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The 2017 JUC Public Administration Conference

Joining up the Theory and Practice; Policy and Delivery in a wicked context.

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The Public Administration Committee (PAC) is the UK’s leading learned society for developing education and research in public administration. PAC is active in the promotion of public administration, public policy and the study of governance, both through scholarly activities and as the representative organisation for those universities in which teaching and research public management.

  • From: Wednesday 13 September 2017, 12 am
  • To: Thursday 14 September 2017, 12 am
  • Location: City site, Nottingham Trent University, City Campus, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham, NG1 4BU
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Conference Overview

The Public Administration Committee (PAC) is the UK’s leading learned society for developing education and research in public administration. It is an active academic and practitioner community which seeks to advance knowledge and learning in the area of public policy, public administration, and public management.

This annual conference is an opportunity to bring academics and practitioners together to consider the contemporary issues and challenges facing the public sector.

The Centre for Public Scrutiny, the National Audit Office, CIPFA and CIMA are among the organisations that have agreed to attend this years’ conference. Public Policy and Administration, and Teaching Public Administration are the academic journals published by the society and are among the journals that will be represented at the conference.

Anyone interested in organising a panel should contact one of the organisers listed below. Further details of panels proposed will be added to the website in due course.

For more information on this conference, please contact Pete Murphy, Martin Jones or Russ Glennon.


Wednesday 13 September

Public Admin Committee Annual Conference - Day One

10 am - 11 amCoffee and arrival 
11 am - 12.30 pm

Welcome and opening: Dr Ian Elliot (chair of PAC) and Prof Edward Peck, VC of Nottingham Trent University

PLENARY: the state of the nation for public services

Aileen Murphie (NAO) and Sean Nolan (CIPFA)

Adams Room,
Nottingham Conference
12.30 pm - 1.30 pmLunchConference suite
1.30 pm - 3 pm

Panel 1: the Decline of the Local State

Prof John Fenwick, Dr Lorraine Johnston, and Prof Joyce Liddle

Panel 2: Co-production and interdependency

Prof Andrew Gray and Prof Bruce Stafford

Adams Room

Hooley Room
3 pm - 3.30 pmBreak 
3.30 pm - 5 pm

Panel 3: ‘Muddy and murky’ – the shifting councillor/officer relationship

Dr Karin Bottom and Catherine Mangan

Panel 4: Emergency Services Practitioners

Prof Paresh Wanhkade

Adams Room

Hooley Room
5 pm - 6 pm

TPA editorial board meeting

PPA editorial board meeting

7.30 pm - 9.30 pmConference dinnerOld Chemistry Theatre

Thursday 14 September

Public Admin Committee Annual Conference - Day Two 

9.30 am - 11 am

Panel 5: Economic Development in a post-Brexit world

Prof Joyce Liddle

Panel 6:  The Development of Impact Case Studies at NBS

Prof Pete Murphy

Adams Room

Hooley Room
11 am - 11.30 amBreak 
11.30 am - 1 pm

Panel 7: Austerity, Financial Management and Accountability

Dr Martin Jones

Panel 8: Health and Wellbeing

Dr Don Harradine

Adams Room

Hooley Room
1 pm - 1.15 pm

Conference close

Dr Ian Elliot, Prof Joyce Liddle, and Prof Pete Murphy

Adams Room
1.15 pm - 2 pmLunchConference suite
2 pm - 3 pmPA Committee meeting, including 2018 Centenary committee meeting

Booking information

The cost of the event is £120 per delegate or £50 for students and those who have retired. Attendees must register in advance. If you would like to book your place, please visit the online store. Please note all fee's are inclusive of VAT.

Location details


City site


Nottingham Trent University
City Campus
Goldsmith Street

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