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Public Understanding: Whose Job Is It?

Public Understanding: Whose Job Is It?

"Whose Job Is It?" questions display a high level of misassumption that exists within the voting (and soon to be voting) citizens on basic governmental responsibilities.…

The Constitutional Right of Privacy in the United States: From Here Where?

The Constitutional Right of Privacy in the United States: From Here Where?

Whatever course the Supreme Court chooses in the cases before it this term, it is important for public administrators to provide thought leadership and administrative integrity in managing the right…

World Cup 2022: Public Policy, Public Administration and Some Soccer Too

World Cup 2022: Public Policy, Public Administration and Some Soccer Too

Hundreds of the best men’s soccer players will venture to Qatar this November and December aiming to achieve athletic glory for their national teams, but, along with the ball games,…

Now More Than Ever We Need Local Government To Show the Way

Now More Than Ever We Need Local Government To Show the Way

Local governing boards are able to operate outside of traditional party parameters, meaning, there is room for more compromise, more diverse coalitions, and ultimately more creativity in finding solutions for…

Crisis in the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex: Part 1—Unintended Consequences of Decades of Federal Government Budget Failures

Crisis in the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Complex: Part 1—Unintended Consequences of Decades of Federal Government Budget Failures

The NWC is in such poor condition that the United States could become the first major nuclear weapons power to denuclearize through its inability to manufacture new…

The Purpose and Scope of Public Administration for Democracies

The Purpose and Scope of Public Administration for Democracies

Public administrators need to learn that efficiency, and even effectiveness, are not ends in themselves. They are necessary means to a higher end: the trust and support of the public…

Can the Market Solve the Wicked Problem of Space Debris?

Can the Market Solve the Wicked Problem of Space Debris?

If left unchecked, space junk could pose significant problems for future generations, rendering access to space increasingly difficult or perhaps even impossible.…

Negotiating City/County Manager Employment Contracts, Part Two

Negotiating City/County Manager Employment Contracts, Part Two

It is likely that the terms of an initial employment agreement will follow you for your entire tenure...make sure you are willing to live with the terms but also don’t…

How Will Work-from-Home Affect City Finances?

How Will Work-from-Home Affect City Finances?

We predict that some cities will experience very large declines in demand for commercial space but that smaller cities may experience somewhat smaller shocks because they are less likely to…

Incarceration Policies Related to Transgender, Non-Binary and Intersex Inmates

Incarceration Policies Related to Transgender, Non-Binary and Intersex Inmates

The views expressed are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of ASPA as an organization. By Mark Kling, Linda-Marie Sundstrom & James CurtisMay 13, 2022…

Invisible Waste in U.S. Health Care

Invisible Waste in U.S. Health Care

The high cost of healthcare in the United States must be worth it, right? No. The adage “you get what you pay for” does not apply to U.S. health care.…

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