The Centre for Governance and Public Policy Seminar Series will return again in Semester 1 2016.
First seminar scheduled for Friday, 4 March 2016
Speaker Professor John Parkinson, Griffith University,
Presentation: Models and Metaphors: The Curious Case of Deliberative Systems
Full list of Semester 1 2016 speakers follow the link below.
Professor John Kane and Associate Professor Michael Heazle have released a book through publishers Taylor and Francis Ltd, Policy Legitimacy, Science and Political Authority: Knowledge and Action in Liberal Democracies.
This book examines the tensions between political authority and expert authority in the formation of public policy in liberal democracies. It aims to illustrate and better understand the nature of these tensions rather than to argue specific ways of resolving them. The various chapters explore the complexity of interaction between the two forms of authority in different policy domains in order to identify both common elements and differences.
The policy domains covered include: climate geoengineering discourses; environmental health; biotechnology; nuclear power; whaling; economic management; and the use of force.
Fulbright Specialist Grant 2016
Professor Kincaid is the Robert B. and Helen S. Meyner Professor of Government and Public Service and Director of the Meyner Center for the Study of State and Local Government at Lafayette College, Easton, Pennsylvania. He also is Senior Editor of the Global Dialogue on Federalism, a joint project of the Forum of Federations and International Association of Centers for Federal Studies, and an elected fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.