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American Society for Public Administration
The Society sponsors conferences, research, and publications in the field of Public Administration. Their website includes information on subscription to their publications as well as membership to the Society.
Center for the Business of Government
Founded by IBM, the Center for the Business of Government sponsors research and publications in the field of Public Administration. Research reports and other publications can be downloaded or ordered as hard copies from the website. The website also features "interviews with over 100 top government executives who discuss their careers and the... challenges facing their organizations". Audio files or transcripts of the interviews are available.
Commonwealth Association for Public Administration and Management
A non-profit, international organization based in Canada, CAPAM publishes research, holds conferences, and offers memberships for individuals in the public sector, including students and researchers. The site offers information on it's publications and conferences.
National Academy of Public Administration
Web site of the National Academy of Public Administration, a non-partisan organization chartered by Congress "to assist federal, state, and local governments in improving their effectiveness, efficiency, and accountability." The website sponsors events and research projects to further study in the field of Public Administration. Research publications may be purchased in print or downloaded as pdf files.
Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government: Independent Research on America's State and Local Governments
From SUNY, Albany, the website for the Institute offers reports on issues such as state and local finance. federalism, health care, education, disaster recovery, and more. These reports can be searched from a textbox at the top right of the page.
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Public Administration and Management: an
From the Southern Public Administration Education Foundation, full-text articles of this peer-reviewed journal are available to download. The journal publishes "articles which will be of interest to both scholars and practitioners in the fields of public administration and management."
Governing Magazine Online
Published by Congressional Quarterly Inc., this free online zine's audience is state and local governnment officials. Articles are divided into sections such as In the States, The Local Scene, Technology, Politics, Legislatures, and more. The site also features special columnns and blogs as well as a search engine for articles from past and present issues. The site offers webcast "forums on the various issues effecting professionals in state and local government." Finally, Governing.com also hosts a database for retrieving statistics on states and metropolitan areas.
From the ESADE's Institute of Public Management in Spain, a newsletter dedicated to creating a "forum for ideas, dissemination, training, and debate with regard to public management." The full-text of each issue is available online. The newsletter features the following sections: Current Affairs, Materials, Events, Research and Publications, and more. The newsletter is available in English or Spanish, and an archives search is also available.
From Rutgers University, a journal that "focuses on historical, artistic, and reflective expression concerning public administrators and the public service." The journal features a variety of different mediums, including analytical essays, fiction, poetry, a rtwork, and reviews of literature. The website offers links to the table of contents for each issue as well as links to each full issue downloadable as a PDF file.
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Funded by the Pew Charitable Trusts, this provides news and articles on public policy statewide. Articles can be browsed by issue or by state. These articles are linked from a variety of online sources and newswires nationwide. For each issue, the site also provides "useful links" to webpages of organizations, tools, and information related to the topic.
Government Performance Project
"The Government Performance Project (GPP) evaluated how states manage their money, people, infrastructure, and information—four areas critical to well-functioning governments. Through the publication of 50-state report cards, a series of tailored briefs, and events and convenings, GPP helped policy makers, stakeholders, and the media better understand the link between government management and performance."
Council of State Governments
The website for the Council of State Government features information on their conferences, meetings, awards programs and leadership development programs, both regionally and nationally. The site also allows users to browse publications, programs, legislative actions, task forces and more by policy areass such as immigration, aging, public safety, globalization and trade, and more. The site also offers links to states' government websites.
National Conference of State Legislatures: The Forum for America's Ideas
A bipartisan organization serving state legislators, the National Conference offes a website with research and reports on issues such as Agriculture/Rural Development, Labor/Employment, Energy, Transportation, and more. The site also hosts the Ballot Measures Database (http://www.ncsl.org/default.aspx?tabid=16580), a database of all ballot initatives dating back to 1902.
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U.S. Conference of Mayors
The Conference of Mayors is "the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more" with the cities represented in the conference by their respective mayors. The organizaton provides leadership and management tools, a forum for sharing ideas and information, and a platform to develop and resolve federal and local public policies. The website offers reports and research for download, as well as news items in it's periodical U.S. Mayor Newspaper.
National Association of Counties
An organization representing county governments in the U.S., the National Association of Counties' website offers project reports, surveys, fact-sheets, best practices, and legislative briefs and materials. These may be browsed in the website "library" by "topics of interest" such as Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Health, Housing, Public Lands and more. The Association also offers training, technical assistance, and leadership development workshops in a variety of areas. and information on all of these programs is available on the website. Finally, the website provides a posting of "Jobs Online" for public sector positions available in counties nationwide.
National Association of Towns and Townships
An association formed to represent the interests of towns and townships to federal and legislative government in Washington D.C. The site offers a monthly newsletter "Washington Report", reporting on "on the legislative, regulatory, funding, and policy decisions in Washington that could affect your communities." The site also offers news columns, position papers, and information on the NATaT annual conference.
National League of Cities
The National League of Cities is "the oldest and largest national organization representing municipal governments throughout the United States." The League sponsors conferences, summitts, congresses, projects, and networking opportunities for city officials. Newsletters, research reports, and tool kits are available for download from the site. The website also features information on current legislative and advocacy efforts, and information on the latest projects, programs, and conferences. These opportunities moroever can be browsed by a particular issue such as public finance, children & youth, transportation & infrastructure, and more.
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