About this Research Theme
Public administration research dives into the institution of governments: how they work, under what conditions they are successful, and what results they yield. Subfields in this area include public management, leadership, finance, intergovernmental relations, staffing and human resources, accountability, performance and ethics.
Associate Professor -- public administration, digital government, data governance, civic technology
Mehmet Akif Demircioglu
Assistant Professor -- public sector innovation, public sector entrepreneurship, social media, governance reforms, public management, comparative and international public administration, organization theory, organizational behavior
Professor, Canada Research Chair in Governance and Artificial Intelligence -- digital Government; artificial intelligence governance; data-intensive public sector innovation; policy analytics
Indigenous-settler intergovernmental relations; northern political development; comparative federalism; identity politics; public administration.
Friday, June 23, 2023
Amanda Clarke: Who’s going to finally fix federal public service management?
While we all agree on the serious problems that exist, no government – Conservative or Liberal – has ever done much to address them. by...
Monday, June 12, 2023
Seeking Social Democracy
SPPA Distinguished Research Professor Frances Abele collaborated with Ed Broadbent, Jonathan Sas and Luke Savage on Broadbent's new book, Seeking Social Democracy: Seven Decades in the Fight for Equality. ECW Press will release the...
Monday, June 12, 2023
Adegboyega Ojo: Don’t Let Your Anxiety Stress Out Your Team
Dritjon Gruda, Alexandros Psychogios, and SPPA Professor Adegboyega Ojo published a review of two recent studies in the Harvard Business Review in May 2023. Summary Our...
Wednesday, April 19, 2023
Christopher Stoney: Policy-making, policy-taking, and policy-shaping: Local government responses to the COVID-19 pandemic
We are pleased to share a final paper of the late SPPA Professor Christopher Stoney "Policy-making,...
Friday, February 17, 2023
Robert Shepherd: Critical considerations for the future of the public service
Let’s move away from subjective and sporadic reform efforts to a routine system that generates institutional learning based on ongoing evidence. by Daniel J. Caron, Evert...
Monday, February 6, 2023
Amanda Clarke Mentioned in Globe and Mail Op-Ed
In sea of consulting contract problems, the Conservatives only dream of their whale CAMPBELL CLARK PUBLISHED FEBRUARY 3, 2023 The Conservatives had so much there in front of them. All the opposition did. They were reviewing...