Public Administration Quarterly

Public Administration Quarterly is a magazine focusing on Politics

Articles from Vol. 38, No. 4, Winter

City Managers' Leadership Credibility: Explaining the Variations of Self-Other Assessments
INTRODUCTIONThe concept of "leadership" is arguably one of the most studied topics in organizational behavior (Fernandez, 2005; Kaiser, Hogan, & Craig, 2008; Van Wart, 2003). For decades, scholars have attempted to understand effective leadership...
Fabricating Ontology? an Introduction to the Symposium on Fabricating the People
This symposium originated with Alexander Kouzmin just before his untimely death and it has been my honor to finish this task for him. I miss Alex Kouzmin every day and wish I could have worked on this symposium with him. It would have been a joy to put...
Gauging Social Justice: A Survey of Indices for Public Management
(ProQuest: ... denotes formulae omitted.)Social equity remains underexplored, compared to efficiency and effectiveness, owing perhaps to the positivist underpinnings of the New Public Management, which dominates the field. Empirical analyses rely upon...
Justice as "Fairness" Reified: Lessons from the South African Constitutional Court
INTRODUCTIONJohn Rawls' perspectives on the social contract have been central in the development of discourse on moral theory as related to societal development. His notion of justice as fairness, first articulated in a 1958 article in the Philosophical...
Justice, Conflict, and Adversary Argument: An Examination of Stuart Hampshire's Ideas and Their Implications for American Public Administration
How best to secure justice in our relationships with one another in society is a question that has arguably been central to political discourse since at least Plato. Moreover, it is also a question that, at least since the emergence of the so-called...
Professional Capital: Standards of Performance That Underlie Interlocal Cooperation
INTRODUCTIONWithin an organization, a person often must interact with other personnel to get something done. Interlocal cooperation is no different; however, personnel must cross jurisdictional boundaries to do so. The problem is that personnel may not...
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