Journal of Health and Human Services Administration (JHHS)
In June of 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court delivered two landmark decisions for the LGBT community: United States v. Windsor (570 U.S. 2013) and Hollingsworth, et al., v. Kristin M. Perry (570 U.S. 2013). Known as the “Rainbow Rulings,” these two cases advanced gay rights specifically and civil rights in general. The Windsor case struck down the federal Defense of Marriage Act and instated federal benefits to married gay couples. The Perry case, also known as Proposition 8, restored marriage equality in California. To commemorate this landmark event, JHHSA is soliciting papers that focus on the impact of these cases. Papers should address either a legal analysis or policy implementation. Topics can include but are not limited to:
- Adoption Requirements
- Employment Discrimination
- Health care Benefits
- Military Service
If you are interested in being considered for this symposium, submit a half-page proposal describing the topic of the paper and how it relates to one of the two legal cases identified above. Please include a working title, author(s) name, contact information, and affiliation.
The symposium is sponsored by the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) LGBT section. Claire Mostel serves as Chair. The guest editors for this symposium are Lorenda A. Naylor, ASPA LGBT Secretary, University of Baltimore and Heather Wyatt-Nichol, ASPA LGBT Member, University of Baltimore
Questions and proposals should be submitted to Lorenda A Naylor at
email@example.com by November 30, 2013. If accepted, the draft manuscript will be due by January 15, 2014. Acceptance of the proposal does not guarantee publication in JHHSA. Completed papers will undergo full blind review.
Public Administration Quarterly (PAQ) CALL FOR PAPERS
Accountability in Nonprofit Organizations
In the past two decades there has been a significant change from a ‘trust me’ to a ‘show me’-culture in the non-profit sector. The pressure of “doing well while doing good,” as Summers and Kanter (1987) stated more than two and a half decades ago, has been manifested in recent years as legislative and public expectations to see tangible evidence for it.
Non-profit organizations are increasingly forced to demonstrate how they perform and whether they are efficiently and effectively managed. As such, they are expected to assure fiduciary responsibility by managers, facilitate better decision making by all non-profit employees and, greater oversight by governing boards. If we accept the notion that in the for-profit sector communication, motivation, control and innovation are possible drivers for performance measurement we must ask the following question: should performance measurement in the non-profit sector be allowed to focus only or mostly on financial or fiduciary accountability?
We are inviting qualitative and quantitative papers addressing various aspects and issues concerning “Accountability in Non-Profit Organizations” We are looking for case studies, meta literature reviews and, innovative conceptual think-pieces addressing subjects such as:
- Operationalizing accountability and performance management
- Accountability and organizational learning
- Accountability, performance measurement and decision-making
- Accountability reporting: issues and practices in an international comparative perspective,
- Recent trends in auditing of non-profits,
- Good Governance and Transparency issues in non-profit organizations : Emerging trends, current practices and challenges,
- Community based oversight mechanisms of non-profit organizations;
- Accountability of watchdog non-profit organizations.
- Formal and informal accountability issues (or models) in non-profit organizations
Please submit a brief abstract of no more than one page to
firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com by 15, November 2013 for the initial selection. Submitters whose papers are selected will be notified by November 30. A full version of the paper (approximately 20 pages) that complies with PAQ style must be submitted for blind peer review by February 28, 2014. The deadline for turning in the revised papers following blind peer review is June 30, 2014.
Public Administration Review and Suffolk University guest editors, Aimee Williamson and Brenda Bond, seek article proposals for a symposium on the public administration response to the Boston Marathon attacks. The focus of this symposium will be on lessons learned, gaps remaining, and new issues for public administration since 9/11. With much in print about the failures of interagency coordination and communication leading up to the attacks on 9/11, the public and nonprofit response to the Boston Marathon bombings brings an opportunity to evaluate where we are now and to illustrate some exceptional efforts of public and nonprofit administrators and organizations. We seek to apply key public administration issues to public and nonprofit roles in the preparation and prevention efforts made since 9/11, the response in the immediate aftermath of the attacks to secure the area and tend to victims, the manhunt that followed, and the ongoing efforts to achieve justice for victims and the community.
Editors welcome proposals on a wide range of issues related to public administration. We request that all papers connect the recent events with relevant public administration theory and touch upon the theme of lessons learned, gaps remaining, and new issues for public administration since 9/11. We encourage proposals based on empirical evidence and those that will increase our understanding of public administration under such circumstances.
Examples of possible areas include ntergovernmental relations and interagency collaboration.
The recent events provide an opportunity to identify and evaluate systems in place to improve coordination and communication in prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery efforts. How far have we come in this area and how much farther do we need to move?
Articles could consider the interagency coordination related to intelligence efforts prior to the attack, the immediate aftermath of securing the area and tending to the victims, the resulting manhunt, and/or community recovery efforts.
