Public Administration

The Department of Public Administration (PA) is responsible for research and education in the areas of Public Administration, European Studies and Public Management and Policy. It approaches these issues from a multilevel perspective with a focus of the relationship between sub-national, national, European and global levels of governance. PA is a multidisciplinary group of researchers, combining economic, legal, political and sociological perspectives in a strong methodological setting.

Research is mainly embedded in the multi-disciplinary research program Innovation of Governance of the Institute for Innovation and Governance Studies - IGS, which focuses mainly on changes in the relationships between citizens and their government at various levels (local, regional, EU and global) with specific attention for the emergence of multilevel governance, from the viewpoints of legitimacy and effectiveness.

Two central themes, Democracy and European Governance and Integration, are covered by two IGS Centres of Expertise: the Centre for the Study of Democracy and the Centre for European Studies.

The Department is composed of the following disciplinary groups:

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Economic Governance

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Law and Regulation

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Political Science and Research Methods

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Public Management

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Sociology of Public Governance

Latest news

Conferentie: De wankele democratie. Heeft de democratie zijn beste tijd gehad?

Wankelt de Nederlandse democratie? Er gaat geen dag voorbij of er wordt wel ergens in de media verwezen naar het dalende vertrouwen van burgers in politici, politieke partijen en regering. Maar klopt dit beeld wel? Wenden burgers zich inderdaad af van de representatieve democratie, of is dat een mythe?
Datum: 17 april 2014, 13.30 uur - 17.15 uur
Locatie: KNAW, Trippenhuis, Kloveniersburgwal 29, 1011 JV Amsterdam ... read more

Jan Telgen verzorgt gastcollege voor de Raad voor Volksgezondheid en Zorg.

Maandag 10 maart 2014 ..... ... read more

A campaign now and then is insufficient!

With a view to the upcoming municipal elections on 19 March, Ann-Kristin Kölln and Kees Aarts commented on the campaign strategy of political parties (Tubantia, 22-2-14, 12f.). Based on Ann-Kristin’s PhD research on “Party Decline and Response” they argue that there is a gap between citizens’ expectations and party action. ... read more

Jan Telgen verzorgt training in Bhutan op gebied van Publieke Sector Inkoop.

In het kader van de NL ontwikkelingshulp heeft prof.dr. Jan Telgen een training verzorgd in Bhutan op het gebied van Publieke Sector Inkoop. ... read more