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Behavioural insights teams in Australia and Aotearoa - New Zealand

Published Date: 04 May 2021
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Governments around the world are using behavioural insights (BI) in the design of public policies and services. A paper in the Australian Journal of Public Administration compares the practices...
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Leading with political astuteness

Published Date: 20 April 2021
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
There is increasing recognition that managers who exercise political astuteness are more effective. For public managers, formal and informal politics is an integral part of their environment. A...
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The loss of capacity in public organisations

Published Date: 06 April 2021
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Budget cuts, organisational reforms and political subterfuge have challenged public sector organisations. A paper in Perspectives on Public Management and Governance discusses how these can contribute...
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Systemic design practice for participatory policymaking

Published Date: 24 March 2021
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Governments around the world are adopting the principles and tools of systems thinking, human-centred design and co-design. A paper in Policy Design and Practice offers both a case study and pr...
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Where to for public value? Taking stock and moving on

Published Date: 09 March 2021
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Public value has become something of a catch-all in public management and administration. A paper in the International Journal of Public Administration, by ANZSOG and University of Melbourne Pr...
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Maintaining political neutrality while working in the Minister’s office

Published Date: 23 February 2021
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
How do non-partisan advisors in Ministers’ offices maintain political neutrality while immersed in a highly politicised environment? A paper in the Australian Journal of Public Administration...
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Beyond nudge: advancing the state-of-the-art of behavioural public policy and administration

Published Date: 10 February 2021
In the past two decades, behavioural public policy and behavioural public administration have attracted much political and research attention from around the world. A paper in Policy and Politi...
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Trust in government increased during COVID-19 in Australia and Aotearoa-New Zealand

Published Date: 22 January 2021
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Although there has been a perception that trust in government is falling, this decline has reversed in the wake of the COVID‐19 pandemic. New research for a paper in the Australian Journal o...
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Feeling good about giving: Does helping equal happiness?

Published Date: 16 December 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
Helping others takes many forms, from giving money to charity to helping a stranger. It springs from countless motivations, from deep-rooted empathy to a more calculated desire for public recognition....
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The intensity of innovation in public sector organisations

Published Date: 01 December 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
The public sector is under pressure to provide new public services with increasingly scarce resources. In response, there have been calls for greater innovation. An empirical analysis strongly...
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Being a public manager in times of crisis: the art of managing stakeholders, political masters and collaborative networks

Published Date: 17 November 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
The COVID‐19 pandemic is seen as the biggest global crisis since World War II. What started out as a public health issue has quickly morphed into a political, economic and societal crisis of...
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Responding to complexity in public services

Published Date: 03 November 2020
Key Topic and Teaching Concept: The Bridge
A paper in Public Money & Management discusses the merits of the emerging ‘Human Learning Systems’ (HLS) approach to the funding, commissioning and management of public services. The Hu...