"Accountability as Cultural Keyword." Prepared for a presentation at a seminar of the Research Colloquium on Good Governance, Netherlands Institute of Government, 9 May 2012, VU University, Amsterdam NL
"Dealing with Barnard's Regret: Accountability and the Zone of Expectations," with Jonathan Justice. Paper prepared for presentation at The Sixth Organization Studies Summer Workshop “Bringing Public Organization and Organizing Back In” 25-28 May 2011 Abbaye des Vaux de Cernay, Paris, France.
"'A moral being is an accountable being': Adam Smith and the Ethical Foundations of Accountable Governance,". Paper prepared for delivery at 2010 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 22-25, Chicago IL.
"Fixing Financial Markets: The Role of Accountability Regimes". Paper prepared for delivery at 2010 Annual Meeting of the Midwest Political Science Association, April 22-25, Chicago IL.
"Situating Accountability: Seeking Salvation for the Core Concept of Modern Governance" (Draft, 2/25/07)
"Orders of Accountability," prepared for presentation at World Ethics Forum on Leadership, Ethics and Integrity in Public Life, 9-11 April 2006, Keble College, University of Oxford, UK
"Pathologies of Governance Reform: Promises, Pervasions and Perversions in the Age of Accountability," remarks prepared for public lecture at Monash University, Faculty of Business and Economics, Governance Unit, Navy and Military Club, Melbourne, AU, March 15, 2006.
"Performance as a False Promise of Accountability: The Case of American Schools", paper prepared for presentation at Vienna Workshop on Achieving School Accountability in Practice, University of Vienna, Austria, February 15th - 17th 2006.
"Exploring the Relationship Between Accountability and Performance in UK's Private Finance Initiative," with Istemi Demirag and Iqbal Khadaroo, presented at Conference on Governing the Corporation: Mapping the Loci of Power in Corporate Governance Design, Queen's University, Belfast, 20-21 September 2004.
"Accounting for Accountability," with Jonathan Justice, paper prepared for presentation at the American Political Science Associaiton meetings, Chicago, IL, September 2-5, 2004.
"Prosecuting Corruption: The Case of Pakistan," with N. Shah and M. Kahn, Ethics Forum, March 26-27, 2004. Portland OR.
"The Evil of Administrative Ethics," with Jonathan B. Justice; originally presented at Ethics Forum, March 26-27, 2004, Portland OR; revised for presentation at QUB Institute of Governance Seminar, May 20, 2004; University of Haifa School of Political Sciences, Seminar Series, June 10, 2004.
"Accountability and the Promise of Performance: In Search of the Mechanisms," paper prepared for delivery at the 2003 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, August 28-31, Philadelphia, PA & Conference of the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA) September 3-6, 2003, Lisbon, Portugal. Revised and re-presented at faculty seminar, Institute of Local Government, University of Birmingham (UK), June 14, 2004.
"But Can You Count on Them to be Ethical?" Co-authored with Jonathan Justice. Prepared for presentation at the Paul Van Riper Symposium, 63rd annual conference of the American Society for Public Administration, Phoenix, AZ, March 23, 2002.
"Educating Nomads: Narratives and the Future of Civic Education," Presented 1998 Annual Meeting of the American Political Science Association, Boston Marriott Copley Place and Sheraton Boston Hotel and Towers, September 3-6, 1998.
POLITICSNOW CLASSROOM: EPILOGUE AND PROLOGUE , with Christopher C. Long, prepared for presentation at the 19th Annual Research Conference of the Association for Public Policy Analysis and Management (APPAM), November 6-8, 1997, ANA Hotel, Washington, D.C.
"Clarifying Accountability: An Ethical Theory Framework," presented at Fifth International Conference on Ethics in the Public Service, Hilton Hotel, Birsbane, Queensland, Australia, August 5-9, 1996.
"Public Sector Ethics and the Cultures of Blame," presented at Fifth International Conference on Ethics in the Public Service, Hilton Hotel, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, August 5-9, 1996.
"False Promises of Performance Accountability," remarks prepared for seminar at the Graduate School of Public Administration, Seoul National University, South Korea, March 3, 2006.
"Performance as a False Promise of Accountability," remarks prepared for seminar at the Graduate School of Public Administration, Yonsei University, South Korea, February 28, 2006.
"The False Promises of Accountability," remarks prepared for delivery at 66th Annual National Conference on Public Administration, Milwaukee, WI, April 3, 2005.
"Separated by a Common Subject," remarks prepared for presentation at the Joint International Conference of the BAA Special Interest Groups in Corporate Governance and Public Services Accounting, University of Nottingham, 14th and 15th December 2004.
"Fit for Purpose: Emerging Models of Public Sector Organisation," with Elizabeth Meehan, prepared as keynote presentation at Joint Meeting of Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland Senior Civil Service Conference (Fit For Purpose: Improving Public Sector Capability), Hilton Hotel, Belfast, 28-29 October 2004.
"Accountability Matters," remarks prepared for presentation at Shani Conference on Service Delivery, University of Haifa, June 10, 2004.
"Conceptual Promiscuity and Credible Research on Accountable Governance," seminar presentation, School of Governance, University of Utrecht, April 20, 2004, Utrecht NL.
"Uses And Abuses Of Accountabilty In The Public Sector: Exploring Its Historical Roots," Corporate Governance Group Specialist Colloquium, British Accounting Association, University of York, April 14-16, 2004, York UK.
"Governance and civil liberties in the US after September 11," presentation at Departement Politieke Wetenschappen Lunchcauserieën, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, September 26, 2002.
"The New Age of Reformation," seminar presentation for Instituut voor de Overheid, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, September 24, 2002.
"The Rhetoric and Promises of Accountability," remarks prepared for Alumni-lezing, Departement Bestuurskunde, Faculteit der Sociale Wetenschappen, Universiteit Leiden, September 19, 2002.
"The Challenges of Civic Education," lecture at Congress in the Classroom, The Dirksen Congressional Center, Peoria IL, August 5-8, 2001.
"Ethics and Administrative Discretion," presentation to New York Metropolitan Chapter, American Society for Public Administration, Baruch College/CUNY, New York, April 4, 2001.
Moderator, "State of War, State of New Jersey," panel atAGA/ASPA Joint Symposium, Trenton, NJ, May 9, 2003.
"Some Brief Comments on Global Trends Impacting on American Public Administration," submitted to the Strategic Plan Task Force of the National Council of the American Society for Public Administration, November 15, 2002.
"Once a Political Scientist, Always..." Tribute to Herbert Simon, posted February 23, 2001; American Political Science Association web site: Remembering a Giant: A Tribute to Herbert Simon (originally posted at http://apsanet.org/new/simon/dubnick.cfm).
Discussant, "Motivation and Accountability: Theory and Practice Considering the United Nations Experience with Human Resource Reform," American Society for Public Administration Meeting, Newark, NJ, March 10, 2001.
Moderator, "How the NJ State Police Managed the Racial Profiling Crisis: A Practical Discussion About Crisis Management," New Jersey Chapter, American Society for Public Administration, West Trenton, NJ, October 4, 2000.