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Wanted: Male Allies in the #MeToo Era

Wanted: Male Allies in the #MeToo Era

Legislation requires that government employ a diverse workforce, yet men hold 70 percent of the most powerful and influential roles in government organizations. This, in turn, impacts the opportunities women…

Spend a Dollar, Save More Than a Dollar—Public Health

Spend a Dollar, Save More Than a Dollar—Public Health

75 percent of United States health spending goes towards preventable chronic conditions (i.e. obesity and heart disease). But, only 3 cents out of every dollar spent on health care goes…

Policymaking in the Public Right-of-Way: the Last Mile

Policymaking in the Public Right-of-Way: the Last Mile

Many startups start by looking for unexploited advantage. Making money off of the public right-of-way has provided some companies with a very lucrative business model.…

A Lifetime of Classics

A Lifetime of Classics

Public administration authors are known for their desire to provide clarity in implementation. We should strive to contribute to that legacy. Each time we recognize that policy and program evolution…

Time to Get Serious about the United States National Debt

Time to Get Serious about the United States National Debt

In its May 13, 2019 report, The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget referred to a May 2019 analysis compiled by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) that at current projections,…

The Truth About Tribes and Leadership

The Truth About Tribes and Leadership

The traditional model of a solo superhero leader doesn’t work well in a global society because the leader can’t be in several places at one time. However, when members of…

Sounds Good in Theory—South African Student Field Research in Local Communities

Sounds Good in Theory—South African Student Field Research in Local Communities

Students performing field research in vulnerable communities sounds good in theory. But if the results of their research never come to fruition, the vulnerable community may have been unintentionally exploited…

Resilient Nonprofit Organizations are Not Risk Adverse

Resilient Nonprofit Organizations are Not Risk Adverse

Having the capacity to take risks could be a key attribute for nonprofit organizations facing a recession. This characteristic may prove valuable when responding to crises. …

Multiteam Systems and Public Administration Leadership: Promising New Area for Research

Multiteam Systems and Public Administration Leadership: Promising New Area for Research

There is much research on leading teams and organizations. What is missing is how to lead in-between the teams and the organizations—the multiteam systems. Multiteam systems are becoming increasingly common…

How to Make Smart Cities Equitable

How to Make Smart Cities Equitable

From monitoring air quality to optimizing trash collection, embracing technology can help our cities become more efficient and improve citizens’ health and happiness. Yet we need to invest in resources…

The Theory of PILOTs and Their Relevance in Public Administration

The Theory of PILOTs and Their Relevance in Public Administration

Non-profit organizations such as churches or educational institutions do not contribute any property tax revenue, but still utilize public services. This can make budgeting increasingly difficult. A payment in lieu…

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