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Kim Moloney Adjunct Professorial Lecturer International Service, School

One portion of Dr. Moloney's research intersects public administration, development administration, and island-states. Outputs include published peer-reviewed articles on public service bargains in the Caribbean, public service motivation in Jamaica, debt administration in island-states, collaborative governance in Jamaica, and under review articles on food policy in Jamaica plus NGO-donor relations in the South Pacific.

The second portion of her research focuses on transnational administration via the interaction of public administration with international organizations. This includes her dissertation “The World Bank’s Public Sector Management and Governance Agenda: Actors, Tensions and Policy Change (1983 to 2007)” which focused on policy change within the World Bank’s public sector governance agenda. Recent projects include Co-Editor (with Diane Stone) of the 40-chapter Handbook on Global Public Policy and Transnational Administration (Oxford University Press, 2019, see:, published papers on international civil servants who blow the whistle, international organization budget transparency, and under review papers on links between domestic administrative law and international organizations.

She taught online via SIS and SPA in 2008-2010 and again since January 2014. She has taught at AU while working out of United States, Korea, Jamaica, and Australia. Each reinforces the “non-location-constrained” possibilities of this degree program.
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Partnerships & Affiliations

  • American Society for Public Administration
    Member & Chair, Section on International and Comparative Administration (Apr 2019 - Mar 2021)

  • International Public Policy Association

  • Latin American Studies Association

  • Caribbean Studies Association

  • European Consortium for Political Research

  • Public Management Research Association

Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities

Selected Publications

Oxford University Press Handbook (Co-Editor)

2019 (17 Jan; forthcoming). Stone, Diane; Moloney, Kim (Eds). Oxford Handbook of Global Policy and Transnational Administration, Oxford UK: Oxford University Press. ISBN: 9780198758648. See: 

Refereed Journals

2019. Moloney, Kim; Bowman, James S.; West, Jonathan P. “Challenges Confronting Whistleblowing and the International Civil Servant,” Review of Public Personnel Administration. DOI: 10.1177/0734371X18767247

2019. Moloney, Kim. “Debt Administration in Small Island-States,” Australian Journal of Public Administration. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12347

2018. Moloney, Kim; Stoycheva, Rayna. “Partial Two-Way Mirror: International Organization Budget Transparency,” Global Policy, 9(1): 26-40. DOI: 10.1111/1758-5899.12523

2016. Moloney, Kim; Chu, Hyo-Youn. “Public Service Motivation, Ethics, and Corruption: The Jamaican Case,” American Review of Public Administration, 46(4): 436-458. DOI: 10.1177/0275074014557022

2016. Moloney, Kim; Krislov, Samuel. “Legal-Administrative Responses and Democratic Deconsolidation,” Public Organization Review, 16(1): 17-37.DOI: 10.1007/s11115-014-0291-x

2015. Stirton, Lindsay; Lodge, Martin; Moloney, Kim. “Whitehall in the Caribbean? The Legacy of Colonial Administration for Post-Colonial Democratic Development,” Journal of Commonwealth and Comparative Politics, Special Issue: Revisiting Westminster in the Caribbean, 53(1): 8-28. DOI: 10.1080/14662043.2014.993144

2013. Moloney, Kim. “Governing without Collaboration: State and Civil Society relations in Jamaica,” International Public Management Review, 14(1): 1-26.

2013. Moloney, Kim. “Comment on Antti Talvitie’s Paper, 2012: Observed Differences in Corruption between Asia and Africa: The Industrial Organization of Corruption and Its Cure,” International Public Management Review, 14(1): 68-74..

2012. Gulrajani, Nilima; Moloney, Kim. “Globalizing Public Administration: Today’s Research and Tomorrow’s Agenda,” Public Administration Review, 72(1): 78-86. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2011.02489.x

2010. Moloney, Kim; Gulrajani, Nilima. “Globalized World, Globalized Research, Version 20.20,” Public Administration Review, 70 (Special Issue): s298-s299. Co-Author: Nilima Gulrajani. DOI: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2010.02291.x

2009. Moloney, Kim. “Public Administration and Governance: A Sector-Level Analysis of World Bank Aid,” International Review of Administrative Sciences, 75(4): 609-627. DOI: 10.1177/0020852309349432

Book Chapters

2019 (17 Jan; in press). Stone, Diane; Moloney, Kim. “The Rise of Global Policy and Transnational Administration,” in Oxford Handbook of Global Policy and Transnational Administration, Diane Stone and Kim Moloney (Eds.), Oxford University Press, pp. 3-20. ISBN: 9780198758648. See: 

2019 (17 Jan; in press). Moloney, Kim. “International Civil Servant Management: A Personnel-Influenced Research Agenda,” in Oxford Handbook of Global Policy and Transnational Administration, Diane Stone and Kim Moloney (Eds.), Oxford University Press, pp. 671-690. ISBN: 9780198758648. See: 

2019 (17 Jan; in press). Bowman, James S.; West, Jonathan P.; Moloney, Kim. “International Organizations, Civil Servants, and Whistleblowing,” in Oxford Handbook of Global Policy and Transnational Administration, Diane Stone and Kim Moloney (Eds.), Oxford University Press, pp. 710-728. ISBN: 9780198758648. See: 

2018. Moloney, Kim. “Hurdles to an Asian Century of Public Administration” in Public Policy in the ‘Asian Century’: Concepts, Cases and Futures, Sara Bice, Avery Poole, Helen Sullivan (Eds.), Palgrave MacMillan: 267-292.

2008. Moloney, Kim. “Representative Bureaucracy and Decentralization: A Preliminary Cross-National Study,” in Governance and Institutional Re-Engineering, Ann Marie Bissessar (Ed.), Cambridge Scholars: 105-149.

Issue Briefs

2018. Moloney, Kim; Stoycheva, Rayna (5 Feb). “Following the Money: How Transparent are the World’s International Organisations?” Issue Brief, Australian Outlook, Australian Institute of International Affairs, see:

2018. Moloney, Kim; West, Jonathan P.; Bowman, James S. (15 Jun). “Letting the Sun Shine In: Whistleblowers in International Organisations,” Issue Brief, Australian Outlook, Australian Institute of International Affairs, see: