A State of Agents? Third Party Governance and Implications for Human Services
This research conference will address important issues raised by public policy and management scholars regarding the burgeoning number of third-party entities that play increasingly central roles in the design, management, and execution of public policy. A central goal of this conference is to advance new ideas and theoretical arguments for research and generate new empirical evidence that sharpens the debate over the extent and impact of the increasing use of agents of the state to implement public policy. The purpose of a primarily empirical rather than a normative approach is to see if the assertion of governmental transformation with more leakage of authority to third parties (and the corresponding difficulties it may create for effective governance) holds up to empirical scrutiny. This conference will consider the consequences—in the increasingly common context in which agents of the state influence how the government performs its work—from the politics of policy development to primary work tasks and client outcomes.
|Event dates:||2008-07-23 – 2008-07-25|
|Organizer:||University of Wisconsin–Madison, Institute for Research on Poverty (IRP)|
|Conference venue:||University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin|
|Classification:||H0 - Public Economics. General|
|Event type:||Seminare, Summer Schools, Symposien, Workshops; Seminars, Summer Schools, Symposiums, Workshops|
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