January 24, 2018

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In This Issue:

Annual Conference Plenaries Finalized

ASPA's 2018 Annual Conference, taking place March 9-13 in Denver, will feature five plenary speakers who have been chosen based on the unique ways in which they embody this year's conference theme, Mission Focused and Service First: Creating Innovative Solutions. This year's line-up will include:

  • Opening Plenary: Valerie Lemmie (Kettering Foundation)
  • Elliot Richardson Lecture: P.K. Agarwal (Northeastern University and former chief technology officer of California)
  • Nesta M. Gallas Lecture: Walter Shaub (Campaign Legal Center and former director of the U.S. Office of Government Ethics)
  • Donald C. Stone Lecture: Tina Nabatchi (Syracuse University, Maxwell School)
  • Closing Plenary: Jane Pisano (University of Southern California, Sol Price School)
Attendees will also hear welcome remarks from Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock during the Opening Plenary, adding to this impactful session.

Each of our lecturers will be speaking to important issues in public administration, from technology to city innovation, from ethics to citizen engagement. Reflecting their careers, public service, research and leadership roles, they all have made meaningful contributions to the field and, as such, will be able to add to your understanding of the discipline, providing a new lens through which you can view your research and programming. If you have not already, plan now to be in Denver to hear these remarks.

Did you know almost 850 people are registered for the conference? Including hours of networking time, 160 panels, eight Presidential Panels, a handful of symposia, a trivia night, a Welcome Reception and more, this will be the most comprehensive public administration event of the year. Plan now to join your colleagues in Denver in just 45 days!

Find more information on our website and register now to be in Denver this March!

Follow @ASPANational and #ASPA2018 for updates via Twitter; contact [email protected] with any questions.

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Invitation to Join ASPA's Section on African Public Administration

ASPA's newly created Section on African Public Administration (SAPA) cordially invites scholars, researchers and practitioners to become members and work collaboratively toward achieving social equity and social justice in Africa's emerging sustainable development environment.

Taking advantage of the space created by the UN's Agenda 2030 and Africa's own Agenda 2063 for transformation, there is ample opportunity to advocate for diverse representation, peace, inclusion and accountable public institutions. Opportunities to conduct collaborative research projects that address and propose innovative solutions to structural inequities are abundant.

To join SAPA, either add the Section to your ASPA membership renewal or contact us to have it added to your profile. The Section's membership fee is $30.

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Webinars, BookTalks and Student Series on the Horizon

ASPA's professional development webinars are ongoing throughout the year. Averaging 75 attendees per webinar and free to ASPA members, these e-learning opportunities provide you with valuable insights and information at your fingertips. Visit our website to stay in the loop about all upcoming webinars, BookTalks and Student Series.

ASPA has held five webinars in the last two weeks, all of which will be posted to our archives shortly if they are not there already. Make the most of this resource to both advance your own learning and, where appropriate, share content with your classes to supplement your syllabus.

Student Webinar: Conducting Experimental Research in Public Administration
Feb. 8 | 1 p.m. ET
Gregg Van Ryzin, Rutgers University—Newark, School of Public Affairs and Administration
Oliver James, University of Exeter

This webinar will discuss the practicalities of doing this type of work in the field, as well as publishing it. Our speakers will reflect on their experiences, including why to do this research, how to do it and where. Presenters will also share examples of lessons learned from their own experiences.

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Focus on Membership: Professor Connections

How did you first learn about ASPA? While you may have received an email, stumbled across our website online or perhaps found a PA TIMES Online article, chances are good that someone you know introduced you to us. Now it is your turn!

A new year means new opportunities to share professional resources with your network, including friends, colleagues and students. Professors, as you begin a new semester, take the time to share information about everything an ASPA membership can offer! Whether you teach one class or four, in-person or online, make the most of this opportunity to teach your graduate and doctoral students about the meaning of a professional society and the value it can hold for their careers.

If you need assistance, please let us know! From web resources to fliers and PDFs of the membership application, ASPA staff are happy to send you materials you can use to showcase ASPA as the premier public administration society your students should join.

We look forward to welcoming more and more students to ASPA membership, growing our cohort of up-and-coming public administrators and introducing them to everything they can gain through an ASPA membership.

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PA TIMES Magazine Spring Edition: Workforce Management

ASPA is finalizing its Spring edition of PA TIMES magazine, which will focus on workforce management. If you have any articles for consideration, please send them to [email protected].

Member news is also welcome! Promotions, leadership announcements, retirements, tenure details and more can also be sent to [email protected] for consideration. All articles and member news items must be received by Feb. 3, 2018 to be considered for the Spring edition.

