SOG Jerusalem Meeting 2014


Theme "What Makes Administrative Agencies Tick?", The Federman School of Public Policy and the Department of Political Science, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 05-07 January 2014.

The IPSA Research Committee on Structure and Organization of Government held its annual conference, hosted by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, on January 5-7. The theme was: “what makes administrative agencies tick?” The conference benefited from a very large number of paper submissions, which allowed the organizers to be selective in ensuring high quality and coherent panels. Around forty participants presented their on-going work on interrelated themes such as agency autonomy, the changing dynamics of political control, agency competition and survival, bureaucratic expertise, bureaucratic reputation, blame avoidance and the consequences of management reforms.

Delegates were fortunate to have two leading public administration scholars – Daniel Carpenter of Harvard University and Donald Moynihan of the University of Wisconsin-Madison – as keynote speakers.

Professors Sharon Gilad and Moshe Maor were principal organizers of the conference. The meeting website is available under