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Is Escalating Crime Altering the Social Contract?

Is Escalating Crime Altering the Social Contract?

To restore the social contract between government and citizens, policies need to be rigorously analyzed based on unbiased, measurable outcomes related to crime, and must avoid being swayed by political…

School Board Meetings Mayhem: Mediating the Melee

School Board Meetings Mayhem: Mediating the Melee

If a school district has proper policies in place that ensure that the school board members and administrators understand their roles in school board meetings,and citizens wishing to speak know…

Public Versus Private Space

Public Versus Private Space

The balance seems skewed between the public and private spaces in many parts of the world. Many of the decisions leading to the overlap between the two spheres need reconsideration.…

Public Trust as a Key Concern for Public Administration Theory and Practice

Public Trust as a Key Concern for Public Administration Theory and Practice

Studying and understanding evolving concerns about public trust is critical for students and practitioners of public administration.…

Defining the Metaverse and Web3: Implications for Public Administration

Defining the Metaverse and Web3: Implications for Public Administration

Without a clear definition describing the guiding and supporting metaverse technologies, public policymakers will have difficulty creating adequate regulatory policies while encouraging innovation in the metaverse.…

Return-Free Tax Filing: On the Horizon for American Taxpayers?

Return-Free Tax Filing: On the Horizon for American Taxpayers?

Next year, IRS will be required to submit a report to Congress presumably recommending a change to the current tax collection system. Tax experts say a new system could take…

Louisiana: A Dangerous Place for Black Women to Become Pregnant or Give Birth

Louisiana: A Dangerous Place for Black Women to Become Pregnant or Give Birth

The combination of the post-Roe era and structural racism contribute to a deepening of the maternal health crisis experienced by Black women in the state.…

America’s Founding Fathers: Full of Wisdom? Or Something Else?

America’s Founding Fathers: Full of Wisdom? Or Something Else?

It would be wise to consider the Founding Fathers not as demi-gods...Rather, we should look upon them for what they were: hard-working, educated men of the world who were bound…

Democracy, the Public and the Inclusive We

Democracy, the Public and the Inclusive We

Working together we can surely discover other ways in which the field of public administration could create a better, more inclusive representative bureaucracy—a vital mechanism that would strengthen and preserve…

Working With the “Non-Union” Union

Working With the “Non-Union” Union

Limiting or barring open communications between leaders and employees and not actively seeking means to engage with the workforce will lead to sub-optimal outcomes for all, including those we serve.…

Our Constitution Works

Our Constitution Works

Loyalty to the Constitution is a value that has spanned the life of our country. It is a value that has made our democracy endure. Now that value is under…