Here I have accumulated a few blog posts on my thoughts on policy research as well as discussions around public policy, public management and public administration as scholarly fields.
Here I make a summary of my own research contributions and whether I have contributed more to studying stages in the policy cycle (agenda-setting, implementation) or the factors that influence policy change (ideas, interests and institutions, for example).
My frustration with Aguascalientes (the city where I live right now) and its lack of sustainable transportation infrastructure is depicted in this blog post. I compare Aguascalientes with Vancouver (Canada) and Copenhagen (Denmark).
In this post I delve quickly into the current state of the debates. I briefly discuss what DA-RT is and ask whether its transparency requirements fit the bill for PA and PM work. This is a response to an excellent piece by Dr. Lars Tummers on the Public Administration Review blog.
As someone who does ethnography regularly, I know for a fact that it’s a time-consuming, energy-consuming method. However, as several of my colleagues from other universities worldwide noted, it’s definitely a technique and philosophy that can reveal insights that other methods may not.