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Part of the Solution or the Problem? Reimagining Public Administration in Turbulent Times

The 33rd Annual Meeting of the Public Administration Theory Network will explore the role of public administration in confronting contemporary social, political, economic, and environmental challenges. Such challenges include but are not limited to climate change, increasing political and economic inequalities, the rise of finance capitalism and surveillance states, and the erosion of democracy. We ask scholars and practitioners to consider the historical role of public administration in the development of these challenges as well as the prospective role of public administration in turbulent times. The challenges range in scope from the global to the local, and, after more than a decade, the Public Administration Theory Network returns to a European city to engage in a constructive dialogue with scholars across the world to think about ways to address them.

PA Theory 2020 will be held at the University of Malmö in the Niagara Building (Nordenskiöldsgatan 1A, 211 19 Malmö, Sweden). There is no designated hotel for the conference, but there are many hotels available within walking distance of the event site.

Key Dates


1 April Early registration closes
1 May Deadline for commitment to participate
1 May Online registration closes
15 May Final program posted
11–14 June 2020 PA Theory 2020 at Malmö