The Governance and Implementation Research Group (GIRG) was established in mid-2011 to promote a multi-disciplinary research in field of governance and implementation. This is a distinctive and important research focus, which aims to marry scholarship on governance to the largely neglected literature on implementation. Established governance research highlights the complex ways in which public and private authority are used to coordinate social action, yet is often silent on the critical question of why government policies, regulatory frameworks and other coordination strategies fail.
We believe that promoting research which seeks to integrate perspectives from the extant governance literature with implementation studies will generate theoretically important and policy relevant knowledge. This broad aim of this research agenda is enhance the effectiveness and sustainability of governance in a range of contexts from policy challenges facing the Tasmanian community to the prospects of providing effective global governance in the 21st century.
The central aim of GIRG is to promote these research objectives by supporting relevant research projects, workshops and seminars, grant proposals, visiting scholars and industry partnerships.
Associate Professor Richard Eccelston
School of Government
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Arts
28 March, 2012