Alasdair S. Roberts

University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy

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1.

WikiLeaks: The Illusion of Transparency

International Review of Administrative Sciences, 2012
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 03 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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government secrecy, transparency, right to information, national security, diplomacy

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A Great and Revolutionary Law? The First Four Years of India's Right to Information Act

Public Administration Review, Vol, 70, No.6, November/December 2010
Number of pages: 32 Posted: 24 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 05 Jul 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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right to information, freedom of information, transparency, open government, India, implementation

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Publishing Performance Information: An Illusion of Control?

PERFORMANCE INFORMATION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR: HOW IT IS USED, Van Dooren, W., Van de Walle, S., eds., pp. 211-226, Houndmills: Palgrave, 2008
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 25 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2015
Steven Van de Walle and Alasdair S. Roberts
KU Leuven - Department of Political Science and University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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performance information, public services, ranking

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National Security and Open Government

Georgetown Public Policy Review, Vol. 9.2, pp. 69-85, Spring 2004
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 25 Jul 2009
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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transparency, right to information, freedom of information, openness, national security

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Commercializing Air Traffic Control: Have the Reforms Worked?

Canadian Public Administration, Vol. 51, No. 1, pp. 45-69, 2009
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 19 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 18 May 2016
Glen McDougall and Alasdair S. Roberts
MBS Ottawa Inc. and University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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commercialization, privatization, air navigation service providers, air traffic control, New Public Management

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Containing the Outrage: How Police Power Tames the Occupy Movement

Boston Review, November 2011
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 15 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 06 Jul 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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The Logic of Discipline

Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 09-16
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 24 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 09 Jun 2010
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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public sector reform, bureaucratic reform, democratization, globalization

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How Railroads Changed American Government

Forthcoming in Public Administration Review, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 13-41
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 09 Dec 2013 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Why the Occupy Movement Failed

Public Administration Review, Vol. 72, p. 754, 2012
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 27 May 2012 Last Revised: 19 May 2017
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Structural Pluralism and the Right to Information

University of Toronto Law Journal, Vol. 51, No. 3, pp. 243-271, July 2001
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 24 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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freedom of information, right to information, privatization, restructuring

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Beyond the Imperial Presidency

THE COLLAPSE OF FORTRESS BUSH: THE CRISIS OF AUTHORITY IN AMERICAN GOVERNMENT, New York University Press, 2008
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 18 Mar 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Bush Administration, presidency, imperial presidency, neoliberalism, governance

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Administrative Discretion and the Access to Information Act: An 'Internal Law' on Open Government?

Canadian Public Administration, Vol. 45, No. 2, pp. 175-194, Summer 2002
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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access to information, freedom of information, right to information, implementation, compliance, Canada

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Spin Control and Freedom of Information: Lessons for the United Kingdom from Canada

Public Administration, Vol. 83, No. 1, pp. 1-25, Spring 2005
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 29 Nov 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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freedom of information, transparency, secrecy, right to information, United Kingdom, Canada

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Democracy: The New Opiate of the Masses? Review of John Dunn, 'Breaking Democracy's Spell'

Forthcoming in Governance: An International Journal of Policy, Administration, and Institutions, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-36
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 03 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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What's Wrong with the Intellectual History of Public Administration?

Public Voices, 11.2 (2010), pp. 10-14
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 13 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 17 Apr 2017
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Public Administration, intellectual history

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The Aims of Public Administration: Reviving the Classical View

Forthcoming in Perspectives on Public Management and Governance
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 06 Sep 2016 Last Revised: 25 Apr 2017
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Public Administration, intellectual history, Public Management, International Relations, Statebuilding, American Political Development

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Transparency in Troubled Times

Tenth World Conference of the International Ombudsman Institute, November 2012, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper 12-35
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 29 Sep 2012 Last Revised: 24 Oct 2012
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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transparency, open government, access to information, freedom of information, right to information, economic crisis, fiscal crisis, austerity

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Too Much Transparency? How Critics of Openness Misunderstand Administrative Development

Prepared for the Fourth Global Conference on Transparency Research, Università della Svizzera italiana, June 4-6, 2015.
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 03 May 2015 Last Revised: 11 Aug 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Future Challenges for the Right to Information (RTI) Movement (Futuros Desafíos Para El Movimiento Por El Derecho De Acceso a La Información)

