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Deil S. Wright Symposium: 2020 Call for Proposals

The Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management invites scholars and practitioners to submit proposals for papers to be presented at the 7th annual Deil S. Wright Symposium. The symposium honors the career and contributions of Professor Deil S. Wright, who was a charter member of the Section and remained active until his passing in 2009. The Wright Symposium will be held on April 3, 2020 at the national conference of the American Society for Public Administration in Anaheim, CA.

The Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) and the Section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Section (FIRS) of the American Political Science Association (APSA) are very excited to collaborate on the Wright Symposium for 2020.   Although the disciplines of Public Administration and Political Science address similar research topics such as federalism, intergovernmental relations, state and local government, and public management, the two disciplines often speak past each other regarding research questions, theory, methodology, and policy areas. As a tribute to Professor Wright, who was also a long-time member of FIRS, SIAM and FIRS will collaborate on the Wright Symposium at the ASPA annual meeting in March 2020 and a short course at the APSA annual meeting in September 2020 to promote conversation and collaboration between Public Administration and Political Science scholars.

 

The goals of the 2020 SIAM-FIRS collaboration events follow:

  1. Introduce Public Administration and Political Science scholars with shared research interests to facilitate interdisciplinary collaboration
  2. Discuss similarities and differences between Public Administration and Political Science research on federalism and intergovernmental relations
  3. Identify new research questions, theory, methodology, and policy areas to advance the interdisciplinary study of federalism and intergovernmental relations

 

The theme of the all-day 2020 Wright Symposium is “Future Directions in Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Research.”  As presented above, the vision is that the Wright Symposium will not be a “business as usual” conference, but rather an opportunity for new conversations between scholars of Public Administration and Political Science who may not be in regular dialogue with one another.  As such, we desire paper and/or panel proposals that: 

  • Identify similarities, differences, or new directions in Public Administration and Political Science research regarding prevalent subtopics, research questions, framing, terminology, theoretical approaches, methodology, and data sources
  • Discuss and evaluate the strengths or limitations of the disciplinary perspectives of Public Administration and Political Science to explain past and current trends in federalism and intergovernmental relations
  • Introduce new research questions, theory, or methodology based on disagreements or gaps between Public Administration and Political Science research on federalism and intergovernmental relations

 

In addition, potential paper or panel themes may include:

  • Current or emerging trends in federalism and intergovernmental relations
  • Contemporary trends in the politics and administration of major intergovernmental policies
  • Impact of political institutions, political behavior, or recent economic and demographic shifts on intergovernmental relations, policy, management, and finance.
  • Role of public finance on intergovernmental relations, policy, and management
  • Impact of changes in the administrative state on federalism and intergovernmental relations
  • Cross-national studies of federalism and intergovernmental relations, policy, and management
  • Domestic or international policy areas involving federalism and intergovernmental relations
  • Emergent policy issues facing metropolitan areas

 

Submission Guidelines

 

Individual Paper Proposals.  The committee welcomes individual paper proposals of 400 words or less. Proposed papers should feature high-quality theoretical, qualitative, or quantitative research.  Proposals should make their connection to the symposium theme direct and clear, and specifically discuss how their work advances the research on federalism and intergovernmental relations.

 

Full Panel Proposals.  The committee also welcomes the submission of complete panels consisting of four papers and a chair.  Panel submissions should bring together complementary papers that tackle compelling research questions or theoretical frameworks for federalism and intergovernmental relations.

 

Panel proposals should include a panel title and description (400 words or less), the panel chair, and four individual paper proposals (400 words or less each). Each paper proposal will be evaluated separately on whether it meets the criteria for individual paper submissions.

 

Panel chairs are encouraged to incorporate diverse participants in panels, whether in gender, race, institution, rank, disciplinary perspective, or methodology.

 

The program committee may alter panels to remove individual papers that do not meet review criteria or to add an individual paper submission that fits well with the panel, particularly if dropouts occur. The program committee plans to do so sparingly.

 

Submission Process

 

Proposals for the symposium should be submitted by email to Christine Palus (christine.palus@villanova.edu) before October 1, 2019.  We welcome proposals from members and nonmembers of SIAM and FIRS and will select papers that seek to advance the field of federalism and intergovernmental relations in a unique way as discussed above.

 

The Wright Symposium planning committee – Kim Nelson (UNC-Chapel Hill), Christine Palus (Villanova University), Philip Rocco (Marquette University), Chris Stream (UNLV) and Mona Vakilifathi (NYU), will review proposals and make decisions by October 22, 2019.  Questions can be directed to committee members.

