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Public Administration Theory Network
The Public Administration Theory Network is an international network of scholars and professionals concerned with the advancement of public administration theory. The Network was formed in 1978 by a group of colleagues who sought an alternative venue to develop and talk about public administration theory.
The Public Administration Theory Network organizes a prestigious annual conference every spring.
The PA THEORY NETWORK 2016 Conference “Important Immeasurables and Public Administration Theory” will be held in San Antonio, Texas on May 20-22, 2016.
To register for the conference, visit: Registration.
2016 Conference Recap
The Public Administration Theory Network held its 2016 annual conference from May 19th through May 22nd in San Antonio, Texas. A pre-conference workshop for PhD students included sessions on: organizing a research agenda, communicating with unfamiliar audiences, and preparing a job talk. Throughout the conference, panel presentations addressed the theme “Important Immeasurables” from a variety of theoretical perspectives and social contexts. The two plenary events addressed barriers to humanistic social science research, and structured inequality and its persistence in the theories, policies and practices of public administration.
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