5th International Conference of Information Commissioners, November 26-29, 2007
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 25 Apr 2009
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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transparency, right to information, access to information, accountability

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Four Crises of Democracy: Representation, Mastery, Discipline, Anticipation

Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-43
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 28 Dec 2014 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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The Nation-State: Not Dead Yet

Forthcoming in Perspectives Libres, March 2015, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 15-6
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 17 Jan 2015 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Preliminary Analysis of Data Relating to the Processing of Freedom of Information Act Requests Received by the UK Ministry of Defence

Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 09-27
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 18 Apr 2009 Last Revised: 13 May 2009
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Freedom of Information, Access to Information, Right to Information, Transparency, Implementation, United Kingdom

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Less Government, More Secrecy: Reinvention and the Weakening of Freedom of Information Law

Public Administration Review, Vol. 60, No. 4, pp. 298-310, July-August 2000
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 26 Nov 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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freedom of information, right to information, government secrecy, privatization, restructuring

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Bearing the White Man's Burden: American Empire and the Origin of Public Administration

Forthcoming, Perspectives on Public Management and Governance
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 07 May 2019 Last Revised: 28 Aug 2019
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Book Review: Democracy in Retreat: The Revolt of the Middle Class and the Worldwide Decline of Representative Government. By Joshua Kurlantzick. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2013.

International Public Management Review, 16.1 (2015), Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-41
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 30 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Migration: The Real Challenges. Review of 'Exodus' by Paul Collier.

Public Administration Review, Forthcoming, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-7
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 16 Feb 2014 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Open Secrets and Dirty Hands

THE SECRETS OF LAW, Austin Sarat, Lawrence Douglas, Martha Merrill Umphrey, eds., Stanford Univ. Press, 2012, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 11-24
Number of pages: 31 Posted: 03 Jun 2011 Last Revised: 04 Mar 2013
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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transparency, secrecy, terrorism, dirty hands

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Introduction to 'America's First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder after the Panic of 1837'

AMERICA'S FIRST GREAT DEPRESSION: ECONOMIC CRISIS AND POLITICAL DISORDER AFTER THE PANIC OF 1837, Cornell University Press, April 2012, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 11-50
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 10 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2011
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Why the Brownlow Committee Failed: Neutrality and Partisanship in the Early Years of Public Administration

Administration and Society, 28.1 (May 1996), pp. 3-38.
Number of pages: 55 Posted: 21 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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public administration, Roosevelt, reorganization, expertise, rhetoric, New Deal

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The Path Not Taken: Leonard White and the Macrodynamics of Administrative Development

Public Administration Review, Vol. 69, No. 4, pp. 764-775, July/August 2009, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 09-04
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 14 Jan 2009 Last Revised: 28 Apr 2010
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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public administration, administrative history, United States, Leonard White

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Bridging Levels of Public Administration: How Macro Shapes Meso and Micro

Administration and Society, Doi.org/10.1177/0095399719877160
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 26 Sep 2019
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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public administration, levels of analysis, administrative history, behavioral public administration

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Large Forces: What's Missing in Public Administration

Number of pages: 71 Posted: 13 Apr 2014 Last Revised: 15 Apr 2016
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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public administration, intellectual history, state capacity, administrative development

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Performance-Based Organizations: Assessing the Gore Plan

Public Administration Review, Vol. 57, No. 6, pp. 465-478, December 1997
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 01 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Reinvention, restructuring, performance based organizations, executive agencies, accountability, United States, United Kingdom

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Shaking Hands With Hitler: The Politics-Administration Dichotomy and Engagement With Fascism

Number of pages: 35 Posted: 31 May 2018 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2018
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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public administration, ethics, international cooperation

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The Failure of the Guardians: Central Banking Reform and the Financial Crisis

Transatlantic Public Policy Series, Vol. 5, 2010, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 09-54
Number of pages: 34 Posted: 18 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2009
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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central banks, democracy, financial crisis, public service reform

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Public Service Reform and the New Security Agenda

GOVERNANCE AND PUBLIC SECURITY, Public Affairs Institute, 2002
Number of pages: 17 Posted: 20 Mar 2009
Donald P. Moynihan and Alasdair S. Roberts
Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy and University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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public management, public administration, crisis, national security, terrorism

