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National Heritage Areas: Celebrating the Greatness of America

National Heritage Areas: Celebrating the Greatness of America

Heritage areas promote resource stewardship through community-driven initiatives staffed primarily with volunteers. They are considered to be an especially cost-effective approach to preserving historic properties and lands that help to…

To Protect and Serve: Suicide in the American Workforce

To Protect and Serve: Suicide in the American Workforce

Even though there are avenues for prevention and treatment, the paradigm for recognizing and responding to potential suicide must change. Administrators can no longer look at suicide as an individual…

Confronting Hate

Confronting Hate

All residents have an equal stake in their government. This is the foundation of democratic governing practices. A society that dismisses the rights and equal humanity of individuals based on…

Blockchain and Healthcare—It’s Time

Blockchain and Healthcare—It’s Time

Technology is playing a critical role in how healthcare solutions are being delivered to participating entities. Blockchain offers benefits that are needed in a safe, sharable and unbreakable data communication…

Perceived Reputation and Capacity Bias in Higher Education Funding Mechanisms

Perceived Reputation and Capacity Bias in Higher Education Funding Mechanisms

Institutions of higher education competitively struggle to secure a proportionate share of external funding, including sponsored funding and private gifts. This results in social equity performance concerns regarding the distribution…

Risky Business: Privacy in the Age of AI and Big Data

Risky Business: Privacy in the Age of AI and Big Data

Though there are many great potential uses for artificial intelligence (AI) and Big data, there are also very real costs and risks associated with local government adoption of such tools.…

Accountability Begins with Ourselves

Accountability Begins with Ourselves

Most discussions about accountability address the organization and deal with after-the-fact issues such as poor performance. However, accountability must first be grounded in the individual. …

Accountability, Checks, Balances and Good Governance

Accountability, Checks, Balances and Good Governance

The system of checks and balances in Egypt is fading away over time, with clear dominance for the Executive authority and the Head of the Republic. This is a matter…

State and Local Education Have Dinner Together: Who’ll Pick Up the Check?

State and Local Education Have Dinner Together: Who’ll Pick Up the Check?

Whoever brings the money to a part of public education shall enjoy majority control. In some cases, funds have flowed from the localities to the state and then back to…

The Benefits of Integrative Learning Techniques in Undergraduate Public Administration Classes

The Benefits of Integrative Learning Techniques in Undergraduate Public Administration Classes

One of Gregg Buckingham’s central teaching tenets is providing students with opportunities in class to do what public administrators do in their professional lives. The intent is to help students…

Governor Favorability Ratings as an Accurate Reflection of Effective Public Management? A Need for Further Areas of Research

Governor Favorability Ratings as an Accurate Reflection of Effective Public Management? A Need for Further Areas of Research

In an era of heightened political divisiveness, favorability ratings published for each of the 50 state executives can either bolster existing public contempt or fortify established support along ideological lines.…