Public Law and Public Policymaking: A View from the United States



C-Law.org Center and School of American Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Jagiellonian University, in collaboration with the University of Economics in Kraków and the United States Consulate General in Krakow invites you to a lecture by Professor Susan Rose-Ackerman, that will be held on 2 June 2009 at the Aula of Collegium Novum of the Jagiellonian University.


Speaker is a professor of law and political science at Yale University in the U.S., and director of John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy. She was also the consultant at the World Bank. She is the author of several books and hundreds of other publications on key issues in the legal and political debate on process of development of political government. In her works much attention is paid to transformation processes in young democracies of Central and Eastern Europe, particularly Poland. She examines the impact and effects of phenomena occurring in the course of the political and legal mechanisms, inter alia strengthening accountability for the decisions of governing politicians, political control of institutions independent of the public administration, decentralization of administration, Impact Assessment Regulation and corruption. In Poland, she became famous as the author of books "Corruption and Government: Causes, Consequences, and Reform" (Warsaw 2001) and "From Elections to Democracy:  Building Accountable Government in Hungary and Poland"(Warsaw 2008).

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