International Links

We are committed to encouraging the ideas of ‘shared learning’ and we value the opportunities to work with individuals and organisations outside the UK. As part of our aspiration to develop a ‘network of networks’ bringing together individuals, organisations as well as those based in the university sector we welcome establishing direct links with those who share similar values.

The links below are the start of our wish to expand the opportunities for shared learning from linking up our respective web sites, encouraging contributions to blogs and other forms of social media as well as making available policy and practice reports from researchers and practitioners in the field.

Please join up to our shared international network of co-operation and collaboration.


Power to Persuade 
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

A discussion blog about social policy.  Australian-focused but with a global scope, the blog was set up to complement the successful Power to Persuade symposium. Like its offline equivalent, it aims to improve understanding and communication between the main groups involved in the policy process: government, academics and the community sector.

Power to Persuade the bookCreating and Implementing Public Policy: Cross-Sectoral Debates. This international edited collection is available for pre-order and scheduled for publication by Routledge in December 2015.

Power to Persuade the symposiumInterrogating the Arrival of the Private (for Profit) Sector – from Policy Advice to Policy Delivery. 18th September 2015, Australian National University, Canberra.

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Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership
University of Pittsburgh, PA United States

The mission of the Johnson Institute is to enhance professional and institutional ethics and accountability in public leadership.  We accomplish this mission through an integrated portfolio of programs including:

Teaching: The Johnson Institute works with GSPIA and University faculty to integrate teaching of ethics and accountability across the curriculum. Research: The Johnson Institute generates new and usable knowledge on issues of ethics and accountability in public service. Outreach: The Johnson Institute promotes discussion and debate on timely public policy issues that involve ethical behavior and accountable leadership in the public sector.

These three aspects of the Johnson Institute mission work in concert to enhance the quality of public leadership in government, nonprofit, and nongovernmental organizations in the United States and abroad.

International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) Special Interest Group on Research/Practitioner Collaborations: Joint convenors of the SIG are the I4P Director, UK academic based at Marseilles University and two Australian practitioner/researchers

European based networks of research active staff drawn from field of public administration working in universities across Europe. The network contributes to research on the teaching of public administration through a number of European organisations (EGPA) and, in turn, connects with the American and international networks in the field. Current research project is focussing on the response to the crises in Europe of austerity, migration, climate change and the democratic deficit and how senior/executive leaders in public agencies respond

ECPD International Fellowship Scheme

The England Centre for Practice Development (ECPD) – at Canterbury Christ Church University – is a national centre for interdisciplinary, participatory research, practice development & innovation for health and social care located in the beautiful city of Canterbury.   We are building an international community of practitioner researchers focused on collaborative participatory research, development and innovation that directly benefits person-centered safe and effective care for patients and service users.

Organisational Fellows: Fellows such as ISR, have complementary expertise to the England Centre for Practice Development and a shared commitment to developing person centered, safe and effective care and services. They are committed to working together to develop collaborative research and scholarship initiatives that advance the body of knowledge to improve services, policy and practice. View the ISR certificate here: download.

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