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Entangling Alliances: Nato's Security Policy and the Entrenchment of State Secrecy

Cornell International Law Journal, Vol. 36, No. 2, 2003
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 27 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 31 Aug 2017
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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transparency, freedom of information, right to information, government secrecy, NATO, national security, defense, defence

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Strategies for Governing: Reinventing Public Administration for a Dangerous Century

Excerpt from: Roberts, Alasdair (2019). Strategies for Governing: Reinventing Public Administration for a Dangerous Century. Ithaca, NY, Cornell University Press.
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 27 Feb 2018 Last Revised: 13 Nov 2019
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Public administration, strategy, governance, institutions, public management

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Review of 'Tocqueville's Nightmare: The Administrative State Emerges in America, 1900-1940'

Forthcoming in Public Administration Review, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-21
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 25 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Strategies for Governing: An Approach to Public Management Research for West and East

Korean Journal of Policy Studies, 33.1 (April 2018), 33-56
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 14 Dec 2017 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2018
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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public administration, public management

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The Myth of Institutional Rigidity

Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 15-17
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 25 Mar 2015 Last Revised: 08 Nov 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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institutionalism, institutional change, democracy

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Nato, Secrecy, and the Right to Information

East European Constitutional Review, Vols. 11.4/12.1, Fall 2002/Winter 2003
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 21 Mar 2009
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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right to information, transparency, secrecy, national security, NATO

43.

Should We Defend the Administrative State?

Number of pages: 41 Posted: 24 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 15 Feb 2020
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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The Triumph of Loyalty Over Competence: The Bush Administration and the Exhaustion of the Politicized Presidency

La Follette School of Public Affairs Working Paper Series No. 2008-024, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper 09-17, Public Administration Review, Forthcoming
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 17 Dec 2008 Last Revised: 20 Nov 2009
Donald P. Moynihan and Alasdair S. Roberts
Georgetown University - McCourt School of Public Policy and University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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President Bush, management, Iraq, Katrina, political appointees, politicization, presidency

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Three Patterns in the Diffusion of Transparency Rules: Money, Guns and Human Rights

Number of pages: 32 Posted: 27 Jul 2009
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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transparency, openness, right to information, secrecy, liberalization, national security, human rights

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Making Transparency Policies Work: The Critical Role of Trusted Intermediaries

Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-39
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 08 Oct 2014 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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The Slow Death of the Overload Thesis: Review of 'The Fourth Revolution' by John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge.

Public Administration, Forthcoming, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-19
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 27 Jun 2014 Last Revised: 12 Nov 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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New Strategies for Enforcement of the Access to Information Act

Queen's Law Journal, Vol. 27, pp. 647-683, Winter 2002
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 02 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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access to information, right to information, freedom of information, enforcement, compliance, Canada

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A Partial Revolution: The Diplomatic Ethos and Transparency in Intergovernmental Organizations

Public Administration Review, Vol. 64, No. 4, pp. 408-422, July-August 2004
Number of pages: 44 Posted: 27 Nov 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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transparency, freedom of information, right to information, government secrecy, international organizations, international financial institutions

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The Paradox of Public Sector Reform: Works Better, Trusted Less?

Number of pages: 22 Posted: 02 Mar 2010
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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public service reform, trust in government, New Public Management

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Limited Access: Assessing the Health of Canada's Freedom of Information Laws

Number of pages: 91 Posted: 25 Jun 2012
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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A Future of 'Endemic Failure'? Review of 'Why Government Fails So Often' by Peter Schuck

Forthcoming in Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-40
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 23 Nov 2014 Last Revised: 09 Nov 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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No Simple Fix: Fiscal Rules and the Politics of Austerity

Forthcoming in Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 22.2 (Summer 2015)
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 11 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 07 Jul 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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'An Ungovernable Anarchy': The United States' Response to Depression and Default, 1837-1848

Intereconomics: Review of European Economic Policy, No. 45.4, July-August 2010, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 10-33
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 24 Jun 2010 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2010
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Demonstrating Neutrality: The Rockefeller Philanthropies and the Evolution of Public Administration, 1927-36

Public Administration Review, Vol. 54, No. 3, pp. 221-228, 1994
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 22 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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public administration, politics-administration dichotomy, Rockefeller Foundation, philanthropies, rhetoric

