Cupps’ article selected as one of 75 ‘most influencial’ in Public Administration Review


A journal article written by Dr. Stephen Cupps, emeritus professor of political science, has been selected as one of the 75 most influential articles which have appeared in Public Administration Review since its inception in 1940.

Cupps’ article, “Emerging Problems of Citizen Participation,” which was originally published in 1977, was selected from more than 3500 articles that have appeared in PAR over the decades. In a letter to Cupps, James L. Perry, editor-in-chief of the publication, wrote “The PAR Editorial Board selected your article after an eight-month process of data collection, reflection and deliberations. The Editorial Board reviewed a variety of data sources (e.g. citations, reprints, awards) related to articles we have published. The Board also drew upon their professional experience and judgment in arriving at our selections.”

Cupps and the other authors were honored at the 2015 American Society for Public Administration (ASPA) National Convention, which took place March 6-10 in Chicago.