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Table of contents IIAS : • Reclassification of the IIAS at the UN Committee of Non-Governmental Organizations..........................2 • IRAS - International Review of Administrative Sciences ...................................................................................2 • Statutory meetings ..............................................................2 IIAS-IASIA : • IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress, June 2013, Manama (Bahrain)................................................................2 IASIA : • Board of Management meeting .................................. 3 • IASIA Remembers OP Dwivedi .................................. 3 EGPA : • EGPA Annual Conference, September 2013, Edinburgh (United Kingdom).......................................... 3 • Steering Committee meeting ...................................... 3 • TED 6.......................................................................................... 3 • TAD 9.......................................................................................... 3 LAGPA : • 10-12 April 2013, Lima (Peru)........................................ 3 • June 2013, Rio De Janiero (Brazil).............................. 3

Winter 2013 - Issue 37

Editorial The beginning of the new year often coincides with «good» resolutions. At the beginning of 2013, the Directorate General of IIAS/IASIA/EGPA/LAGPA/ AGPA takes the firm «resolution» to make every effort to offer the best services, including redesigning our website, improving our conference management tool or making the access and use of our Knowledge Portal easier. Other surprises are still to come. So, let’s resolutely move forward together on the path of a year 2013 dotted with success and satisfactions. Thank you for your loyalty and know that you are always welcome to the 1, rue Defacqz in Brussels, the seat of our, but most importantly, your Institute.

Rolet Loretan Director General of IIAS

IIAS : • PUBLICATIONS - New books .......................................4 • Social networks......................................................................4 • IIAS and its partners............................................................4

Knowledge Portal CURRENT THEMES

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The Knowledge Portal has been going through a do-overt at the end of the year 2012. In addition to providing new information, we are currently technically restructuring the Knowledge Portal in order to make it more user-friendly. Meanwhile, research and updates on the content of the Portal kept following and they will be in relation with the Bahrain Conference of the IISA-AISIA. Indeed, they will focus on the three subthemes of the Conference: “Future risks and strategies”, “Leadership for the future”, and “Innovative service delivery for the future”. Furthermore, we continue our research on member countries and IISA partners’ profiles. Constantly, new “country profiles” appear on the Knowledge Portal as a contribution to complete this portal that helps each of us to be informed with regard to public administrations’ news of different countries and organisations all around the world. n


IIAS Reclassification of the IIAS at the UN Committee of Non-Governmental Organizations The Committee on Non-Governmental Organizations of the United Nations (CNGO) consisting of 19-members recommended the reclassification of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) from special consultative status to general consultative status on the 29th of January, 2013.

The IIAS has enjoyed special consultative status for over 40 years and now was reclassified for general consultative status. IIAS can now attend, participate, and propose items for the agenda for the meetings of the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and impact the international develop-

IRAS - International Review of Administrative Sciences - CURRENT THEMES The March 2013 issue of IRAS with Annie Hondeghem and Trui Steen as guest editors, will examine the Public Service Bargains. The articles in this special issue test in how far the typology of Public Service Bargains is a useful tool not only to analyze relationships between top civil servants and political actors , but also to analyze how the role and position of top civil servants in the management of the civil service has been challenged as a result of administrative reforms. The topic is studied in a comparative way. The IRAS is online on: http://ras.sagepub.com n

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One umbrella theme “Public Administration Futures: Professionalism and Leadership”. The following calls for papers are available for download (PDF). The key requirements, dates and deadlines are included in each call. 1. Open Call The Open abstracts/panels is for authors who wish to submit an abstract or organize a session for consideration to the 2013 Joint Congress of IIAS-IASIA, but do not believe that their topic fits under any of the panels, special workshop topics or other sessions. 2. Call for papers on the following subthemes • Future risks and strategies • Leadership for the future • Innovative service delivery for the future Newsletter 2 Winter 2013 - Issue 37

Statutory meetings COMING UP The next statutory meetings of the IIAS will be held at IIAS (Brussels) on 27, 28 February and 1 March 2012. Wednesday 27 February: 09.00 – 11.00 Finance Committee 11.00 – 12.30 Publication 13.30 – 17.00 PRAC 17.00 – 19.00 Strategic committee Thursday 28 February: 09.00 – 17.30 Council of Administration

IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress, 1-6 June 2013, Manama (Bahrain) - COMING UP

The Presidents of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS) and the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) have the pleasure to inform you that the 2013 IIAS-IASIA Joint Congress shall be held in Manama, Bahrain from 1st June to 6th June.

