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A Practical Review of Disaster Mitigation Strategies

A Practical Review of Disaster Mitigation Strategies

Disasters happen to communities destroyed by major storms or catastrophes. In those cases, FEMA provides relief to victims and helps the community recover. Operating with the complex world of emergency…

Planning and Preparing for Vulnerable Populations

Planning and Preparing for Vulnerable Populations

In the event of a large-scale public health emergency, the brunt of the impact is likely to be felt by those who are less able to weather the crisis without…

Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Japan

Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women in Japan

The United Nations established eight goals to be achieved by 2015. Gender equality and the empowerment of women was one of them. Has Japan made any progress toward this goal?…

Does Cross-Sector Collaboration Really Produce Better Results?

Does Cross-Sector Collaboration Really Produce Better Results?

The practice of cross-sector collaboration appears to be increasing as a means to address complex social challenges. Yet, it’s difficult to demonstrate the benefits in comparison to a single-sector approach.…

Promoting Social Equity in Local Government

Promoting Social Equity in Local Government

As a discipline, public administration has struggled to understand and administer principles underlying social equity. Some contend justice and fairness are associated with providing the same of level and quality…

The Challenge of Linking Governance to Performance

The Challenge of Linking Governance to Performance

Governance can and should be a tool for improving public and nonprofit performance. The freedom and treasure all citizens cede to be part of a governed society requires the legitimizing…

Do Female and Male Public Administrators Differ Ethically?

Do Female and Male Public Administrators Differ Ethically?

Male and female business leaders demonstrate similar priorities: maintaining integrity in the organization and treating followers fairly and with dignity. However, female leaders often feel greater pressure to compromise ethical…

Societal Changes and the Impact on Municipal Public Services

Societal Changes and the Impact on Municipal Public Services

The various levels of government in Canada and the United States are evolving. Their public services are being influenced and impacted by various societal changes. These governments must adapt to…

How Anchor Institutions Support Development in Struggling Communities

How Anchor Institutions Support Development in Struggling Communities

Where can cities turn to support equitable development in struggling communities? Chances are there is a nearby university, college, community college or hospital willing to support a municipal agenda of…

Putting the Right Partners in the Right Places for Public Health Preparedness

Putting the Right Partners in the Right Places for Public Health Preparedness

As efforts are ramping up to potentially confront the Zika virus this summer, there have been a number of calls for a more sustained level of public health readiness in…

The Fabric of Our Lives

The Fabric of Our Lives

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Anna Marie Schuh May 10, 2016 Do you know what…

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