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Academy of Management Annals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 82)
Accounting and the Public Interest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Acta Negócios     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Administratio     Open Access  
Administory. Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administração Pública e Gestão Social     Open Access  
Administración Pública y Sociedad     Open Access  
Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 16)
Administrative Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
African Journal of Governance and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
AL-Qadisiyah Journal For Administrative and Economic sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
American Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Arbetsliv i omvandling     Open Access  
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
BAR. Brazilian Administration Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cadernos Gestão Pública e Cidadania     Open Access  
Canadian Public Administration/Administration Publique Du Canada     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Cities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Citizenship Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Corrections : Policy, Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Cuadernos de Administración     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos Latinoamericanos de Administración     Open Access  
Dhammathas Academic Journal     Open Access  
DiA : Public Administration Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Digital Government : Research and Practice     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Documentos y Aportes en Administración Pública y Gestión Estatal     Open Access  
ECA Sinergia : Revista Especializada en Economía, Contabilidad y Administración     Open Access  
Economic and Regional Studies / Studia Ekonomiczne i Regionalne     Open Access  
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
eJournal of Public Affairs     Open Access  
Electronic Government, an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Electronic Journal of e-Government     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
ESPAÇO PÚBLICO : Revista do Mestrado Profissional em Políticas Públicas da UFPE     Open Access  
Estado, Gobierno y Gestión Pública     Open Access  
Estudios de Administración     Open Access  
Éthique publique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
EURE (Santiago) - Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Urbano Regionales     Open Access  
European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
European Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 20)
Federal Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
FEU Academic Review     Open Access  
FOR Rivista per la formazione     Full-text available via subscription  
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Future Studies Research Journal : Trends and Strategies     Open Access  
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Georgia Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gestão Pública : Práticas e Desafios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gestión y Política Pública     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Global Public Policy and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Governance : An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 51)
Governance Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Government and Opposition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Government Information Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Growth and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Human Resource Development Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration     Open Access  
Ids Working Papers     Hybrid Journal  
In Vestigium Ire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal  
International Affairs and Global Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Community Well-Being     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Electronic Government Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
International Journal of Public Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 50)
International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Review of Public Policy     Open Access  
International Tax and Public Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Investigación Administrativa     Open Access  
JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik)     Open Access  
Journal of Administrative and Management     Open Access  
Journal of APF Command and Staff College     Open Access  
Journal of Asian Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Chinese Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis : Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Development and Administrative Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science     Open Access  
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of European Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 65)
Journal of Governance and Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access  
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Management & Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 248)
Journal of Management and Development Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Nursing Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Park and Recreation Administration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Policy Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Public Administration and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 22)
Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research     Open Access   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
Journal of Public Affairs Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Journal of Public Finance and Public Choice     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Public Procurement     Hybrid Journal  
Journal of Science and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription  
Journal of Social and Administrative Sciences     Open Access  
Journal of Social Studies     Open Access  
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Jurnal Ad'ministrare     Open Access  
Jurnal Administrasi Publik : Public Administration Journal     Open Access  
Jurnal Bina Praja : Journal of Home Affairs Governance     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Administrasi Publik     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Ilmu Administrasi Publik     Open Access  
Jurnal Kajian Pemerintah : Journal of Government, Social and Politics     Open Access  
Jurnal Niara     Open Access  
Jurnal Office     Open Access  
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Kwartalnik Prawa Podatkowego / Tax Law Quarterly     Open Access  
Law and Administration in Post-Soviet Europe     Open Access  
Law, Democracy & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Law, Innovation and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Liinc em Revista     Open Access  
Local Government Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Middle East Law and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Molung Educational Frontier     Open Access  
National Civic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Nordic Tax Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Organizações & Sociedade     Open Access  
Orientación y Sociedad : Revista Internacional e Interdisciplinaria de Orientación Vocacional Ocupacional     Open Access  
Parliaments, Estates and Representation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Perspectivas em Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Perspectives on Public Management and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
PINISI Discretion Review     Open Access  
Pittsburgh Tax Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Police Journal : Theory, Practice and Principles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 324)
Policy & Internet     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Policy & Governance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Policy Studies Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Política, Globalidad y Ciudadanía     Open Access  
Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Politics and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Poverty & Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Prashasan: Nepalese Journal of Public Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Prawo Budżetowe Państwa i Samorządu     Open Access  
Prison Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 38)
Public Administration and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Public Administration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Public Administration Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 49)
Public Choice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
Public Governance Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Public Inspiration     Open Access  
Public Organization Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Public Personnel Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
Public Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Public Policy and Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Public Policy And Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 23)
Public Policy and Administration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Public Sector     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Public Works Management & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Publik (Jurnal Ilmu Administrasi)     Open Access  
PUBLIKA : Jurnal Ilmu Administrasi Publik     Open Access  
Publius: The Journal of Federalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Pyramides     Open Access  
RACE - Revista de Administração, Contabilidade e Economia     Open Access  
REAd : Revista eletrônica de administração     Open Access  
Regional Science Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
rESPaldo : Revista Internacional en Administración de Oficinas y Educación Comercial     Open Access  
Retos de la Dirección     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Administração Científica     Open Access  
Revista de Administração     Open Access  
Revista de Administração Geral     Open Access  
Revista de Administração IMED     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Administración Pública     Open Access  
Revista de Direito da Administração Pública     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Sociais e Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Revista Desenvolvimento Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Digital de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Revista dos Estudantes de Públicas : REP     Open Access  
Revista Eurolatinoamericana de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Revista Foco     Open Access  
Revista Iberoamericana de Estudios Municipales     Open Access  
Revista Mexicana de Análisis Político y Administración Pública     Open Access  
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública     Open Access  
Revista Política y Estrategia     Open Access  

