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India’s Over-the-Internet Method of Handling Under-the-Table Deals

India’s Over-the-Internet Method of Handling Under-the-Table Deals

In India, bribes are commonly executed by those in power and have largely gone unchallenged. User-based online platforms can give people a voice in pressuring change for institutionalized corruption. …

Building Trust and Capacity through Community-Based Partnerships in Montgomery County, Maryland

Building Trust and Capacity through Community-Based Partnerships in Montgomery County, Maryland

Practical political leaders listen to and engage citizens inclusively. Community and other public-private partnerships open multi-directional communication channels for diverse interests.…

Infrastructure: A Catalyst for Land and Zone of Opportunity?

Infrastructure: A Catalyst for Land and Zone of Opportunity?

The equity component in public works is a proven technique that has been used in large infrastructure public-private partnerships. Now, private sector investment can be funneled to qualified opportunity zones…

Post-Recession American Economic Causalities: From Graphs to Graves

Post-Recession American Economic Causalities: From Graphs to Graves

Our country faces a terrible socioeconomic reality. The United States currently has one of the strongest economies in the world, yet also maintains one of the highest suicide and overdose…

When Public Administrators Are Unjustly Stigmatized as Unethical

When Public Administrators Are Unjustly Stigmatized as Unethical

What do public administrators need to know, and do, when stakeholders unjustly stigmatize them as unethical?…

Metrics, Fallacies of Leadership and Missing the Soft Skills

Metrics, Fallacies of Leadership and Missing the Soft Skills

Only the most foolhardy manager would make strategic decisions, or any decisions for that matter, without a well-researched arsenal of data to support his or her chosen path. But one…

Smart Cities Infrastructure: A Catalyst for Smart Revenue Sharing?

Smart Cities Infrastructure: A Catalyst for Smart Revenue Sharing?

The concept of Smart Cities may be a potential mechanism for revenue sharing. This can serve as an opportunity to trigger infrastructure funding and financing of all types, domestically and…

Forms of Duality of Institutions and the Reasons Why: Egypt’s Case

Forms of Duality of Institutions and the Reasons Why: Egypt’s Case

Why do governments and policymakers duplicate existing institutions and create parallel structures with overlapping mandates? …

What Sets a University–and Its Public Policy/Public Administration Program–Apart?

What Sets a University–and Its Public Policy/Public Administration Program–Apart?

Policy-leaning students are already interested in changing the status-quo to further this nation. Colleges and universities must find a way to engage prospective students and to allow their strengths to…

A Closer Look at the Little Rock Arts and Culture Commission

A Closer Look at the Little Rock Arts and Culture Commission

Arts and culture commissions exist all over the United States as a way for local governments to promote a myriad of artistic interpretations of the world.…

The Crisis of Water Infrastructure in Shrinking Cities

The Crisis of Water Infrastructure in Shrinking Cities

Shrinking cities are losing a good chunk of their populations, yet must still find a way to update infrastructure. How can updates to essential services like water lines be funded…