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CFP - Cannabis Policy: Challenges and Opportunities for PA
Cannabis policy is changing quickly at the state level. We contend that there are far more interesting questions regarding cannabis policy in the United States and its impact on public administration than have been touched by policy and administration scholars. The aim of this special issue is to foster greater attention to cannabis policy research within public administration. While cannabis lends itself to puns and plays on words about drug culture, we prefer titles and approaches that do not reinforce stereotypes or diminish the seriousness of cannabis policy. It is a significant industry that is reshaping American drug policy and requires rigorous social science research for understanding its implications on citizens and governance. See the attached call for details.
Draft Call for Papers: How Covid-19 Has Affected Social Inequalities
The Section for Professional and Organizational Development (SPOD) is requesting papers for a special edition of the Public Administration Quarterly that illuminates inequities in institutions since the onset of Covid-19. Some possible topics include:
Government services and products
Workplace relationships, such as collegial and superior-subordinate
Financial and technological structures and processes on human systems
Job security and promotability
Retirement and healthcare benefits
Community well-being and sustainability
Leadership trust, particularly among elected and appointed leaders, in achieving social, racial, and economic equities
Please see the attached PDF for more details
Disenfranchisement: Historical Underpinnings and Contemporary Manifestations
PAQ, Vol. 39 No. 1,
For racial and ethnic minorities, voting is equated with citizenship and decision-making power. However, despite proclamations of freedom, justice, and equality, state legislatures across the country have enacted disenfranchisement laws to marginalize the voice of those deemed as the other. Using the social construction of target populations and critical race theory as the theoretical framework, this study analyzes state legislative trends to explain and underscore the implications of policies designed to impose a specific effect on target populations. This article argues that disenfranchisement becomes apparent through the implementation of colorblind policies that impose a financial hardship, create confusion, limits access to the ballot, dilute the vote geographically, or use subjective measures of eligibility. The result is a disproportionate effect on racial and ethnic minorities that prevents full access to the rights and privileges associated with being an American citizen.
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