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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
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Public Sector Reforms in the United Arab Emirates: Antecedents and Outcomes
ABU ELIAS SARKER and ALAA ALDIN ABDUL RAHIM A. AL ATHMAY
PAQ, Vol. 43 No. 3,
Drawing upon an extensive review of litertaure, this article has proposed a conceptual model in order to provide an exploratory analysis of the antecedants of public sector reforms and their subsequent outcomes. It challenges the conventional wisdom of the difficulties in implementing market-oriented reforms in countries with the overlapping of formal and informal institutions. In doing so, this article has elaborated four antecedents- global forces, state leadership under developmental neo- patrimonialism, strategic partnerships and organizational factors. Based on the secondary sources of data and information, the findings reveal that state leadership of the United Arab Emirates has played a critical role in orchestrating the whole reform process, garnering other antecedents and selecting the implementable items of refoms and that, the outcomes of reforms have been impressive. The outcomes include, among others, economic diversification, deregulation, increased local and foreign private investment, and increased managerial efficiency and effectiveness of public service service delivery. The current study makes two unique contributions. First, it shows that even under a neo- patrimonial state, quality outcomes are possible. Second, it is a unique compresensive research on public sector refroms in the United Arab Emirates.
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