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Responding to the Fiscal Crisis: Reflections from China


Allan Rosenbaum

This past November, in the aftermath of the U.S. midterm elections, during which time the American people appeared to express a great deal of frustration with…

A Boost to AmeriCorps: Success of Stimulus in Washington State

A Boost to AmeriCorps: Success of Stimulus in Washington State


Mary Van Verst, Debbie Schuffenhauer

Using service as a strategy to support those affected by the nation’s economic crunch isn’t exactly a revolutionary concept. In 1933, America was…

Where is Accountability and Transparency in State, Local Gov.?


Adam Wiliams, Daniel Bauer and Alexandru Roman

State and local governments have begun to encounter unprecedented spending and budget problems. The trend line points in a downward direction…

Improving the Corruption Perception Index Rank for United States


Alexandru V. Roman

In the recently released 2010, Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index (CPI), which measures the perception of corruption in the public sector, the United States received…

Business as Usual?


Josephine Gatti

Business hasn’t been “as usual” in Las Vegas, NV, for quite a while. Metropolitan Las Vegas has the highest foreclosure rate in the nation and Nevada…

Transformation of Real-time Reporting: The Recovery Act


Donna S. Canestraro, Theresa A. Pardo, Natalie Helbig and Alison Heaphy

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) challenged state agencies to meet the Act’s new…

A Leadership of Public Service

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. said it most eloquently, “Every man must decide whether he will walk in the light of creative altruism or the darkness of destructive selfishness. This is the judgment.…

Public Servants in Cameroon

Serving the public has never been anything easy to manage. There are two kinds of public servants here in Cameroon…It has never been easy to associate one-self in any of…

The Meaning of Friendship in a Social Networked World


"What is a friend? A single soul dwelling in two bodies."

This quote is attributed to the ancient Greek philosopher Aristotle, who wrote extensively about the notion and importance of true…

Whence Conspiracy Theories? The Nation’s Founding From Fabric of Suspicion

President Obama’s recent appointment of Harvard Professor, Cass Sunstein, to head the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, would have gone largely uncommented upon were it not for Sunstein’s position,…

Corruption Threatens Kosovo’s New Democracy

Kosovo declared independence from Serbia on February 17, 2008, and thus far 71 countries, including the United States and most European nations, have recognized it as a sovereign state. Irrespective…