Australian Journal of Public Administration
© National Council of the Institute of Public Administration Australia
Edited By: John Wanna
Impact Factor: 0.547
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2011: 29/45 (Public Administration)
Online ISSN: 1467-8500
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Congratulations to Catherine Althaus for winning the Sam Richardson Award for 2011 with her article Assessing the Capacity to Deliver – The BER Experience, published in volume 70 issue 4.
You can also read past winners of the Sam Richardson Award online now.
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Read the top Australian Journal of Public Administration articles online:
Reducing Aboriginal Over-representation in Prison
Don Weatherburn, Jackie Fitzgerald and Jiuzhao Hua
Putting the Citizens at the Centre: Making Government More Responsive
Andrew Podger, John Wanna, Hon Chan, Jun Ma and Tsai-Tsu Su
Mapping Public Participation in Policy Choices
Patrick Bishop and Glyn Davis
Pragmatic Federalism: Australian Federalism from Hawke to Howard
Robyn Hollander and Haig Patapan
The Australian Public Service and Policy Advising: Meeting the Challenges of 21st Century Governance
Evert Lindquist and Anne Tiernan
The Limits to Public Value, or Rescuing Responsible Government from the Platonic Guardians
R.A.W. Rhodes and John Wanna
The meaning of strategy in the public sector
Contracting for Indigenous Health Care: Towards Mutual Accountability
Judith M. Dwyer, Josée Lavoie, Kim O’Donnell, Uning Marlina and Patrick Sullivan
There is currently a great deal of international interest in the idea of more citizens-focussed public services, yet the concept inevitably has different meanings in different contexts. In the West, 'democratic' institutional frameworks are intended to help citizens identify, debate and resolve these differences and to ensure government policies reflect the consensual or majority view of the 'public interest'. In China, with a different tradition of governance, governments have increasingly sought to anticipate and be responsive to citizen and community needs, taking professional pride in performance and delivery. Yet, in their different ways and with different applications and consequences, both countries are engaged in a journey intended to make government more responsive to citizens.
The latest special issue comprises selected papers from the first China–Australia Public Administration Dialogue workshop at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou in June 2011 on the topic 'Putting Citizens at the Centre: Making Government More Responsive'.
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