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Funding Improved Mobility Options in Oakland

Funding Improved Mobility Options in Oakland

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Linda L. Day December 16, 2016 Communities where private automobiles…

Rethinking the “Emotion” of Emotional Labor in Public Administration

Rethinking the “Emotion” of Emotional Labor in Public Administration

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Geri Miller-Fox December 16, 2016 For those who are not…

Fighting for the Uninsured: Government’s Role in Public Health

Fighting for the Uninsured: Government’s Role in Public Health

The Affordable Care Act doesn't let the IRS come after you if you don't pay the penalty. Failing to pay isn't a crime. So why this mandate and what’s its…

Public Management, Viet Nam Seabees and Complexity

Public Management, Viet Nam Seabees and Complexity

Today’s public managers routinely face complex situations that are rarely simple and straightforward. Complexity theory and statistics can yield insights through computation. …

Newfound Benefits of Social Media for Seniors

Newfound Benefits of Social Media for Seniors

Facebook, and social media in general, often gets a bad rap. Increasingly, however, its benefits are significantly outweighing its flaws for older adults who are the fastest-growing population on social…

Beyond Ethics: Honor and Public Service

Beyond Ethics: Honor and Public Service

Ethics standards and laws proscribe certain behaviors but say little about how an ideal public servant ought to behave. Demanding public servants be ethical is not enough. …

Fortifying the Foundation of the Future: Institutions, Communication and Temperaments

Fortifying the Foundation of the Future: Institutions, Communication and Temperaments

Across the country and around the world, myriad problems exist with ample blame bandied about for the challenges that face humanity and the planet. As we reflect on the seismic…

Identifying Best Practices in Workforce Management

Identifying Best Practices in Workforce Management

Aside from consultants promoting employee engagement studies, there has been virtually no interest in identifying the practices that are most effective in managing government’s workforce. At the same time, independent…

Suggested Topics for Public Administration Research

Suggested Topics for Public Administration Research

I believe scholars can and should produce research to aid policy makers dealing with major “administrative” issues. Scholars can address controversial topics and still maintain value neutrality.…

The Bigger Questions

The Bigger Questions

The Democratic Party has been asking all the wrong questions since losing the 2016 presidential election.…

The Unintended Effects of Framing U.S. Immigration as a Security Issue

The Unintended Effects of Framing U.S. Immigration as a Security Issue

Donald J. Trump’s election as America’s next president fanned the flames of an already divisive political climate on immigration with his promise to build a wall along the United States’…