Hiring announcements and other news for the Recruiter section are treated as advertisements and will be sold as such. Contact ASPA's advertising partner, Fox Associates, for details.

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Promote Your Organization

ASPA has released its 2018 media kit. If your university, agency or nonprofit is looking to advertise in front of the public administration audience, consider placing an ad in one of ASPA's outlets. Options include:

You also still have a few days late to reserve an ad space in the 2018 Annual Conference program book or a booth in our exhibit hall. Deadlines for both of these opportunities are just around the corner, though, so act fast if you are interested.

Details about most of this information can be found in our 2018 Media Kit; contact ASPA chief of communications Karen Garrett for more information. (SmartBrief ads are sold separately; contact us for assistance in placing an ad in that outlet.)

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Call for Proposals: ASPA Georgia Chapter 20th Academic Conference—Extended!

The 20th Annual Georgia ASPA Chapter Academic Conference has extended its final deadline for its call for papers. Submissions are now due no later than Jan. 26, 2018. The conference will be held at Georgia College in Milledgeville on Feb. 23, 2018. Papers, panels and/or roundtables identifying and meeting current challenges and/or opportunities in public administration are welcome. Contact program chair Min Kim with any questions or to submit a proposal.

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Call for Papers: 2018 IIAS Congress

The 2018 Congress of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS), taking place June 25-29, 2018 in close collaboration with the Presidency of the Tunisian Government and ENA Tunis (National School of Administration), will focus on the theme of administrative resilience. Resilience refers to the capacity of public administration to provide appropriate responses to shocks, risks and disasters of any kinds. Several strands of resilience studies have been worked out in 30 calls for papers. IIAS invites interested parties to contribute to this Congress by submitting an abstract in one of these tracks online. The deadline for all abstracts has been extended until Jan. 31, 2018. Click here for more information.

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Call for Proposals: Public Finance and the New Economy

Georgia State University's Andrew Young School of Policy Studies is seeking paper proposals for a conference, "Public Finance and the New Economy." The field of public finance is faced with challenges and opportunities arising from the new economy, sharing economy, data analytics and artificial intelligence. The Andrew Young School invites papers that examine how these changes affect the public sector, as well as how the public sector is adapting. All proposals are due Feb. 1, 2018. Click here for more information.

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Call for Papers: The Future of Public Service Symposium

Suffolk University in Boston has issued the following call for papers for a symposium sponsored with ASPA, "The Future of Public Service: Advancing the Civil Society through Partnership Government," to take place May 31, 2018. This dialogue will explore the next frontier of public service: partnership government. It will focus on a broad vision of public service grounded in the principles of the civil society, the common good, service to others and social equity, exploring the need for public service organizations and other actors to recognize and embrace the interdependence that is necessary to succeed as partners in an era of fundamental challenges to the role of government itself. Decisions will be made beginning Feb. 1, 2018 and proposals may be submitted and considered on a rolling basis thereafter. Click here for more information.

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Call for Nominations: United Nations 2018 Public Service Awards

The United Nations is now accepting nominations for the 2018 United Nations (UN) Public Service Awards (UNPSA). The UNPSA promotes and rewards innovation and excellence in public services in support of the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the principle of leaving no one behind, which form the core of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Additionally, the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs is collaborating with UN-WOMEN in organizing the awards, highlighting the important role of gender responsive public services in achieving the SDGs. The awards are open to all public sector institutions at the national, state and local levels from all UN member states. The nomination form can be accessed online via the UNPSA portal. All submissions are due Feb. 7, 2018. Click here for more information.

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COMPA Annual Conference: Feb. 12-14

The Conference of Minority Public Administrators (COMPA) invites you to join them for their annual conference, Feb. 12-14, 2018 in Los Angeles. This year's theme is, "Inspiring Leadership During Challenging Times." An updated list of speakers and events is online now and a full program will be released shortly. Click here for more information.

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Call for Papers: 2018 IASIA-LAGPA

The International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) and the Latin American Group for Public Administration (LAGPA), in close collaboration with SERVIR—Autoridad Nacional del Servicio Civil and Universidad Catolica Sedes Sapientiae—are organizing the 2018 IASIA-LAGPA Joint Conference to be held July 23-26, 2018 in Lima, Peru. The main theme will be, "Globalization, Territories and Integration". The conference will bring together practitioners, academics, Ph.D. students and young researchers in public administration and management to exchange on current and ongoing topics and concerns. The call for papers has been released; abstracts are due Feb. 15, 2018. Click here for more information.

