2020 Fred Riggs Symposium

Friday, April 3 | 8:30 a.m. -7:00 p.m. |  Salon 5 & 6

8:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.
Welcome


Presenters
Paul Danczyk
ASPA President and Director, Executive Education, University of Southern California

Kim Moloney
SICA Chair and Senior Lecturer, Murdoch University

Veronica Junjan
Riggs Symposium Co-Chair and Assistant Professor, University of Twente

Alasdair Roberts
Riggs Symposium Co-Chair and Professor, University of Massachusetts—Amherst

Breakouts

8:45 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. .    Salon 5
Changing Citizen-State Interactions in the Global South: A South Asian Public Administration Perspective


Convener
Srinivas Yerramsetti
Doctoral Research Associate and Part-Time Lecturer, Rutgers University

Discussant
Aroon Manoharan
Associate professor, University of Massachusetts—Boston

Presenter/Coauthor
Harish Jagannath
Policy Analyst, Ministry of Health, Government of British Columbia
Administrative Burden in Digitalized Citizen-State Interactions: A Policy Instruments Perspective
and
Collaborative Governance Regimes in a Comparative Historical Perspective: Continuity and Administrative Change in India and Canada

Srinivas Yerramsetti
Doctoral Research Associate and Part-Time Lecturer, Rutgers University
Administrative Burden in Digitalized Citizen-State Interactions: A Policy Instruments Perspective
and
Collaborative Governance Regimes in a Comparative Historical Perspective: Continuity and Administrative Change in India and Canada

Presenters
Aryamala Prasad
Doctoral Student, The George Washington University
Understanding Bureaucratic Responsiveness to Citizen Participation in India

Asif Shahan
Doctoral Student, University of Dhaka
How Social Media Platforms Are Shaping State-Citizen Interaction in Bangladesh


8:45 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.    Salon 6
Examining the Quality of Climate Governance in Developing Nations: Strategy and Sustainability in Africa and Latin America


Convener
Peter Haruna
Professor, Texas A&M International University

Discussant
Veronica Junjan
Assistant Professor, University of Twente

Presenters
Abraham Benavides
Associate Professor, University of North Texas
Transforming Latin America, One Innovation at a Time

Bakry Elmedni
Associate Professor, Long Island University
The Need to Elevate Climate Change Governance as a Matter of National Security of the Global South: The Story of Three African Countries

Peter Haruna
Professor, Texas A&M International University
Rhetoric, Reality and Reflections on Africa’s Agenda 2063

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    Salon 5
New Public Management and Market Mechanisms in a Comparative Perspective


Convener
Jeanne-Marie Col
Associate Professor, John Jay College

Discussant
Alasdair Roberts
Professor, University of Massachusetts—Amherst

Presenters
Mohamed Abdel-Moneim
Assistant Professor, Cairo University
From “Private” to “Public”: Explaining the Survival of an Education Parallel Market in Egypt

Jooho Lee
Associate Professor, University of Nebraska—Omaha
Employment Sector, Public Service Motivation and Informal Volunteer Activities in East Asia

Charlene Roach
Lecturer and Assistant Professor, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus
Impact of New Public Management Reforms on Performance-Oriented Management: A Multinational Study

Presenter/Coauthor
Ricardo Bello-Gomez
Doctoral Student, Indiana University—Bloomington
Explaining Citizens’ Perceptions of Public Servants: A Longitudinal Comparative Analysis

Coauthors
Teng-Wen Chang
Doctoral Student, National Chengchi University
Employment Sector, Public Service Motivation and Informal Volunteer Activities in East Asia

Rashmi Chordiya
Assistant Professor, Seattle University
Impact of New Public Management Reforms on Performance-Oriented Management: A Multinational Study

Yeonkyung Kim
Doctoral Student, University of Nebraska—Omaha
Employment Sector, Public Service Motivation and Informal Volunteer Activities in East Asia

Charlene Roach
Lecturer and Assistant Professor, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine Campus
Impact of New Public Management Reforms on Performance-Oriented Management: A Multinational Study

Meghna Sabharwal
Associate Professor, University of Texas at Dallas
Impact of New Public Management Reforms on Performance-Oriented Management: A Multinational Study

Pablo Sanabria-Pulido
Associate Professor, Universidad de los Andes
Explaining Citizens’ Perceptions of Public Servants: A Longitudinal Comparative Analysis