Please circulate this call for papers among interested colleagues.

 

Wright Symposium Format

For this special joint endeavor, we will operate under a different set of “ground rules” for the actual symposium meeting.  In order to truly facilitate an engaging conversation as well as an agenda for future interdisciplinary and collaborative work on federalism and IGR, we hope that scholars will come ready to roll up their sleeves, share ideas, and engage with one another.   Participants will not be permitted to use PowerPoint, but rather are encouraged to approach presenting their work using a more casual and conversational style.

 

 

 

Publius and State and Local Government Review

The editors of Publius: the Journal of Federalism (sponsored by FIRS) and of State and Local Government Review (sponsored by SIAM) endorse and encourage the development of manuscripts for the ASPA Wright Symposium and APSA Short Course. Papers that are prepared and presented at these sessions and are suitable could be considered for submission to and publication in one of those journals.  Junior scholars are also encouraged to take advantage of SLGR’s Junior Scholars Program that supports the development and refinement of papers suitable for publication.

 

 

APSA Short Course: A short course at APSA in September 2020 will build on the Wright Symposium and continue the conversation about “Future Directions in Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations Research.” Additional details about the workshop will be released in the coming months.

SLGR Accepted on SCOPUS

As the SIAM membership has been aware of, the SLGR editorial team has been working very hard to get the journal placed on the citation index.  Actually, there are two citation indexes-SCOPUS and the Journal Citation Reports (JCR). SAGE has submitted SLGR to be accepted on both SCOPUS and JCR.  We are pleased to let you know that SLGR has been accepted on SCOPUS.  JCR has a more rigorous review process, but given our acceptance on SCOPUS, we along with the Sage Social Science Editor are hopeful of getting accepted on JCR.  We should receive a decision from JCR in the next several months.​

New Governance Matters (GM) Editor Joins State and Local Government Review

State and Local Government Review (SLGR) is pleased to announce Grant Rissler, Ph.D. as the new editor of the journal’s Governance Matters (GM) Section.  We are excited about the energy and dedication that he brings to the positon.  We expect that he will continue in the tradition of previous editors Bruce Perlman, Beverly Cigler, and Robert Blair.

Dr. Rissler is an affiliate faculty member at Virginia Commonwealth University’s Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs.  He previously served as Assistant Director of the Wilder School’s Center for Public Policy Outreach office where he oversaw VCU’s Translational Research Fellows program, which trains and facilitates academics in building bridges to key state and local policymakers.  Prior to entering academia, Dr. Rissler served more than a decade in program administration, communications and fundraising roles for local, national and international non-profit organizations.  He has published three articles in SLGR, two of which were in the GM section.

The GM Section of SLGR features peer reviewed applied research on state and local government of interest to both practitioners and academics.  It is our hope that these articles will serve to stimulate dialogue among practitioners on critical, vexing issues in order to promote a greater degree of informed decision-making.  Articles published in the GM Section may include case studies or other empirical pieces.  In the past, a variety of timely governance topics have ranged from social media use to capital budgeting to likely social equity impacts at the local level of Trump administration budget cuts to environmental sustainability. In 2018, GM articles represented 3 of the 5 top downloaded articles from SLGR.

Dr. Rissler’s core interests will be continuing the focus on publishing applied research that is relevant to a broad range of SLGR’s readership and that can inform administrators in a practical way.  He also looks forward to supporting broader initiatives of the journal such as encouraging submissions from early career and international scholars and making research findings accessible through social media platforms such as the SLGR podcasts, blog and Facebook/Twitter platforms.

Dr. Rissler welcomes SIAM member’s insight and feedback on topics are currently most relevant to them.  To gather input, a brief survey is available here [https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XDFQL6C] until June 15th and SIAM members are encouraged to participate.

In addition, he welcomes regular research submissions as well as proposals from authors for individual articles or a collection in symposium format.  Prospective authors are encouraged to contact Dr. Rissler via email at risslerge@vcu.edu about any ideas they may have for this section of the journal.

Request for Nominations: Stone Scholar Award

The Stone Scholar Award Committee cordially invites all SIAM members to nominate candidates for the Donald Stone Distinguished Scholar Award for 2019. This prestigious award, given since 1981, recognizes (1) significant contributions to the practice and/or study of intergovernmental relations over a substantial period of time and (2) contributions that have made an impact on the practice and/or study of intergovernmental management as a whole rather than only on a specific organization, institution, or function.

