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2019 Fred Riggs Symposium

Section on International and Comparative Administration (SICA)
Friday, March 8 2019 | 8 a.m. to 6:45 p.m.
M. Shamsul Haque, National University of Singapore, SICA Chair
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Riggs Symposium Organizing Committee (2019)  
Kim Moloney, Chair-Elect of SICA, Murdoch University, Australia (Chair)
Peter Haruna, Texas A & M International University, US (Member)
Veronica Junjan, University of Twente, Netherlands (Member)
Naim Kapucu, University of Central Florida, US (Member)
Gedeon Mudacumura, immediate past SICA Chair, Cheyney University, US (Member)
Alasdair Roberts, University of Massachusetts – Amherst, US (Member)

Garcia-Zamor Best Paper Committee (2019)
Peter Haruna, Texas A & M International University, US (Chair)
Demetrios Argyriades, United Nations (Member)
Atta Ceesay, Buffalo State University, US (Member)
Ali Farazmand, Florida Atlantic University, US (Member)
Rym Kaki, University of Southern California, US (Member)

Total Time for Each Panel: 75 Minutes
Panel Chair Introduction: 1 minute per panel
Presentations: 10-12 minutes per paper
Discussant Responses: 5-7 minutes per panel
Audience Q & A: 15-20 minutes per panel


Program

RIGGS SYMPOSIUM WELCOME
8:00 a.m. to 8:25 a.m.
  1. Jane Pisano, President, American Society for Public Administration (University of Southern California, US)
  2. M. Shamsul Haque, Chair, Section on International and Comparative Administration (National University of Singapore)
  3. Kim Moloney, Chair, Riggs Symposium Committee; Chair-Elect, Section on International and Comparative Administration (Murdoch University, Australia)

Room A Panels

Panel 1:
Perspectives on Education Reforms within Muslim Societies
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

  • Chair: Nadeen Makhlouf, American University, US
  • Co-Discussants: Mohamed Alaa Abdel-Moneim, Cairo University, Egypt (to discuss papers 1-4); Nadeen Makhlouf, American University, US (to discuss paper 5)
  1. Reconstructing Education Policy: A Look at the Role of International Organizations in Setting Precedents in Education Policy, Nadeen Makhlouf, American University, US
  2. The 'Third Space': Rethinking Education Reform in Muslim Societies, Ilham Nasser, International Institute of Islamic Thought, US; Cynthia Miller-Idriss, American University, US; Ahmed Al-Wani, International Institute of Islamic Thought, US
  3. Mapping the “learning to be” of education in majority Muslim societies, Ilham Nasser, International Institute of Islamic Thought, US
  4. Empathy, Muslim Philanthropy, and Advancing Education Reform in Muslim Societies, Sara Konrath, Indiana University; Shariq Siddiqui, Indiana University, US; Saulat Pervez, International Institute of Islamic Thought, US
  5. Ideas, Ideology, and Education Reform Proposals in Egypt since 2011, Mohamed Alaa Abdel-Moneim, Cairo University, Egypt

Panel 2:
Development Policy and Management: Global Perspectives
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

  • Co-Chairs: Farhad Hossain, University of Manchester, UK; Anthony Kumasey, University of Professional Studies, Ghana
  • Discussant: Shamsul Haque, National University of Singapore

  1. Environmental Sanitation as ‘Wicked Problem’: Issues Affecting Actors’ Relations in Environmental Policy Implementation in Ghana, Franklin Yayra Adorsu-Djentuh, University of Manchester, UK; Farhad Hossain, University of Manchester, UK; Bridgit Kabah, University of Manchester, UK; Issifu Abdulai Amadu, University of Manchester, UK
  2. Public Service Provision for Refugees: Perspectives from Syrian Refugees in Turkey, Emrah Atar, University of Manchester, UK; Farhad Hossain, University of Manchester, UK; Christopher J Rees, University of Manchester, UK; Osama Abufarraj, University of Manchester, UK
  3. Political Will as an Enabler of Public Management Reform: Evidence from the United Arab Emirates, Abu Elias Sarkar, University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
  4. Infrastructure Development and Public Private Partnerships in Developing Countries: Lessons drawn from Ghana and Nigeria, Irene Nafisatu Okhade, University of Manchester, UK; Aminu Mamman, University of Manchester, UK; Franklin Yayra Adorsu-Djentuh, University of Manchester, UK; Farhad Hossain, University of Manchester, UK
  5. Examining the Inexplicable Causes of Dysfunctional Behaviours in the Ghanaian Public Service: From the Perspectives of Social Capital and Agency Theories, Anthony S. Kumasey, University of Professional Studies, Ghana; Farhad Hossain, University of Manchester, UK

Panel 3:
E-Government and Social Media in China, Southeast Asia, and South Asia
11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.


