Australian Journal of Public Administration

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

Impact Factor: 1.072

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2016: 30/47 (Public Administration)

Online ISSN: 1467-8500

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Congratulations to Dean Carson and Adam Wellstead for winners the 2015 Sam Richardson Award for the best paper published in the 2015 volume of AJPA!

The winning paper by Carson and Wellstead can be read here: Government with a Cast of Dozens: Policy Capacity Risks and Policy Work in the Northern Territory.

Recently Published Articles

  1. Justice, Efficiency, and the New Public Management

    Alexandru Volacu

    Version of Record online: 20 JUL 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12263

    In this article I aim to explore the link between two normative values, i.e. justice and efficiency, and the New Public Management approach. In pursuing this task I offer several critical arguments against some of the recent justice-based objections levied against New Public Management by David Arellano-Gault.

  2. Determinant Factors of Satisfaction with Public Services in Spain

    Roxana Alemán, Ramón Gutiérrez-Sánchez and Francisco Liébana-Cabanillas

    Version of Record online: 28 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12252

    We present a conceptual and methodological review of the main contributions made by marketing to the public sector, measuring variables and related concepts that determine public satisfaction with public services.

  3. Who is Looking after Country? Interpreting and Attributing Land Management Responsibilities on Native Title Lands

    Jessica K Weir and Nicholas Duff

    Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12261

    Native title is a novel development in the allocation of land management responsibilities. Using a test case, we explore what is regulated and what people actually do, and make recommendations for reform. Together, legal uncertainty and poor policy alignment necessitate a substantial revision of Australia's land management laws and governance.

  4. Political Representation on the New Auckland Council – Has Amalgamation Led to Greater Diversity?

    Karen Lesley Webster and Emiliana Fa'apoi

    Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12259

    Questions have been raised over the democratic gaps created by local government amalgamations resulting in enlarged ward boundaries, and a lack of diverse representation, across the superdiverse Auckland region. This paper explores the diversity of Auckland local electoral candidates and elected members, 6 years on from the 2010 reforms.

  5. Diffusion of Corporate Risk-Management Characteristics: Perspectives of Chief Audit Executives through a Survey Approach

    Joe Christopher and Gerrit Sarens

    Version of Record online: 21 JUN 2017 | DOI: 10.1111/1467-8500.12257

    The findings reveal how Australian public universities have successfully adopted the corporate control process of risk management through a process of diffusion that satisfies multiple management cultures, rather than just the corporate culture. There are policy implications for considering the adapted form as a model for the wider public sector.