 

Donald C. Stone (1903-1995) was a major and beloved figure in twentieth-century public administration. He was the founder of the American Public Works Association (APWA), served as the first Director of the Public Administration Service, and was a principal architect of the Executive Office of the President (EOP) in 1939 based on the 1937 recommendations of the Brownlow Commission. He was the first Director of the Division of Administrative Management of the Bureau of the Budget within the EOP, worked as Director of Administration of the Marshall Plan in 1948, helped found the National Academy of Public Administration in 1967, and served as Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Nominations should include the name and institutional affiliation of the nominee and of the nominator, a short statement explaining the nominee’s contributions to intergovernmental management commensurate with the criteria for the award, and contact information for both the nominee and the nominator.  Nominees and nominators need not be members of SIAM.

 

Please send us your nominations no later than 5PM February 8, 2019, to David Swindell, Chairperson, at david.swindell@asu.edu. Thank you!

 

SIAM’s DONALD C. STONE AWARDEES

YEAR PRACTITIONERS SCHOLARS
1981 Ray Remy David B. Walker
1982 Donna Shalala

Alan R. Siegle

Deil S. Wright
1983 Edward T. Kelly Mavis Mann Reeves
1984 Wayne F. Anderson Martha Derthick
1985 Sen. David F. Durenberger Daniel J. Elazar
1986 Gov. Richard Snelling Richard Nathan
1987 Gov. Bruce Babbitt Neal Peirce
1988 Louis Gambaccini George E. Peterson
1989 John Herbers Samuel H. Beer
1990 Frank H. Shafroth Paul E. Peterson
1991 George Van Dusen John Kincaid
1992 Zachary Taylor Thomas R. Dye
1993 William Edgar David Beam
1994 Carl W. Stenberg III Beverly A. Cigler
1995 Gov. Parris Glendening Dale Krane
1996 Gerald Miller Steven D. Gold
1997 William G. Coleman Joseph F. Zimmerman
1998 Patricia S. Florestano Ann O’M. Bowman

David Morgan

1999 Scott Fosler Laurence O’Toole
2000 William H. Hansell, Jr. Robert Agranoff
2001 William Dodge Susan A. MacManus
2002 Richard Sheirer Beryl Radin
2003 Anthony Griffin Richard Campbell
2004 Jeffrey Tryens Charldean Newell
2005 David Warm Donald F. Kettl
2006 Paul Posner Myrna Mandell
2007 Alan Ehrenhalt James Svara
2008 Bruce D. McDowell Carol S. Weissert
2009 Raymond C. Scheppach Charles Wise
2010 William R. Barnes Richard Feiock
2011 No Award No Award
2012 Sam Mamet Frank J. Thompson
2013 Bill Stafford Kurt Thurmaier
2014 No Award No Award
2015 Peter Austin Michael Pagano
2016 Rajesh Mohan Tim Conlan
2017 Norton Bonaparte Jered Carr
2018 Peter Harkness Karen Mossberger

Request for Nominations: Stone Practitioner Award

The ASPA Section on Intergovernmental Administration & Management (SIAM) is soliciting nominations for the section’s annual Donald C. Stone Practitioner Award.  Since 1981, SIAM has recognized outstanding practitioners for their contributions to intergovernmental management.  The award will be presented to one practitioner at the 2019 annual ASPA meeting in Washington, DC.  The principle criteria for both the Practitioner and the Scholar awards:

 

  • Significant contributions to the practice and/or study of intergovernmental relations over a substantial period of time.
  • Contributions that have made an impact on the practice and/or study of intergovernmental management as a whole rather than only on a specific organization, institution, or function.

 

Donald C. Stone (1903-1995) was a major and beloved figure in twentieth-century public administration. He was the founder of the American Public Works Association (APWA), served as the first Director of the Public Administration Service, and was a principal architect of the Executive Office of the President (EOP) in 1939 based on the 1937 recommendations of the Brownlow Commission. He was the first Director of the Division of Administrative Management of the Bureau of the Budget within the EOP, worked as Director of Administration of the Marshall Plan in 1948, helped found the National Academy of Public Administration in 1967, and served as Dean of the School of Public and International Affairs at the University of Pittsburgh.

 

Nominations for the SIAM Stone Practitioner Award are now being accepted.  Nominations should include the name and institutional affiliation of the nominee and of the nominator, a short statement explaining the nominee’s contributions to intergovernmental management commensurate with the criteria for the award, and contact information for both the nominee and the nominator.  Nominees and nominators need not be members of SIAM.
Please submit your nominations electronically to award committee chair David Swindell at david.swindell@asu.edu. Any questions may also be directed to Dr. Swindell.  For the nomination to be considered by the committee, please submit your nomination before 5:00 pm, February 8, 2019.

