and Joannah Luetjens
Published Date: 30 May 2017
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Policy Skills, Development and Implementation
Abstract Policy entrepreneurs are energetic actors who work with others in and around policymaking venues to promote significant policy change. After several decades of study, we know a lot about wha...
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The Investment Approach to Public Service Provision

Authors: Michael Mintrom and Joannah Luetjens
Published Date: 30 May 2017
Abstract The investment approach to public service provision is now receiving considerable attention worldwide. By promoting data-intensive assessments of baseline conditions and how government actio...
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Economics, Politics and Infrastructure

Authors: Gary Banks
Published Date: 12 April 2017
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Political Environment
Summary Despite my intention to speak about the economics of infrastructure, in this lecture I have actually talked mainly about the politics that surround it. This is because I have become convinced...
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Public admin explainer: What is public value?

Published Date: 10 April 2017
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Public Value
At ANZSOG, we talk a lot about public value. But what does it mean? How does it differ from private value? Like many academic concepts, the meaning of public value is contested – but we think t...
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Using behavioural insights for citizen compliance and cooperation

Authors: Peter John and Jane Robb
Published Date: 01 April 2017
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Evidence-based policy, Policy Skills, Development and Implementation
Abstract In recent years, public agencies have frequently deployed behavioural insights to generate benefits for society, through encouraging citizens to comply with official requests, and more gener...
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Evaluations of post-disaster recovery: A review of practice material

Authors: Roberta Ryan, Liana Wortley and Éidín Ní Shé
Published Date: 05 December 2016
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Disaster Recovery, Evidence-based policy
Abstract This paper reviews evaluations of post-disaster recovery efforts. The focus is on operational material and other ‘grey literature’ from disasters that have occurred in Australia, New Zea...
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Sharpening the Sword of State

Published Date: 22 November 2016
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Privatisation, Public Sector Reform
Summary Sharpening the Sword of State explores the various ways in which 10 jurisdictions in the Asia-Pacific enhance their administrative capabilities through training and executive development. It ...
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Review of the effectiveness of predictive models for mesothelioma to identify lessons for asbestos-related policy

Authors: Alison Reid
Published Date: 01 September 2016
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Evidence-based policy, Public Health
Abstract Predictions of future cases of asbestos-related disease have been undertaken at a national level to inform government policy and planning for future health needs. In general, we can separate...
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Ventures in public value management

Authors: John Alford, Scott Douglas, Karin Geuijen and Paul 't Hart
Published Date: 25 August 2016
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: Public Value
Abstract This essay reviews the development of public value management, tracing its rise from relative obscurity in the 1990s to the global attention it receives today. We also introduce the accompan...