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Police Journal : Theory, Practice and Principles     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 318)
Journal of Management & Organization     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 274)
Academy of Management Annals     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 95)
Journal of European Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 71)
Governance : An International Journal of Policy, Administration and Institutions     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 56)
Public Administration Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 53)
International Journal of Public Leadership     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 52)
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 46)
Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 41)
European Journal of Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 36)
Social Policy & Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Clinical Social Work Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
International Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 30)
Government Information Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Human Resource Development Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
Journal of Public Administration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 28)
Cities     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Government and Opposition     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 27)
Public Choice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
Human Service Organizations Management, Leadership and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Public Policy and Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
American Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Public Administration and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Public Policy And Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 24)
Journal of Nursing Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
Prison Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 22)
Evaluation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Public Administration and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
The Review of International Organizations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
Public Policy and Administration Research     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Poverty & Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
Australian Social Work     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Law, Innovation and Technology     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
Public Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
Critical Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Social Work Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
International Review of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Journal of Public Administration and Policy Research     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
Electronic Government, an International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Policy Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Policy Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis : Research and Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Social Work Education: The International Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Public Personnel Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
Local Government Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Social Service Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 12)
Policy & Internet     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement     Open Access   (Followers: 12)
International Tax and Public Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Journal of Community Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
Citizenship Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Research on Economic Inequality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Canadian Public Administration/Administration Publique Du Canada     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Politics and Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 10)
Policy Studies Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
eJournal of eDemocracy and Open Government     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Administrative Theory & Praxis     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
Middle East Law and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
Frontiers in Public Health Services and Systems Research     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Public Works Management & Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Publius: The Journal of Federalism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Gesundheitsökonomie & Qualitätsmanagement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Surveillance and Society     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
State and Local Government Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Journal of Entrepreneurship and Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Teaching Public Administration     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
Growth and Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
Journal of Developing Areas     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Just Policy: A Journal of Australian Social Policy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
Public Sector     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
PLOS Currents : Disasters     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Public Organization Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Law, Democracy & Development     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Risk, Hazards & Crisis in Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
NISPAcee Journal of Public Administration and Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Affairs and Global Strategy     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Parliaments, Estates and Representation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
European Journal of Government and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Administrative Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Commonwealth Journal of Local Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Singapore Economic Review, The     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
African Journal of Governance and Development     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Africa’s Public Service Delivery and Performance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Policy & Governance Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Governance and Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Journal of Public Budgeting, Accounting & Financial Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Congress & the Presidency: A Journal of Capital Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
