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COVID-19’s Impact and Public Administration

COVID-19’s Impact and Public Administration

What are the long-term national and international impacts of COVID-19 on our society? Will the pandemic lead to sweeping cultural and political change both in the United States and the…

Defunding School Police Officers: A Back-to-School Experiment

Defunding School Police Officers: A Back-to-School Experiment

School Resource Officers (SROs) have been a mainstay in public schools for decades, but that is quickly changing. Will the movement to eliminate school police create safer schools, or will…

A Carbon Tax for Reducing Emissions in the Electricity Sector

A Carbon Tax for Reducing Emissions in the Electricity Sector

This article evaluates the short-term impact of instituting a carbon tax in the electricity sector, an approach that can help the current administration achieve competing goals. …

What About Fixing Government’s Infrastructure? Positive Public Administration Scholarship

What About Fixing Government’s Infrastructure? Positive Public Administration Scholarship

We have much research on what doesn’t work in government. Now, let’s see what works in better managing government organizations and delivering government services.…

Preparing for the Next Round of Unexpected Disruption

Preparing for the Next Round of Unexpected Disruption

Public administrators no longer have the luxury of being passive and reactionary actors in response to the innovative transformation now driving economic change.…

Public Sector Continuous Improvement…Now or Later?

Public Sector Continuous Improvement…Now or Later?

Adopting a culture of public sector continuous improvement is a logical action. Continuous improvement needs to be employed at all levels of public administration to be comprehensively effective.…

Student Loan Debt

Student Loan Debt

Student loans are an economic burden to younger generations. We must make a concerted effort to educate students in an affordable manner so they can quickly gain skills and contribute…

Be a Better Leader by NOT Having All the Answers

Be a Better Leader by NOT Having All the Answers

Being an effective leader isn’t about having all the answers. It’s about connecting with people and inspiring them to do their best, while helping them discover their own answers.…

In Light of Storms and Floods in Michigan, Questions Are Being Raised on Elected Officials’ Performance and Accountability

In Light of Storms and Floods in Michigan, Questions Are Being Raised on Elected Officials’ Performance and Accountability

When it comes to preventing and mitigating natural disasters, elected officials need to be more proactive in directing the city’s resources, rather than waiting for a certain level of damage…

The Critical Importance of Data in Decisionmaking Situations

The Critical Importance of Data in Decisionmaking Situations

As administrators, it is incumbent to understand how crucial data is in the overall success of the organization and the importance of reliability to decisionmakers.…

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