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Public Service and American “Deathcare”

Public Service and American “Deathcare”

Crisis plans and training exercises should go beyond capacity building and resilience to include planning for what happens to bodies when morgue spaces become full. How are funeral home workers…

Evidence of Public-Private Stewardship in the Fight to Eradicate the COVID-19 Pandemic

Evidence of Public-Private Stewardship in the Fight to Eradicate the COVID-19 Pandemic

Despite notable shortages, the use of public-private stewardship has allowed the expansion of testing capabilities and the availability of masks and ventilators. This shows that the private sector can be…

Administrative Decisions and Efficiency and the COVID-19 Pandemic

Administrative Decisions and Efficiency and the COVID-19 Pandemic

By leveraging grace and finding points of convergence among fractious parties, it is possible to construct a decisionmaking system that supports the shared objective of keeping all citizens safe in…

Deliberating on the Frontlines of a Crisis

Deliberating on the Frontlines of a Crisis

Ireland’s Department of Public Health (I-DOH) framework offers a process for public administrators to exercise ethical leadership by proactively preparing frontline workers to provide for citizens’ immediate needs, while increasing…

Continuity and Calamity

Continuity and Calamity

Governments plan for crisis, but how can plans survive being implemented?…

Corona Pre-Crisis Stage: What Could We Have Done Differently?

Corona Pre-Crisis Stage: What Could We Have Done Differently?

Crisis management is commonly divided into three phases: a pre-crisis phase, a crisis response phase and a post-crisis phase. Worldwide, there were a lot of possible pre-crisis measures we could…

Immigration and Refugee Debates—Public Policy Controversies Dating Back to Plymouth Rock

Immigration and Refugee Debates—Public Policy Controversies Dating Back to Plymouth Rock

Americans today remain sharply divided over issues regarding immigration and refugees. The debate, as it has been since the Pilgrims landed, still involves differences of race, religion, economic factors, lifestyles…