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Public Policy and Administration
Journal Prestige (SJR): 0.843
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Number of Followers: 22  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0952-0767 - ISSN (Online) 1749-4192
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  • How street-level bureaucrats exercise their discretion to encourage
           clients’ political participation: A case study of Israeli LGBTQ+
           teachers

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      Authors: Maayan Davidovitz
      Abstract: Public Policy and Administration, Ahead of Print.
      Do street-level bureaucrats exercise discretion to encourage clients’ political participation' If so, how, and in what way is it demonstrated' This study examines these questions empirically through 36 semi-structured in-depth interviews with LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer) teachers in Israel. Findings reveal that these street-level bureaucrats encourage clients to participate politically through strategies they adopt both inside and outside the work environment. In the classroom their lessons contain political content and expressions of political protest. Outside school they employ digital media to influence students. Clients’ political participation is manifested both jointly with street-level bureaucrats and independently of them.
      Citation: Public Policy and Administration
      PubDate: 2022-06-16T01:58:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09520767221108287
       
  • Public sector accountability styles in Europe comparing accountability and
           control of agencies in the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the UK

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      Authors: Thomas Schillemans, Sjors Overman, Matthew Flinders, Per Laegreid, Martino Maggetti, Yannis Papadopoulos, Matthew Wood
      Abstract: Public Policy and Administration, Ahead of Print.
      This paper develops and applies the concept of accountability styles for analyzing and comparing accountability practices in different countries. This is relevant as there is considerable scholarship on public sector accountability but only very few comparative studies. Extant studies have shown that national styles of accountability are both marked by convergence as well as the resilience of national differences. The concept of accountability style is adopted to describe and interpret how and why accountability practices differ between administrative systems. It does so by analyzing practices of accountability of public sector agencies in four European democracies with different state traditions: the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the UK. These countries vary with regards to state strength (interventionist propensity) and administrative concentration (high or low centralization). The analysis focuses on the accountability of arms’ length agencies which lends itself for comparisons across counties. The paper shows that the national political-administrative context crucially shapes practices of accountability and accountability regimes of agencies. The Norwegian accountability style is characterized as ‘centralized and convenient’. The UK-style is equally centralized yet not so convenient as it incurs high accountability-process costs on agencies. Switzerland is marked by limited hierarchical accountability. And the Dutch accountability style is comparatively ‘broad and informal’. State strength and administrative concentration explain some of the variance while historical legacies explain additional national variations.
      Citation: Public Policy and Administration
      PubDate: 2022-06-10T01:21:09Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09520767221098292
       
