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Toward Open Public Administration Scholarship
Journal of Public Administration Theory and Research (2011)
  • Charles M Schweik, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • Ines Mergel, Syracuse University
  • Jodi Sandfort, University of Minnesota
  • Zhirong Zhao, University of Minnesota

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.

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Charles M Schweik, Ines Mergel, Jodi Sandfort and Zhirong Zhao. "Toward Open Public Administration Scholarship" Journal of Public Administration Theory and Research Vol. 21 (2011)
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