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Multilateral Institutions and the Right to Information: Experience in the European Union

European Public Law, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2002
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 29 Nov 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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transparency, freedom of information, right to information, access to documents, secrecy, European Union

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Public Works and Government Services: Beautiful Theory Meets Ugly Reality

HOW OTTAWA SPENDS, G. Swimmer, ed., pp. 171-203 Ottawa: Carleton University Press, 1996
Number of pages: 40 Posted: 03 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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bureaucracy, restructuring, reinvention, internal competition, Canada

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Crowd Control: Economic Disruption and the Regulation of Mass Protest

Graduate Student Conference in Political Science, International Relations and Public Policy, December 2011, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 11-54
Number of pages: 13 Posted: 25 Nov 2011 Last Revised: 29 Nov 2011
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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The Limits of Sensible Centrism: Review of 'It's Even Worse Than It Looks' by Mann and Ornstein

Public Administration Review, 74.6 (November/December 2014), pp. 804-806
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 17 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 22 Sep 2016
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Transparency in the Security Sector

THE RIGHT TO KNOW: TRANSPARENCY FOR AN OPEN WORLD, pp. 309-336, Ann Florini, ed., Columbia University Press, 2007
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 31 Aug 2010
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Transparency, Openness, Right to Information, National Security

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A Fragile State: Canadian Federal Public Administration in the Twentieth Century

PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION, C. Dunn, ed., pp. 18-36, Oxford University Press, 2002
Number of pages: 45 Posted: 03 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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administrative history, bureaucratic development, Canada

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Building Resilience: Macrodynamic Constraints on Governmental Response to Crises

DESIGNING RESILIENCE FOR EXTREME EVENTS: SOCIOTECHNICAL APPROACHES, A. Boin, L. Comfort, C. Demchak, eds., Pittsburgh, PA, University of Pittsburgh Press, Forthcoming , Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 09-23
Number of pages: 48 Posted: 17 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 13 Apr 2009
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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crisis, bureaucracy, emergency response, militarization, federal government

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Globalization and the Growth of Executive Power: An Old Story

Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies, 24.2 (Summer 2017): 497-511
Number of pages: 16 Posted: 21 Feb 2016 Last Revised: 25 Aug 2017
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Globalization, executive power, separation of powers, United States

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The Brownlow-Brookings Feud: The Politics of Dissent within the Academic Community

Journal of Policy History, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 311-340, Summer 1995
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 21 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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public administration, reorganization, New Deal, rhetoric, Roosevelt, science, rhetoric

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A New Age of Uncertainty

Introduction to Special Issue of Governance, Vol. 25, No. 1, January 2012, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 12-03
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 28 Dec 2011 Last Revised: 09 Jan 2012
David Coen and Alasdair S. Roberts
University College London - Department of Science, Technology, Engineering and Public Policy (STEaPP) and University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Retrenchment and Freedom of Information: Recent Experience Under Federal, Ontario, and British Columbia Law

Canadian Public Administration, Vol. 42, No. 4, pp. 422-451, Winter 1999
Number of pages: 43 Posted: 02 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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freedom of information, right to information, access to information, government secrecy, retrenchment, downsizing, restructuring

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How American Democracy Learns from Crisis (КАК АМЕРИКАНСКАЯ ДЕМОКРАТИЯ УЧИТСЯ НА КРИЗИСАХ)

In Democracies XXI: A Paradigm Shift. Moscow: ISEPR Foundation, 2015. pp. 124-153
Number of pages: 65 Posted: 25 Jun 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Orcon Creep: Networked Governance, Information Sharing, and the Threat to Government Accountability

Government Information Quarterly, Vol. 21, Vol. 3, pp. 249-267, July 2004
Number of pages: 35 Posted: 02 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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freedom of information, right to information, government secrecy, information sharing, national security, networks, networked governance

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Selling the Goods and Services Tax: Government Advertising and Public Discourse in Canada

Canadian Journal of Political Science, Vol. 28, No. 2, pp. 221-230, 1995
Number of pages: 20 Posted: 28 Apr 2010
Alasdair S. Roberts and Jonathan Rose
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy and Queen's University
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government advertising, government communications, propaganda