Electronic Journal of e-Government     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Electronic Government Research     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Statistics and Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Pittsburgh Tax Review     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Nordic Tax Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Public Governance Research     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Perspectives on Public Management and Governance     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
Governance Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Études rurales     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Gaceta Sanitaria     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Accounting and the Public Interest     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Georgia Journal of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Economic and Administrative Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Regional Science Policy & Practice     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Park and Recreation Administration     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Journal of Chinese Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
European Policy Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
National Civic Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Asian Public Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Cuadernos de Relaciones Laborales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Éthique publique     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
BAR. Brazilian Administration Review     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Gestión y Política Pública     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Federal Governance     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista de Administração IMED     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
The Philanthropist     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
South Asian Journal of Macroeconomics and Public Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Studi Organizzativi     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
Visión de futuro     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Economics, Finance and Administrative Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Development and Administrative Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
In Vestigium Ire     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Revista Desenvolvimento Social     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Tendencias     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Administory. Zeitschrift für Verwaltungsgeschichte     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Social Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Jurnal Administrasi Publik : Public Administration Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Public Procurement     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Organization Theory and Behavior     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Gestão Pública : Práticas e Desafios     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Arbetsliv i omvandling     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Review of Public Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Journal of Public Affairs Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Corrections : Policy, Practice and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Retos de la Dirección     Open Access  
Investigación Administrativa     Open Access  
Territory, Politics, Governance     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Community Well-Being     Hybrid Journal  
Molung Educational Frontier     Open Access  
Journal of Administrative and Management     Open Access  
FEU Academic Review     Open Access  
Dhammathas Academic Journal     Open Access  
Public Inspiration     Open Access  
Economic and Regional Studies / Studia Ekonomiczne i Regionalne     Open Access  
Jurnal Niara     Open Access  
Icelandic Review of Politics and Administration     Open Access  
Stat & Styring     Full-text available via subscription  
Revista de Direito da Administração Pública     Open Access  
Sosyoekonomi     Open Access  
ESPAÇO PÚBLICO : Revista do Mestrado Profissional em Políticas Públicas da UFPE     Open Access  
Revista de Administração     Open Access  
Administración Pública y Sociedad     Open Access  
Perspectivas em Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
JKAP (Jurnal Kebijakan dan Administrasi Publik)     Open Access  
Revista Iberoamericana de Estudios Municipales     Open Access  
Estado, Gobierno y Gestión Pública     Open Access  
Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Revista Política y Estrategia     Open Access  
TEC Empresarial     Open Access  
Sinergia : Revista do Instituto de Ciências Econômicas, Administrativas e Contábeis     Open Access  
ECA Sinergia : Revista Especializada en Economía, Contabilidad y Administración     Open Access  
Revista Foco     Open Access  
Revue Gouvernance     Open Access  
Revista de Direito Sociais e Políticas Públicas     Open Access  
Revista Digital de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences     Open Access  
Jurnal Bina Praja : Journal of Home Affairs Governance     Open Access  
Revista de Administração Geral     Open Access  
Jurnal Ilmiah Administrasi Publik     Open Access  
Cadernos Gestão Pública e Cidadania     Open Access  
Revista Eurolatinoamericana de Derecho Administrativo     Open Access  
Journal of Social and Administrative Sciences     Open Access  
Prawo Budżetowe Państwa i Samorządu     Open Access  
Law and Administration in Post-Soviet Europe     Open Access  
RACE - Revista de Administração, Contabilidade e Economia     Open Access  
Organizações & Sociedade     Open Access  
Rivista trimestrale di scienza dell'amministrazione     Full-text available via subscription  
FOR Rivista per la formazione     Full-text available via subscription  
Sri Lanka Journal of Development Administration     Open Access  
Wroclaw Review of Law, Administration & Economics     Open Access  
Journal of Science and Sustainable Development     Full-text available via subscription  
eJournal of Public Affairs     Open Access  
Administração Pública e Gestão Social     Open Access  
Revista Mexicana de Análisis Político y Administración Pública     Open Access  
Revista Brasileira de Administração Científica     Open Access  
Future Studies Research Journal : Trends and Strategies     Open Access  
REAd : Revista eletrônica de administração     Open Access  
Pyramides     Open Access  
Documentos y Aportes en Administración Pública y Gestión Estatal     Open Access  
Cuadernos de Administración     Open Access  
AQ - Australian Quarterly     Full-text available via subscription  
Orientación y Sociedad : Revista Internacional e Interdisciplinaria de Orientación Vocacional Ocupacional     Open Access  
Revista Panamericana de Salud Pública     Open Access  
EURE (Santiago) - Revista Latinoamericana de Estudios Urbano Regionales     Open Access  
Acta Universitatis Danubius. Administratio     Open Access  
Liinc em Revista     Open Access  
Ids Working Papers     Hybrid Journal  

