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2013 Public Management Research Conference – University of Wisconsin, Madison
The La Follette School of Public Affairs is pleased to host the 2013 Public Management Research Association (PMRA) Conference in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin on June 20-22, 2013. Registration and conference information can be found here http://www.union.wisc.edu/pmra2013/.
2013 Conference Location Announced
The La Follette School of Public Affairs is pleased to host the 2013 Public Management Research Association (PMRA) Conference in beautiful Madison, Wisconsin.
On June 20-22, 2013, we hope to welcome you and other PMRA members to the award-winning city of Madison. It is the home of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, ranked seventh among public institutions in the 2009 edition of America’s Best Colleges, produced by U.S. News and World Report. The Robert M. La Follette School of Public Affairs attracts outstanding students from across the United States and around the world to its highly respected graduate programs in public affairs, international public affairs, and dual degree programs. Summer is beautiful in Wisconsin and with its scenery, including several lakes, Madison will offer the perfect setting for the 12th Biennial PMRA Conference.
Now Available: Free Virtual Issue of JPART Honoring H. George Frederickson
To access the free virtual issue please visit http://www.oxfordjournals.org/our_journals/jopart/collectionspage.html.
Editors' Introduction, March 2010
To celebrate the 20th year of JPART publication and to mark H. George Frederickson’s extraordinary contribution to our journal, the current and former editors of the journal have assembled a virtual collection of JPART articles. The articles in this collection were selected from a larger list of nominations from both faculty and students in the public administration field. As the selection committee, we sought to include a wide range of exemplary articles representing the diverse range of methodological approaches, theoretical issues, and substantive topics that have appeared in JPART.
While the audience for this collection of articles is broadly construed to be all those researchers interested in public administration and management, it is also hoped that the collection will be of particular value to the next generation of researchers. It is our hope that the collection will be used as a reader in doctoral-level education in two ways. First, each article provides an exemplar of high quality research from different types of work present in the field. Second, the reader provides a picture of the state of both theoretical and empirical knowledge in the field over the last two decades.
The collection that emerged reflects diverse criteria that the current and former editors of JPART brought to bear in the selection process. It emphasizes different approaches and articles as well as representative articles that reflect developments in the field. H. George Frederickson, the founder of the journal, has provided a personal account of the development of JPART. The four past and current editors removed their own work from consideration in the process and included no more than one article by any author.
We hope that this collection is useful to our current colleagues and future generations of scholars.
Stuart Ira Bretschneider, editor 1992-2000
Carolyn Heinrich, editor 2005-2009
Beryl A. Radin, editor 2000-2005
Craig Thomas, editor 2009-current
The Public Management Research Association (PMRA) is a nonprofit academic membership association that furthers research on public organizations. PMRA grew out of a bi-annual series of public management research conferences and has substantially grown its membership base over time. In addition, PMRA now publishes the Journal of Public Administration, Research and Theory (JPART), one of the premier journals in the field. Both PMRA and JPART emphasize the links between the study of public institutions and their management and the study of public policy. One of the goals of PMRA and JPART is to foster multidisciplinary research from a variety of fields on government and governance. The organization supports the development of empirical and normative inquiry, theory building and systematic testing of theory consistent with the canons of social science, using the full range of quantitative and qualitative methodologies. Since 1991 the Public Management Research Association Conference has become the foremost gathering of leading public management scholars in both the US and around the world.
General Access: The Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
The Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, the journal published by PMRA, is one of the premier journals in the field of public administration. To visit the JPART home page please click here."