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Guardians of Public Safety Include Civil and Civic Leaders

Guardians of Public Safety Include Civil and Civic Leaders

Entering 2022 with new hopes, the nation is still struggling to transition from past law enforcement practices to newly envisioned practices that focus on the need to reform policing. Public…

Comprehensive vs. Incremental Responses: The Debate Intensifies with the Pandemic. Part I

Comprehensive vs. Incremental Responses: The Debate Intensifies with the Pandemic. Part I

The coronavirus pandemic has affected almost every nation in the world, highlighting both the strengths and weaknesses of the type of institutional capacities considered essential in crisis situations. …

Using Machine Learning and Twitter Data to Evaluate the Public Opinion of Environmental Policy

Using Machine Learning and Twitter Data to Evaluate the Public Opinion of Environmental Policy

Machine learning is a method for public administration to adapt and employ from the computer science discipline. April Heyward is researching environmental policy and interventions and employing machine learning and…

Thou Shalt Not Prosecute Crime: The Role of an Elected District Attorney

Thou Shalt Not Prosecute Crime: The Role of an Elected District Attorney

Most would agree that our criminal justice system needs to evolve and reform. But it needs to be done inside the system of constitutional checks and balances. …

Keeping Up with the Times: Rethinking Local Government Revenues

Keeping Up with the Times: Rethinking Local Government Revenues

For local governments to function and provide services for community residents, they must raise revenues—ideally in the most efficient and fair way possible. Yet, the effort to raise the necessary…

Tending to the Commons

Tending to the Commons

As we enter the new year, our society at all levels would be well served to ponder the common good and how we can all work together to serve it;…

The Politicizing of COVID-19: A Public Sector Response

The Politicizing of COVID-19: A Public Sector Response

The politicizing of COVID-19 has resulted in ongoing confusion around the vaccine, treatments, public health and even science. It has also contributed to some degree of risk experienced by Americans.…

Looking in the Rearview Mirror

Looking in the Rearview Mirror

We have embarked on a fantastic adventure—public administration. It is important to remain mindful about why we came into this profession so that our motivations do not wane when times…

Police-Run Youth Mentoring Programs in Marginalized Communities

Police-Run Youth Mentoring Programs in Marginalized Communities

Police-run youth mentoring programs (PYMP) are one of several types of mentoring programs that have grown in popularity in the public sector. These programs have become an innovative approach used…

Refugee Camps Management: Why Should Public Administration Act?

Refugee Camps Management: Why Should Public Administration Act?

Refugee camp management determines whether and how refugees’ basic needs—as well as economic, social and psychological needs—are met. But it is not just about delivering essential public services; it also…

Public Administration and the New Normal: One More Guess

Public Administration and the New Normal: One More Guess

What are the speculations worldwide about the New Normal in government? The picture is not yet clear. Scholars and practitioners alike are making assumptions about what we need to do…

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