International Review of Administrative Sciences Selection

Regularly, the IIAS, in collaboration with publishing house, SAGE, will showcase one or several articles of its journal, the International Review of Administrative Sciences.

On the occasion of the IIAS Congress, the IRAS team has selected a few articles relevant to three subthemes treated during those three days. The following articles will be free of access until the end of 2011.

Water management

Symposium on water governance. Prologue: water governance as a government’s actions between the reality of fragmentation and the need for integration
Jurian Edelenbos and Geert R. Teisman

Water sector reform in Italy and in the Netherlands: ambitious change with an uncertain outcome versus consensus-seeking moderate change
Daniela Argento and G. Jan van Helden


Regulation Issues

The history and future of nation-building? Building capacity for public results
Jocelyne Bourgon



The changing border: developments and risks in border control management of Western countries

Berry Tholen


The International Review of Administrative Sciences is an international peer-reviewed journal devoted to academic and professional public administration. Founded in 1927 it is the oldest scholarly public administration journal specifically focused on comparative and international topics. IRAS seeks to shape the future agenda of public administration around the world by encouraging reflection on international comparisons, new techniques and approaches, the dialogue between academics and practitioners, and debates about the future of the field itself.

IRAS is the official journal of the of the International Institute of Administrative Sciences (IIAS), the European Group of Public Administration (EGPA), the International Association of Schools and Institutes of Administration (IASIA) and the Commonwealth Association of Public Administration and Management (CAPAM). IRAS is published in three different language editions – English, French and Mandarin Chinese.

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