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EPPA Seminar "The many Disciplines of Public Administration" (14-15 September 2017; University of Potsdam, Germany)

The many Disciplines of Public Administration

The EPPA-seminar 'The many Disciplines of Public Administration' sheds light on the relationship of different social science disciplines to Public Administration, both as an academic field and as an object of teaching and research. In the seminar, EPPA aims to discuss the more or less problematic linkages between the major disciplines that constitute the field of Public Administration. Key questions are how disciplines such as political sciences, management sciences, law, economics, are dialoguing, sharing, collaborating (or not) with/within PA. How could this result in increasing and stronger synergies to produce relevant knowledge to understand the functioning of the field of public policies and administration: What can we learn and how can we cooperate across the established disciplinary boundaries, which seem to become ever more imperative and impregnable? From a thematic point of view, there will be a focus on relationships between ´PA and Political Science´, ´PA and Management´, ´PA and Administrative Law´, and ´PA and Public Policy´, ´PA and Sociology´ and ´PA and ICT/eGov/Digitalization´.

Fourth:  What are the implications for a PA Research Agenda (Data, Topics, Methods,…)

Thursday, September 14, 2017Seminar venue: University of Potsdam, Campus Griebnitzsee, Location: House 6, Room S. 22

12.00 - 12.30


Sandwich Lunch

12.30 - 14.00


Session 1

Welcome & Explaining the project

Results from the Survey

Keynote: Thurid Hustedt, Berlin

14.00 - 14.30


14.30 - 16.00


Session 2

PA and Political Science

Michael Bauer, Speyer, ECPR

Martin Lodge, London, IPSA, RC 27, SOG

Stefanie Vedder, Kassel

16.00 - 16.30


16.30 - 18.00

Grand Beguinage

Session 3

PA and Management 

Kuno Schedler, St. Gallen, IPMN

Taco Brandsen, University of Nijmegen, IRSPM

Sara Giovanna Maura, Turin

19.30            Dinner       


Zur Historischen Mühle

Zur Historischen Mühle 2

Am Park Sanssouci

14469 Potsdam


Friday, September 15, 2017Seminar venue: University of Potsdam, Campus Griebnitzsee, Location: House 6, Room S. 22

08.30 - 10.00             

Session 4

PA and Law

Yseult Marique, Essex/ Speyer

Martin Burgi, München

10.00 - 10.30


10.30 - 12.00

Session 5

PA and Public Policy

Philippe Zittoun, Grenoble, IPSA, RC 32

Marleen Brans, Leuven, IPPA

12.00 - 13.30


13.30 - 15.00

Session 6

PA and Sociology

Philippe Bezes, Paris, IPSA, RC 27, SOG

Georg Krücken, Kassel, Neo-Institutionalist Network

Maximilian Nagel, Friedrichshafen

15.00 - 15.30


15.30 - 17.00


Session 7

PA and ICT/ eGov/ Digitalization

Helen Margetts, Oxford

Tino Schuppan, Potsdam

Veiko Lember, Leuven

17.00 - 18.30

Session 8

Conclusion: PA and the disciplines



Farewell Reception Location: House 7, Foyer

For presentations click here