International Challenges and Perspectives
Edited by Jeffrey A. Raffel, Peter Leisink and Anthony E. Middlebrooks
How can we improve leadership in the public sector, and what is the role of political and administrative leaders in shaping the future of the public sector? This is a central theme in American and European public administration and was the central theme of the conference which is the foundation of this volume – The Third Transatlantic Dialogue (TAD3) held at the University of Delaware, Newark, DE on 30 May–1 June 2007 and jointly organized by an American (American Society for Public Administration) and European (European Group of Public Administration) network on public administration. More than 100 scholars presented and discussed 90 papers on ‘Leading the Future of the Public Sector.’ The papers included in this volume were nominated by the chairs of the six workshops. (Each workshop had a co-chair from the USA and one from outside the USA and included the following well-known researchers: Jim Svara, Eckhard Schröter, Meredith Newman, Annie Hondeghem, Richard Callahan, Sylvia Horton, Kathy Denhardt, Peter Leisink, Maria Aristigueta, Per Lægreid, Guy Adams and Judy Johnston. Plenary speakers included Geert Bouckaert, Christopher Hood, Robert Denhardt, and Patricia Ingraham.) The selected papers include those which made both theoretical and empirical contributions, were judged by the editors to be readable, well-researched and meaningful for a broad audience, and related to the central theme/issues of the book. With one exception (Newman et al., Chapter 13), the selected papers have not been published elsewhere. They have been further supplemented by a limited number of invited papers from...