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We Need Less Power Distance in Egyptian Bureaucracies

We Need Less Power Distance in Egyptian Bureaucracies

Being an Egyptian who has worked and interacted intensively with government bodies, I can clearly attest to the fact that Egypt is one of the countries which is high in…

Practical Comparative Public Administration: Apples and Oranges

Practical Comparative Public Administration: Apples and Oranges

When engaged in comparative public administration, consider BOTH the similarities and the differences. Try to find what you can from other organizations and other disciplines. You may find some aspects…

The Power of the Pause

The Power of the Pause

We all will make mistakes. Acting more deliberately by pausing before acting can minimize them.…

Replication and Scaling Up: Using Process Evaluation to Understand Why Social Programs Do or Do Not Work

Replication and Scaling Up: Using Process Evaluation to Understand Why Social Programs Do or Do Not Work

Although process and outcome evaluation differ, they serve complementary purposes. When social programs achieve positive outcomes, it helps to understand which activities and characteristics contribute to success. Similarly, it is…

Digital Hedgehogs and Digital Foxes: Automation in the Federal Government

Digital Hedgehogs and Digital Foxes: Automation in the Federal Government

In the quest to automate federal government work, it is important to remember the limits of artificial intelligence. When automating government processes, officials should consider how to utilize artificial intelligence…

A Statesman’s Perspective: A “1984” Dystopian Warning Administrative Challenges

A Statesman’s Perspective: A “1984” Dystopian Warning Administrative Challenges

What ramifications exist in the social credit scoring algorithms that assign “worthiness” to be a productive citizen? Mirroring the financial sector to assess “risk” is not new and serves a…

I Love New York — If the Empire State Leads, Will Others Follow?

I Love New York — If the Empire State Leads, Will Others Follow?

Is there any science concerning nursing education and patient outcomes? Despite the fact that the profession has pushed for baccalaureate entry-level education for a century, studies looking at education and…

In Consideration of the 14th Amendment

In Consideration of the 14th Amendment

The 14th Amendment has recently come into the limelight when President Trump questioned the intentions of “birthright citizenship” as it applies to migrants. While most countries have clauses which support…

Infrastructure: Commingling, Financing and Funding Through Technology Incentives?

Infrastructure: Commingling, Financing and Funding Through Technology Incentives?

If infrastructure is universally recognized as a “pathway to prosperity” and, additionally, increases productivity, then shouldn’t there be factors serving as incentives to jump-start financing? Can technologies serve as…

Lessons from the Resistance

Lessons from the Resistance

One of the challenges of being a public administration academic and a member of ASPA is the tension between being perceived as politically objective and at the same time speaking…

“I Believe in America.”

“I Believe in America.”

This year we have been treated to far too many episodes of malfeasant behaviors by what can only be described as ideological mobs. If you join others at the front…