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PA Goals for the 21st Century: #3 Re-enforce the Secular Basis of the Administrative State (Part Two: Education)

PA Goals for the 21st Century: #3 Re-enforce the Secular Basis of the Administrative State (Part Two: Education)

The 21st century is the time when a new secular standard for education needs to be enforced in the United States.…

A Realistic View of COVID-19 Response Policy Implications in the MENA Region

A Realistic View of COVID-19 Response Policy Implications in the MENA Region

On January 26, 2021 ASPA hosted a webinar in partnership with its Section on Effective and Sound Administration in the Middle East (SESAME) looking at COVID-19 responses in the MENA…

America’s Public Infrastructure: A 2021 National Report Card!

America’s Public Infrastructure: A 2021 National Report Card!

In the future, America’s public, private and nonprofit sectors must work together to set our nation’s infrastructure goals. If we are to find a solution, our national government must also…

The Future of Public Administration: Sub-fields, Promises and Time

The Future of Public Administration: Sub-fields, Promises and Time

COVID-19 has showed us what we can do when we have less and when we are forced to do more. These lessons should become new strategies in the planning and…

Maladministration in Turbulent Times

Maladministration in Turbulent Times

Today’s public officials should realize that the simplistic adoption of business techniques does not improve government performance. Public administrators are responding to the highest calling that guarantees social justice, promotes…

Emotional Intelligence Programs in Local Governments

Emotional Intelligence Programs in Local Governments

More emotionally intelligent team members will have more positive interactions. This article describes how emotional intelligence programs can be rolled out to local government leaders.…

Demilitarize the Police: A Framework for Safe Communities

Demilitarize the Police: A Framework for Safe Communities

What does society want from law enforcement in the United States? To frame the discussion, we will explore concepts in three different areas: equipment and supplies, appearance and operations and…

Unmanned Vehicles and the Future of Law Enforcement

Unmanned Vehicles and the Future of Law Enforcement

Law enforcement leaders need to look into the future and see how emerging technologies will affect their profession. The future use of automation, its potential efficacy and unforeseen consequences must…

The United States Must Improve Biosurveillance to Answer COVID-19 Questions and Avoid Future Catastrophes

The United States Must Improve Biosurveillance to Answer COVID-19 Questions and Avoid Future Catastrophes

As vaccination efforts continue in the United States and around the world, and hopes flourish for a post-pandemic phase, many important policy questions remain. One common factor connecting these…

Is It Time For A State Bank?

Is It Time For A State Bank?

Pressures brought on by the pandemic have created an environment conducive to innovative approaches to government finance. One such radical innovation is the creation of a state bank.…

Food is a Shaman: Part 1. A Two-Part Commentary on a Community Based Externship in Sitka, Alaska

Food is a Shaman: Part 1. A Two-Part Commentary on a Community Based Externship in Sitka, Alaska

In this two-part series, I will reflect on my community-embedded observations of local food challenges in Sitka, Alaska, and discuss how local food solutions offer “glocal” potentials in resolving food…