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An Intentional Cause or Not? Shinning a New Light on Diversity in Illinois

An Intentional Cause or Not? Shinning a New Light on Diversity in Illinois

The newly elected Illinois Governor, JB Pritzker, enacted recent legislation regarding diversity. This, combined with the unprecedented appointment of women and minorities to key positions earlier in Pritzker’s administration, may…

The Leader-Manager: Understanding The Complete Role

The Leader-Manager: Understanding The Complete Role

: When exploring leadership in public administration, we often see the terms leader and manager presented as if they were unrelated concepts. To succeed, organizations need both leaders and managers,…

Cost-Cutting-Edge Innovations For Infrastructure Finance

Cost-Cutting-Edge Innovations For Infrastructure Finance

This article describes cost-cutting-edge federal fiscal strategies to get more construction bang for the buck, finance cleaner local water systems and dangerous bridge replacements with non-recurring federal assistance and also…

The Uniqueness of Public Administration

The Uniqueness of Public Administration

What is the proper role for citizens in determining which conventions (or other mega events) are hosted by a city? Is organizing an alternate vision during a political convention crossing…

The Rubik’s Cube of Health Care Finance

The Rubik’s Cube of Health Care Finance

As the late Walter Cronkite once said, the United States health care system is, “Neither healthy, caring nor a system.” Finding a way to expand coverage and affordable access for…

Revisiting, “Public Administration and Social Equity,” Thirty Years Later

Revisiting, “Public Administration and Social Equity,” Thirty Years Later

Gun control, women’s reproductive rights, same-sex marriages and universal healthcare; Part of the reason these issues remain unresolved is that public servants—elected or appointed—have failed to use the concepts of…

Hey Governors, Want to Make Your State More Military-Friendly?

Hey Governors, Want to Make Your State More Military-Friendly?

This month, Robert Brescia proposes a way that states can materially help veterans; significant relief from property taxes. This proposal can easily apply to any state in the nation.…

I Have To Go How Many Levels Up To Get A Decision Around Here?!

I Have To Go How Many Levels Up To Get A Decision Around Here?!

As the saying goes, perception is reality. This article provides a brief overview of ongoing research into how the perception of influence on decisionmaking affects employee engagement and employee job…

Public Administration, Social Equity and a New Dichotomy: Part II

Public Administration, Social Equity and a New Dichotomy: Part II

It is not enough to treat all equally before the law; That is a necessary but not sufficient condition to promote full societal participation. It is a requirement that societal…