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Guest lecture

New Public Governance: What can we learn from research on the governance of national projects in the Netherlands to inform the implementation of Better Public Services?

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In recent decades, politicians and public managers around the world, including the Netherlands have reformed public service delivery using the mechanisms of the market in the pursuit of efficiency and results. Many think that it is time to look beyond the old mantra to an era of 'new public governance'. As we move towards this era, a new layer will be added to the public management mix. The intriguing question is what this layer will comprise and how it will mix with the existing modes of governance? Professor Koppenjan will illustrate his talk with examples from his research in the Netherlands on governance networks and public service delivery in infrastructure-related sectors (transport, water), and social sectors (care, healthcare, housing and education).


Professor Koppenjan is professor of Public Administration at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
His research interests include; agenda building, decision making and policy implementation; democratic governance in policy networks; institutions and institutional design; privatization and public private partnerships; safeguarding public values in public service delivery; project and process management; management of risks and uncertainties; collaborative innovation and learning; knowledge use and evidence-based policy.

Note: Papers, presentation slides and any other material provided by the Guest Lecturer will be made available some time after the lecture at Publications > Media & Speeches > Guest Lectures by Visiting Academics.

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Tuesday, 24 September 2013