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Digital Literacy Skills Building

Digital Literacy Skills Building

Studies conducted in the 1990's said Internet use required access to technology and digital literacy skills. At a recent Internet Governance Forum, it was noted that 63 percent of new…

Birth of Tokyo’s First Female Governor

Birth of Tokyo’s First Female Governor

In a July 31 election, former Defense Minister Yuriko Koike won the governorship of Tokyo. Her election comes after two predecessors stepped down over financial scandals. In a heavily male-dominated,…

Lessons from Donald Trump on Diversity and Inclusiveness

Lessons from Donald Trump on Diversity and Inclusiveness

As students return for the fall semester, diversity and inclusiveness will once again be front and center. Campuses are responding to create more inclusive climates, recruit diverse faculty and develop…

Using Twitter to Enhance Service Delivery

Using Twitter to Enhance Service Delivery

Increasingly, government organizations are using social media to enhance the delivery of services to their customers and constituents. In particular, Twitter is a valuable tool that enables conversation with stakeholders…

Establishing Transparency of Viewpoints

Establishing Transparency of Viewpoints

After Hurricane Andrew left Florida devastated, the state’s Governor’s Office sought to institute new statewide standards for building safety and practices. To accomplish this goal, the Florida Building Commission was…

Community and Economic Development: The Collaborative Conversation

In a recent PA Times Online column, one writer laid out his arguments for the adoption of a new Section on community and economic development. In this column, I want…

The Role of Local-State Public Health Integration in Health Security

The Role of Local-State Public Health Integration in Health Security

The state of Florida is on the front lines of U.S. efforts to prepare for local transmission of the Zika virus. A conversation with a Florida Department of Health official…

It Isn’t the Whistle that Pulls the Train

It Isn’t the Whistle that Pulls the Train

An old proverb notes, “It isn't the whistle that pulls the train.” However, that whistle assists the train in avoiding accidents. Whistleblowers function similarly as they help organizations avoid serious…

Teaching and Practice in a Fact Free Political Context

The nature of public administration requires an understanding of the role of research, analysis and expertise in the context of a politicized, democratic society. Exactly how public administration inform and…

Why Do Good Leaders Do Bad Things?

Why Do Good Leaders Do Bad Things?

Research suggests that success in leadership can bring benefits on personal and organizational levels. A leader rising up the hierarchy gains influence, status and control over decision making. Yet with…

The Forgotten Importance of Government’s Workforce

There has been a widening gulf between people and performance management practices. Generally, the public sector has concentrated exclusively on management systems and metrics as part of “new public management”…

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