Collaboratory Week 2013 - Rod Rhodes on Political Anthropology and Civil Service Reform

Distinguished Professor Rod Rhodes gives public lecture on political Anthropology and Civil Service Reform

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 - 15:00 to 17:30

The lecture discusses the main characteristics of public sector reform over the past decade; namely, evidence-based policy making, managerialism, and choice. Moreover, Rod Rhodes will compare reform proposals with his own fieldwork in the study of public administration and public sector reform.


15.00: Welcome by Professor and Academic Director Carsten Greve

15.10: “Political Anthropology and Civil Service Reform” by Rod Rhodes

16.10: Open discussion

17.00: Reception

Rod Rhodes was recently awarded the 2012 International Research Association for Public Management and Routledge Prize for Outstanding Contributions to Public Management Research. The prize is awarded to "someone who has made a substantial contribution to public management research". He is Professor of Government at both the University of Southampton (UK); and Griffith University (Brisbane, Australia); and Emeritus Professor of Politics at the University of Newcastle (UK). Previously, he was the Director of the UK Economic and Social Research Council's 'Whitehall Programme' (1994-1999); Distinguished Professor of Political Science at the Australian National University (2006-11); and Director of the Research School of Social Sciences at the Australian National University (2007-8). He is the author or editor of some 30 books including recently: Everyday Life in British Government (Oxford University Press 2011); and The State as Cultural Practice (with Mark Bevir, Oxford University Press 2010). He is life Vice-President and former President and Chair of the Political Studies Association of the United Kingdom; a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia; and an Academician of the Academy of Social Sciences (UK)

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Collaboratory Week 2013

The Collaboratory Week takes a number of forms, from seminars, to public lectures and roundtable discussions. You can read more about the background of the event, keynotes and programme here at this webpage.

In 2012 the Collaboratory took the form of a two-day conference, facilitated by MindLab. This year we have expanded the Collaboratory into a Platform/MindLab co-hosted full week of activities, rather than confine them to two days only. This will enable us to bring more people and experts into collaboration and thus focus on more key issues within our thematic agenda of policy, civic engagement and practice-based innovation.

Broader themes

This year's theme is Policy into Practice. The theme will be developed around the following key issues:

  • Civic engagement
  • Governance and creativity
  • Reform involvement
  • Social innovation
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