SPMJ represents a collective effort initiated by an international group aimed at boosting the research in the field of public administration and strategic management. SPMJ represents a unique source of specialized analysis of the transition processes to democracy, of the reform of public administration, of the implementation of strategic public management and of comparative analysis of administrative systems. The general topic covered by the articles in the Review is administrative sciences. As a result of an interdisciplinary, modern approach, the articles cover the following specific themes: Public management, strategic management, public policy, administrative law, public policy analysis, regional development, community development, public finances, urban planning, program evaluation in public administration, ethics, comparative administrative systems, etc. From the standpoint of the topic covered, SPMJ is lined up with the trends followed by other international journals in the field of public administration.