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American Review of Public Administration
Journal Prestige (SJR): 2.062
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Number of Followers: 24  
 
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ISSN (Print) 0275-0740 - ISSN (Online) 1552-3357
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  • The Experience of Active Representation in South Korea: How Marriage-Based
           Immigrant Public Servants Represent Their Clients

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      Authors: Junghwa Choi, Scott Robinson
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      A long research tradition has argued that representative public servants regularly advocate for the interests of clients like themselves—whether similarity is based on race, ethnicity, or gender. This article broadens the representative bureaucracy literature to explore a different basis for advocacy (marriage-based immigrant status) using unique qualitative data. To explore the experience of representation from the perspective of public servants, we conducted semi-structured interviews with marriage-based immigrant public servants in South Korea in 2017. Our results indicate that while marriage-based immigrant public servants actively attempt to address the needs of the marriage-based immigrant population, advocacy is often a learned behavior rather than the reason public servants sought their positions. It is also observed that their efforts to represent the marriage-based immigrant population are heavily limited by institutional factors of South Korea such as insecure job status and the lack of a critical mass of marriage-based immigrant public servants.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-09-14T11:13:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231201674
       
  • The Adoption and Implementation of Artificial Intelligence Chatbots in
           Public Organizations: Evidence from U.S. State Governments

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      Authors: Tzuhao Chen, Mila Gascó-Hernandez, Marc Esteve
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      Although the use of artificial intelligence (AI) chatbots in public organizations has increased in recent years, three crucial gaps remain unresolved. First, little empirical evidence has been produced to examine the deployment of chatbots in government contexts. Second, existing research does not distinguish clearly between the drivers of adoption and the determinants of success and, therefore, between the stages of adoption and implementation. Third, most current research does not use a multidimensional perspective to understand the adoption and implementation of AI in government organizations. Our study addresses these gaps by exploring the following question: what determinants facilitate or impede the adoption and implementation of chatbots in the public sector' We answer this question by analyzing 22 state agencies across the U.S.A. that use chatbots. Our analysis identifies ease of use and relative advantage of chatbots, leadership and innovative culture, external shock, and individual past experiences as the main drivers of the decisions to adopt chatbots. Further, it shows that different types of determinants (such as knowledge-base creation and maintenance, technology skills and system crashes, human and financial resources, cross-agency interaction and communication, confidentiality and safety rules and regulations, and citizens’ expectations, and the COVID-19 crisis) impact differently the adoption and implementation processes and, therefore, determine the success of chatbots in a different manner. Future research could focus on the interaction among different types of determinants for both adoption and implementation, as well as on the role of specific stakeholders, such as IT vendors.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-09-12T06:01:17Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231200522
       
  • Trust and Street-Level Bureaucrats’ Willingness to Risk Their Lives for
           Others: The Case of Brazilian Law Enforcement

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      Authors: Nissim Cohen, Gabriela Lotta, Rafael Alcadipani, Teddy Lazebnik
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      Trust has proven to be a predictor of organizational outcomes. In some cases, such as law enforcement, achieving organizational goals requires workers to be willing to risk their lives. Is there a link between street-level bureaucrats’ (SLBs) willingness to endanger their own lives for the public and their trust in their peers, managers, and the institution to which they belong' Using a national survey of 2,733 police officers in Brazil and machine-learning-based methods, we found that there is a significant link between their willingness to risk their lives for others and their trust in their peers, managers, and the institution to which they belong. Our findings indicate that while these SLBs were very willing to risk their lives for certain groups, their willingness declined sharply for others such as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ)+ people and the homeless. In addition, police officers’ perceptions about discrimination, police professionalism, and organizational commitment and support are linearly linked to their willingness to risk their lives. Our findings demonstrate the important role of trust in understanding public servants’ practices in the extreme context of risking their lives for others.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-09-12T06:00:37Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231200468
       
  • Public Service Motivation and Trust in Government: An Examination Across
           the Federal, State, and Local Levels in the United States

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      Authors: Colt Jensen, Jaclyn Piatak
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      In the United States, trust in government across the federal, state, and local levels has been on the decline for decades. With increasing polarization and politicization, the work of public administrators is frequently made more difficult by challenges that stem from low levels of public trust—responding to these challenges as well as recent calls that encourage public administrators to regain the trust of the public they serve. Could public service motivation (PSM) promote trust in government' We examine the association between PSM and trust in government across the federal, state, and local levels of government in the United States. We find that the association between PSM and governmental trust varies by level of government. At the state and local levels, PSM is positively associated with trust in government. However, we find no significant relationship between PSM and trust at the federal level. Thus, there exists the potential for state and local administrators to use PSM to build trust in the government and to facilitate improved policy implementation. Our findings also provide insight into how key predictors of public trust in government vary at the federal, state, and local levels of the U.S. government.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-09-12T05:54:18Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231200449
       
