[pccgrads] FW: Call for Submission, Public Administration Review’s Online Forum: Climate Change and Public Administration

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Call for Contributions

Public Administration Review’s Online Forum “Speak Your Mind”
invites submissions for a symposium on:



Guest Moderators:

Nives Dolsak, School of Marine and Environmental Affairs, University of
Washington, Seattle
Aseem Prakash, Department of Political Science, University of Washington,


Objective and Rationale:

Climate change is among the defining issues of our time with important
economic, environmental, political and social dimensions. While the recent US
withdrawal from the 2015 Paris Agreement has focused intense attention on this
subject, it is clear that almost all countries of the world along with several
US states and cities will continue to work on climate policies. Typically,
these policies could pertain to climate change mitigation (“An anthropogenic
intervention to reduce the sources or enhance the sinks of greenhouse gases”
IPCC, 2001) or adaptation (“Adjustment in natural or human systems in response
to actual or expected climatic stimuli or their effects, which moderates harm
or exploits beneficial opportunities” (IPCC, 2001). With its unique blog-like
format, this online forum seeks to provide an assessment of what has been done
and what needs to be done in the area of climate change mitigation and
adaptation. We invite contributors to address issues such as:

- How have various units of government (city, county, state, national,
and supranational) responded to this profound human challenge? Specifically,
what policies have they put in place for both climate change mitigation and
adaptation? Have they created new units/agencies or have they simply added
climate change mitigation or adaptation to the existing ones?
- How is the scale of policy provision and policy production decided?
- How do administrative units measure performance of their climate
- To what extent have these policies met their stated objectives? What
might be the best practices that other governments might adopt?
- How do these units finance climate policies? Are these policies
crowding out other pressing policy needs?
- To what extent are governments rebranding existing polices under the
label of climate change? What is motivating this policy fudging?
- How have governments collaborated with nonprofits and businesses in
developing and implementing these policies?

We invite submissions of short commentaries (maximum 1,000 words) that examine
one or more of these issues. These commentaries could summarize existing
research or report new research. All commentaries must be written in an
accessible style; references, tables and appendices should be provided as links
embedded in the text.


In order to assure a timely review, please first email the story pitch to
<nives at uw.edu> and <aseem at uw.edu>, in the following format:

(1) What is the story/argument? What is the takeaway? (maximum 100 words)
(2) How does this illuminate the theory or practice of public
administration? (maximum 100 words)

Based on these submissions, the guest editors will invite the selected authors
to submit the full commentary (1,000 words maximum).



Submissions of the pitch: June 30, 2017
Invitation to submit commentaries: July 5, 2017
Guest Moderator Review: July 10-July 15, 2017
Online Publication on Speak Your Mind: July 15, 2017


About Public Administration Review:

Public Administration Review (PAR) is the premier journal in the field of
public administration research, theory, and practice. In its 77 years of
publication, it has served both academics and practitioners interested in the
public sector and public sector management. Articles identify and analyze
current trends, provide a factual basis for decision making, stimulate
discussion, and make the leading literature in the field available in an easily
accessible format. PAR has a sizeable online presence as well with annual
downloads in excess of 1 million.


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