Public Administration

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Edited By: Martin Lodge

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2015: 8/47 (Public Administration); 23/163 (Political Science)

Online ISSN: 1467-9299

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Important Updates


Major award for 'Conflicts of Interest in International Organizations'

Valentina Mele, Simon Anderfuhren-Biget and Frederic Varone have been awarded the International Geneva Award by the Swiss Network for International Studies (SNIS). The jury praised the article’s ‘new insight a world looking for more and more transparency of civil servants at the international level’. To celebrate this award, the article is temporarily unlocked and available here.

Call for Papers

Special Issue: Accountability and Hybridity: Understanding Mixed Accountability Regimes under the New Forms of Welfare Governance
We invite papers that advance the debate about accountability in welfare governance, focusing in particular on hybridity, changing modes and consequences of changing accountability regimes. Further details are available here.

Special Issue: Independent agencies under stress: Central Banks in aftermath of the Great Recession
We invite papers to contribute to a symposium on the dilemmas that independent agencies confront in managing their new and potentially conflicting mandates in a climate of heightened political contestation. Further details are available here.

Special Issue: The role(s) of accounting and performance measurement in contemporary public administration

We invite papers to contribute to a special issue on the role accounting and performance measurement systems in the public sector. Further details are available here.

Haldane Prize

Richard HaldaneEach year a distinguished jury will award the Haldane prize to the author(s) of the best article published in Public Administration. The Haldane prize commemorates one of the founders of Public Administration (and first President of the Royal Institute of Public Administration), Richard Haldane.

"The Haldane Prize committee, consisting of , Evan Berman, Oliver James and Susanne Schmidt awards the 2016 Prize to Anthony M. Bertelli, J. Andrew Sinclair and Haram Lee for their article Media Attention and the Demise of Agency Independence: Evidence from a Mass Administrative Reorganization in Britain. In the committee’s view this article makes an innovative and significant contribution to understanding the termination of public organisations in democracies. Rather than agency death as a binary outcome (continued/terminated) the authors focus on the immediate and relevant political aftermath of the termination decision. This approach contributes a rich conceptualisation of termination with a clear measure of reputation in terms of media salience. The research uses a difference-in-differences statistical framework which is unusual in public administration and find that terminating agencies is an effective political control strategy, pointing to the difficulties that organisations of this kind have in establishing protective reputations."

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