This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (grant agreement No694266)

Books 

Jo Luetjens, Michael Mintrom and Paul 't Hart (eds) (2019) Public Policy Successes in Australia and New Zealand

How we seek to reset the agenda for teaching, research and dialogue on public policy performance in Australia and New Zealand through the presentation and comparison of in-depth case-study accounts of the genesis and evolution of stand-out public policy accomplishments.  A pdf file of the published book in full can be found here. All chapters separately can be found here.

Mallory Compton and Paul 't Hart (eds) (2019) Great Policy Successes

How Governments Get It Right in a Big Way at Least Some of the Time. Or, A Tale About Why It’s Amazing That Governments Get So Little Credit for Their Many Everyday and Extraordinary Achievements as Told by Sympathetic Observers Who Seek to Create Space for a Less Relentlessly Negative View of Our Pivotal Public Institution.

To read more context about this book you could follow these three links, which can also be found in Popular publications:
https://www.centreforpublicimpact.org/negativism-can-learn-great-public-policy-successes/

https://www.civilserviceworld.com/articles/opinion/forget-blunders-%E2%80%93-here%E2%80%99s-what-we-can-learn-great-policy-successes

https://blog.oup.com/2019/09/despite-brexit-there-is-still-plenty-to-learn-from-government-successes/

't Hart, P. & Lars Tummers (2019) 'Understanding Public Leadership' by: Red Globe Press

A new edition of a popular textbook that provides a systematic and up-to-date introduction to the different approaches to understanding leadership in the public sector. This text draws together a wide range of enduring and cutting-edge scholarship to provide a clear and concise overview of the area. Written by two of the field’s leading experts, it uses real-world case studies to unpack the dilemmas and complexities facing leaders in contemporary democracies.

Now streamlined to further help students navigate this widely debated area, this is the ideal text for undergraduate and postgraduate modules on leadership on public administration and management courses. Moreover, with its balance between theory and applicability it is also a valuable resource for training courses for public sector professionals.

Paul 't Hart, Dienen en Beïnvloeden: Verhalen Over Ambtelijk Vakmanschap, Den Haag: NSOB 2018.

This book, written in Dutch and titled Dienen en Beinvloeden: Verhalen Over Ambtelijk Vakmanschap, examines the craft of top civil servants through an up close examination of the 40-year career of the former secretary of the Dutch Prime minister's department, Wim Kuijken. Centrepiece of the book are 7 case narratives about complex and high profile cases, each examining a different set of professional and leadership challenges to top civil servants. Each case narrative is followed by a reflective essay, placing the events of the case in a broader context.

 

The book is open access and can be downloaded here.

Strangio, P., 't Hart, P., & Walter, J. (2017). The Pivot of Power: Australian Prime Ministers and Political Leadership, 1949-2016. The Miegunyah Press.

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