  • Police Mentoring of At-Risk Youth: Case Study of Police-Led Mentoring
           Program Leadership Development

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      Authors: Vernise Estorcien
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      Police-led organizations provide officers with the ability to mentor youth in a nurturing environment that empowers them to succeed academically, behaviorally, and socially. This article focuses on how police officers mentor youths in a major urban area in the southeast. A case study was presented of a police-led organization, which included in-depth interviews with program leaders and mentors, participant observations, and a review of secondary sources over 2 years. The main findings from the study are as follows: (1) program leaders emphasize that caring mentors need to be empathetic toward youth exposed to gun violence, (2) officers’ previous experiences matter for their motivation to become mentors, and (3) officers stimulate students by taking them out of their usual social environments. This research expands the theoretical understanding of how police-led organizations influence the lives of youth exposed to gun violence. The characteristics of police officers who serve as mentors are crucial and can impact program outcomes. Practical implications for program leaders are discussed.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-08-30T07:22:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231192962
       
  • First Responders and the COVID-19 Pandemic: How Organizational Strategies
           Can Promote Workforce Retention

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      Authors: Christa L. Remington, Kaila Witkowski, N. Emel Ganapati, Andrea M. Headley, Santina L. Contreras
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      Workforce retention is a current challenge for public administration, and there are continued questions about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the public safety workforce and their willingness to serve. Past studies have shown there are limits to what first responders will endure during complex and uncertain emergencies, leading them to potentially leave their position. Using a nationwide survey (n = 3,582), in-depth interviews (n = 91), and a visual methodology called PhotoVoice, this study examines the factors impacting threats to workforce retention (i.e., role abandonment and turnover intentions) among first responders and the ways public organizations can mitigate this negative impact. The results show personal or family risk may contribute to first responders’ decisions to quit, while an understanding of public risk may promote retention. We identify several organizational strategies (e.g., emotional safety, sufficient protective equipment, standard operating procedures) that may reduce retention threats.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-08-16T05:45:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231192968
       
  • Public Sector Unionization and Government Contracting: A Meta-analysis of
           Four Decades of Empirical Evidence

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      Authors: Jiahuan Lu, Yiying Chen, Wan-Ju Hung
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      Within the large body of literature on government contracting, the effect of public sector unionization on contracting out is still unsettled even after decades of research. Previous literature proposes that unionization may both inhibit and motivate contracting out, making the net effect difficult to predict. Through a meta-analysis of 232 effects drawn from 49 existing studies spanning over four decades, we find that jurisdictions with higher levels of public sector unionization generally contract out more in public service delivery. Further metaregression analysis suggests that unionization has a weaker effect when governments engage in intergovernmental contracting but a stronger effect when governments contract out for technical services. Unionization also has a stronger effect on how much a government contracts out than on whether a government contracts out. Overall, unionization is a relevant, but not necessarily robust, factor in driving contracting out, and its exact effect may vary slightly by context.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-08-07T06:44:55Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231193177
       
  • Resist, Recover, Renew: Fiscal Resilience as a Strategic Response to
           Economic Uncertainty