  • Chair: Yvonne Haigh, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Discussant: Veronica Junjan, University of Twente, Netherlands

  1. Social Media usage in Local Governments – A case study of the Czech Republic, Makysova Lucia, Masaryk University, Czech Republic; Hruza Filip, Masaryk University, Czech Republic
  2. A curse or blessing? Use of Social Media in Emergency Response and Recovery in China, Shuhua Monica Liu, Fudan University, China; Liting Pan, Fudan University, China
  3. E-governance in Rural Local Self-government in India, Suparna Soni, SUNY-Buffalo, US
  4. Guarding against Quiet Corruption: the Reverse Effect of Electronic Participation Policies in a Developing State, Hoa Thai, DaNang Institute for Socioeconomic Development, Vietnam
  5. Using E-governance to Engage Citizen Participation in Policy Implementation in India, Pooja Paswan, Jamia Millia Islamia University, India
  6. Empowerment of Rural India Through Digital Governance, Anurag Kumar Srivastava, Pandit Deendayal Petroleum University, India

Panel 4:
Advancing Public Accountability under a Neoliberal State: Challenges to Democratic Governance?
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


  • Co-Chairs: M. Shamsul Haque, National University of Singapore; Paola Mattei, University of Milan, Italy
  • Discussant: Aroon P. Manoharan, University of Massachusetts at Boston, US

  1. Public Accountability Challenges under the Era of Big Data: Balancing the Competing Demands in Advancing Public Service, Wilson Wong, Chinese University of Hong Kong
  2. Challenges to Public Service Motivation: How the Pursuit of External Rewards Impacts Public Servants’ Work Attitudes in Kazakhstan, Zeger van der Wal, National University of Singapore
  3. Merit pay Policies in Italian public schools: Measurement and Conceptual Innovation of the 2015 reform, Daniele Checchi, University of Milan, Italy; Paola Mattei, University of Milan, Italy
  4. Accountability to the Number for Organized Interests: Critical Essay on the Idealism of Big Data and Citizen’s Participations, Kilkon Ko, Seoul National University, South Korea
  5. Neoliberal Restructuring of Public Governance: Implications for Public Accountability in Asian Democracies, M. Shamsul Haque, National University of Singapore

Panel 5:
Immigration and Deportation Experiences of Non-US Nationals
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

  • Chair: Peter Haruna, Texas A&M International University, US
  • Discussant: Mehnaaz Momen, Texas A&M International University, US

  1. Analysis of Public Values Perspective in Immigration Policy, Peter Haruna, Texas A&M International University, US
  2. The Administrative State and Immigration Policy, Abraham Benavides, University of North Texas at Denton, US
  3. Immigration and Deportation Experiences of Mexican Nationals, Jesus Pena, El Colegio de la Frontera Norte, Mexico
  4. Compassionate Immigration Policy Advocacy, Selene Cruz, Texas A&M International University, US

Panel 6:
Comparative Public Human Resources Management:
Reforms, Training and Recruitment
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.


  • Chair: Pooja Paswan, Jamia Millia Islamia University, India
  • Discussant: Rumki Basu, Jamia Millia Islamia University, India

  1. Impact of new public management reforms on organizational and employee outcomes: A multi-national comparative study, Charlene M. L. Roach, University of West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago; Rashmi Chordiya, Seattle University, US; Meghna Sabharwal, The University of Texas at Dallas, US
  2. Decentralization Policies: Comparative Institutional Analysis of India and Indonesia, Nazife Emel Ganapati, Florida International University, US; Sukumar Ganapati, Florida International University, US
  3. Public Administration Pedagogy in India, Aroon Manoharan, Associate Professor University of Massachusetts; Shilpa Viswanath, Rutgers University-Newark, US; Meghna Sabharwal, The University of Texas at Dallas, US
  4. Lateral Entry Scheme: An Elixir to India’s Ailing Civil Services, Pallavi Awasthi, Florida International University, US.
  5. Impact of Government Policies and Culture on Strategic HRM in Chinese Multinational Enterprises. Ning Kang, University of Manchester, UK; Franklin Yayra Adorsu-Djentuh, University of Manchester, UK; Farhad Hossain and Aminu Mamman, University of Manchester, UK

