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In the current issue of Governance, Sharon Gilad, Saar Alon-Barkat, and Alexandr Braverman say that “public administration scholarship has devoted limited attention to the responses of public organizations” to social protests. They examine how Israeli public agencies and businesses responded to social protests in 2011. They find that public organizations were “more likely to perceive social upheaval as an opportunity for reputation enhancement and for expansion of resources and jurisdiction,” and increased their spending on public communications in response to the protests. Businesses, by contrast, “perceive social activism as costly” and were “inclined to keep a low profile to avoid being targeted.” Read the article.
Journal Citation Reports released its ranking data for 2015 on June 13. Governance has moved to #2 ranking in the field of Public Administration, and #5 ranking in Political Science. It is the only journal ranked in the top five in both fields. Its 2014 ranking was #4 in Public Administration and #10 in Political Science.
The study of policy reform has tended to focus on single-stage reforms taking place over a relatively short period — and suggested that such reforms often do not endure. Carsten Daugbjerg and Alan Swinbank take a long view of Europe’s Common Agriculture Policy and reach a different conclusion. An accretion of layers “may create sustainability dynamics that can result in lasting reform trajectories.” Read the article.