  • Engaging professionals in the strategic renewal of public services: A
           literature review and research agenda

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      Authors: Wiljan Hendrikx, Marlot Kuiper, Nicolette van Gestel
      Abstract: Public Policy and Administration, Ahead of Print.
      Based on an extensive literature review, this article explores the impact of strategic renewal in the public sector on the roles and skills of public professionals. Findings show that successive reforms of New Public Management and New Public Governance have resulted in hybrid role requirements that go beyond the often-debated dichotomy between professionalism and management. Based on our review, we could distinguish four sets of skills for professionals, linking traditional professional expertise to competences for networking and co-creation. Implications for future research are discussed.
      Citation: Public Policy and Administration
      PubDate: 2022-05-27T11:16:33Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09520767221094446
       
  • Collegiality and efficiency in bureaucracy

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      Authors: Mats A Bergman, Annika Fredén
      Abstract: Public Policy and Administration, Ahead of Print.
      This article addresses the relation between the design of regulatory agencies and efficiency, arguing that authority concentrated to a single individual outperforms more collegial decision-making when the regulated firms’ interests are aligned. The tentative explanation is that concentrated leadership reduces the risk for capture. This argument is developed from an empirical case on the markets for mobile and fixed broadband. In the mobile market, the regulated firms are similarly positioned, whereas in the fixed broadband market, the firms typically have adversarial positions, with an incumbent being challenged by entrants. A statistical analysis of regulatory agencies in 33 European countries lends support to the argument that regulation of mobile broadband benefits from having a single decision-maker whereas a bureaucratic regulation with more collegiality functions as well for the fixed broadband.
      Citation: Public Policy and Administration
      PubDate: 2022-05-21T09:04:58Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09520767221093878
       
  • Problematizing partner selection: Collaborative choices and
           decision-making uncertainty

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      Authors: Machiel van der Heijden
      Abstract: Public Policy and Administration, Ahead of Print.
      Although networked collaboration is often linked to positive outcomes, choosing suitable partners for collaboration can be difficult. Actors often only have limited information about the preferences, capabilities, and trustworthiness of prospective collaborators, meaning that considerable uncertainty may underlie collaborative choices. This article analyses the decision-making uncertainty associated with collaborative choices and assesses factors that potentially mitigate such uncertainty. Based on qualitative research, it presents a conceptual model that brings together and specifies mitigating factors at the network-, organizational, and individual-levels of analysis. The developed conceptual model provides a clearer theoretical understanding and presentation of the cross-level factors important to consider when studying collaborative behaviour. In addition, through its focus on uncertainty, it provides more consideration of the challenges that individual officials face when choosing collaborators in complex networked environments.
      Citation: Public Policy and Administration
      PubDate: 2022-04-27T04:27:34Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09520767221088269
       
  • Strategic planning in turbulent times: Still useful'

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      Authors: Åge Johnsen
      Abstract: Public Policy and Administration, Ahead of Print.
      A common criticism of strategic planning is that it is of little use when the environment is turbulent and the future is unpredictable. The last decade has witnessed great environmental turbulence and uncertainty in many conditions that are important for public policy and administration. This study analyses survey data from 144 public sector organisations in Norway in 2020 on how strategic planning has been designed and used over the past 4 years and how managers perceived the usefulness of the strategic planning. Most of the central as well as local government organizations prepared strategic plans in addition to mandatory plans and the managers perceived the net benefit of the strategic planning as positive, even under the turbulent environments of the recent years. A multivariate regression analysis showed that a prospector adaptation, stakeholder participation, use of management tools and ease of use of the strategic planning process had the greatest positive correlation with the perceived usefulness of strategic planning.
      Citation: Public Policy and Administration
      PubDate: 2022-04-25T03:25:40Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09520767221080668
       
