The field of public affairs and administration has surprisingly rich information resources, but those print, electronic, and multi-media “gems” are often invisible to practitioners, students, and even academics. Over the course of more than a century of thoughtful research and reflection, the information resources that bear on improved performance within the public and nonprofit sectors have become substantial. Since the turn of the 21st century, those resources have multiplied to the point where finding appropriate and valuable insights has become a daunting task.
The Public Administration Gateway, an initiative of the School of Public Affairs and Administration at Rutgers University-Newark and the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA), is being launched as a comprehensive and accessible portal to the core resources in the field. Many of those resources can be accessed at no charge. They should enable public managers to deliver services to citizens as promised; students to find and build successful careers; and academics to utilize expanded sets of quantitative and qualitative data in their research.
We invite you to explore the PA Gateway through some twenty pathways to a rich mix of valuable resources. Equally important, we invite your comments and suggestions. Access is free!
|Marc Holzer, PhD
Board of Governors Distinguished Professor
School of Public Affiars and Administration
|Allan Rosenbaum, PhD
Professor, Department of Public Administration
Director, Center for Democracy and Governance
Florida International University