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Minister and mandarins external public consultants

  1. 1. Minister and MandarinesExternal Consultants in Public Administration Tom Schlansky Public Management Spring 2013Prof. Dr. Eckhard Schröter
  2. 2. Introduction | Term: Mandarin Civil servants in Imperial China • Teachers, judges, bureaucrats • Elitist trainingIntroduction | Consultants | Focus: Think Tanks | Criticism | Conclusion | Discussion
  3. 3. Introduction | Goal of presentation Provide an overview about the field of 1 external public consultants 2 Deeper insight about think tanksIntroduction | Consultants | Focus: Think Tanks | Criticism | Conclusion | Discussion
  4. 4. Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Consultants 3. Focus: Think Tanks 4. Criticism 5. Conclusion 6. Discussion
  5. 5. Overview | Utility GOALS OF CONSULTING Information LegitimationIntroduction | Consultants | Focus: Think Tanks | Criticism | Conclusion | Discussion
  6. 6. Overview | Operations – Examples Consulting in concrete policy questions External reports and evaluations Information delivery in law makingIntroduction | Consultants | Focus: Think Tanks | Criticism | Conclusion | Discussion
  7. 7. Overview | Providers of Public Consulting PR- and PA- Associations Foundations agencies Others • Chambers Think tanks Law firms • Churches • Unions • (Independent) Experts Introduction | Consultants | Focus: Think Tanks | Criticism | Conclusion | Discussion
  8. 8. Definition „Think Tank“ • practically oriented research institute • giving decision-preparing results Think • private or public funded • usually non-profit Tank • independent • trying to influence policy-making Problem: Free termIntroduction | Consultants | Focus: Think Tanks | Criticism | Conclusion | Discussion
  9. 9. Situation in Germany | Facts no ideology 80-130* 80- think tanks 50% founded in the last 25 years Majority state- state-funded academic think tanksIntroduction | Consultants | Focus: Think Tanks | Criticism | Conclusion | Discussion
  10. 10. Situation in Germany | ExamplesEconomy research • Deutsches Institut für Wirtschaftsforschung institutes • IFO-Institut München Foreign policy • Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik institutes • Deutsches Überseeinstitut • Max-Planck-Institut für Gesellschaftsforschung Social- Social- andtechnical instiutes • Fraunhofer-Institut für Systemtechnik und Innovationsforschung • Bertelsmann-Stiftung Mixed organizations • Forschungsinstitut der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Auswärtige PolitikIntroduction | Consultants | Focus: Think Tanks | Criticism | Conclusion | Discussion
  11. 11. Situation in Germany | Zoom: SWP CLASSIFICATION FINANCING academic state-funded state- FOCUS STAFF foreign and security policy 130 people customersIntroduction | Consultants | Focus: Think Tanks | Criticism | Conclusion | Discussion
  12. 12. Situation in Germany | Zoom: Bertelsmann Stiftung CLASSIFICATION FINANCING advocatic private- private-funded FOCUS STAFF broad 300 people cooperation partnersIntroduction | Consultants | Focus: Think Tanks | Criticism | Conclusion | Discussion
  13. 13. Criticism | Problems in Public Sector Consulting Translation Amount Pricing Influence Transparency Measurability Introduction | Consultants | Focus: Think Tanks | Criticism | Conclusion | Discussion
  14. 14. Conclusion 1 Huge range of public consultants 2 Different interests and backgrounds 3 Increasing complexity creates growing demand 4 Rising criticism and demand for transparencyIntroduction | Consultants | Focus: Think Tanks | Criticism | Conclusion | Discussion
  15. 15. Discussion | Questions1 | Should the influence of political consultants be limited?2 | Is there neutral political consulting?3 | Should there be more advocating think tanks in Germany? Introduction | Consultants | Focus: Think Tanks | Criticism | Conclusion | Discussion
  16. 16. Minister and MandarinesExternal Consultants in Public Administration Tom Schlansky Public Management Spring 2013Prof. Dr. Eckhard Schröter
  17. 17. Sources (excerpt)Answer of the Federal Government on the „Kleine Anfrage“ of the partyDie Linke http://dip21.bundestag.de/dip21/btd/16/039/1603968.pdfWebsite :„The Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik“ http://www.swp-berlin.org/en/about-swp.htmlBPB-BPB-article by Martin Thunert http://www.bpb.de/apuz/27231/think-tanks-in-deutschland- berater-der-politik?p=allWebsite: Transparency International http://www.transparency.de/Transparenz-und- Unabhaengigkei.1133.0.htmlWebsite: ThinkTankDirectory http://www.thinktankdirectory.org Additional information

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