Dr. Evert Lindquist

Dr. Evert Lindquist
Office: HSD A334

PhD (UC Berkeley), MPP, MA, BA

LinkedIn      @EvertLindquist


Professional Information & Research Interests

Professional Information

Dr. Lindquist joined the School of Public Administration in 1998, serving as the Director until 2009 and again from January 2012 to June 2015. Evert is the Editor of Canadian Public Administration, the journal of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada (beginning January 2012).

Professor Lindquist's first academic appointment was in the University of Toronto's Department of Political Science (1988-98). He was the first Visiting Scholar at the Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat (1992-94), a Visiting Scholar at Griffith University in 2004, and a Senior Academic Visiting Fellow with the Canada School of Public Service. During 2010 and 2011, Professor Lindquist held the ANZDOG-ANU Chair in Applied Public Management Research at the Australian National University, where he is an Adjunct Faculty Member with the Crawford School of Economics and Government.

Research Interests

  • central decision-making, including research on the evolving role of central agencies, budgetary processes, consultation, business planning, government transitions, and performance reporting;
  • public sector reform, including research on government restructuring, career public service, alternative service delivery, and implications for central agencies;
  • how governments address complex policy challenges, including research on building capacity for comprehensive initiatives, managing whole-of-government issues, horizontal management, and managing overlap and duplication across governments;
  • the role of think tanks and experts in the policy process, the dynamics of policy communitites and networks, and the impact of research on policy-making; and
  • exploring the potential of visualization techniques for policy development with the HC Coombs Policy Forum, Australian National University.

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

  • "The Australian Public Service and Policy Advising: Meeting the Challenges of 21st Century Governance", Australian Journal of Public Administration, 70(4) 2011 (with Anne Tiernana).
  • "No Reform Left Behind: Multiplicity, Integrating Frameworks and Implications for New Zealand’s Centre-of-Government and Public Sector Improvement", Chapter 2 in B. Ryan and D. Gill (eds.) Future State: Directions for Public Management in New Zealand (Wellington: Victoria University Press, 2011).

Books, Chapters, Monographs

  • Delivering Policy Reform: Anchoring Significant Reforms in Turbulent Times (Canberra: ANU E-Press and ANZSOG, 2011), edited with Sam Vincent and John Wanna.
  • A Critical Moment: Capturing and Conveying the Evolution of the Canadian Public Service (Ottawa: Canada School of Public Service, 2006).

Grants & Awards

Recent Speaking Engagements & Event Participation

Paper, Lectures, Addresses

  • Several presentations since mid-2011 pertaining to the broad theme of "Visualization Techniques and Policy Development", including to: the DRDC Science for Security Open Seminar Series, Ottawa (Dec 2011); the West Coast Poverty Centre, University of Washington (Dec 2011); the Annual Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management in Washington, DC (Nov 2011); the 2011 VisWeek Annual Conference in Providence, Rhode Island (Oct 2011); the symposium on "A Fine Balance: Expertise, Evidence and Democracy in Policy and Governance" in honour of Rod Dobell, University of Victoria (Aug 2011); the Annual Conference of the Institute of Public Administration of Canada, Victoria (Aug 2011); HC Coombs Policy Forum, Canberra (July 2011); and the Crawford School of Economics and Government Seminar Series, Australian National University (July 2011).
  • Presentations and dialogues with Board Voice (December 2011) and the Board of Directors of the Federation of Community Social Service Agencies in BC (September 2011) on the non-profit sector and policy directions.
  • "'Culture, Control, or Capacity' Re-Visited: How is Canada Meeting Horizontal Challenges in Public Sector Management Ten Years Later?" Presentation to conference on "Connecting Across Boundaries: Making the Whole of Government Agenda Work", University of Canberra (Old Parliament House), 16 Nov 2010.

Courses Taught

  • ADMN 530: Orgranizational Effectiveness: Working with Consultants
  • ADMN 605: Comparative Policy and Governance
  • ADMN 607: Organizational Behaviour and Analysis
  • ADMN 645: Organizational Change and Development

Professional Appointments & Memberships

  • Institute of Public Administration of Canada
  • Australian Journal of Public Administration
  • Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis
  • Canadian Journal of Nonprofit and Social Economy Research

Faces of Research: Evert Lindquist

In this video, Evert talks about looking at government policy and how the community influences how government operates.