Jing Shi
Associate Professor, Huazhong University of Science and Technology
Employment Sector, Public Service Motivation and Informal Volunteer Activities in East Asia

10:15 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.    Salon 6
Decentralization and Democratization


Convener
Kim Moloney
Senior Lecturer, Murdoch University

Discussant
Genevieve Meyers
Associate Professor, University of Detroit Mercy

Presenters
Yu-Ying Kuo
Professor, National Taipei University
Converged or Diverged? Centralized or Decentralized? Comparative Fiscal Policy of East Asian Countries

Matthew Mingus
Professor, Western Michigan University
Comparative Fiscal and Political Decentralization in ASEAN: Impact on Good Governance in Indonesia and Malaysia

Pooja Paswan
Assistant Professor, Jamia Millia Islamia University
The Future of Modern Democracy in India in the Era of NAMO 2.0

Michael Spicer
Emeritus Professor, Cleveland State University
Some Reflections on Contestation and Cosmopolitanism in Democracy and Their Implications for Public Administration

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Salon 5
Corruption and Anti-Corruption in a Comparative Perspective


Convener
Farhad Hossain
Reader, University of Manchester

Discussant
Mauricio Dussauge Laguna
Professor and Researcher, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas

Presenters
Lina Vyas
Assistant Professor, The Education University of Hong Kong
Public-Sector Innovation and Anti-Corruption in China and India: Insights from Civil Servants

Manli Zhang
Doctoral Student, University of Colorado Denver
Is Corruption the Necessary Path to Democratic Consolidation? Exploring the Causal Mechanism of Democratic Consolidation

Presenters/Coauthors
Oliver Meza
Assistant Professor, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas
Corruption Consolidation in Municipal Governments: Networks, Organizations, Opacity and Check and Balances

Alfred Wu
Assistant Dean and Associate Professor, National University of Singapore
Public-Sector Innovation and Anti-Corruption in China and India: Insights from Civil Servants

Coauthors
Elizabeth Perez-Chiques
Assistant Professor, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas
Corruption Consolidation in Municipal Governments: Networks, Organizations, Opacity and Check and Balances

Yifei Yan
Fellow, London School of Economics
Public-Sector Innovation and Anti-Corruption in China and India: Insights from Civil Servants

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Salon 6
Implementation and Challenges of Collaborative Governance


Convener
Matthew Mingus
Professor, Western Michigan University

Discussant
Jennifer Murtazashvili
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Presenters
Franklin Adorsu-Djentuh
Faculty Member, The University of Manchester
Identifying Political Commitment in Public Policy Implementation: A Case of Ghana’s Environmental Sanitation Policy

Mehmet Akif Demircioglu
Assistant Professor, The National University of Singapore
Is Impartiality Enough? Government Impartiality and Citizens’ Perceptions of Public Service Quality

Md. Ashfaqul Amin Mukut
Deputy Secretary and National CRVS Focal Point to the ESCAP, Cabinet Division, Government of the Peoples' Republic of Bangladesh
To Count or Not to Count: Democratizing Service Delivery and the Experiences of Bangladesh

Victor Peña
Professor, El Colegio de Sonora
Effective Service Provision or the Indifference of a Local Government: Case Study in Popular Suburbs (Hermosillo, Mexico)

Coauthors
Mayra Maycotte de la Pena
Faculty Member, Centro de Investigación en Alimentación y Desarrollo
Effective Service Provision or the Indifference of a Local Government: Case Study in Popular Suburbs (Hermosillo, Mexico)

Asif Shahan
Associate Professor, University of Dhaka
To Count or Not to Count: Democratizing Service Delivery and the Experiences of Bangladesh

Kohei Suzuki
Assistant Professor, Leiden University
Is Impartiality Enough? Government Impartiality and Citizens’ Perceptions of Public Service Quality

1:15 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.    Salon 5
Administrative Responses to Crises


Discussant
Peter Haruna
Professor, Texas A&M International University

Presenters
Emrah Atar
Doctoral Student, The University of Manchester
Refugees and Education: The Case of Syrians in Turkey

David Bell
Clinical Associate Professor, Indiana University—Bloomington
Response to the Liberal Democracy Crisis: Institutional Designs Developing Students of the Profession

Mohammad Hasan
Doctoral Student, The University of Manchester
Public Health Sector Organizational Capacity in a Refugee Crisis: The Case of Rohingya Influx in Bangladesh