  • ‘The Minister Wants it’: Self-Politicisation and Proxy Politics among
           Senior Civil Servants

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      Authors: Erik-Jan van Dorp
      Abstract: Public Policy and Administration, Ahead of Print.
      In this article, I ask how senior civil servants (SCSs) practice functional politicisation. The literature suggests that they balance responsiveness with astuteness towards ministers, while maintaining neutral competence. However, functional politicisation is prone to affect this balance. Drawing on 160 h of ethnographic shadowing in Dutch government, I show three faces of functional politicisation; while directly advising ministers, in the preparation of policy advice and while working in the public eye. The findings suggest that senior civil servants actively try to align their fellow civil servants with their version of the minister’s wishes. This practice of ‘proxy politics’ calls for a shift in functional politicisation research from political ‘skills’ to ‘authority claims’ among senior civil servants. I conclude with urgent implications for politicisation theory and civil service practice.
      Citation: Public Policy and Administration
      PubDate: 2022-04-13T06:42:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09520767221078093
       
  • Narrative policy framework at the macro level—cultural theory-based
           beliefs, science-based narrative strategies, and their uptake in the
           Canadian policy process for genetically modified salmon

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      Authors: Teshanee T Williams, Jennifer Kuzma
      Abstract: Public Policy and Administration, Ahead of Print.
      This study utilizes the Narrative Policy Framework (NPF) and cultural theory to examine the use of policy narratives by coalitions (meso-level) and the institutional uptake (macro-level). We analyze Parliamentary hearings about genetically modified (GM) salmon in Canada to associate narrative strategies with certain cultural worldviews and policy-stances. We explore narrative strategies used by cultural groups with regard to whether they contain the scope of GM salmon issues to “science-only” (direct health and environmental impacts) or expand the issues to “science-plus” (to include broader economic, social, or cultural impacts). Finally, we examine whether certain framings of GM salmon issues or specific cultural narratives are preferentially taken up in the final policy documents generated after the hearings. Our findings reveal significant relationships between policy-stance (pro-vs anti-GM), the cultural disposition of a policy narrative, the narrative strategies being used, and ultimately policy uptake. For example, narratives with hierarchical cultural dispositions were more likely to expand the scope of the issue to science-plus when supporting their own policy position (typically pro-GM) but contain the scope to “science-only” when refuting an anti-GM policy-stance. With regard to policy uptake, final government documents referred more to narratives that contained the scope to “science-only” and expressed hierarchical or individualistic dispositions in comparison to the hearings. This study has practical implications for understanding whose perspectives and arguments are legitimized in national policy debates about GM foods. It also extends NPF theory to how narratives containing specific cultural dispositions and risk-based framings influence policy uptake at the macro-level.
      Citation: Public Policy and Administration
      PubDate: 2022-02-14T01:15:41Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09520767211065609
       
  • Adoption is not enough: Institutionalization of e-participation
           initiatives

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      Authors: Tiina Randma-Liiv
      Abstract: Public Policy and Administration, Ahead of Print.
      This study investigates the institutionalization of e-participation initiatives in six European countries—Estonia, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Scotland, and Spain—using a multiple case study. The following research questions are addressed: How have recently established e-participation initiatives been institutionalized in public administrations' What are the formal and informal aspects of their institutionalization' It is concluded that the adoption of a digital solution does not in itself trigger a change in the policy-making process because the institutionalization of e-participation is not a linear process. The formal institutionalization increases the sustainability, transparency, and throughput legitimacy of e-participation and allows citizen proposals to be handled in a standardized way. Although the formal institutionalization of e-participation is key for an institutional change towards deliberative democracy, it needs to be accompanied by informal institutionalization through the supporting ideas, values, and preferences of politicians and public officials who have the power to change public institutions.
      Citation: Public Policy and Administration
      PubDate: 2022-01-27T07:18:11Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09520767211069199
       
