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Guest lecture

No Reform Left Behind? Balancing Public Service Improvement with Government Priorities - Implications for New Zealand

Event series: 

Evert Lindquist

There seems a growing consensus on the broad shape of post-New Public Management reforms, but is anything really new on the agenda and has anything been taken off the old agenda?   Do the new mantras of integrated governance and co-production clarify the directions for public sector reform?  If everything matters, how can governments and central agencies adopt a strategic approach with respect to public sector reform, particularly in constrained fiscal environments?

Evert Lindquist (PhD Berkley) is a Professor and Director at the University of Victoria’s School of Public Administration, which offers MPA and MPA Online programs, MAs in Dispute Resolution and in Community Development, a PhD in Public Administration and undergraduate programs.  Professor Lindquist was the first Visiting Scholar at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (1992-94), was a Visiting Scholar at Griffith University in 2004 and is a Senior Academic Fellow with the Canada School of Public Service.  During 2010, he is on leave from the University of Victoria, holding the ANU-ANZSOG Chair in Applied Public Management at the Australian National University and working with the Australia and New Zealand School of Government on research related to public sector reform issues including Australian public service reform, adhocracy and public sector governance.  His interests include policy making and capacity, public sector reform, central agencies and governance, think tanks and policy communities and citizen engagement.

Where: Level 5, The Treasury, 1 The Terrace

When: 1:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. Wednesday 15 September 2010

RSVP: Lyn Crossley by Friday 10 September 2010.

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Last updated: 
Friday, 17 September 2010