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Building a Revolution

Building a Revolution

As public administrators, it is vital that we push for what is right and equitable, especially in today’s political climate. It must be within our duty and scope to write,…

Self- Reporting on Sustainable Development Goal 16 by Governments: A Big Farce

Self- Reporting on Sustainable Development Goal 16 by Governments: A Big Farce

A quick look at Voluntary National Reports (VNRs) prepared by a number of developing countries in 2018 and 2019 revealed inconsistency in reporting on Sustainable Development Goal 16. The United…

Cross-Sectoral and Inter-Sectional Collaboration at #ASPA2018, #ASPA2019 and Beyond

Cross-Sectoral and Inter-Sectional Collaboration at #ASPA2018, #ASPA2019 and Beyond

The ASPA Section on Effective and Sound Administration in the Middle East (SESAME) has hosted panels at ASPA’s Annual Conference with an important theme; elevating women’s empowerment and leadership in…

Power Plant Becomes Power to The People

Power Plant Becomes Power to The People

Pollution and its effects often cross international borders. This makes the process of controlling and regulating polluters nearly impossible. The Lau community monitoring program provides helpful insights to dealing with…

How Cities Disempower Community Groups Seeking to Solve Homelessness

How Cities Disempower Community Groups Seeking to Solve Homelessness

Ultimately, solving homelessness will not be accomplished in silos. Cities, service providers and community volunteers must work together. Only when their efforts are aligned will real change happen.…

Automating The Government Workforce—The Training Debt Problem

Automating The Government Workforce—The Training Debt Problem

Government workers are being called on to become more proficient with new artificial-intelligence-powered digital tools. We must prepare the public-sector workforce to design tools that are both efficient and adaptable,…

Cybersecurity Threats Are Not Just a Problem For The Big Players

Cybersecurity Threats Are Not Just a Problem For The Big Players

Whether ready or not, cybersecurity threats exist and are becoming more sophisticated. If you manage a small municipal government or company, you’re a potential target for cybercriminals as much as…

Improving Police Recruitment Within The Community

Improving Police Recruitment Within The Community

What can police departments do to improve the number of applicants and increase the pool of qualified candidates? There is no single method that fits every municipality, and the onus…

International Intellectual Property Issues

International Intellectual Property Issues

This article discusses the reach of Intellectual Property (IP) in an international context. Let’s explore the problem of IP theft, potential solutions to the issue and resources for help. …

Lessons of Collaborative Project Leadership: Potholes And Wrong Turns in Public Services For At-Risk Communities

Lessons of Collaborative Project Leadership: Potholes And Wrong Turns in Public Services For At-Risk Communities

In working across the United States, we have had the privilege and challenge of operating with many leaders of collaborative teams. Observing their successes and challenges enables us to draw…

Learning From Wisconsin’s Foxconn Debacle

Learning From Wisconsin’s Foxconn Debacle

Economic development is a place where our politics and administration can clash. Wisconsin’s ongoing saga with Foxconn illustrates the consequences of this conflict.…

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