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The Politics-­Psychology Nexus and the Future of Public Service

Hollibaugh, Gary (2022) The Politics-­Psychology Nexus and the Future of Public Service. In: Pitt Momentum Fund 2022.

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This project will examine important and pressing issues across multiple disciplinary boundaries. Using concepts and measures from political science, public administration, psychology, economics, and organizational studies, I will conduct a comprehensive examination of the role of how individual psychological traits and economic and political preferences affect the behavior of public servants within the American bureaucratic state. While previous research has examined parts of this project in isolation, this will be the first attempt to unify the importance of the political and institutional contexts with the importance of the psychological and political characteristics of individual public servants. Findings will include which types of civil servants are best suited to work in agencies with fractured or contentious leadership, which types of civil servants are best suited to work for appointees chosen for reasons of patronage, and so forth. These results will form the basis of a grant proposal to the National Science Foundation, submissions to peer-reviewed journals, and (eventually) a book manuscript.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Hollibaugh, GaryGEH41@pitt.edu0000-0001-9844-2437
Centers: Other Centers, Institutes, Offices, or Units > Office of Sponsored Research > Pitt Momentum Fund
Date: 2022
Event Title: Pitt Momentum Fund 2022
Event Type: Other
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.18117/5b00-g528
Schools and Programs: Graduate School of Public and International Affairs > Public and International Affairs
Refereed: No
Uncontrolled Keywords: Seeding Grants - Social Sciences, which includes Business, Policy, Law, Education, Informatics, and Social Work
Other ID: 5155
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2022 20:07
Last Modified: 17 Feb 2023 21:29


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