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Block the COVID-19 Transmission, but not the Global Intellectual Flow

Block the COVID-19 Transmission, but not the Global Intellectual Flow

Higher education institutions must let their international faculty know that they are indeed highly valued and regarded with esteem in order for us to imbue our students with the best…

PA Goals for the 21st Century: #3 Re-enforce the Secular Basis of the Administrative State (Part One: HealthCare)

PA Goals for the 21st Century: #3 Re-enforce the Secular Basis of the Administrative State (Part One: HealthCare)

In this century, most people in the United States will not be affiliated with a religion and those that do affiliate are likely to do so outside of Christianity or…

Building Back Trust in Government: A Few Easy First Steps

It's time to rebuild trust in government, one small change at a time.…

The Digital Divide Endangers Our Future

The Digital Divide Endangers Our Future

Solving the digital divide will not be easy, cheap or quick. It will take sustained resolve and innovation, as well as a fuller understanding of the debilitating effects of the…

A Different Take on Leadership Qualities

A Different Take on Leadership Qualities

Experience has taught me that there are 14 critically important qualities for managers of all types. If city and county managers possess these qualities, I am convinced they can be…

Cyber Space Enabled Role for Public Administrators in Writing History: Developing Countries’ Context

Cyber Space Enabled Role for Public Administrators in Writing History: Developing Countries’ Context

Since public administrations have always been charged with keeping records straight, what is their role in making sure history is not manipulated?…

Prosecutorial Discretion vs Directive: Impacts on Policy & Policing

Prosecutorial Discretion vs Directive: Impacts on Policy & Policing

Most people agree that criminal justice reform is needed, and diversion programs may be preferable in some cases. But who should decide? The Rule of Law is a principle under…

Infusing Equity into Public Budgets: The Gender Perspective

Infusing Equity into Public Budgets: The Gender Perspective

Opening the core routines of budgeting to include equity will shine a light on inequitable social and economic policies and make government fairer and more responsive.…

Operation Warp Speed: A Template for Successful Public/Private Partnerships

Operation Warp Speed: A Template for Successful Public/Private Partnerships

On May 15, 2020, the Trump Administration implemented Operation Warp Speed (OWS) to develop therapeutics and a vaccine to combat COVID-19. What follows are this author’s three most important takeaways…

COVID-19 Accelerates the Acceptance of Agile Government

COVID-19 Accelerates the Acceptance of Agile Government

All the governments made mistakes and stumbled in coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. However, government officials learned much and made great strides in reinventing government policymaking and delivery of services.…