Leadership. Examples of exemplary leaders in public safety, hospital administration, or nonprofit management have emerged throughout these events, illustrating key leadership skills, traits, and behaviors. Articles could provide profiles of key leaders or analyze the situation in the context of leadership theories and concepts, such as roving leadership or leadership in crisis.
Role of nonprofit and community organizations. This attack highlights the important role of nonprofit and community efforts in this era of governance, including the BAA, local hospitals, the American Red Cross, the Salvation Army, and the establishment of the One Fund Boston. Coordination among such organizations and the public sector is of particular interest. For example, are there lessons learned from the creation of Boston’s Medical Intelligence Center or the establishment of the One Fund Boston of value for other communities?
Role of the media and/or social networking. What are the implications of changes in the media and other communication tools for protecting for homeland security, community policing, and/or public administration more broadly?
The broader community as contributors. The role of private citizens and businesses has changed since September 2001. What are the implications for the relationship between the public and the police, public information systems, or the medical community?
Proposals (an abstract will suffice) and any questions can be directed to Aimee Williamson and Brenda Bond at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than July 31, 2013. Plan to submit final papers by September 30, 2013. Editors are working on a tight deadline in an effort to publish this symposium in the spring of 2014 in recognition of the one-year anniversary of the Boston Marathon attacks.
PAR QUARTERLY SYMPOSIUM
Revisiting the 'Theory of Justice'
This symposium will examine issues related to social justice in the twenty-first century in the context of Public Administration. Submissions may consider the following:
The symposium provides authors with an opportunity to address, analyze and possibly even provide solutions to current issues involving social justice. The editors welcome various kinds of full manuscripts including those that are comparative, conceptual, or empirically constructed.
- What does justice mean in the 21st Century?
- How is justice defined within Public Administration?
- How do issues of equity, responsibility, and democracy play into how PA defines justice and who is afforded its luxury?
- What role have social institutions, public policy, and/or public administration played in the (mis) interpretation of justice?
To be considered for the symposium, authors should submit a completed manuscript by July 1, 2013 accompanied with a cover letter that includes the author’s name, affiliation, email address, and primary phone number. Personal information should be on the cover letter only, no identifiable information should be included within the manuscript. All papers submitted will undergo a blind peer-review. After peer review authors may be asked to revise and resubmit the manuscript. In that case, final revisions are due by December 1, 2013.
Manuscripts should conform to the Journal of Public Administration Quarterly guidelines, which can be found at http://www.spaef.com/authors.php.
Questions and symposium submissions should be forwarded to:
Tia Sheree Gaynor-Rouse, Marist College, email@example.com, or
Hindy L. Schachter, New Jersey Institute of Technology, firstname.lastname@example.org
The deadline for submissions is July 1, 2013. To read the full proposal call for papers, click here.
JPAE CALL FOR MANUSCRIPTS
The Journal of Public Affairs Education, announces a special symposium on “Pedagogical Perspectives on Race, Class and Gender in Community Development.”
It has long been established within the field of community development, in addition to other academic disciplines, that the historical development of power relations within local communities tends to have a disparate impact on racial and ethnic minorities, women, and other individuals that are part of the ‘underclass’, which subsequently results, at least rhetorically, in the necessity for broader social responses of community development. Since community development usually attempts to build agency and capacity among these historically neglected groups, it raises the questions: how are community development practitioners and academics trained to work with these disadvantaged groups in order to yield more successful community development outcomes? And, what are the best practices for integrating race, class, and gender into community development coursework?
This symposium seeks to bring together an interdisciplinary group of authors to write on the importance of integrating race, class, and gender into college coursework and practitioner training programs in community development, in addition to pedagogical methods for this integration.
Potential papers may consider, but are not limited to, the following topics:
• Empirical analyses, including case studies, of the intercultural competence of community development practitioners and the need for training;
• The role of higher education- in terms of student preparation/ engagement/ collaboration- in community development practice and/or theory;
• Pedagogical tools and examples that can be used in the classroom to foster cultural competency; and
• Theoretical discussions on the merits and challenges of community-based research versus traditional research in terms of community development and student learning.
Papers can either focus exclusively on race, class, or gender or on the intersections of race, class and gender in the context of education and training for community development practitioners and/or researchers.
Guest editors for this symposium are Ashley E. Nickels, Rutgers University-Camden, and Jason D. Rivera, Rutgers University-Camden.
The deadline for manuscripts is March 31, 2014. Contributing authors will receive notification of tentative acceptance to the symposium from the editors by April 15, 2014, at which time tentatively accepted manuscripts will be sent out for peer review. The symposium is scheduled for publication in May 2015. All submissions should be emailed to the guest editors, Ashley Nickels (email@example.com) and Jason Rivera (firstname.lastname@example.org) as a Word or PDF attachment. Please include “JPAE submission” in the Subject line.
