n Journal of Public Administration - Intersection of parallels - editing the editor

Volume 48, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0036-0767



This editorial essay is based partly on the interview we had with the editor of the , which this September edition marks a year of his editorship. The purpose of the interview was to understand his editorship vision, especially as it relates to what he consistently refers to in his writings as the principal unanswered question of the discipline. What exactly does this question mean? How is the public administration scholarship responding to it? What is the state of the discourse in the pages of the in relation to the question, and its implications on the epistemological basis of the discipline? We term this exercise . Connected to the theme of this editorial essay is the notion of we use to characterise South Africa-United States dialogue, which part of its proceedings are recorded in this edition.

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