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, Steven Van de Walle and Alasdair S. Roberts
Erasmus University Rotterdam - Department of Public AdministrationKU 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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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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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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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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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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Abolishing India's Planning Commission: The Results After Five Years

Roberts, Alasdair (2021). Abolishing India's Planning Commission: The Results after Five Years. Public Administration Review 81(4): 799-805.
Number of pages: 27 Posted: 03 Aug 2020 Last Revised: 05 Aug 2021
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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India, planning, governance

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Should We Defend the Administrative State?

Public Administration Review (2020)
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 24 Aug 2019 Last Revised: 09 Apr 2020
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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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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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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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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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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Bridging Levels of Public Administration: How Macro Shapes Meso and Micro

Roberts, Alasdair (2020). Bridging Levels of Public Administration: How Macro Shapes Meso and Micro. Administration & Society 52(4): 631-656.
Number of pages: 41 Posted: 18 Dec 2018 Last Revised: 17 Mar 2020
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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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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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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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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The Third and Fatal Shock: How Pandemic Killed the Millennial Paradigm

Published in Public Administration Review, DOI: 10.1111/puar.13223, 2020
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 26 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 14 May 2020
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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public administration, crisis, neoliberalism, government, paradigms

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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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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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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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Dysfunction by Design: Trumpism as Administrative Doctrine

Forthcoming in Public Administration Review, 2021
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 11 Dec 2020 Last Revised: 22 Dec 2020
Donald Moynihan and Alasdair S. Roberts
affiliation not provided to SSRN and University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Trumpism, populism, administrative reform, strategy, governance

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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: 22 Apr 2020
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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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: 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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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

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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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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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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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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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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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Who should we count as citizens? Categorizing people in public administration research

Forthcoming in Public Administration Review
Number of pages: 18 Posted: 07 Apr 2020 Last Revised: 23 Jun 2020
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Citizenship, public administration, concepts, research, government

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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 and University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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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

71.

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

72.

'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

73.

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

74.

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

76.

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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77.

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

78.

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

79.

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

80.

A Neglected Subject: How Grand Politics Affects Public Administration

International Journal of Policy Studies, 11.1 (2020): 5-19. http://www.kaps.or.kr/src/board/view.php?page=1&code=IJPS&mode=&no=6981&s_type=1&s_text=
Number of pages: 19 Posted: 22 Jun 2020 Last Revised: 04 Aug 2020
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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grand politics, public administration, strategies for governing, institutions, reform

81.

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

82.

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

84.

Strategy at the State Level

Prepared for Handbook on Strategic Public Management, eds. Carsten Greve and Tamyko Ysa (Edward Elgar), 2022.
Number of pages: 38 Posted: 01 Jul 2020 Last Revised: 13 Sep 2021
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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strategy, governance, states, grand strategy, institutions

85.

Reinventing Public Administration for a Dangerous Century

Forthcoming, Canadian Public Administration
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 16 Jul 2020
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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governance, strategy, administration, politics

86.

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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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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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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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

90.

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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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

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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

93.

‘Whatever It Takes’: Danger, Necessity and Realism in American Public Policy

Forthcoming in Administration and Society
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 08 Jul 2020
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Realism, idealism, crisis, decision-making, policy-making, ethics

94.

How to Bridge East and West

Forthcoming in Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration, 2021
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 18 Feb 2021
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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governance, strategy, administration, politics

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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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Note on UK FOIA Referrals to Cabinet Office

Number of pages: 29 Posted: 18 Dec 2009 Last Revised: 14 Feb 2021
Alasdair S. Roberts
University of Massachusetts Amherst - School of Public Policy
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Freedom of Information Act, implementation, United Kingdom

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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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