Public Administration

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Edited By: Arjen Boin

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ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2012: 12/47 (Public Administration); 47/157 (Political Science)

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Cross-journal Virtual Issue - China: Administration, Regulation and Governance

This Virtual Issue marks the recognition of the growing scholarship on public administration in China and Taiwan, and comprises selected articles on this topic that have recently been published in one of the following Wiley journals: Governance, Public Administration, Public Administration Review and Regulation & Governance. We are pleased to offer the content of this virtual issue for free.

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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. 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. Morrell 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.

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