n Journal of Public Administration - Meaning of editorship and the unanswered principal question of the discipline - editorial essay




Although one has always been in the periphery of the editorship of the , or what Roslyn Petelin describes as "editing from the edge" (2005: 458), being thrust to the centre as the Chief Editor came as a daunting challenge. For, taking over a responsibility that has always been superbly executed by those who came before me is naturally associated with the question: would I fit in their large shoes? This question is inevitable as it is critically important in trying to make sense of what it means to be an editor of a scholarly publication whose existence spans four decades.


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