New and Forthcoming SPA Publications

Congratulations to Ph.D. student David Moura (shown) and Professor Hugh Miller for having their paper “On Legitimacy: Is Public Administration Stigmatized?” accepted for publication in Administration and Society. Moura is lead author of the article. The study draws on research about stigmatized organizations and applies that framework to public administration as a practice and a discipline.

Also, Professor Miller had another article published, this one in Critical Policy Studies, about the epistemology of social constructivist research and the ontological standing of certain public policy concepts such as collective will, social structure and consciousness. It is available pre-publication on line. The title is “From Social Constructivist Epistemology to Context Realism”. The article (speculatively) draws on quantum ontology to proffer an argument for context realism for immaterial social science concepts.