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'Civic Discovery' as a Rhetorical Strategy

Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Vol. 14, No. 2, pp. 291-307, Spring 1995
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 03 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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public management, legitimation, legitimacy, rhetoric

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Extensions Under the Access to Information Act

Number of pages: 5 Posted: 28 Feb 2009
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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right to information, access to information, freedom of information, implementation, enforcement

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Harris' Mirage: The Positive Service State

Public Administration Review, Forthcoming, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 09-35
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 02 Aug 2009 Last Revised: 12 Feb 2010
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Public Administration, United States, administrative development

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The Informational Commons at Risk

RECOVERING THE PUBLIC DOMAIN: MOVING THE BOUNDARY BETWEEN THE MARKET AND THE STATE, Daniel Drache and Richard Higgott, eds., pp. 175-201, London: Routledge Publishers, 2001
Number of pages: 42 Posted: 03 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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information policy, neoliberalism, access to information

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The Rise and Fall of Discipline: Economic Globalization, Administrative Reform, and the Financial Crisis

Public Administration Review, Forthcoming, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 10-52
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 09 Sep 2010 Last Revised: 23 Sep 2010
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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The Devil in the Details: Review of 'Power in Modern Russia' by Andrew Monaghan

Forthcoming, Governance, 31.4 (October 2018)
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 20 Feb 2018
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Russia, grand strategy, foreign policy, national security

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Smarter than We Look: Review of 'The Confidence Trap' by David Runciman

Acta Politica, Forthcoming, Suffolk University Law School Research Paper No. 14-38
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 23 Aug 2014 Last Revised: 11 Nov 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Issues Associated with the Implementation of Governmentwide Performance Monitoring

Measuring Government Performance in the Delivery of Services, Anwar Shah, ed., World Bank Operations Evaluation Division, 2002
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 24 Jan 2009
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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government-wide performance monitoring, performance plans, performance reports

78.

Promoting Fiscal Openness

Number of pages: 9 Posted: 22 May 2015 Last Revised: 07 Nov 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Lockbox Government: Segregated Funding Strategies and the Decline of Governmental Flexibility

Governance, Vol. 15, No. 2, pp. 105-134, 2002
Number of pages: 54 Posted: 01 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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restructuring, reinvention, budgeting, quangos, agencification

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Constraints on the U.S. Response to the 9/11 Attacks

COMMUNICABLE CRISES: PREVENTION, MANAGEMENT AND RESOLUTION IN AN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION, Deborah E. Gibbons, ed., pp. 299-319, Information Age Publishing, 2007
Number of pages: 33 Posted: 03 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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United States, 9/11, national security, crisis response

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Case Studies in Innovation at FEMA, NASA, OSHA and the FDA

Number of pages: 26 Posted: 09 Oct 2015
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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innovation, organizational change, leadership, federal government

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In the Eye of the Storm? Societal Aging and the Future of Public Service Reform

Public Administration Review, Vol. 63, No. 6, pp. 720-733, November/December 2003
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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aging, budgeting, deficits, reinvention, restructuring, public sector, United States, United Kingdom, Canada

83.

The Limits of Control: The Market State, Divided Power, and the Response to 9/11

International Public Management Journal, Vol. 8, No. 3, Fall 2006
Number of pages: 39 Posted: 18 Apr 2009
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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policy change, 9/11, United States, national security, crisis response

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Worrying About Misconduct: The Control Lobby and the PS 2000 Reforms

Canadian Public Administration, Vol. 39, No. 4, pp. 489-523, Winter 1997
Number of pages: 49 Posted: 22 Dec 2008
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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restructuring, reinvention, bureaucratic reform, politics of reform, political economy of reform

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UPSC Examination Papers on Public Administration in India

Number of pages: 21 Posted: 29 Oct 2019
Alasdair S. Roberts and Aroon Manoharan
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy and John W. McCormack School of Policy Studies, University of Massachusetts Boston
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India, public administration, civil service, examinations, comparative public administration

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What Can We Learn from Empires: Review of 'Visions of Empire' by Krishnan Kumar

Forthcoming, Public Administration Review
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 26 Apr 2018 Last Revised: 06 May 2018
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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empire, ideology, governance strategies

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Question the System

Number of pages: 8 Posted: 24 Oct 2018
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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