Present and future of the Italian Democratic Party. A conversation with Fabrizio Barca

Date: 
Tue, 2017-03-28 17:30 - 19:00

 

Tuesday 28 March 2017, 5.30 - 7 pm, Sciences Po, Salle du Traité (1st Floor), 56 rue Jacob, 75006 Paris

Fabrizio Barca, MPhil in Economics from the University of Cambridge (1979), worked at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and at Stanford University, as well as in many European universities teaching corporate finance as well as economy history. He has been also a senior civil servant and politician, who has worked for the Banca d’Italia and for the Italian treasure minister. He has also served as president of OECD’s territorial policies committee, and worked as special advisor to the European Union commissioner responsible for Regional Policy.  He has been appointed Minister of Territorial Cohesion to the cabinet led by Mario Monti (2011-2013).
On the Partito democratico he has written in 2014 La traversata: Una nuova idea di partito e di governo (Feltrinelli) and his paper in which he described the party he desired ‘‘Un partito nuovo per un buon governo’’. He has also directed a participatory research report on the PD in Rome.

Florence Haegel, Sciences Po, CEE, Marc Lazar, Sciences Po, CHSP and Tommaso Vitale, Sciences Po, CEE will join the conversation

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170328 Weberian state structures and bureaucratic behaviour: evidence from survey experiments with public servants

Date: 
Tue, 2017-03-28 12:30 - 14:30

 

Tuesday 28 March 2017 - 12.30 - 2.30 pm - Sciences Po - Room Goguel - 56, rue des Saints-Pères (Entrance through the 27 rue Saint-Guillaume) - 75007 Paris

The study of representation is central to political science. Numerous works have assessed whether elected officials share the ideological preferences of citizens and produce policies that accord with citizen interests. Yet, why bureaucrats share the ideological preferences of citizens in some countries, yet not others has not been paid attention to. This is an important omission. Bureaucrats have discretion in policy formulation and implementation. Whether they share the ideological preferences of citizens thus matters for whether policies reflect citizen interests. Drawing on multi-level analyses of WVS, CSES and ESS data, our paper is the first to shed light on the determinants of this variation in ideological congruence between citizens and bureaucrats. We find that bureaucrats are more left-leaning than citizens in countries that are richer and have a longer legacy of left-party rule – even after controlling for current governing party ideology and a series of other country controls. This suggests that parties continue to shape policy outcomes through ideologically aligned bureaucrats long after electoral defeat. This finding has important implications for our understanding of public policy, political control and political representation, and underscores more broadly the utility of studying variation in ideological congruence between citizens and bureaucrats.

Speaker
Christian Schuster is Assistant Professor in Public Management at the School of Public Policy, University College London (UCL). He studies civil services and bureaucratic reform, drawing on survey data, experiments and elite interviews. He was previously the LSE Fellow in Political Science and Public Policy at the London School of Economics (LSE), a Visiting Scholar at Sciences Po, cee, a Visiting Scholar with the Inter-American Development Bank and an Economist with the World Bank. He obtained his PhD in Government from the LSE.

Discussion
Philippe Bezes Sciences Po, CEE, CNRS
Clément Claret, Sciences Po, CEE

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L’Union européenne entre austérité et relance : quelle voie suivre ?

Date: 
Tue, 2017-03-28 19:15 - 21:00

 

Mardi 28 mars 2017, 19 h 15 - 21 h, Sciences Po, Amphithéâtre Erignac, 13 rue de l’Université, 75007 Paris

Cycle de conférences / débats "Les enjeux européens dans la présidentielle française" Organisé en collaboration avec le Bureau d’information du Parlement européen en France

L’Europe d’aujourd’hui est confrontée à de très nombreuses crises. L’événement majeur que représente l’élection du/de la Président.e de la République française est donc déterminant non seulement pour la France mais plus largement pour l’ensemble de l’Europe. Les enjeux européens doivent par conséquent être présents durant cette campagne électorale. Afin d’aider les citoyen.ne.s à comprendre ces enjeux, un.e député.e européen.ne et un.e universitaire confronteront leurs points de vue sur des problématiques européennes intéressant les citoyen.ne.s français.es appelé.e.s aux urnes en avril prochain. Quatre grands thèmes seront ainsi discutés entre eux et avec le public qui sera accueilli à Sciences Po : les migrant.e.s, la gouvernance économique, le socle de protection sociale, le Brexit.

Intervenants

Philippe Lamberts, Député européen (Verts-ALE, BE), Coprésident du groupe Verts -Alliance Libre Européenne, Membre de la commission des affaires économiques

 

Matthias Thiemann, Professeur à Goethe-Universität Frankfurt et Resident Fellow à l’Institut d’études Avancées de Paris

 

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