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Likely Public Administration & Legal Challenges That Vaccine Mandates and a Possible Airplane Ban Will Generate

Likely Public Administration & Legal Challenges That Vaccine Mandates and a Possible Airplane Ban Will Generate

The following are issues that we believe will need to be addressed as our nation attempts to control the pandemic, using vaccine mandates and a possible air travel ban for…

The Federal Equation in an Interdependent World

The Federal Equation in an Interdependent World

The realities of the 21st century, as the COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically shown us, suggest that we are facing a growing set of problems that are undermining the capacity for…

Should Nonprofit Organizations Pursue Digital Currencies as a New Resource Development Opportunity?

Should Nonprofit Organizations Pursue Digital Currencies as a New Resource Development Opportunity?

As the world moves more and more towards embracing virtual life, nonprofit organizations should consider cryptocurrencies as part of a diverse approach to funding.…

“Were Any Humans Harmed in the Making of This Product?” An Ethical Analysis of Child Labor and the Need for Bolder Enforcement and Accountability

“Were Any Humans Harmed in the Making of This Product?” An Ethical Analysis of Child Labor and the Need for Bolder Enforcement and Accountability

It is everyone’s responsibility to help inform others of the issue of child labor so that we can work together to eliminate it. …

From Collective Guilt to Common Ground

From Collective Guilt to Common Ground

In today’s highly polarized and politically charged environment, it is important to minimize barriers to inclusion by leveraging the power of meaningful engagement.…

A Pragmatic Approach to Climate Change: Part 2—Address the Governance Problem

A Pragmatic Approach to Climate Change: Part 2—Address the Governance Problem

We cannot move forward with rapidly cooling the earth until we address issues pertaining to global governance.…

Deinstitutionalization, Transinstitutionalization and Reinstitutionalization

Deinstitutionalization, Transinstitutionalization and Reinstitutionalization

The public administration of care for the mentally ill cannot continue to be the responsibility of local communities or the prison system.…

The Challenge of the City Manager: Being a Rational Actor in an Irrational Time

The Challenge of the City Manager: Being a Rational Actor in an Irrational Time

Over the past few weeks I have interviewed city managers across Wisconsin about their experiences governing during COVID-19. Not surprisingly, all say the past 18 months have been challenging.…

Study War No More

Study War No More

As public administrators, we must understand that only talking about democracy is a cruel deception of stability if real democracy had never been implemented or practiced.…

Water, A User’s Guide. Part Three: Infrastructure

Water, A User’s Guide. Part Three: Infrastructure

The quantity and quality of water are essential to the economic and political health and safety of a country and its citizens.…

The “Whole Community”—Those Unruly Teenagers

The “Whole Community”—Those Unruly Teenagers

Here I suggest that in the never-ending effort to engage the community, we cannot neglect our executives. I will share three broad lessons about executive engagement that I’ve seen repeated…

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