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Public-Private Partnerships: Begin, Progress, Succeed, Repeat

Public-Private Partnerships: Begin, Progress, Succeed, Repeat

How are localities going to do what they need in order to keep up with modern demands like technology and increasing populations? The answer is rarely simple, as every locality…

Government Innovation Is Hard Because There Is No Direct Path to Innovative Solutions

Government Innovation Is Hard Because There Is No Direct Path to Innovative Solutions

What makes innovation, especially in the public sector, so difficult? Two recent books may give the answer. Specifically what could aid innovations is the competition between government program business plans…

Budgets and Intergenerational Inequity

Budgets and Intergenerational Inequity

Intergenerational equity is an aspect of public finance that needs to be addressed, particularly in relation to Australia's aging population. Fairness means the next generation won't have to pick up…

Combatting Conspiratorial Thinking

Combatting Conspiratorial Thinking

There have always been, and always will be, individuals that embrace conspiracy theories. Though it is beyond the power of the public administration community to stop conspiratorial thinking, we can…

The Internet of Things is Coming—Are You Ready?

The Internet of Things is Coming—Are You Ready?

The next five years will see an explosion of sophisticated yet inexpensive sensors that can be embedded in seemingly every device or piece of infrastructure. Local governments should prepare now…

Public Administrators: The Relevance of Teaching the Agility Model for Efficacious Sector Leadership

Public Administrators: The Relevance of Teaching the Agility Model for Efficacious Sector Leadership

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines agile as, “Marked by the ability to move with quick, easy grace and having a quick resourceful and adaptable character.” The principals of Agile Leadership are…

Policymakers: Beyond Organizational Power and Control

Policymakers: Beyond Organizational Power and Control

Policies are systems of principles created to guide decisions and achieve logical, rational results for the good of the people, and the good of the organization. We must bring back…