Prof. Dr. Michiel S. de Vries

Michiel S. de Vries studied Sociology at the University of Groningen. He worked previously at the University of Amsterdam, Thorbecke Academy in Leeuwarden, the Free University Amsterdam and the University of Aruba. He has a PhD in Law (Utrecht University).

Michiel S. de Vries holds the chair in Public Administration at the Radboud University of Nijmegen and is visiting professor at the Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic). He is president of IASIA (International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration), full member of the Group of Independent Experts on the European Charter of Local Self-Government of the Council of Europe and member of the editorial board of numerous journals on Public Administration.

He is interested in many aspects of Public Administration, among others, Intergovernmental Relations, Public Sector Reforms, the Evaluation of Public Policies and Norms and Values in Public Administration.

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Some of his recent books are:

(2014) Value and Virtue in Public Administration, publ.Palgrave, MacMillan, London, New York. Paperback. second print. (with Pan Suk Kim)

(2013) Training for Leadership. Bruylant publishers. Brussels. (with G. Bouckaert)

(2012) Public Sector Dynamics in Central and Eastern Europe, Nispacee publishers, Bratislava. (with J. Nemec)

(2012) Global Trends in Public Sector Reform. Bruylant publishers. Brussels. (with J. Nemec)

(2010) The Importance of Neglect in Policy Making, publ. Palgrave, MacMillan, London, New York.

(2009) The Story behind Western Advise to Central Europe during its transition. publ. NISPACee press. Bratislava. (with I. Sobis)

(2008) Improving Local Government, publ. Palgrave, MacMillan, London, New York. (with P.S. Reddy & S. Haque)

Doc. Mgr. Katarína Staroňová, PhD.

Katarína Staroňová studied at the Faculty of Philosophy, Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia, at Wagner School of Public Service, New York University, USA and Central European University Budapest, Hungary. In 2009, she received title of docent in the field of the political theory at Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia. .

She is an assistant professor at the Institute of Public Policy, Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences at Comenius University Bratislava, Slovakia. Previously she has also worked as a junior scholar at the Woodrow Wilson Research Institute in USA. At the present she is working also as a consultant in the fields of public administration reform and policy processes (including regulatory impact assessment) at the Slovak Governance Institute and she is also engaged in consultancy work for the World Bank, OECD, United Nations Development Programme and the national governments in Kosovo, Moldava, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Ukraine.

Key Publications:

Staroňová, K. – Staňová, Ľ. – Beblavá, E. 2014. Systémy štátnej služby: Koncepty a trendy. [Civil Service Systems: Concepts and Trends]. Bratislava: Vydavateľstvo UK, 2014.

Staroňová, K. 2014. “L’institutionnalisation des études d’impact en Europe centrale et orientale.” In: Revue Francaise D’Administration Publique. Vol. 149, No. 1 (2014), pp. 123-143.

Staroňová, K. – Gajduschek, G. 2013. “Civil service reform in Slovakia and Hungary : the road to professionalisation?”, In: Neuhold, S.- Vanhoonacker – Verhey, L. (Eds.). Civil Servants and Politics: A Delicate Balance. Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013. pp. 123-151.

Staroňová, K. 2013. “Innovative elements in civile service reform in Slovakia : a way to attract and retain young professionals?” In: Current Trends in the Public Sector Research. Brno : Masaryk University, 2013. Pp. 200-212.

Staroňová, K. – Láštic, E. 2012. “Into the labyrinth : the rewards for high public office in Slovakia,“ In: Brans, M. – Peters. G. (Eds.). Rewards for high public office in Europe and North America. London: Routledge, 2012. pp. 248-268.

Zubek, R. – Staroňová, K. 2012. “Organizing for EU implementation: the Europeanization of government ministries in Estonia, Poland, and Slovenia,“ In: Public Administration. Vol. 90, No. 4 (2012), pp. 937 956.

Staroňová, K.2010. „Regulatory impact assessment: formal institutionalization and practice“. In: Journal of Public Policy. Vol. 30, Sp. Iss. 01 (2010), Pp. 117-136.

Staroňová, K. – Suchalová, A.2010. Mapovanie sociálneho bývania v mestách Slovenska. [Mapping of social housing in the cities of Slovakia]. Prešov: Adin, 2010.

Staroňová, K.2009. Hodnotenie vplyvov : impact assessment v teórii a praxi Slovenska a Európskej únie. [Impact Assessment: Impact assessment in theory and practice of Slovakia and European Union]. Prešov : Adin, 2009.

Staroňová, K.2007 Mapping of ex-ante policy impact assessment experiences and tools in Europe. Bratislava: UNDP, 2007.

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