Networks in public administration scholarship: Understanding where we are and where we need to go

Title: Networks in public administration scholarship: Understanding where we are and where we need to go
Format: Journal Article
Publication Date: 2011
Published In: Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory
Description: This article examines the road that network scholarship has followed in Public Administration. We look at the historical drivers of the use of networks in practice and scholarship in the field and discuss how that has shaped the current literature. The body of the article focuses on the current challenges that network scholars face in the discipline, specifically basic theoretical issues, knowledge about formal networks, knowledge about informal networks, and methodological issues. We close the article with a look to the future and some suggestions for the future of network scholarship in Public Administration. © The Author 2011.
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Citation: Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. 21. Issue SUPPL. 1. ISSN 1053-1858. DOI 10.1093/jopart/muq061.
Related Departments:
  • School of Public Policy