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Nothing Happens By Accident

Nothing Happens By Accident

Americans have a complicated relationship with government: We distrust it and concurrently think ours is the best in the world. The fact that the United States ranked tenth in a…

America’s Public Policy: A Nietzschean Approach

America’s Public Policy: A Nietzschean Approach

It is vital that, as public policy officials, we are aware of the role values play in our decisions regarding sociopolitical matters. The changing of America and its values is…

The Downside of Government Tech

The Downside of Government Tech

Digitizing government tools is all the rage in public administration circles. But the urge to merge current technology with public services is not without consequence. …

Managers vs. Leaders

Managers vs. Leaders

Leaders are often agents of change and risk takers who are oriented towards long-term results. Managers typically maintain the status quo, control risk, and seek immediate results. Both…

The Relevance of Woodrow Wilson to Egypt in 2019

The Relevance of Woodrow Wilson to Egypt in 2019

Woodrow Wilson once said, "It is becoming harder to run a constitution than to frame one.” In today’s Egypt, this statement couldn't be more relevant.…

Practicing a Value Proposition Perspective

Practicing a Value Proposition Perspective

One way to effectively lead others is through practicing a value proposition perspective. Practitioners of this leadership style seek what’s considered valuable to internal stakeholders. This increases collaboration across an…

Federal Government Shutdown: A Possible Long-Term Solution Worth Considering

Federal Government Shutdown: A Possible Long-Term Solution Worth Considering

The failure of President Trump and Congress to reach an agreement over border security and related issues created the recent 35-day federal shutdown. This, as well as the prospect of…

Eye-Level Government: Public Service Here and Now

Eye-Level Government: Public Service Here and Now

No discipline relies more on discussion than public administration. But we can no longer afford to ignore the stumps in our foundation. While we cannot reasonably solve every problem that…

The Silver Tsunami’s Silver Lining

The Silver Tsunami’s Silver Lining

The phenomenon of recent waves of mass retirees has earned the label, a "Silver tsunami." While the loss of institutional knowledge certainly creates cause for concern in both the public…

Policymaking in the Public Right of Way: Coercive Federalism and Telecommunications Policy

Policymaking in the Public Right of Way: Coercive Federalism and Telecommunications Policy

Preemption of local authority for a common good is at the heart of the American federal system. But telecommunications policy is an area where local authority and federal priority have…

The Future of Human Resource Management: Challenges and Preparation

The Future of Human Resource Management: Challenges and Preparation

Human resource management is designed to maximize employee performance and strategic objectives. What does the future of HR look like and what does that mean for managers?…

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