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Emeritus Professor Mark TurnerEmeritus Professor

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Research Interests

Public sector management; Public sector reform in developing countries; Public sector reform in Asia-Pacific; Decentralisation and autonomy; Leadership; Politics in Asia-Pacific; Capacity-building in developing countries; Policy process in developing countries


Background

Mark Turner is Professor of Development Policy and Management and Head of the Government Discipline at the University of Canberra. He is also Part-time Professor of the Australia New Zealand School of Government (ANZSOG) where he is Academic Director of the Australia Indonesia Leadership and Management Program (AILMP).

Mark has undertaken research, consultancy and teaching in many Asia-Pacific countries. He specialises in Asia-Pacific politics, public sector management and development, decentralisation and autonomy, Third World development, and terrorism and kidnapping. He has published extensively in these fields and is a regular contributor to international conferences and workshops. Mark has undertaken advisory work for leading international organisations (including UNDP, World Bank and Asian Development Bank), major bilateral donors, developing country governments, and non-government organisations.

In recent years he has been a member of Harvard University’s Eminent Scholars’ Study Group on Decentralizing Government, the Cambridge University-Carnegie Foundation’s project of Complex Peace Agreements, and the UNDP Governance Advisory Panel for Asia Pacific.


Recent Publications

Turner, M. (2012) ‘Decentralization, politics and service delivery: the introduction of one-stop shops in Mongolia’, Public Management Review, 14(2) 197-215.

Turner, M., Blunt, P. & Lindroth, H. (2012) ‘Patronage, service delivery, and social justice in Indonesia’, International Journal of Public Administration, 35(3) 214-220.

Turner, M., Blunt, P. & Lindroth, H. (2012) ‘Patronage’s progress in post-Soeharto Indonesia’, Public Administration and Development, 32(1) 64-81.

Turner, M., Greig, A. & D’Arcy, P. (2011) ‘The fragility of success: repositioning Mauritian development in the twenty-first century’, Islands Studies Journal, 6(2) 157-178.

Turner, M. & Ugarte, E. (2011) ‘What is the ‘Abu Sayyaf”? How labels shape reality’, The Pacific Review, 24(4) 397-420.

Turner, M. & McCarthy-Jones, A. (2011) ‘Explaining radical policy change: the case of Venezuelan foreign policy’, Policy Studies, 32(5) 549-567.

Turner, M., Blunt, P. & Hertz, J. (2011) The meaning of development assistance, 31 (3) 91-101.

Turner, M. (2011) How to win friends and influence people: civic engagement in the Philippines, Public Administration and Development, 31 (2) 91-101.

Turner, M., Chuki, S. & Tshering, J. (2011) Democratization by decree: the case of Bhutan, Democratization, 18 (1) 184-210.

Turner, M. & Chulajata, I. (2009) What happens when policies are transferred? The privatization of the Telephone Organization of Thailand, International Journal of Asia - Pacific Studies, (5) 33-53.

Turner, M. & Carlson, M., (2009), Popular Perceptions of Political Regimes in East and Southeast Asia, Democratization, 16, 377-398.

Turner, M., Imbaruddin, A. & Sutiyono, W., (2009), Human Resource Management: The Forgotten Dimension of Decentralisation in Indonesia, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 45, 231-249.

Turner, M. & Kavanamur, D., (2009), Explaining public sector reform failure: Papua New Guinea 1975-2001, Policy Making and Implementation: Studies from Papua New Guinea.
 

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JournalShamsul Haque, M. & Turner, M., (2013), 'Knowledge-building in Asian public administration: An introductory overview, Public Administration and Development, 33, 4, pp. 243-248
JournalTurner, M. , (2013), 'Why is it so difficult to reform some Asian bureaucracies? Building theory from Cambodian evidence, Public Administration and Development, (Wiley UK), 33, 4, pp. 275-285
JournalTurner, M., Chuki, S. & Tshering, J., (2011), Democratization by decree: the case of Bhutan, Democratization,, 18, 1, pp. 184-210
JournalTurner, M., (2011), How to win friends and influence people: civic engagement in the Philippines, Public Administration and Development, 31, 2, pp. 91-101
JournalTurner, M., Blunt, P. & Hertz, J., (2011), The meaning of development assistance, 31, 3, pp. 91-101
Book ChapterTurner, M. & Kavanamur, D., (2009), Explaining public sector reform failure: Papua New Guinea 1975-2001, Policy Making and Implementation: Studies from Papua New Guinea, (ANE U Press, Canberra), pp. Sep-25
JournalTurner, M., Imbaruddin, A. & Sutiyono, W., (2009), Human Resource Management: The Forgotten Dimension of Decentralisation in Indonesia, Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies, 45, pp. 231-249
JournalTurner, M. & Carlson, M., (2009), Popular Perceptions of Political Regimes in East and Southeast Asia, Democratization, 16, pp. 377-398
JournalTurner, M. & Chulajata, I., (2009), What happens when policies are transferred? The privatization of the Telephone Organization of Thailand, International Journal of Asia - Pacific Studies, 5, pp. 33-53
Book ChapterTurner, M., (2008), Education, Settling Self-Determination Disputes: Complex Power-Sharing in Theory and Practice, (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands), pp. 503-530
Book ChapterTurner, M., (2008), Resolving self-determination disputes through complex power-sharing arrangements: the case of Mindanao, Settling Self-Determination Disputes: Complex Power-Sharing in Theory and Practice, (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Leiden, The Netherlands), pp. 161-192