ment agenda. This is especially important at this stage due to the preparation of the post 2015 agenda. We are pleased to have been granted this new status! n

3. Call for papers of the IASIA Working Groups • WG I: Education and Training Programme: aligning missions and quality • WG II: State-Market Partnerships and Enterprise Management • WG III: Public Sector Reform • WG IV: Local Governance and Development • WG V: Accountability, Culture & Trust • WG VI: Public Sector Financial, Information and Performance Management • WG VII: Leadership, Governance and Public Policy • WG VIII: Management of Energy, Food Security and Welfare • WG IX: Diversity and Gender in the Public Service To submit your abstract, please go to: http:// www.conftool.pro/iias-iasia-congress2013 You may also download the Submission User Guide, should you need more assistance. 4. Call for papers - IIAS Project Group on Security and Safety Crisis and Contingency Management The IIAS Project Group on Security and Safety is preparing a publication on national public capa-

Friday 1 March: 09.00 – 15.30 Council of Administration cities for crisis and contingency management and on related international coordination. The publication will include case studies of national and international institutional arrangements and of individual crisis events. It will also look at cross-cutting crisis management issues. The Project Group has met during the IIAS annual Congresses in Lausanne (2011) and Merida (2013) and plans to meet for a third time in Bahrain in June 2013. Preparations are underway for the planned publication, but the Project Group is still looking for additional contributions. 5. Call for papers – Political-administrative relations in times of heightened pressure on executive government In this panel, proposals are welcomed that address the changes in political-administrative relations which derive from the heightened pressures on the executive, and the responses of the executive to those pressures. Kick-off Panel Introducing the New IIAS Study Group on Civil Service and Politics – New Political Governance For further information on the congress: www. iias-iasia-congress2013.org Contacts : • Anne De Boeck, Executive Secretary of IIAS and Events Officer: a.deboeck@iias-IIAS.org • Virginie Delattre Escudié, Executive Secretary of IASIA: v.delattre.escudie@iias-IIAS.org n


IASIA IASIA Remembers OP Dwivedi It is with great sadness that IASIA has learned of the passing away of our dear Colleague and dear Friend OP Dwivedi. Last year, the Board of management of IASIA decided to grant the IASIA Donald C. Stone award to OP as recognition to his continuous and active commitment to our association. He was not only an exceptional member of the Board of management but also a dedicated project director of one of our working group devoting significant attention to respect for

diversity and inclusiveness. IASIA will especially keep in memory his crucial contribution as Chair of the Scientific Committee on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Association in Rome. OP Dwivedi was greatly appreciated in the Association not only for his dedication to IASIA but also for his optimism, peacefulness and incredible wisdom and this is with admiration and respect that IASIA will remember him. n

Board of Management meeting - COMING UP The next BoM meetings of the IASIA will be held at IIAS (Brussels) on 25 and 26 February 2012. n

EGPA

TAD 9 - COMING UP

EGPA Annual Conference, 11-13 September 2013, Edinburgh (United Kingdom) COMING UP We have the pleasure to inform you that the EGPA conference shall be held in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom from 11 to 13 September 2013 and will be preceded by a PhD Symposium on 9-10 September.

TED 6 - Retrospective

The 6th Trans-European Dialogue was held on 6-8 February 2013 at the Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Potsdam Theme : Education and Training in the European Public Sector More information : http://ted-dialogues. org/ted-6-potsdam/ n

The Conference is organised in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh Academy of Government. For more information, please visit the conference’s Website : http://www.egpa-conference-2013.org/ Conatct: Fabienne Maron, EGPA Executive Secretary and IIAS Scientific Administrator f.maron@iias-iisa.org n

The ninth Transatlantic Dialogue will take place from 12 to 15 June at the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Baltimore (Maryland, USA). Theme: (RE)BUILDING CAPACITIES FOR URBAN GOVERNANCE The Deadline to submit your papers has been extended to February 4, 2013. More information: http://9tad.org/ n

Steering Committee meeting RETROSPECTIVE The meeting of EGPA Steering Committee was held in Brussels at IIAS Headquarters on 25th and 26th January 2013. n

LAGPA 10-12 April 2013, Lima (Peru) The basis for establishing the Observatory is an ongoing project. A meeting will be held on April 10-12 in Lima, Peru, with the participation of experts from Brazil, Colombia, Mexico and Peru. The objective of the meeting is to identify the methodology and logistics of our project. n