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      Authors: Manita Rao, Juliet Ann Musso, Matthew M. Young
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      The cyclicality of economic recessions worsens fiscal stability and increases vulnerability to future shocks. This article argues that the concept of resilience provides an important frame for understanding the dynamic character of public financial management. The study introduces a theoretical framework that decomposes fiscal resilience into precrisis fiscal resistance, postcrisis fiscal recovery, and long-term fiscal renewal. It empirically tests the model employing a Cox proportional hazard model and over three decades of data (1991–2018) covering two previous recessions—the dotcom recession and the Great Recession. The findings indicate that although strategic decisions associated with revenue diversification and countercyclical capacity facilitate fiscal resilience, specific features of local government finances such as the revenue structure and service structure are critical to fiscal recovery and renewal. In addition, the underlying characteristics of each recession affect whether institutional and economic conditions facilitate fiscal resilience. The article discusses implications for financial management and emphasizes embedding resiliency-based frameworks in local government strategic planning.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-08-07T06:43:45Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231186424
       
  • Can Managerial Communication Reduce Ambiguity Among Service Professionals
           About Volunteer Roles in Coproduction' An Experimental Test

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      Authors: Ulrich Thy Jensen, Mette Kjærgaard Thomsen
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      Despite the clear benefits volunteers can bring to public service organizations, their involvement may also create or exacerbate challenges for managers in ensuring clear roles for professionals staffing such organizations. We argue that simple, strategic communication messages can clarify the relative roles of volunteers and professionals. We test this assertion with a low-cost experimental communication experiment embedded in a survey of 240 professionals employed at nursing homes in Denmark. Our results show that strategic communication to clarify volunteer roles reduces professionals’ perceived ambiguity about volunteer roles and the relative roles of volunteers and professional staff. These results are encouraging as many public service organizations seek to involve more volunteers, and managers can implement the kind of strategic communication studied in this article straightforwardly without high costs.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-08-03T06:16:27Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231191286
       
  • The Effects of Organizational Scandals on the Desirability of Public
           Organizations as Places to Work: Evidence From the VA Waitlist Scandal

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      Authors: Shinwoo Lee, Gordon Abner, Taha Hameduddin
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      Public administration scholars have extensively explored organizational scandals through two lenses: (1) inside stories of organizational scandals examining the main causes of scandals and (2) the effects of scandals on trust in government, trust in governmental officials, and public financing. Yet, we know little about how organizational scandals affect government employees’ work attitudes. Understanding how public employees react to organizational scandals deserves scholarly attention because public employees not only execute their agencies’ key functions and programs but are involved in actively addressing the organization's failures. To address this gap, we apply a quasi-experimental approach using the 2014 Department of Veterans Affairs waitlist scandal, with a specific focus on the effects of the scandal on employee job satisfaction and perceived organizational attractiveness. Empirical results using the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey from 2011 to 2017 show that the organizational scandal had a negative effect on both outcomes.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-08-01T07:33:44Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231191524
       
  • Contracting Out and Its Outcomes in Public Health: A Case of New York
           Counties

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      Authors: Shihyun Noh, Ji Hyung Park
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      Previous studies have reported a positive relationship between local government spending and health outcomes. However, there is limited scholarly research on how the different policy tools used for delivering public health services affect the health of local residents. This study adopted a comprehensive model, widely utilized in health policy and management research, to control for health behaviors, socioeconomic factors, physical environment, and clinical care. It provides evidence that a county with higher health spending through contracting has a higher health ranking among New York counties, indicating that service provision arrangements affect health outcomes. Thus, county efforts to improve health outcomes should consider the effects of differing service delivery arrangements.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-07-20T05:17:05Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231185844
       
  • Descriptive and Symbolic: The Connection Between Political Representation
           and Citizen Satisfaction with Municipal Public Services

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      Authors: Aliza Forman-Rabinovici, Itai Beeri
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      While theories of local democracy mark political representation as highly important in determining the quality and perception of public services, little has been done to explore the empirical connection. This represents a lacuna in our understanding of how representation affects citizen wellbeing and how citizens determine their satisfaction with public services. We focus on descriptive and symbolic dimensions of representation to elucidate how representation influences citizens’, and minority citizens’ in particular, experience with public services. Utilizing a survey of residents of Haifa, Israel, our findings imply that beyond the descriptive makeup of municipal elected bodies, symbolic dimensions of representation might be even more important for understanding citizen satisfaction. Symbolic representation may impact satisfaction directly and through its contribution to other feelings about government. These findings expand understandings of the importance of diversity in political representation, determinants of satisfaction and how dynamics of good governance contribute to citizens’ experiences.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-07-17T03:00:31Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231187539
       
