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Government by the Good

Government by the Good

Beginning with the Pendleton Act of 1883, which established the United States Merit System, Government by the Good enjoyed a virtual existence of twenty-three years and ended in 1906. The…

Call for papers: Public Money & Management theme on ‘Developing civil servants’

Call for papers: Public Money & Management theme on ‘Developing civil servants’

This Public Money & Management (PMM) theme, also the subject of PMM Live! 2019, will present a collection of articles on the latest thinking on how to achieve transparency and…

Inclusiveness: A New Term for an Old Ideal

Inclusiveness: A New Term for an Old Ideal

A key aspects of having an inclusive workforce is being representatively diverse, where the umbrella of inclusiveness allows all employees to maximize their extrinsic and intrinsic motivational forces. The concept…

What Viral Videos Can Teach About Urban Preservation and How This Can Help Transform Public Administration

What Viral Videos Can Teach About Urban Preservation and How This Can Help Transform Public Administration

The explosion of viral videos in the 21st century has provided a unique and often overlooked source of social commentary regarding how we use and preserve public spaces.…

Running Our Mouths, and Running Our Government: Citizen’s Halls in Mongolia

Running Our Mouths, and Running Our Government: Citizen’s Halls in Mongolia

Citizen’s Halls are a program administered through the Mongolian government that date back to 2009. These halls are devoted to considering and incorporating citizens’ suggestions into policy and governmental decisions.…

Artificial Intelligence: An Artificial Alarm for National Security?

Artificial Intelligence: An Artificial Alarm for National Security?

Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming every walk of life. The impacts of AI on the United States economy, culture and national defense are worth examining. Has AI made us more…

The Road to Reform: Egypt’s Social Accountability for Education Reform Initiatives

The Road to Reform: Egypt’s Social Accountability for Education Reform Initiatives

Egypt struggles with sparse resources for public spending when it comes to education. This prompted the creation of the Social Accountability for Education Reform (SAER) initiative, which was developed to…

United Nation’s Influence on Administrative Processes for Public Policy Development and Implementation

United Nation’s Influence on Administrative Processes for Public Policy Development and Implementation

The UN supports the development and implementation of freedom of information laws (FOIA) that uphold the public’s right to access information recorded by public organizations. Citizens’ use of and access…

Come Rain or Shine: Public Service at its Best

Come Rain or Shine: Public Service at its Best

Post-disasters, public servants may be called upon to deliver healing, stability and support in the not-so-distant future when life becomes challenging or loss becomes apparent for our citizens. When those…

Accountability and Transparency in Public Administration

Accountability and Transparency in Public Administration

Accountability and transparency practices have been put in place in most government agencies. We expect them to be upheld, but there remains a shadowed area where these implications are not…

Thankless Jobs Exist in All Sectors. But the MPA Need Not be a Thankless Degree.

Thankless Jobs Exist in All Sectors. But the MPA Need Not be a Thankless Degree.

While MPA programs and their delivery formats have expanded over the years, the time may also be ripe to examine what curricular and formatting innovations can be experimented with and…

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