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Public Administration: 25 years of Analysis and Debate
Public Administration: 25 Years of Analysis and Debate presents a history of the last quarter century of journal Public Administration by its editor R. A. W. Rhodes, and features a collection of the journal's most influential articles published between 1986 and 2011.
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Each 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. For more information on the prize and its history, see the letter from the editors here.
The 2012 joint winners are Donald Moynihan for A Theory of Culture Switching: Leadership and Red Tape during Hurricane Katrina and Kevin Morrell and Nicola Harrington-Buhay for What is Governance in the Public Interest? The Case of the 1995 Property Forum in Post-conflict Nicaragua. Both articles provided innovation in theory, methods and findings. The jury liked Moynihan’s piece for its highlighting the relevance of culture for public administration, its excellent case study and the nuanced way in which the author draws together a range of concepts central in the study of public administration. Morell and Harrington-Buhay the jury liked for its exploration of the concept of public interest in a developing country. Again this piece is well researched and well written. It focuses on the operationalization of the concept and its different dimensions, provides an interesting case study, and highlights some important conclusions for the use of the concept in public administration more generally.
The jury would like to mention the article by Henry Rothstein and John Downer Renewing DEFRA: Exploring the Emergence of Risk-based Policymaking in UK Central Government. The jury were agreed that the Rothstein and Downer article is a strong, well executed piece of research, which was well written and drew out its conclusions clearly.
Call for Papers
The journal is seeking papers for a Special Issue on ‘Hybrids and Hybridisation in Public Management’.
This will be guest edited by Nicolette van Gestel (Tilburg University, The Netherlands), Jean-Louis Denis (Ecole Nationale d'Administration Publique, Montreal, Canada) and Ewan Ferlie (King's College, London, U.K.)
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