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Call for Nominations: Academy of Management Best Dissertation Award

The Best Dissertation Award Selection Committee for the Public and Nonprofit (PNP) Division of the Academy of Management requests nominations for its 2018 Best Dissertation Award. The award recognizes important academic work and high quality intellectual contributions to the PNP fields. Nominated dissertations that make contributions to the understanding of management in the public and nonprofit arenas will be considered. The best dissertation award winner will receive an award of $500. Only dissertations defended during the 2017 calendar year are eligible for consideration. Nominations should include PDFs of the dissertation and a nomination letter from the dissertation committee chair or other committee member. All nominations are due by Feb. 15, 2018 and should be sent to committee chair Deneen Hatmaker.

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IBM Center Sponsors Grant Contest

The IBM Center for The Business of Government is celebrating its 20th anniversary by, in part, sponsoring a Challenge Grant contest that seeks ideas about what the structure and operations of government may look like in the year 2040. Proposals offering a vision of government in 2040 will be accepted until Feb. 28, 2018. Winners of the Challenge Grant will be invited to write a 2,500-word essay describing their vision more fully, for publication by the IBM Center later this year, along with a small monetary grant. Click here for more information.

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Call for Papers: SAAPAM 17th Annual Conference

The South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM), in collaboration with the Department of Public Administration within the faculty of economic and management sciences at North West University, will be hosting its 17th Annual Conference at Mmabatho Palms in the North-West Province, May 8-11, 2018 under the theme, "Building State Capacity for Democracy's Developmental Mandate". The four-day conference will provide a platform for international and local academics, students and practitioners to share innovative ideas on democracy and state capacity. SAAPAM has issued a call for papers; abstracts of 250-350 words should be submitted on or before Feb. 28, 2018. Click here for more information.

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Call for Case Studies: Syracuse E-PARCC Competition

E-PARCC is a project of the "Collaborative Governance Initiative" launched in 2007 by the Syracuse University Maxwell School's Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC). E-PARCC provides free online resources for those who teach collaborative public management, networks and public management, collaborative governance, international development and collaborative problem solving around the world. This year, Syracuse is happy to announce the Glendal E. and Alice D. Wright Prize Fund for Conflict and Collaboration Case Studies in International Development, a new competition for cases in Development in Transition and Conflict Societies: Effective Use of Collaborative Methods in International Development. All case studies and teaching simulations are due by March 1, 2018. Click here for more information.

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Apolitical Hosts MPA Competition

University College London has partnered with Apolitical, a global network for public servants, to offer a prestigious scholarship to the MPA student most able to help lead the government of the future. That student will need to embody the tech savvy, internationalism and cutting-edge innovation that the public service requires to cope with the problems of tomorrow. Alongside studying at one of the world's leading universities, the successful applicant will also have access to Apolitical's offices to draw on the organization's expertise, insights and networks, enabling them to form international relationships and career changing connections. Applications must be submitted by March 23, 2018. Click here for more information.

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Call for Nominations: ASPA-Detroit Outstanding Public Service Awards

ASPA's Detroit Metropolitan Chapter (ASPA-Detroit) is calling for nominations for its outstanding public service awards, recognizing the achievements of exemplary public servants working in the Detroit metropolitan area. The awards recognize outstanding public servants from local government agencies and their partner organizations who have contributed to the advancement of the public interest and prestige of the public service profession, as well as young professionals dedicated to pursuing successful careers in a local government context. The awards will be given during the Chapter's annual meeting, to which awardees will receive a complimentary admission. Chapter membership is not required (although encouraged) for nominees but the nominating individual must be a current ASPA-Detroit member. Nominations are due by March 30, 2018. Click here for more information.

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National Forum for Black Public Administrators Annual Conference

Registration for the National Forum for Black Public Administrators' (NFBPA) annual conference, FORUM 2018, is open. Taking place April 18-22, 2018, FORUM attracts more than 1,000 African American public officials for an intensive skills building and professional development program. The annual conference is the capstone of the professional development activities in which NFBPA engages throughout the year. FORUM brings together NFBPA members, corporate executives, elected officials and students for four days designed to promote success in public service. Click here for more information.

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Call for Papers: Complexity, Governance and Networks

You are invited to submit papers on the theoretical and empirical questions pertaining to adaptive governance of social-ecological systems for a special issue of the journal Complexity, Governance and Networks. Complexity, Governance and Networks is an open-access peer-reviewed journal that is published by the University of Bamberg Press. All submissions are due May 1, 2018. Please email special issue editor Asim Zia for a copy of the full call for papers.

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Welcome New Members!
Click here to view this month's list of new ASPA members!