Manuscripts should not exceed 30 double spaced pages including references. For information about the Journal of Public Affairs Education, in addition to style and format guidelines please refer to http://www.naspaa.org/initiatives/jpae/jpae.asp.
If selected, papers must be submitted to JPAE by May 31, 2014. Inquiries about the review process or about a particular manuscript should be directed to a guest editor, Ashley Nickels or Jason Rivera.
INTERNATIONAL REVIEW OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION (IRPA)
The International Review of Public Administration (IRPA) invites you to edit a symposium issue. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:
IRPA is a leading international peer-reviewed academic journal devoted to research in public administration and public policy. The journal aims to stimulate research and critical thinking which can contribute to the development of innovative techniques or management skills, dealing with an emphasis on the future of public administration. It reaches a worldwide audience.
- Emergency Management
- Personnel- Human Resources Management
- Homeland Security in a Globalized Environment
- Access to Health Care
- Controlling Corruption
- Financial Management in Times of Crisis
- Strategic Management
- Technology in the Public Sector
The editors of the International Review of Public Administration (IRPA) ask you to consider this journal as a publication venue. The IRPA is an international peer-reviewed academic journal published biannually by the Korean Association for Public Administration (KAPA). It is indexed in International Political Science Abstracts and financially supported by the Korea Research Foundation.
The journal strives to provide a worldwide audience with the opportunity for communication and further understanding on issues of public administration and policy. Moreover, the IRPA aims to provide a venue for international networking among scholars and practitioners in this field, publishing peer-reviewed articles in English, including basic and applied research, case studies and critical book reviews.
IRPA is published three times a year by the Korean Association for Public Administration (KAPA) and is indexed in International Political Science Abstracts. The recent creation of the ASPA Section on Korean Public Administration, for which IRPA is the official journal, will help create an active forum, stimulating discussion between scholars and practitioners on a wide variety of topics.
Please submit your manuscript electronically as an e-mail attachment written in MS Word to the Editors: Marc Holzer, Editor-in-Chief (Email: email@example.com) and Patria de Lancer Julnes, Managing Editor (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
Manuscripts should conform to the following guidelines: title, name, address, email, and organizational affiliation on the first page. On the second page place the title, an abstract, keywords, and commence the text. Submission to IRPA implies that an article has not been simultaneously submitted to other journals or previously has not been published elsewhere. The blind, peer review process normally takes up to eight weeks.
STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT REVIEW (SLGR)
State and Local Government Review, the official journal of the ASPA's Section on Intergovernmental Administration & Management (SIAM) under editor Michael J. Scicchitano, is now published by SAGE Publications. Since 1968 the Review has provided a forum for the exchange of ideas among practitioners and academics that contributes to the knowledge and practice of state and local government politics, policy, and management.
The Review welcomes manuscripts that focus on state and local governments and those that explore the intergovernmental dimensions of public-sector activity. Visit slg.sagepub.com to sign up for email alerts, submit your paper, subscribe to the journal or recommend SLGR to your library.
ASPA BOOK SERIES IN PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Public Administration Book Proposals Welcomed
The “ASPA Book Series in Public Administration and Public Policy,” publishes books that are relevant to ASPA members and practitioners. The ASPA Series is a partnership between ASPA and Taylor & Francis, a leading publisher.
So far, six books have been released with another nine in press or in development. You can see the books available through the ASPA Series here.
In addition to the ASPA Series, Taylor & Francis publishes a well-established “Public Administration and Public Policy” book series with over 140 titles that broadly bridges theory with practice and can be used in practice or in classroom settings.
Below are some examples of topics in which we are especially interested, but we welcome other topics, too. We consider single authored, co-authored and edited works. Have an idea? Waiting to write a book? A simple paragraph to Rich O'Hanley, the editor-in-chief of both book series, is sufficient to get the discussion going.
Contact him at email@example.com
Possible book topics include:
- Measuring the Performance of Educational Organizations;
- Measuring the Performance of Health Care Organization
- Productivity Enhancement in Health Organizations Benchmarking;
- Pension Management;
- Debt Management;
- Employee Performance Appraisal;
- Affirmative Action;
- Performance Budgeting;
- Benefits Administration;
- Labor-Management Cooperation;
- Statistical Methods in Public Administration;
- Effective Management Communication;
- Media Strategies in Public Administration;
- Job Analysis;
- Government Regulation of Business;
- Organizational Revitalization;
- Distributed Data Processing;
- Labor Contract Negotiations;
- Procurement Management;
- Economics for Public Administration;
- Revenue Forecasting;
- Age Discrimination;
- Reasonable Accommodation;
- Strategic Planning;
- Capital Budgeting;
- Government Financial Condition;
- Organization Development;
- Job Security;
- Government Accounting and Standards;
- The Auditing Function;
- Team Development;