Panel 7:
Global Perspectives on Emotional Labor in the Public Service
5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

  • Chair/Moderator: Mary Guy, University of Colorado Denver, US

  1. Bolivia, Pamela Medina, University of Colorado at Denver, US
  2. China, Xiaojun Lu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China
  3. India, Pallavi Awasthi, Florida International University, US
  4. Italy, Sibylla Verdi, University of Padua, Italy
  5. South Korea, Hyun Jung Lee, MyongJi University, Korea
  6. Pakistan, Aisha Azhar, University of Central Punjab, India
  7. Philippines, Ador Torneo, De La Salle University, Philippines
  8. Rwanda, Sebawit Bishu, University of Colorado Denver, US
  9. Taiwan, Chih-Wei Hsieh, City University of Hong Kong
  10. Thailand, Amporn Tamronglak, Thammasat University, Thailand
  11. United Kingdom, Sharon Mastracci, University of Utah, US
  12. United States, Geri Miller-Fox, University of Utah, US
  13. Methodological Issues in Comparative Research, Seung-Bum Yang, Konkuk University, South Korea

Room B Panels


Panel 8:
Public Service and Good Governance in India: Advancements, Challenges and Opportunities
8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.

  • Chair: Aroon P. Manoharan, University of Massachusetts – Boston, US
  • Discussant: Meghna Sabharwal, University of Texas at Dallas, US

  1. Right to Public Service Acts in India: Tools of Public Accountability and Ethical Governance. Rumki Basu, Jamia Milia Islamia, India
  2. The never ending fight against corruption in India, Krishna Tummala, Kansas State University, US
  3. Governance and public service delivery in India: India’s attempt to overcome challenges in public service delivery, Pooja Paswan, Jamia Millia Islamia University, India
  4. SMART City Initiatives in India: A Case of Devolution or Disenfranchisement? Shilpa Viswanath, Rutgers University – Newark, US

Panel 9:
Comparative Study of Quality of Government (QofG): Does QoG Matter in Public Service?
10:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.

  • Co-chairs and Discussants: M. Jae Moon, Yonsei University, South Korea; Carl Dahlström, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

  1. Bureaucratic structure and public service provision: Evidence from Russia, Marina Nistotskaya, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (presenter and co-author); Carl Dahlström, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (co-author)
  2. Information and Telecommunication Technologies and Quality of Government: A Comparative Analysis of Multi-countries Panel Data, Hyesong Ha, Yonsei University; M. Jae Moon, Yonsei University
  3. Beyond the Good and Evil Metaphor: The Impact of Roles of Governments on the Effectiveness of Market-based Environmental Policy Instruments, Beom Geun Cho, State University of New York at Albany
  4. Bureaucratic Impartiality and Quality of Public Services: Empirical Findings from a Study of 206 European Regions, Kohei Suzuki, Leiden University (presenter and co-author); Mehmet Demircioglu, National University of Singapore (co-author)
  5. Exploring the Linkage between Decentralization and Quality of Government, M. Jae Moon and Dongkyu Park, Yonsei University

Panel 10:
Impact of International Bureaucracies
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

  • Co-Chairs: Nora Wagner, German University of Administrative Sciences, Germany; Michael Bauer, German University of Administrative Sciences, Germany
  • Co-Discussants: Meng-Hsuan Chou, NTU Singapore / Princeton University, Singapore and US; Ali Farazmand, Florida Atlantic University, US

  1.  “Not So Different After All”: Behavioural Patterns and Governance Dynamics in the Commission of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Jarle Trondal, University of California at Berkeley, US; Stefan Gänzle, University of Agder, Norway; Nadja S. Kühn, University of Agder, Norway
  2. Charting Three Trajectories for Globalizing Public Administration Research and Theory, Shena Ashley, Urban Institute, US; Soonee Kim, Korean Development Institute, US; Harry Lambright, Syracuse University, US
  3. The influence of International Public Administrations: a comparative approach, Jörn Ege, German University of Administrative Sciences, Germany; Michael W. Bauer, German University of Administrative Sciences, Germamy; Nora Wagner, German University of Administrative Sciences, Germany
  4. International organizations at the street-level: Explaining the staffing mix of IGO country offices, Steffen Echkard, University of Konstanz, Germany; Xavier Fernández-i-Marín, LMU Munich, Germany
  5. UNRWA as a Hybrid International Public Administration: Resource Mobilization Between Geopolitics and the Provision of State-Like Services for Palestine Refugees, Klaus H. Goetz, LMU Munich, Germany; Ronny Patz, LMU Munich, Germany; Svanhildur Thorvaldsdottir, LMU Munich, Germany
  6. Public Administration and Internationalization – Status quo and ways ahead, Rahel M. Schomaker, CUAS Villach, Germany

Panel 11:
Challenging an Understanding of the ‘Administrative State’
1:00 p.m. – 2:15 p.m.


