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La Follette Seminar - Working for Democracy: Designing Public Administration in Representative Democracies

Wednesday, November 01, 2017, 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Location:  La Follette School Conference Room

Working for Democracy: Designing Public Administration in Representative Democracies
Anthony Bertelli, Professor of the Politics of Public Policy, New York University, Wagner Graduate School of Public Service

At the heart of Tony Bertelli's book project is a fundamental idea: the discretion that modern governments give to public managers not only captures the means for implementing policies, but also democratic values and the authority to make tradeoffs among them. How do governance structures shape the democratic belief systems of public managers?

Bertell’s research focuses on issues of governance, centering on the role of political institutions in shaping public policy outcomes and organizational structure. He has a law degree from the University of Pittsburgh and a doctorate in public management and policy from the University of Chicago.

An elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, Bertelli is the author of four books, including Madison’s Managers with Laurence E. Lynn, Jr., The Political Economy of Public Sector Governance, and Public Policy Investment with Peter John. His work has appeared in a variety of scholarly journals, including the American Journal of Political Science, Journal of Politics, British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and Public Administration Review.

In addition, Bertelli serves as senior executive editor of the Journal of Public Policy, which is housed at NYU Wagner, and serves on the editorial boards of the British Journal of Political Science, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, and International Public Management Journal.

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