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Liberty or Government?

Liberty or Government?

Self-governance requires a fine balance between liberty and governance and between majority rule and minority rights. The events leading up to and following January 6, 2021, demonstrate how difficult that…

Get Out The Vote: Inclusive and Accessible Voting in LA County

Get Out The Vote: Inclusive and Accessible Voting in LA County

The Voting Systems Assessment Project (VSAP) in Los Angeles (LA) County, California offers insight into how modernizing voting systems can be fueled by public participation and ultimately creates a more…

Navigating the Escalator of Ethical Decisionmaking

Navigating the Escalator of Ethical Decisionmaking

Navigating the escalator of ethical decisionmaking, public administrators can build a learning organization whose members engage in hands-on, professional development in ethics as they hone their capability to make purpose-driven,…

Welcome to Public Policy and Public Administration

Welcome to Public Policy and Public Administration

As the halls of schools of public policy and public administration flood with students starting a new semester, and people find their way into this field, it is time to…

The Policy Implication of India: European Union Trade Relations

The Policy Implication of India: European Union Trade Relations

The European Union and India have been strategic partners since 2004. Level playing field provisions in free trade agreements can cause significant positive changes in crucial areas like labor and…

The Blossoms of Democracy: Educating and Transforming Public Service

The Blossoms of Democracy: Educating and Transforming Public Service

We must allow democracy to continue to blossom and its many interpretations to continue to motivate and inspire. Public servants stand as ready craftsmen in the continuous movement to educate…

Reducing Food Access Disparities Through Engagement and Collaboration

Reducing Food Access Disparities Through Engagement and Collaboration

Communities across the country face challenges in accessing healthy foods. In an attempt to address this, public and nonprofit organizations and advocates are working to increase access. But is there…

Will You Apply Those Lessons Learned?

Will You Apply Those Lessons Learned?

This column explores some of the reasons that lessons learned do not get put into action. Perhaps by articulating the excuses, we can recognize that they are just obstacles, step…

The Value of Organizational Health

The Value of Organizational Health

Post-pandemic, we should put organizational health on the same pedestal as public health. Governments that improve their organizational health will see their efforts pay off in higher productivity, happier customers…

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Lead the Way in Willingness to Get Vaccinated

Racial and Ethnic Minorities Lead the Way in Willingness to Get Vaccinated

While Virginia has now surpassed the 70% mark for vaccinations, significant differences exist among racial and ethnic groups regarding willingness to get the vaccine.…

Church, State and the Golden Rule

Church, State and the Golden Rule

Could the golden rule be the common denominator among those who believe the United States was founded as a Christian nation and those who believe in strict separation of church…

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