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Academic Public Administration Studies

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1. Researches and Studies of Public Management (RSPM)

The community includes relevant papers concerning the assessment of the public management reforms and their impact upon the economic and social development.

The researches and studies concerning the topic of New Public Management, promoting good governance, "reinventing governance" are framed in the general theme of community if they benefit both of theoretical, conceptual and empirical approaches, based on the experience of states and European and international scientific communities.

RSPM includes modern approaches of public decision, public sector development and role of the public organizations in public sector development as well as management and development of civil service and public services.

 

2. Public and Nonprofit Marketing (PNM)

The extension and adaptation of the strategies and instruments of marketing towards the public sector represent a reality for their development in the last decades.

PNM community includes relevant papers aimed at concrete theoretic and empiric aspects of marketing in the public sector with concrete reference to public market, social and internal marketing as well as marketing of non profit organizations.

The processes of public and nonprofit marketing interfere essentially in the performance of the public sector and public organizations and they determine concrete strategies and policies aimed at improving the consumers' satisfaction and enhancing the quality standards of the public services.

The motto "satisfaction and value for citizen" becomes the finality of the marketing activities in the public sector, involving and adapting instruments and methods specific for private marketing concerning total quality, cost-benefit analysis, cost-effectiveness analysis, learning based organizations or visionary leadership.

Public marketing becomes an instrument of what we call "reinventing governance" and it leads to making operational new concepts concerning "competitive administration", "market-oriented administration" etc.

An important objective promoted by PNM community is focused on emphasizing the role of adequate strategies of public and nonprofit marketing under the conditions of the economic crises.

 

3. Science of Administration and Researches of Public Law (SARPL)

Developed in direct connection to the administrative law and generally to the public law, science of administration, with reference to public administration asserts as an autonomous science.

The objective is the study of "administrative phenomenology", exceeding the framework of legal regulations, including political, social or economic researches, without strict delimitations of the science of administration or public law from other related sciences.

SARPL includes relevant papers approaching in a theoretic and empiric manner the developing aspects of science of administration and public law, environment of public administration, legal and functional framework of public administration.

The recent developments anchored in the realities of the last decades integrate within science of administration the models of the European Administrative Space or developing processes, such as administrative convergence and/or dynamics, construction of the European administration.

The public administration asserts as "a resonance box" of society. Therefore, the systemic approaches will substantiate its connections with the social, political or economic area and will also represent fields of interest for SARPL community.

 

4. Interdisciplinary Approaches of Public Sector Development (IAPSD)

Several authors recognized for their professional expertise focus on emphasizing and analyzing the managerial mechanisms and instruments specific for the public sector.

These preoccupations respond to the developments and challenges launched both by the public management reforms and major political changes characterizing the last two decades.

Old or new theories, such as those concerning public economics, theory of public organizations, analysis of public policies and generally, management of public affairs have been turned into account and assumed new topics aimed in particular at performance in the public sector, efficiency and effectiveness, methods for their assessment in the public sector, public-private partnership, management of structural funds etc

The social connotations of these topics are uncontested. The promotion of pillars such as welfare, social optimum, public choice or social justice support the economic, political or social finality of all research papers accepted in this community.

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