Staci Zavattaro, Editor

The Public Administration Theory Network is an international network of professionals concerned with the advancement of public administration theory.

A core part of its mission is the production of scholarly dialogue exploring critical and theoretical perspectives on government, governance, and social practices.
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Administrative Theory & Praxis is a leading quarterly journal for critical, normative, interpretive, and theoretical research in public administration. We focus broadly on aspects related to governance, the administrative state, management, nonprofit organizations, and theoretical critique of the status quo. ATP, celebrating its 42 year, is the official journal of the Public Administration Theory Network, which was founded in 1978 as a place for scholars concerned with critical thought and theoretical development to meet, discuss, and publish this vital work. 

We welcome papers broadly related to administrative, critical, normative, and interpretive theory but also with attention to: emerging trends in the field; challenging hegemonic norms; critical imagination; methodological pluralism; social justice and equity; critical pedagogy; emergent and divergent methodologies (i.e. autoethnography, historical analysis, phenomenology, etc.), theory building that engages practice; and more.

We are interested in original research articles, book reviews, and Dialogue section submissions. Dialogue is a space for either responding to articles already published in ATP or putting forward ideas responding to current administrative theory and practice. Dialogue pieces are traditionally shorter than research articles and are meant to provoke conversation.

All submissions should follow the journal’s guidelines. Submitting a manuscript does not guarantee publication. Questions should be address to editor-in-chief Staci Zavattaro ( ATP is indexed in Scopus, EBSCO, and ProQuest, and is recognized by the Australian Business Dean’s Council.