  • Happily unaccountable' Perceptions of accountability by public
           managers

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      Authors: Martino Maggetti, Yannis Papadopoulos
      Abstract: Public Policy and Administration, Ahead of Print.
      This paper opens up the black box of agencies’ accountability relationships and zooms in on their top managers and the perceptions of accountability thereof. So far, very few studies have examined how agency managers perceive and experience attempts to control the public sector organizations that they manage. The paper seeks to address this gap through a focus on “felt” accountability, denoting (1) a manager’s (more or less high) expectation to have to explain substantive decisions to a parent department perceived, (2) to have (more or less) the expertise, and (3) to be (more or less) in a legitimate position to assess those decisions. We empirically explore in two steps (using quantitative and qualitative data) agencies’ felt accountability to the parent department in Switzerland, which presents a puzzling case of relatively low accountability according to a survey of agency managers in seven established democracies (Australia, Denmark, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, and the United Kingdom). Our findings point to the differences between regulatory and non-regulatory agencies and show that the former’s perception of being weakly accountable largely stems from the passive attitude of the parent ministry as official accountability forum. Agency managers interpret this attitude as a manifestation of respect for the agencies’ independence, but also as a consequence of the forum’s lack of time and expertise. In some cases, the parent ministry is not even considered to be the relevant accountability forum, suggesting that this accountability relationship is just one facet of the accountability regime in which agencies are embedded.
      Citation: Public Policy and Administration
      PubDate: 2022-01-27T02:14:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09520767221074487
       
  • Public administration reform and political will in cases of political
           instability: Insights from the Israeli experience

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      Authors: Nissim Cohen
      Abstract: Public Policy and Administration, Ahead of Print.
      How do public administration reforms develop in cases of political instability' Administrative reform has always been on the agenda of governments. Ample literature discusses its necessity and the factors that are associated with both its successes and failures worldwide. Nevertheless, only a few studies discuss the impact of political instability on public administration reform. Focusing on the Israeli experience, we explore public administration reform in the context of political instability. Using content analysis and in-depth interviews, we highlight how political instability adds more costs to politicians’ cost-benefit calculations about actively promoting public administration reform, as well as how it blocks their desire to engage in mundane work when large, visible reforms have been proposed. Our findings indicate that the problems of non-governability and political instability that create the need for administrative reform also create powerful barriers to it—particularly the lack of political will.
      Citation: Public Policy and Administration
      PubDate: 2022-01-27T02:08:35Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09520767221076059
       
  • In trust we trust: The impact of trust in government on excess mortality
           during the COVID-19 pandemic

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      Authors: Bishoy Louis Zaki, Francesco Nicoli, Ellen Wayenberg, Bram Verschuere
      First page: 226
      Abstract: Public Policy and Administration, Ahead of Print.
      The COVID-19 pandemic has brought forward myriad challenges to public policy, central of which is understanding the different contextual factors that can influence the effectiveness of policy responses across different systems. In this article, we explore how trust in government can influence the ability of COVID-19 policy responses to curb excess mortality during the pandemic. Our findings indicate that stringent policy responses play a central role in curbing excess mortality. They also indicate that such relationship is not only influenced by systematic and structural factors, but also by citizens’ trust in government. We leverage our findings to propose a set of recommendations for policymakers on how to enhance crisis policymaking and strengthen the designs of the widely used underlying policy learning processes.
      Citation: Public Policy and Administration
      PubDate: 2022-01-03T03:20:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/09520767211058003
       
 
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