PAR Update

Forthcoming in PAR 78(2):

The Design and Practice of Integrating Evidence: Connecting Performance Management with Program Evaluation
Alexander Kroll and Donald P. Moynihan

Network Structure and Governance Performance: What Makes a Difference?
Hongtao Yi

Never Change a Winning Policy? Public Sector Performance and Politicians' Preferences for Reforms
Benny Geys and Rune J. Sorensen

Can Performance Management Best Practices Help Reduce Crime?
Obed Pasha

Strategies for Improving Measurement Models for Secondary Data in Public Administration Research: Illustrations from the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey
Mark John Somers

State Agencies' Use of Administrative Data for Improved Practice: Needs, Challenges, and Opportunities
Scott W. Allard, Emily R. Wiegand, Colleen Schlecht, A. Rupa Datta, Robert M. Goerge and Elizabeth Weigensberg

Collaborative Innovation, New Technologies, and Work Redesign
Colin Lindsay, Patricia Findlay, Johanna McQuarrie, Marion Bennie, Emma Dunlop Corcoran and Robert Van Der Meer

Do Political Similarities Facilitate Interlocal Collaboration?
Minsun Song, Hyung Jun Park and Kyujin Jung

Social Context, Institutional Capacity, and Police Services: A Local Public Economies Perspective
Agustin Leon-Moreta

Network Structure, Strength of Relationships, and Communities' Success in Project Implementation
Manoj K. Shrestha

Professional Cities: Accredited Agencies, Government Structure, and Rational Choice
Barbara Coyle McCabe, Branco Ponomariov and Fabyan Estrada

Viewpoint Articles

Looking Back Over My 45 Years of Involvement with Government Reform Efforts
John Kamensky

Evidence-Based Prevention of Organized Crime: Assessing a New Collaborative Approach
Maurits Waardenburg, Martijn Groenleer, Jorrit de Jong and Herman Bolhaar

Book Reviews
Tom Nichols, The Death of Expertise: The Campaign Against Established Knowledge and Why It Matters (New York: Oxford University Press, 2017). 252 pp. $24.95 (hardcover), ISBN: 978-0-19-046941-2

Christopher Pollitt, Advanced Introduction to Public Management and Administration, (Edward Elgar Pub 2016) 192 pp. $23.80 (paper). ISBN: 978-1784712334

J.A. Chandler, Public Policy and Private Interest: Ideas, Self-Interest and Ethics in Public Policy (Routledge, 2017) 246 pp., $53.95 (paper). ISBN:978-0-415-55832-7

Torsello, Davide, ed. Corruption in Public Administration: An Ethnographic Approach. (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar 2016.) 258pp. $110.79 (Hardcover). ISBN: 981 1 78536 258 3

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Public Integrity Update

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Public Integrity

The latest issue of Public Integrity is now available.
Volume 20, Number 1

Trump Against the World: His Policies toward Mexico and the Resistance from Inside and Outside the United States
Donald Klingner

The Demise of Moral Absolutes Ushered in by the 2016 Elections
Anna K. Chacko

The Search for Accountability: United States v. McDonnell and the Fundamental Right to Honest Government
Robert Roberts

Judging in a Mismatch: The Ethical Challenges of Pro Se Litigation
Beth Henschen

Ethical Responsibility of Public Administrators from the Legislator's View: An Analysis Based on a California Case Study
Sandra Emerson and Jing Wang

Bishops Who Live Like Princes: Bishop Tebartz-van Elst and the Challenge of Defining Corruption
Inaki Albisu Ardigo and Dan Hough

A Comprehensive Accountability Framework for Public Administrators
Natasha V. Christie

Masculinity in Gender Relations: Hegemonic Masculinity and Masculine Power Discourse in Turkey
Fatih Keskin

Informal Economies in Post-Socialist Spaces: Practices, Institutions and Networks
Legha Momtazian

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New on PA TIMES Online

Every Monday and Friday, ASPA publishes a curated collection of original content that covers public service, management and international affairs.

This quarter, we welcome submissions that focus on workforce management in government and the nonprofit sectors. Send your contributions to us now! The deadline is rolling; contact us for more information.

Check out our recent articles and columns:

Where Are Government's Great Places to Work?
By Howard Risher

Leadership Lessons We Can Learn from Dr. Martin Luther King's Life of Service
By Robert Brescia

The Tragedy of Public Management
By Larry Arrington

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Find your next career opportunity at publicservicecareers.org. This online job board is the perfect resource for making a career change or landing your first job in the public service. It lists dozens of positions in academia, government and the nonprofit sector. Below are just a few current listings.

Policy Intern – Children's Rights – New York, NY

Project Director/Senior Policy Analyst – APPRISE – Princeton, NJ

Economic Development Manager – City of Raleigh, Raleigh, NC

American Society for Public Administration
1730 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036

Please send inquiries to Managing Editor Karen E. T. Garrett.