Coauthors
Farhad Hossain
Reader, The University of Manchester
Public Health Sector Organizational Capacity in a Refugee Crisis: The Case of Rohingya Influx in Bangladesh

Farhad Hossain
Reader, The University of Manchester
Refugees and Education: The Case of Syrians in Turkey

1:15 p.m. - 2.30 p.m.    Salon 6
Network Governance and Co-Production in a Comparative Perspective


Convener
Mauricio Dussauge Laguna
Professor and Researcher, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas

Discussant
Farhad Hossain
Reader, The University of Manchester

Presenters
Edgardo Mosqueira
Coordinator, Public-Sector Management Cluster and Principal Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
Raising Trust in Democracies through Collaborative, Coordinated and Participatory Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean Countries

Ruechagorn Trairatananusorn
Doctoral Student, University of Central Florida
Revisiting Network Governance Theory: Propositions on Network Governance Characteristics in Different Political Regimes

Presenter/Coauthor
Yun-Hsiang Hsu
Associate Professor, National Central University
Structural Hole and Accountability: Examining Community-Based Apprenticeship Mechanisms Between the United States and Taiwan

Olga Pysmenna
Doctoral Student, University of Central Florida
Revisiting Network Governance Theory: Propositions on Network Governance Characteristics in Different Political Regimes

Coauthors
Wen-Chi Shie
Doctoral Student, Florida State University
Structural Hole and Accountability: Examining Community-Based Apprenticeship Mechanisms Between the United States and Taiwan

Jorge de Leon Miranda
Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank
Raising Trust in Democracies through Collaborative, Coordinated and Participatory Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean Countries

Mariano Lafuente
Lead Specialist, Inter-American Development Bank
Raising Trust in Democracies through Collaborative, Coordinated and Participatory Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean Countries

Lyse Marques
Consultant, Inter-American Development Bank
Raising Trust in Democracies through Collaborative, Coordinated and Participatory Governance in Latin America and the Caribbean Countries

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Salon 5
Capacity and Performance in the Public Sector


Convener
Veronica Junjan
Assistant Professor, University of Twente

Discussant
Meghna Sabharwal
Associate Professor, University of Texas at Dallas

Presenters
Misun Jeon
Post-Doctoral Researcher, Yonsei University
A Study on the Partnership of Urban Regeneration Governance: A Study on Partnership Formation through Process Tracing Method

Cristian Pliscoff
Associate Professor, University of Chile
Do Merit-Based Senior Civil Servants Help in Adapting Public Agencies to Political Cycles? Ideas from the Chilean Case

Roberto Vivona
Doctoral Student, National University of Singapore
Tackling Grand Challenges Through Public Sector Innovation: The Case for Social Protection

Coauthor
Mehmet Akif Demircioglu
Assistant Professor, National University of Singapore
Tackling Grand Challenges Through Public Sector Innovation: The Case for Social Protection

2:45 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.    Salon 6
The Role of Civil Society

Convener
Alasdair Roberts
Professor, University of Massachussets—Amherst

Discussant
Kim Moloney
Senior Lecturer, Murdoch University

Presenters
Ziteng Fan
Doctoral Student, Tsinghua University and Harvard University
Citizen-Initiated Contacts in China: Exploring the Conditional Effect of Guanxi Capital

Bridgit Teemterah Kabah
Doctoral Student, The University of Manchester
Implications for Local NGO Sustainability: Perspectives from Ghana

Shahrin Upoma
Doctoral Student, University of Texas at Dallas
The Rhetoric and Reality of Government Policies Aiding Women's Empowerment through Entrepreneurship in Developing Countries

Coauthors
Franklin Adorsu-Djentuh
Doctoral Student, The University of Manchester
Implications for Local NGO Sustainability: Perspectives from Ghana

Farhad Hossain
Reader, The University of Manchester
Implications for Local NGO Sustainability: Perspectives from Ghana

Liang Ma
Professor, Renmin University of China
Citizen-Initiated Contacts in China: Exploring the Conditional Effect of Guanxi Capital

4:15 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.    Salon 5
Public Administration and the Challenge to Democracy


Convener
Meghna Sabharwal
Associate Professor, University of Texas at Dallas

Presenters
David Arellano Gault
Professor, Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas

Aditya Dasgupta
Assistant Professor, University of California Merced

Calin Hintea
Dean, Babes-Bolyai University Cluj-Napoca

Jennifer Murtazashvili
Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.    Salon 6
Reception

Sponsored By: School of Public Policy, University of Massachusetts—Amherst