PAT Net 2014 Conference

Miami, Florida from May 15-18, 2014
FIU Downtown on Brickell, 1101 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131


Click here to download the CONFERENCE PROGRAM

About the Public Administration Theory Network

The Public Administration Theory Network (PAT-Net) is an international network of professionals concerned with the advancement of public administration theory. The Network was formed in 1978 by a group of scholars who were seeking an alternative venue to develop and talk about public administration theory. Administrative Theory & Praxis is the official peer-reviewed journal of PAT-Net.

For more information on PAT-Net, past conferences, and the upcoming conference, please visit

2014 Conference Theme

"Sects on the Beach: Challenging Capitalism, Hierarchies and Other Belief Systems, and Devising Alternate Futures"

After years of privatizing, contracting out, tracking performance, and charging fees for public services, what are the outcomes? Is government more efficient? Is it more effective? What happened to the promises of neo-liberalism, of improved well-being through competition?

Hotel Information

JW Marriott Hotel Miami, 1109 Brickell Avenue, Miami, FL 33131.
Room rates: $189 a night.

Call 800.228.9290 by April 23rd and mention special code "FBU" to receive the discounted rate available from May 12-22 or click here to Book your group rate: FIU May: Breakfast for 1