  • Local Control, Discretion, and Administrative Burden: SNAP Interview
           Waivers and Caseloads During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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      Authors: Colleen Heflin, William Clay Fannin, Leonard Lopoo
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      During the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. Department of Agriculture waived the certification interview for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), substantially reducing the administrative burden associated with SNAP application for both applicants and agencies. Using primary policy data collected from ten county-administered states, we find that only 27% of counties implemented the interview waiver. Further, models of local decision-making indicate that public health risk, demographic vulnerability and economic need, and political orientation in the county were not statistically significant predictors of waiver use. Finally, we find that the waiver choice did affect SNAP caseloads: using difference-in-difference models that make use of the natural experiment, we find that counties that adopted the SNAP interview waivers experienced a 5% increase in SNAP caseloads.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-07-17T02:53:04Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231186423
       
  • Technology 3.0: Police Officers’ Perceptions Towards Technology
           Shifts

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      Authors: Neomi Frisch Aviram, Catarina Correa, Roberto Oliviera
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      Police units worldwide are going through a three-generational technological shift: from “street” to “screen” to “system” technologies. This paper focuses on how these digital shifts shape police officers’ perceptions. First, concerning the change from “street” to “screen” police, it focuses on how it changes police officers’ perceptions of discretion and burnout. The shift from “screen” to “system” policy focuses on how perceptions towards “screen” technologies shape the receptivity of “system” technologies. We address these questions using a mixed-method approach to analyze Brazilian police officers’ shift from the Military Police to the Environmental Military Police. Findings suggest that changing from “street” to “screen” police reduces burnout and limited discretion among police officers. Moreover, usefulness in achieving professional goals and perceptions of monitoring via “screen” technology predict receptivity to “system” technology. We conclude that street-level bureaucrats’ perceptions of technological shifts are essential to acknowledge when planning and implementing such changes.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-07-10T06:42:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231186791
       
  • Acquiesce, Compromise, or Avoid' Collaboration, Coordination, &
           Cooperation as Different Strategic Responses to Institutional Pressures

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      Authors: Donna Sedgwick, Robin Hargroder Lemaire
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      Collaboration is often touted as the ideal interorganizational relationship (IOR) to tackle many challenging social problems; however, collaboration is just one of many types of IORs that public managers can undertake. This article presents public managers’ decisions to cooperate, coordinate, or collaborate with program partners as strategic responses of avoiding, compromising, or acquiescing, respectively. We argue that perceptions of coercive, normative, and mimetic pressures influence the likelihood to undertake different IORs; specifically, as managers experience combined isomorphic pressures, they are more likely to acquiesce and collaborate with program partners. Findings from our qualitative study of federal and state preschool programs in Virginia, USA reveal that as managers perceive additional pressures they are more likely to pursue more involved IORs. Unexpectedly, we find that cooperators perceive few isomorphic pressures, and we also find that perceived deterrent isomorphic pressures distinguish coordinators from collaborators. These findings offer insight about how organizational field pressures can affect strategic IOR responses.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-07-10T06:41:00Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231186426
       
  • In the Shadow of Administrative Decentralization: The Impact of Devolution
           on Subnational Service Provision

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      Authors: Yiran Li, Shuo Chen, Yaohui Peng
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      Decentralization is often regarded as a panacea for achieving good governance. Yet few studies have explored how devolution (to subnational governments) affects policy agendas. In this article, we investigate how devolution affects two aspects of public service provision—economic growth and environmental protection based on the experience of China. The results show that the devolution simultaneously promotes local economic development and damages the environment. These mixed effects can be attributed to the administrative mechanism of the interaction between devolution and the distribution of government attention, which is more concerned with outcomes that can be observed in the short run rather than the long run. Our results highlight the complexity of governance and demonstrate the architecture for an effective policy framework design.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-07-10T02:27:38Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231185849
       
