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Ma, We Have A Surplus!

Ma, We Have A Surplus!

Any plan that is put into effect takes time to yield results – good or bad. The bigger the ship, the longer it takes to turn. When you consider a…

Applying Accountability and Transparency Measures to Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

Hurricane Sandy, the devastating natural disaster that ravaged the Northeast in late October 2012, brought with it an increasing need for accountability and transparency in the federal government and its…

Austerity in Australia: A Threat to Gender Equality and Economic Growth

In the last few decades, developments in labour market participation by women have to a great extent been in the public service. One reason is that the majority of university…

Law Students in Public Service and the Promotion of Social Justice

Law students seem naturally affiliated with ideas of social justice, but public service seems somewhat far-fetched. Yet the legal field has worked diligently on inculcating a commitment to public service…

Securing Your Next Event – ANSI Safety Standards

When the roof collapsed on August 13, 2011, on the temporary stage constructed for a Sugarland concert at the Indiana State Fair, event management personnel saw their worst nightmare come…

Women in Combat: How Law Enforcement Gender Integration Strategies May Inform U.S. Military Leaders

Women in Combat: How Law Enforcement Gender Integration Strategies May Inform U.S. Military Leaders

On January 24, 2013, the U.S. Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff signed an order rescinding a long standing barrier blocking military women from assignment…

Social Vulnerability and Social Justice: Government’s Role in a More Equitable Society

Social vulnerability is a pre-existing condition that affects a society’s ability to prepare for and recover from a disruptive event. Social vulnerability is applied primarily to natural hazards and disasters…

The Evolution of the American City: Multiculturalism and Social Justice in Municipal Government

The Evolution of the American City: Multiculturalism and Social Justice in Municipal Government

Most modern American cities are culturally pluralistic, so communities clearly benefit when municipal policies embrace cultural differences. City administrators are thus responsible for capitalizing on the social benefits that multiculturalism…

A Life of Social Justice Promotion Through Public Service

How can a community provide public service in an economic, efficient and effective manner AND promote equity or social justice? There are no easy institutional or organizational answers to this…

Moving Towards a School-wide Model for Teaching and Social Justice

For teachers and educators, like myself, to become open to global ideas and values, a strong commitment to social justice is essential. This commitment is about knowing what is actually…

Promoting Social Equity by Building Transparency into State Budgeting Processes

Promoting Social Equity by Building Transparency into State Budgeting Processes

State budgets are extremely complex and important social equity issues are present in many budgets. Probably the largest and best known social equity issue concerns state payments to local school…