Toward Open Public Administration Scholarship
Journal or Book Title
Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
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.
Book Series Title
Journal of Public Administration Theory and Research
Schweik, Charles M.; Mergel, Ines; Sandfort, Jodi; and Zhao, Zhirong, "Toward Open Public Administration Scholarship" (2011). Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 372.