  • Ethical Performance in Local Governments: An Empirical Study of
           Organizational Leadership and Ethics Culture

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      Authors: Tansu Demir, Christopher G. Reddick, Bruce J. Perlman
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      How to promote ethical conduct in the public sector has been discussed extensively in the public administration literature, yet empirical studies that employ comprehensive datasets are rare. This study proposes a hybrid model to explain ethical performance in local governments. Results of our study point to the importance of leadership in creating ethical organizations. Analysis of comprehensive survey data collected from local governments supports our hypothesis that organizational leadership not only promotes ethical behavior directly but also indirectly through reinforcing ethics culture in local governments. This paper discusses the practical implications of our findings and advances some recommendations to enhance ethical conduct in the public sector.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-05-17T06:37:06Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231175653
       
  • The Public Value of Citizens’ Initiatives: Evidence from a Dutch
           Municipality

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      Authors: Steven Blok, A. W. van Buuren, H. J. M. Fenger
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      Active citizens who take initiative are generally regarded as desirable. However, the precise reasons why citizens’ initiatives are considered valuable and what their value consists of remain unclear, vague, and often unanswered. In this study, we used Q methodology to explore how civil servants, local politicians, and societal actors in a Dutch municipality view the public value of citizens’ initiatives. The analysis reveals four distinct views of the value of citizens’ initiatives: a view that values intangible results, a view that values a hands-on mentality, a view that values acting out of a sense of purpose, and a view that values citizens organizing and acting out of their own interests. Theoretically, we distinguish between material, immaterial, and process-oriented interpretations of values, and empirically this distinction shows that across the four value views, the process-oriented values are the most disagreed upon. Finally, we find common ground between the value views that we label “selfish collectivism.” This is the view that appreciates citizens’ initiatives for solving problems for the sake of the community, not for their altruism, but because they are self-serving. The strong differences in value views suggest that there is a risk that subsequent policy language and instruments based on these views could lead to conflict between the actors involved.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-05-17T06:35:46Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231175162
       
  • Joseph R. Biden as a Multi-layered President

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      Authors: Charles T. Goodsell
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      A little understood reason for the success of the Biden Presidency is the occupant's range of role diversity. His multiple forms of leadership allow him to present himself as the situation warrants at a moment's notice. This skill refers not just to varied speaking styles but wholly different personae. Eight of these roles are illustrated and evaluated: Mentor, Commander, Lawgiver, Warrior, Advocate, Visionary, Preacher, and Comforter.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-05-10T04:42:32Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231171686
       
  • Measuring the Effects of Federal Budget Dysfunction: Impacts of Continuing
           Resolutions on Public Procurement

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      Authors: Spencer T. Brien, Korey W. Letterle, Paul A. Kantner
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      This study measures the behavioral effects of continuing resolutions by examining their impact on federal procurement activities. The restrictions imposed by continuing resolutions are explored as an example of political control over a public organization. The analysis employs a dataset describing the timing of U.S. Marine Corps purchase orders for goods and services. Individual purchase orders were sampled over a four-year period (2016−2019) that endured continuing resolutions of different lengths. The analysis examines the impact of continuing resolutions on the number of purchase orders initiated, the duration of their review period, and the dollar amount per request. The results depict multiple impacts that appear to concentrate on requests for services rather than commodities. These findings help quantify the magnitude of the disruptions caused by federal budgetary dysfunction.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-03-29T06:34:24Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231165015
       
