American Indian Tribal Governance and Management: Public Administration Promise or Pretense?
Article first published online: 1 MAR 2011
Copyright © 2011 The American Society for Public Administration
Public Administration Review
Volume 71, Issue 2, pages 285–292, March/April 2011
How to Cite
Ronquillo, J. C. (2011), American Indian Tribal Governance and Management: Public Administration Promise or Pretense?. Public Administration Review, 71: 285–292. doi: 10.1111/j.1540-6210.2011.02340.x
- Issue published online: 1 MAR 2011
- Article first published online: 1 MAR 2011
Research on tribal governance in the United States is scarce within modern public administration scholarship. Nonetheless, tribal governance is a pre-Columbian practice that predates the U.S. Constitution and federal law. Drawing from several disciplines, John C. Ronquillo of the University of Georgia demonstrates that interdisciplinary sources offer rich information for present-day public administration research about Native American tribes. Tribal governance literature is definitely not “missing,” but instead is moderately “unassembled” as a subfield of public administration. Building on what is available, the author suggests several key issues within tribal governance in need of urgent academic attention.