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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.

Deil S. Wright Symposium 2019 Call for Papers

The Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) invites scholars and practitioners to submit proposals for papers to be presented at 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 the Section and remained active until his passing in 2009. The Wright Symposium will be held on March 8th, 2019 at the national conference of the American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) 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 need to be addressed about: 1) state and local government responses to these shifts, and 2) the subsequent consequences to both/either the responses and/or the shifts?  It is unclear how extant theories of federalism can guide practitioners in navigating the current shifts in the political landscape.  Scholars of federalism, intergovernmental relations, intergovernmental management, and collaborative management can help improve federal systems by providing meta-analyses and synthesizing evidence in the field to inform practice. The 2018 Wright Symposium provides an excellent forum for doing so.

Proposed paper topics are invited that would help scholars and government professionals better understand what we have learned from the cumulative research on intergovernmental relations and management.  Papers are welcome to advance new research propositions, identify research gaps, or provide empirical evidence. The goal is to emphasize responses to Federal regulations or programs in the US or from a comparative perspective.  Topics might include, but are not limited to the:

Primary Themes:

Value of intergovernmental institutions, such as the U.S. Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, or the White House Office on Intergovernmental Affairs;

State and local strategies utilized as response to executive orders and regulatory changes that are perceived as contrary to state and local interests

Development of collaborative intergovernmental competencies or skills by federal, regional, state, and local public managers;

Impact of federal executive orders or presidential decrees on intergovernmental relations;

Major Related Themes:

  • Design, accountability, and evaluation of intergovernmental grants and programs, including revenue sharing and fiscal equalization;
  • Effectiveness of elected executives in managing intergovernmental relations in presidential and parliamentary federal systems;
  • Effectiveness of intergovernmental, interjurisdictional, and inter-sectoral management networks;
  • Impacts of federal mandates and conditions attached to federal grants-in-aid;
  • Effectiveness of regulatory waivers;
  • Impacts of court orders, consent decrees, and other judicial interventions into intergovernmental relations.

Proposals for the symposium should be submitted by email to Benoy Jacob (Benoy.jacob@unlv.edu) before October 1, 2018. Proposals should be well developed and clearly demonstrate the ability to deliver a finished paper. The Wright Symposium planning committee – John Kinkaid, Steve Percy, Benoy Jacob — will review proposals and make decisions by October 22.  Questions can be directed to committee members.  Please circulate this call for papers among interested colleagues.

Center for the Study of Federalism Launches New Federalism Website

The Center for the Study of Federalism USA (CSF) has launched its website–federalism.org — the first American website exclusively devoted to federalism. Winner of the prestigious Graphis gold award for its logo design and Gold Award from Educational Digital Marketing, federalism.org is the official CSF site and a clearinghouse for a wide range of federalism resources and information.

Visit us at www.federalism.org  to see . . .

  • Applications and guidelines for research grants, teacher awards, and scholar awards.
  • Full text of the updated encyclopedia, Federalism in America, previously published by Greenwood.
  • Information and resources for students, such as a federalism timeline.
  • Full text and commentaries of many U.S. founding documents, including state constitutions.
  • All entries in our “State and Local Government Firsts that Changed America” project.
  • CSF Archives, including its history, mission, biographies of CSF fellows and associates, and complete listings of its past activities and publications.
  • Publius: The Journal of Federalism, its history, tables of contents, and a biography of its namesake.

Also . . .

  • Announcements, regularly updated, on federalism scholarship and scholarly events worldwide.
  • News on political and constitutional events affecting federalism worldwide.
  • Succinct analyses of federalism developments.

Get involved . . .

  • Tell us how we can improve and further develop the website.
  • Send us announcements on new books, articles, and conferences on federalism.
  • Send us links to news events on federalism in the U.S. and elsewhere.
  • Send us brief analyses of federalism developments anywhere in the world.
  • Help us expand the reach of the website beyond U.S. federalism to federalism worldwide.

Contact us at csf@federalism.org.

CSF President, John Kincaid; Vice President, Stephen L. Schechter; Treasurer, Donald S. Lutz; Secretary, Joseph R. Marbach; Web Master, J. Wesley Leckrone; Encyclopedia Editor, Troy E. Smith; and Lance Cooper, News Editor.

2018 Donald C. Stone Award Recipients

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Scholar Award Recipient Karen Mossberger (Arizona State University School of Public Affairs) with past chair Eric Zeemering

 

Practitioner Award

Practitioner Award Recipient Peter Harkness

 

Student Award

Best Student Paper Award Recipient Sam Gallaher

SIAM

SIAM Executive Committee

Christine Palus
Chair
Villanova University
2020-2022

Christopher Hawkins
Chair-Elect
University of Central Florida
2020-2022

David Miller
Past Chair
University of Pittsburgh
2020-2022

Jayce Farmer
Council Member
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
2020-2023

Meghan Rubado
Council Member
Cleveland State University
2020-2023

David Swindell
Council Member
Arizona State University
2020-2023

Qian Hu
Council Member
University of Central Florida
2019-2022

Steve Percy
Council Member
Portland State University
2019-2022

Todd Ely
Council Member
University of Colorado-Denver
2019-2022

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

Kimberly Nelson
Council Member
University of North Carolina
2018-2021

Open Seat
Council Member
Term Ending 2021

Appointed by the Chair

Jered B. Carr
Newsletter Editor
University of Illinois at Chicago

Michael Hail
Secretary
Morehead State University

Susan Paddock
Treasurer
University of Wisconsin – Madison

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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