This article considers the politics of cooperative knowledge production between practitioners and academics in the field of public administration. In this article, “politics” refers to the long-standing and ongoing debates about the purpose of public administration scholarship, and the tricky issues that arise when academics and practitioners collaborate. The authors, an academic and practitioner, reflect on their own experience of coproducing a public administration research project in the United Kingdom.

Orr, K., & Bennett, M. (2012). Public administration scholarship and the politics of coproducing academic-practitioner research. Public Administration Review, 72(4), 487-496. Full Text.