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JUNE 2013, RIO DE JANIERO (BRAZIL) LAGPA’s Coordinator and INAP have worked in close collaboration with the Getulio Vargas Foundation (FGV-Brazil) in order to plan the upcoming Plenary Meeting. The exact dates of the venue as well as main theme are still to be defined. The consolidation and thematic definition of the Observatory will be considered in the programme of this meeting. n


PUBLICATIONS - New books Collection: Public Administration Today Publisher: Bruylant, De Boeck Group http://fr.bruylant.be/collections/120597_5_100036/administration-publique-aujourd-hui-public-administration-today.html The series “Public Administration Today” has been set up to welcome the most current investigative studies. Its objective is to enrich scientific discussions by publishing theoretical analyses and case studies of experienced practitioners in the field; to stimulate dialogue among academics, researchers and civil servants; to enlighten partners of public administration by offering them a comparative perspective of current changes, modes of action, State and public management reforms; and to encourage the development of research on critical issues of governance. n Moving Beyond the Crisis: Reclaiming and Reaffirming our Common Administrative Space. Pour Dépasser la Crise : un Espace Administratif Commun Edited by: Demetrios Argyriades, Gérard Timsit 2013 With the financial meltdown and the economic crisis in their fifth year already no one can any longer be in doubt about their exceptional gravity, their truly global impact and their profound effects hurting vulnerable groups and the very poor especially. As the world looks for an exit from this economic crisis – the worst in eight decades – the focus of attention is naturally on the causes, the factors that account for its wide reach and severity, as well as on strategies that might bring it to a closure. Looking for exit strategies, as its title aptly suggests, the present volume offers a rich menu of ideas drawn from the current experience of all the world´s main regions. Not surprisingly, two concepts stand out throughout the book as necessary correctives, as well as pressing remedies to the world´s ongoing malaise. They call for the recapture of our common administrative space and the reaffirmation of the values and virtues appropriate for democratic governance. To the IIAS, none perhaps are more important than public service professionalism and none other can contribute more effectively to the reform and consolidation of sound institutions for national, sub national, global and regional governance. n

Management Public Durable : dialogue autour de la Méditerranée Edited by: Céline du Boys, Robert Fouchet, Bruno Tiberghien 2012 This book addresses the theme of sustainable public management in the Mediterranean area and gave the floor to researchers around the Mediterranean with the common orientation: governance and territorial development. The proposed reflection is oriented around three main themes: the tools and practices of sustainable public management, the management of the territory and finally the governance. The aim is to present a mosaic of thoughts and practices in regional public services, management of the environment, culture, and higher education, focusing both administrations, and local and regional communities, in both North and South of the Mediterranean. This book provides the knowledge and understanding of the perspectives, the similarities and differences between the areas of the Mediterranean areas. It lays the foundation for a dialogue and an exchange of transnational practices in sustainable Public Management in the Mediterranean. n

Global Trends in Public Sector Reform, Edited by: Juraj Nemec, Michiel S. de Vries 2012 Have the underlying ideas behind New Public Management (NPM) been forgotten? This book investigates whether this idea is reflected in the real world of public administration or if it is mere wishful thinking. The investigations in this volume comprise studies of not only European countries, but also major Asian, African and Latin-American countries, that are, countries of which much less is known regarding the developments in Public Administration reform. It provides the reader with a remarkable overview of what is actually happening in countries all over the world. More importantly, the chapters provide ample information which is indicative for an answer to the question raised above: What has remained of NPM and what is the role of NPM tools in public administration today?. n

Social Networks At today’s date, our group consists of more than 1000 members. Numerous discussions have been launched. Do not hesitate to join our network and exchange your ideas and good practices! Please note that two IIAS entities have also opened a group on Linked In. There are EGPA and IASIA. Join them and launch your themes for discussion! n

IIAS and its partners IIAS and The United Nations Project on Governance in collaboration with The Government of Kazakhstan and the Government of Afghanistan conducted a Capacity Development workshop: Utilizing Modern e/m Technology and Existing Best Practices to Advance Public Administration. The workshop was attended by the CIOs and senior public officials in the area of e-government from Afghanistan. IIAS representative contributed to conducting a training session on Emerging Issues on E-government. The event had a high coverage by media and contributed to developing capacity of Afghanistan civil servants. n Newsletter 4 Winter 2013 - Issue 37


IIAS Newsletter - Nr 37 - Winter 2013