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PMRC2021 – Call for Proposals is Open

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Call for Papers from JPART: Framing the Study of Racism, Power, and Inequality in Public Administration

Editorial Team: Jason Coupet, Muhammed Azfar Nisar, Sonia Ospina, and Mary K. Feeney

JPART welcomes manuscripts that offer meaningful theoretical advances in the study of racism and xenophobia, and the legacy and impact of colonialism and neo-colonialism in the multiple dimensions of public administration theory. Studies can be empirical or theoretical, and can leverage developed frameworks or emerging ones. The best manuscripts will make important theoretical and empirical advancements.

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JPART-Call for Papers - Racism and Power


Call for Symposium Abstracts from Perspectives on Public Management and Governance: Reappraising Bureaucracy in the 21st Century

No concept is more central to public administration and management than bureaucracy. Professors faithfully teach Max Weber’s six characteristics along with Luther Gulick’s list of administrative activities. In the field’s research, however, improving management is more often the focus than examining the structural features of bureaucracy and its political-economic context.

This is most noticeable in American scholarship, for which there is a historical explanation of sorts. The appearance of this symposium in 2022 will mark the centenary of the German publication of Weber’s essay on bureaucracy. Yet not until 1946, in Gerth and Mills, From Max Weber, did the essay appear in English. By that time, American public administration had pondered administration and management for more than sixty years. Debatably, bureaucracy has never received comparable attention in the U.S., other than for its negative or unintended consequences. Today, regardless of setting, the concept of bureaucracy warrants the kind of serious reflection and critical analysis that Weber gave it a century ago.

We invite public administration and management scholars to take a fresh look at bureaucracy in an era of dramatic societal change. We are interested in theoretical approaches that identify new issues, reappraise bureaucracy as a theoretical framework, and build on or critique previous work. There are different ways of theorizing in public administration, including political and normative theory, interpretation, and empirically driven theory building. All are welcome in this call. We are equally interested in proposals from international and U.S. scholars.

To submit proposed abstracts, email them by October 20 to the symposium co-editors:

Leisha DeHart Davis, UNC Chapel Hill:

Camilla Stivers, Cleveland State University:

Please note that acceptance of an abstract does not guarantee final publication.

For more information, please go to this link.


Global Public Policy and Governance (GPPG) Seeks Innovative  Public Administration Research

Global Public Policy and Governance (GPPG) promotes multidisciplinary research to reflect on how increasing global interdependence has shaped public policy and governance in its values, structures, dynamics, and consequences, and vice versa.

The journal welcomes organizational, administrative, managerial, and policy-based research that explores public sector reforms and developments in an increasingly globalized world.

The scope of GPPG covers comparative public policy and governance, domestic public policy and governance with global relevance, public policy diffusion across national borders, and regional/global policy and governance. Publications in GPPG are not limited by areas of public policy and preference is given to topics of widespread significance.

GPPG encourages innovative public administration research that breaks through current theoretical paradigms embedded in sovereignty boundaries.

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