Toward Open Public Administration Scholarship
This essay focuses on the potential of information communication technologies to move the Public Administration (PA) scholarly community into a new information paradigm. We begin with a review of conventional approaches PA scholars use to communicate with each other, students, and practitioners. After illustrating advances in Web applications, we call for an ‘‘Open PA Scholarship’’ in which research, teaching, and engagement are conducted in a more participatory, timely, and effective manner enabled by new technologies. We conclude with a proposal of Online PA Commons, an interactive Web platform that may facilitate the development of such scholarship.
Charles M. Schweik, Ines Mergel, Jodi Sandfort, and Zhirong Zhao. "Toward Open Public Administration Scholarship" Journal of Public Administration Theory and Research 21 (2011): i175-i198.