SOG is the International Political Science Association's ‘Research Committee on Structure and Organization of Government’ (RC 27).

It is the sponsor of the international journal ‘Governance. An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions’, created in 1987 and published by Wiley.



We awarded the Charles H. Levine Memorial Book Prize 2018!

The Charles H. Levine Memorial Book Prize 2018 goes to "Electing Peace. From Civil Conflict to Political Participation" by Aila M. Matanock - Congratulations!

19.08.2018 Read More

IPSA World Congress - Brisbane 2018

SOG will organize 9 panels during the IPSA World Congress in Brisbane (21-26 July 2018). Check out the "Events" page to see what is on the programme!

31.12.2017 Read More

Levine Book Prize 2018 - Call for Nominations and Committee Composition

Charles H. Levine was an outstanding scholar in the fields of public policy and administration. He played a major role in the creation and early life of both this journal and its sponsor, the Structure and Organization of Government Research Committee of the International Political Science Association (SOG). After his untimely death in 1988, the Editorial Board of Governance and the Executive Committee of SOG established an annual book prize in his memory.

31.10.2017 Read More


The Oxford Handbook of Classics in Public Policy and Administration

This Handbook brings together a collection of leading international authors to reflect on the influence of central contributions, or classics, that have shaped the development of the field of public policy and administration.

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New book: The Problem-solving Capacity of the Modern State

Martin Lodge, Kai Wegrich

The Problem-solving Capacity of the Modern State: Governance Challenges and Administrative Capacities

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SOG Potsdam Meeting 2018


Theme "Bureaucracy in Divided Times" | University of Potsdam, Chair for German Politics and Government, 20-21 June 2018

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