Person

John Wanna

Journal article

Attributes of effective collaboration: insights from five case studies in Australia and New Zealand

This article argues that interest in collaboration reflects a growing recognition that the traditional bureaucratic model of public administration is not up to the task of addressing complex social problems. Collaboration most often occurs in dynamic environments in which multiple logics are in play.
Book

Opening government: transparency and engagement in the information age

This book explores new horizons and scenarios for better governance in the context of the new information age, focusing on the potentials and pitfalls for governments operating in the new, information-rich environment.
Commentary

Governments shouldn’t be so hasty in declaring victory on wages policy

Wages have collapsed Malcolm Turnbull. Not necessarily for anything he has done or not done, but fixing it and ameliorating the pain is today’s pressing issue, writes John Wanna.
Book

Value for money: budget and financial management reform in the People's Republic of China, Taiwan and Australia

This book presents and discusses a selection of papers developed from the Greater China Australia Dialogue on Public Administration’s fifth workshop held in late 2015, which focused on budget and financial management reforms, including how different nations account for the relative performance of their public...
Book

Sharpening the sword of state: building executive capacities in the public services of the Asia-Pacific

Governments around the world invest considerable resources in enhancing the capabilities of their civil service administrations with the intention of improving the quality and e ectiveness of public administration.