ECPR General Conference
Universitetet I Oslo, Oslo
6 - 9 September 2017

21st Century International Bureaucracy: People, Power, and Performance

International Relations
Public Administration
Public Policy
Section Number
Section Chair
Ronny Patz
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München – LMU
Section Co-Chair
Steffen Eckhard
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München – LMU

This Section addresses various aspects of the design, impact, and changing landscape of international bureaucracy, understood as the multitude of international or multilevel administrations within or behind international organizations. The Section brings together a diverse set of theoretical and methodological approaches, including Papers that build bridges between International Relations, Public Administration, and Public Policy. The various Panels in this Section address questions from leadership to representative bureaucracy ('people'), from relations between member states and the administration(s) to political dynamics inside the bureaucracies ('power'), from the efficiency of international bureaucracy to its influence on public policy-making and its relevance for implementation of policies ('performance').

Ronny Patz is post-doctoral fellow at the University of Munich (LMU) and lead researcher in a project on budgeting and budget administrations in international organizations as part of a research unit on International Public Administrations:

Steffen Eckhard is post-doctoral fellow at the University of Munich (LMU) and non-resident fellow at the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi). He also serves as scientific coordinator of a research unit on International Public Administration:

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