Public Administration Review (PAR), ASPA's flagship professional journal, has been the premier journal in the field of public administration research and theory for more than 75 years. PAR is the only journal in public administration that serves academics, practitioners and students interested in the public sector and public sector management. Articles identify and analyze current trends, provide a factual basis for decisionmaking, stimulate discussion and make the leading literature in the field available in an easily accessible format. With lively book reviews and a wide range of topics, PAR is an exciting read and an indispensable resource.

The next Editors in Chief of Public Administration Review (PAR) has been selected, for a position beginning in January 2018. Look for more details soon.

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PAR Podcast​

PAR Podcast features summaries of articles and commentaries from our latest issues and perspective pieces by authors. Click here to access this excellent on-the-go resource.

Organizations, Policies, and the Roots of Public Value Failure: The Case of For-Profit Higher Education

Derrick M. Anderson
This episode features comments by Derrick M. Anderson an assistant professor in the School of Public Affairs and the Center for Organization Research and Design at Arizona State University. Professor Anderson discusses his article titled “Organizations, Policies, and the Roots of Public Value Failure: The Case of For-Profit Higher Education” co-authored with Gabel Taggart, a doctoral candidate in public administration and policy at Arizona State University.

Speak Your Mind

In the winter of 2016, ​PAR launched its Speak Your Mind blog, allowing you to offer insights about big questions in public administration. The responses serve as a community forum for discussion of specific editorial contributions. Click here to look at the ongoing discussions.