  • Chair: Kim Moloney, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Discussant: Alasdair Roberts, University of Massachusetts at Amherst, US

  1. Populism and Public Administration: Confronting the Administrative State, B. Guy Peters, University of Pittsburgh, US; Jon Pierre, University of Gothenburg, Sweden
  2. Islamic Public Administration in Asia: Building a conceptual framework, Adrian Kay, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
  3. Administering the Transnational: Importance and “Interaction Flows”, Kim Moloney, Murdoch University, Australia
  4. Designing Inter-Regional Cooperation through Policy Dialogues, Meng-Hsuan Chou, NTU Singapore and Princeton University, Singapore/US.
  5. Professional Administration: Recapturing Purpose and Method, Ray Cox, University of Akron, US

Panel 12:
Intersections of Politics, Administration, and Governance
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.

 
  • Chair: Naim Kapucu, Professor, University of Central Florida, US
  • Discussant: Farhad Hossain, University of Manchester, UK

  1. Using System Dynamics to Improve Public Participation in Policy Assessments, Jia Shi, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China; Naim Kapucu, University of Central Florida, US; Xiangnan Hu, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China; Xuesong Guo, Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China; Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
  2. Political Interference and Disaster Management: A Preliminary Investigation of Political Influence in The Gambia, Atta Cessay, SUNY Buffalo State, US; Jason Rivera, SUNY Buffalo State, US; Aminata Shah, Towson University, US
  3. Positioning the Public Service for the Future: Learning from the Past and Predicting Future Requirements, Andrew Podger, Australian National University, Australia
  4. Management in Context: The Moderating Effect of Party System on the Management- Performance Relationship in Colombia and Mexico, Ricardo Bello-Gomez, Indiana University, US; Johabed Olvera, Indiana University, US; Claudia Avellaneda, Indiana University, US
  5. Rural Women as Community Change-Makers: Role of Increased Participation of Women in Grassroots Governance and Community-Development Projects in South Asia, Suparna Dutta, Virginia Commonwealth University, US

Panel 13:
Lessons Learned: Implementing Policy in Multiple Contexts
4:00 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.

  • Chair: Veronica Junjan, University of Twente, Netherlands
  • Discussant: Jean-Claude Garcia-Zamor, Florida International University, US

  1. European Semester monitoring effects upon the implementation in EU member states. Integrating migrant labor force, Veronica Junjan, University of Twente, Netherlands
  2. Implementing Open Government in Central Asia, Saltanat Janenova, Nazarbayev University, Kazakhstan
  3. Co-production processes at local level in Central and Eastern Europe, Cristina M. Stanica, University of Delaware, US
  4. Subordinates or Partners: Government-Nonprofit Relationships in Public Service Delivery in China, Yijia Jing, Fudan University, China
  5. The Governance of Refugee Integration Process in Romania: Evidences from the European Migrant Crisis, Mihai Ungureanu, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bulgaria; Diana Camelia Iancu, National University of Political Studies and Public Administration, Bulgaria
  6. Opening the black box: Explaining the effects and mechanisms of municipal performance in climate change, Renzo De La Riva Aguero, Indiana University at Bloomington, US

Panel 14:
Rapid Reforming Uzbekistan: Lessons for Comparative Administration
5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m.

  • Chair: Kim Moloney, Murdoch University, Australia
  • Discussant: Jennifer Murtazashvili, University of Pittsburgh, US

  1. Local Governance and Public Sector Reform in Uzbekistan, Rauf Salahodjaev, Centil Advisory, Uzbekistan; Shahnoza Tosheva, Centil Advisory, Uzbekistan
  2. Citizen Engagement from the Top Down? Lessons from the Uzbekistan Experience, Nina Kolabashkina, World Bank, US/Uzbekistan
  3. Public administration reform to accelerate transformations in Uzbekistan, Kamila Mukhamedhanova, United Nations Development Programme, US/Uzbekistan
  4. Can Foreign Investment Promote Domestic Administrative Reform? Sardor Azam, Westminster University, Uzbekistan; Alim Alimov, Center for Management of State Assets, Uzbekistan