Australian Journal of Public Administration

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Edited By: Helen Dickinson, Maria Katsonis, Adrian Kay, Janine O'Flynn and Anne Tiernan

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 38/46 (Public Administration)

Online ISSN: 1467-8500

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Call for Abstracts – Due 1/7/2016

Gender, power relations and the use of evidence in policy – starting a new conversation

Editors: Dr Gemma Carey; Associate Professor Helen Dickinson; Professor Eva Cox

This special issue has a two-step process. Initially, only abstracts are to be submitted. The editors will then select those most relevant to the themes being explored and will work closely with authors in the development of full papers.

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  1. Thinking Strategically in Federal Policy: Defining the Attributes of High-level Policies

    Nadeem Samnakay

    Version of Record online: 12 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12199

    The article provides a definition of strategic policies that are principles-based policies developed at a national scale. The paper presents strategic policy attributes and a heuristic is presented that shows that strategic policies, while sharing many attributes, range considerably in their formulation and objectives and lack any guiding framework.

  2. Innovation Agents in the Public Sector: Applying Champion and Promotor Theory to Explore Innovation in the Australian Public Service

    Sarah Bankins, Bonnie Denness, Anton Kriz and Courtney Molloy

    Version of Record online: 4 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12198

    Innovation is critical to organisations' success and people are critical for driving innovation. Three case studies of Australian Public Service agencies found that innovation agents operated at multiple hierarchical levels, with individuals potentially assuming several roles to inspire and motivate others and utilise power bases to overcome barriers to innovation.

  3. Factors Explaining Public Participation in the Central Government Budget Process

    Ana-María Ríos, Bernardino Benito and Francisco Bastida

    Version of Record online: 4 MAY 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12197

    We examine which factors explain public participation in the budget process in an international approach. We find that the Internet, population diversity, governmental financial situation and budget transparency all impact on public engagement in the central government budget process in some way. Interestingly, the study finds that not only does budget transparency promotes public participation, but also that public participation is necessary to enhance budget transparency. We argue it is important that governments promote both transparency and public participation in the budget process, since they reinforce each other and it can have many benefits for the society.

  4. What Does ‘Collaboration’ Without Government Look Like? The Network Qualities of an Emerging Partnership

    Michael Moran, Andrew Joyce, Josephine Barraket, Caitlyn MacKenzie and Emily Foenander

    Version of Record online: 26 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12195

    This article examines a partnership brokered by a private actor to address community needs in the area financial hardship. Using interviews and network analysis we examine the network qualities of the partnership. We find that it is leading to tacit organisational modifications but systemic adjustment between partners remains incomplete.

  5. Investing in Not-for-Profit Sector Capacity: The Australian Capital Territory's Community Sector Development Program (CSDP)

    John R. Butcher

    Version of Record online: 8 APR 2016 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12196

    This article describes a set of policy initiatives of the ACT government aimed at building not-for-profit sector capacity. It argues the need for comparative studies of similar initiatives across Australian jurisdictions.