International Research Society for Public Management Conference 2014



Wednesday, April 9, 2014, 8:00 to Friday, April 11, 2014, 19:00


All conference sessions will be held in the River Building and the Tory Building on the Carleton campus (Ottawa, Ontario).

** The Federation will have a booth at this event. Come and see us! **

The changing relationships among the public, private and nonprofit sectors are raising important issues for public management.  Policy is increasingly ‘mashed-up,’ extending across multiple departments, relying on a diversity of agents for implementation and requiring new approaches to effective oversight.  To varying degrees, both centralisation of executive powers and decentralisation of authorities are at play. Public management risks being hyper- politicised, just as citizens are demanding more meaningful engagement and utilising new channels to obtain it.  These demands, in concert with financial constraints, have many worried about issues of democracy and accountability. At this crowded intersection, there are few easy answers, and the challenge for public management today is to formulate new ways to navigate these competing pressures.

IRSPM 2014 explores the implications for public management of the evolving intersections of governance, democracy and accountability.