“Speak Your Mind” is a PAR webpage feature that allows you to offer insights about big questions in public administration. The responses serve as a community forum for discussion of specific editorial contributions, and the format provides a platform for exchange of different ideas about how we think of public administration as a professional and scholarly enterprise.
In his latest editorial, Building Global Public Administration Knowledge, PAR Editor in Chief Jim Perry discusses the state of global public administration knowledge and the process toward advancing it. He posits that middle range theories might work best as a foundation for global public administration knowledge and describes five strategies toward building this knowledge. They include (1) comparative topical focus; (2) database and measurement development; (3) cross-national collaborations; (4) research synthesis and meta-analyses to aggregate and assess empirical research; and (5) greater emphasis on history and culture.
Click here to listen to Dr. Perry’s podcast associated with his editorial.