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Read interesting and provocative new research in the latest issue of the Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE). To read an individual article (in PDF), click on its title, or access the entire issue (in PDF).

VOLUME 21, No. 3

From the Co-Editors—What Does the Journal of Public Affairs Education Publish? What Do Journal of Public
Affairs Education
Readers Look For?

Marieka Klawitter
Marieka, the new co-editor, tells readers what we look for in articles and what you also want to read.

The Distinctiveness of Nonprofits and Their Role in Public Affairs Education
David Schultz
The co-editor introduces this issue and discusses how nonprofits are unique in their delivery of services and the role they perform in the United States.

Blurred Lines: Preparing Students to Work Across the Public, Nonprofit, and For-Profit Sectors
Shelly Arsneault & Shannon K. Vaughan
The guest editors introduce this issue’s symposium on preparing our students to work across sectors.

An Integrated Framework of Inter-Sectorality: Nonprofitness and Its Influence on Society and Public Administration Programs
Robbie Waters Robichau, Kandyce Fernandez & Patsy Kraeger
Read about an innovative model that describes and situates nonprofits as important agents in society and how that should affect how public affairs programs structure their programs.

Nonprofit Management Education in Schools with Public Affairs Curricula: An Analysis of the Trend Toward Curriculum Integration
Judith R. Saidel & Steven Rathgeb Smith
At one time nonprofit classes were outcasts in public affairs programs. Has that changed? This article looks at the changing relationship of nonprofit classes in overall public affairs curriculum.

A Core Issue: The Inseparable Relationship Between Nonprofits and Public Policy
Shannon K. Vaughan & Shelly Arsneault
Learn how nonprofits are not simply important agents of program implementation but also of policy development.

Seeing Clearly: Measuring Skill Sets That Address the “Blurred Boundaries” of Nonprofit Management Education
Tosha Cantrell-Bruce & Bob Blankenberger
Can we identify and measure the skills students need to work in the nonprofit sector? The authors argue yes and describe how.

Teaching Social Entrepreneurship in Public Affairs Programs: A Review of Social Entrepreneurship Courses in the Top 30 U.S. Public Administration and Affairs Programs
Kimberly K. Wiley & Frances S. Berry
The number of social entrepreneurship courses is increasing in U.S. public affairs programs. Learn how these courses are teaching values, skills and knowledge of social entrepreneurship to students.

Collaborations and Partnerships Across Sectors: Preparing the Next Generation for Governance
Ruth Hoogland DeHoog
The future belongs to the next generation and the author asks how well we are training our students for an emerging intersectoral world.

Policymaking in the Global Context: Training Students to Build Effective Strategic Partnerships
With Nongovernmental Organizations

Cristina M. Balboa & Maryam Z. Deloffre
NGOs are major forces across the globe. Read about strategies that help us train our students to work with them.

Cruel to Be Kind: A Neopragmatist Approach to Teaching Statistics for Public Administration Students
David Oliver Kasdan
Take the pain out of the numbers: Learn some new tricks to teaching statistics to public affairs students.

Labor-Management Relations in Public (and Business) Administration: A Textbook Case?
James S. Bowman & Jonathan P. West
Unions and collective bargaining are a major part of the public sector yet why do public affairs textbooks ignore the subject? Read this article to find out what’s not covered and possibly why.

Book Reviews
Review of Race and Social Equity: A Nervous Area of Government
Reviewed by Wes Grooms
Learn more about what governments should do regarding the intersection of race and fairness, and why that is important to public affairs teaching.

Review of An Introduction to the New Frontiers of Philanthropy and Social Investment
Reviewed by Dorothy Norris-Tirrell
Read a review about a book describing the latest trends in giving and investing in good causes.



About This Journal

The Journal of Public Affairs Education (JPAE) is dedicated to advancing teaching and learning in public affairs, which includes the fields of public policy analysis, public administration, and public management. Hosted by the Evans School of Public Affairs of the University of Washington and published by NASPAA, the quarterly journal features peer-reviewed scholarly articles on pedagogical, curricular, and accreditation issues pertaining to public affairs education, commentaries and symposia and book reviews. 

David Schultz, Co-Editor, Hamline University
Marieka Klawitter,
Co-Editor, University of Washington

Ashley Sonoff,
Editorial Assistant
Connie Chaplan and Kyra Freestar,
Tandem Editing LLC
Val Escher,
Freestyle Communications

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Publisher: NASPAA

NASPAA, the global standard in public service education, is a membership organization of 280 graduate programs in public policy, public affairs and public administration located across the U.S. and around the globe. NASPAA’s mission is to ensure excellence in public service education and promote the ideal of public service, and it is the specialized accreditor of master degree programs in public affairs. NASPAA publishes JPAE in order to bring the best scholarship on teaching and quality directly into the hands of our membership and profession.

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