6th annual Deil S. Wright Symposium

The Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) invites members of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) to attend the 6th annual Deil S. Wright Symposium. The symposium honors the career and contributions of Professor Deil S. Wright, who was a charter member of SIAM and remained active until his passing in 2009. The Wright Symposium will be held on March 8, 2019 at ASPA’s national conference in Washington, DC.

 

The theme of the all-day symposium is “Exploring the Federal in Federalism.” As the federal regulatory environment is rapidly shifting in the US and abroad, important questions will be addressed about: 1) state and local government responses to these shifts and 2) the subsequent consequences of both/either the responses and/or the shifts?

With these broad questions in mind, the symposium will include research on environmental federalism, intergovernmental collaboration, the role of local governments in regional systems, and a roundtable discussion on the implications of Trump and the mid-term elections on intergovernmental relationships. The 2019 Wright Symposium will provide a rich and lively forum for scholars and practitioners interested in intergovernmental issues. Following is a preliminary agenda (from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm).

      

Morning Sessions

Welcome

 

Panel 1:

The Role of Local Governments in U.S. and European Regional Governance

(with moderated discussion and Q&A)

 

Break

 

Panel 2:

Environmental Federalism

(with moderated discussion and Q&A)

 

Lunch Break

 

Afternoon Sessions

Panel 3:

Intergovernmental Collaboration

(with moderated discussion and Q&A)

Break

 

Roundtable Discussion:

The implications of Trump and the mid-term elections on intergovernmental relationships

 

Wrap-Up 

Call for Nominations: SIAM Executive Committee

The SIAM Nominations Committee, chaired by Eric Zeemering and committee members John Kincaid and Jayce Farmer, is seeking 3 candidates for the SIAM Executive Committee and one nominee to continue an uncompleted term.  The full-term positions are for a three-year term, 2019-2022, and the uncompleted term ends in 2020.  Please see our SIAM blog for the full list of Executive Committee members as well as the bylaws governing elections.  David Swindell of Arizona State University has been appointed by the Chair to fill the empty seat until the upcoming regular election.

Executive committee members are actively engaged in the governance and work of the section, often contributing service to the Section’s committees and events.  Together with the Chair, Chair-Elect, Secretary and Treasurer, Executive Committee members help guide SIAM’s ongoing contributions to the fields of intergovernmental administration and management.

Please submit your nominations for the four Executive Committee Member positions to Eric Zeemering (eric.zeemering@uga.edu) on or before December 15, 2018.

The Nominations Committee will share a slate of nominees for the four positions with the SIAM membership by January 1, 2019.  After this, the Nominating Committee will receive additional nominations through membership petition between January 1 and January 31, 2019.  Additional nominations during the petition period must be signed by 25 members of SIAM and accompanied by a statement from the nominee expressing interest and willingness to serve the Section.  Election ballots will be distributed to the membership at least one (1) month prior to the annual Section meeting.

SIAM

SIAM Executive Committee

David Miller
Chair
University of Pittsburgh
2018-2020

Christine Palus
Chair Elect
Villanova University
2018-2020

Eric Zeemering
Past Chair
Northern Illinois University
2018-2020

John Kincaid
Council Member
Lafayette College
2016-2019

Edgar Ramirez
Council Member
Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas A.C.
2016-2019

Steve Percy
Council Member
Portland State University
Term ending 2019

Benoy Jacob
Council Member
University of Nevada – Las Vegas
2017-2020

Hugo Renderos
Council Member
University of Akron
2017-2020

Open Seat
Council Member
Term ending 2020

Chris Hawkins
Council Member
University of Central Florida
2018-2021

Anne Williamson
Council Member
University of Missouri – Kansas City
2018-2021

Kimberly Nelson
Council Member
University of North Carolina
2018-2021

Susan Paddock
Treasurer
University of Wisconsin – Madison
Appointed by the Chair

Jayce Farmer
Secretary
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Appointed by the Chair

Jered B. Carr
Newsletter Editor
University of Illinois at Chicago
Appointed by the Chair

Aaron Deslatte
Social Media Coordinator
Florida State University
Appointed by the Chair

Chris Stream
Awards Coordinator
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Appointed by the Chair

Other Section Leaders

Elizabeth Motyka
Update Coordinator/Blogmistress
University of Illinois at Chicago

Michael Scicchitano
Editor, State and Local Government Review
University of Florida

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