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Public Administration On the Road Less Taken: Getting Out of Our Own Way

Public Administration On the Road Less Taken: Getting Out of Our Own Way

Future testimonials should be about the administrators who made the difference despite awards and recognition. Those leaders are democracy’s best paths forward on the road less taken.…

An Agenda for a Comprehensive Picture of U.S. Cooperative Procurement Practices

An Agenda for a Comprehensive Picture of U.S. Cooperative Procurement Practices

Theories like public value can be useful for guiding and structuring such discussions, particularly as we attempt to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the complete system. …

Shifting Priorities? Resource Nimbleness is Key

Shifting Priorities? Resource Nimbleness is Key

Priorities shift, and budgets must as well in order to come through on fulfilling the promise of priority commitments. Priority Based Budgeting is the path to do it.…

Public Health Policy, Public Administration and Censorship

Public Health Policy, Public Administration and Censorship

Working in public health administration and management means that you will have the opportunity to create change for the people and communities who need it most.…

The “So What?” Factor in Public Management

The “So What?” Factor in Public Management

Government can run well and accomplish important social goals...To do so, will require a multidisciplinary approach incorporating both the tactical and the strategic applications of Lean. Read more.…

Misconceptions Regarding Economics Shouldn’t Stymy the Public Sector

Misconceptions Regarding Economics Shouldn’t Stymy the Public Sector

The dramatic nature of the events and the pain caused by economic dislocations lends itself to certain misconceptions about the causes and impacts of economic policies.…

Studying Intergovernmental Relations During and After Crisis

Studying Intergovernmental Relations During and After Crisis

It is my hope that accumulating public administration and policy research will contribute to our understanding of role of IGR in preparedness systems and networks, their effectiveness and their sustainability.…

The Best Leaders Show Employees That They Matter

The Best Leaders Show Employees That They Matter

Creating a compassionate culture requires a different type of leader—one who fosters a collaborative work environment in a way that makes employees feel both supported and valued. …

We Need More Fellowships in Public Affairs Academic Programs

We Need More Fellowships in Public Affairs Academic Programs

Education is the core foundation for any nation’s development. If quality education is costly, then we should try to make it affordable through more fellowship opportunities. This is the best…

“Africa is Lost”—The White Plague Returns

“Africa is Lost”—The White Plague Returns

Now you may be feeling safe in America. But we have just had a sad lesson in what happens when we ignore infectious diseases not on our shores...…

Surviving the Divide—The Dichotomy in Today’s Public Administration

Surviving the Divide—The Dichotomy in Today’s Public Administration

Dialogue costs nothing, and we are hiding behind antiquated practices to suggest that we cannot create forums within the workplace to have these discussions. Create them. Make time for them.…