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Defining Governance in Latin America

This exploratory research aims to propose a conceptual definition of governance and to speculate on the state of governance in Latin America. Political instability, corruption, government trust, the rule of law, and nascent democracy complicate …


DBFOM Contracting and Public Stewardship in the Norfolk-Portsmouth Elizabeth River Tunnels Public-Private Partnership

In 2011, the Virginia Department of Transportation issued a request for proposals to upgrade the Norfolk-Portsmouth Elizabeth River Midtown and Downtown Tunnels. The project involved government contracting with a local subsidiary of two foreign …


Coordination Structures and Mechanisms for Crisis Management in China: Challenges of Complexity

When responding to crises, a joint approach is often used, which requires coordination among government agencies and other institutions. In this article we combine the vertical and horizontal dimensions to develop a theoretical framework to …


Do Public-Sector Employees Have More Psychological Wellness than Private-Sector Counterparts?

This study addressed the following research question: Do public-sector employees have higher levels of well-being than their counterparts in the private sector? For data analysis, the study employed the propensity score matching method, which …


Politics and Promises: Exploring Fifteen Years of Peru’s Participatory Decentralization Reform

In 2001, Peruvians passed the most comprehensive and participatory decentralization reform in the country’s history. The reform contributed to widespread optimism about the country’s future after authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori stepped down …

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Public Organization Review seeks to advance knowledge of public organizations around the world. Its focus is on `public', broadly defined, to include governmental, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations, and their impacts on human life and society, as well as their influence in shaping human civilization. The Review publishes empirical, theoretical, analytical and historical articles of high academic quality that contribute to the advancement of understanding `public' organizations. Of particular interest are (1) studies of public organizations and their administration at all levels of analysis; (2) studies of intra and interorganizational relationships, including interactions with private corporations, non-profit, and non-governmental organizations; (3) studies of state and society, politics and market, social change and public organizations, and globalization and national governance/administration; (4) studies of organizational theory, behavior, change, development, leadership, policy, and management; (5) studies of organization-elite, organizational elite-mass citizens, and public-private sector interface; and (6) studies that further the cause of the common good and contribute to a humane civilization.

This journal is significant as it focuses on public organizations at every level anywhere in the world. The Journal is unique in that it is devoted entirely to these types of public organizations as the central forces in shaping the structure, directions, changes, and progress in society and civilization, as well as their centrality in the process of governance and administration of society.

The journal is published, in English, four times a year. Following the standard, anonymous-referee procedure, all manuscripts are subject to the review of the Editor and the Editorial Board. The journal commits itself to a timely response.

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