Welcome to the PA Gateway
The field of public affairs and administration benefits from a wealth of published resources. But those print, electronic and multi-media gems are often invisible to professionals, students and even academics. Over centuries of thoughtful research and reflection, resources focusing on the improvement of public and nonprofit sector performance have become substantial. And since the turn of the Twenty First century, such resources have multiplied to the point at which the body of insights emanating from observations and data has become overwhelming.
The Public Administration Gateway is an entry way to those insights. Developed by the Institute for Public Service at Suffolk University and the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), it is a comprehensive and accessible portal for the core resources in the field, many of which are available at no charge. Our goal is to enable public managers to deliver services to citizens as promised, encourage students to find and build successful careers, and facilitate scholarly access to qualitative insights and quantitative data.
We invite you to explore this resource through the many pathways to a rich mix of valuable resources, and we look forward to your suggestions as to how to enrich this resource.
To supplement your exploration, please download the accompanying Companion Guide
and make the most of its additional explanations. Should you wish to have a print and bound version of the manual, please contact ASPA
and we will be happy to provide one at the cost of printing.
Marc Holzer, Distinguished Professor
Institute for Public Service, Suffolk University-Boston
William Shields, Executive Director
American Society for Public Administration, Washington, DC