  • Analytic Bureaucracy and the Policy Process: Evidence from California

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      Authors: Henry Flatt, Nhat-Dang Do
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      We argue that “analytic” bureaucratic agencies are essential actors in the policy process because of their role acting as both information processing organizations and policy design specialists. Analytic agencies can exert unique influence over lawmaking activities because legislators consider them expert informational sources in a multitude of areas. Rather than assume policy advice falls rigidly into either “political” or “technical” forms of information, we show that an analytic office can produce both types of content. Whereas previous policy process scholarship almost exclusively examines elected officials and federal agencies, this article tests our theory using a state agency, California's Department of Finance (DOF). Our findings demonstrate how the Governor delegates partisan legislative signaling duties and neutral expert budgetary advice to the same trusted analytic personnel. The data include every introduced bill in six recently completed legislative sessions and show how DOF recommendations are strongly associated with bill passage and the Governor's veto.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-03-21T07:09:14Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231164414
       
  • Intra-Organizational Communication in Public Agencies: The Effects of
           Contracting Out Core Services

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      Authors: Federica Fusi, Fengxiu Zhang, Eric W. Welch
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      This article develops and tests a set of hypotheses examining how contracting out of public services affects intra-organizational communication in public agencies (i.e., the principal organization). We draw from two competing perspectives: contracting scholarship argues that outsourcing reduces an organization's structural complexity and enhances intra-organizational communication, while organizational communication studies suggest that outsourcing might lead to fragmented communication pathways and a loss of information. In order to reconcile these perspectives, we examine how different characteristics of an organization's contracting network affect both the internal gathering and dissemination of information. Using survey and contractual relationship data from approximately 200 US transit agencies, we find that contracting out a large portion of services improves intra-organizational communication but this positive effect decreases as the number of contractors grows. Long and stable relationships with contractors negatively affect intra-organizational communication, especially when occurring with private—as compared to public—contractors. Our results suggest the need to further investigate intra-organizational communication in contracting networks and better understand how it may affect organizational performance and contract management.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-03-17T06:21:22Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231162346
       
  • Exploring the Relationship Between Privatization in Public Service
           Delivery and Coproduction: Evidence from U.S. Local Governments

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      Authors: Yuan (Daniel) Cheng, Jeffrey L. Brudney, Lucas Meijs
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      Since the New Public Management Movement, privatization has become a popular approach for delivering public services. However, few studies empirically assess the relationship between privatization of public service delivery and citizen participation in coproduction. Taking advantage of a national survey of U.S. local government chief administrators, this study aims to contribute to the literature by exploring the link between these two important mechanisms of public service provision. Our findings indicate that local governments are more likely to involve citizens in coproduction when a larger proportion of service delivery is privatized. Regarding various types of coproduction, privatization in public service delivery is positively associated with the likelihood of citizen involvement in co-planning, co-design, and co-assessment, but not in co-delivery. Finally, compared to for-profit service providers, involving nonprofit organizations in public service delivery is likely to create more opportunities for citizens to be involved in the coproduction of public services.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-03-02T05:55:23Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231155410
       
  • The Practice and Politics of Secretary General Appointments

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      Authors: Erik-Jan Van Dorp
      Abstract: The American Review of Public Administration, Ahead of Print.
      The question of who is appointed to key administrative posts at the expense of whom lies at the heart of public administration research. In this paper, I study what career experiences have increased senior civil servants’ chances of being appointed to a secretary general position. The civil service politicization and core executive literatures suggest such appointments are impacted by loyalty, ability, and proximity to power. These hypotheses are investigated using a mixed methods research design combining quantitative analysis of the career paths of all active senior civil servants in the years 2000–2020 (n = 247) with 22 elite interviews with cabinet ministers and bureaucrats in the Netherlands. The main findings of this paper are that active affiliation with minister-delivering political parties and having worked in the prime minister's office significantly increased the odds of a candidate's appointment to an SG position, whereas managerial experience did not. These findings challenge the conventional theory of nonpoliticized appointments and unlock possibilities for comparative research on bureaucrats’ biographies.
      Citation: The American Review of Public Administration
      PubDate: 2023-02-17T06:04:25Z
      DOI: 10.1177/02750740231155408
       
 
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