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Public Administration: How it All Started in Egypt, China and Rome

Public Administration: How it All Started in Egypt, China and Rome

Remembering some of the basic pillars of government bureaucracy established during Ancient Egyptian, Chinese and Roman civilizations may serve as inspiration to other scholars for conducting research.…

Federalism and Its Discontents: Guns, Germs and Insurrection

Federalism and Its Discontents: Guns, Germs and Insurrection

This article explores the failures of federalism not only in the context of COVID-19, but also in how federal inaction on guns caused jurisdictional externalities and how Electoral College flaws…

Civic Literacy and Effective Public Administration

Civic Literacy and Effective Public Administration

We might expect everyone in public administration to have a basic understanding of government in the United States, but this is not always the case. Public sector leader-managers must be…

Review Sought for a Proposed ANSI Quality of Government Standard

ASPA members and supporters are being invited to assist in the professional review and testing of new quality standards being advanced by the American Society for Quality (ASQ), Government Division.…

ASPA Keystone State Chapter Annual Awards Program

ASPA Keystone State Chapter Annual Awards Program

ASPA’s Keystone State Chapter held its annual Public Service Recognition Week awards event as a virtual meeting, replacing its traditional banquet format. Congrats to all!…

Digital Transformation in Government Should Start with Low-Code and No-Code Development

Digital Transformation in Government Should Start with Low-Code and No-Code Development

We can encourage government workers’ innovation by giving them low-code and no-code tools. A digital transformation starting from the grassroots may be the best way to reshape government.…

The Policy Design of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar: A Humane Approach to Public Interest and Governance.

The Policy Design of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar: A Humane Approach to Public Interest and Governance.

This article honors the work of Dr. Bhimrao Ramji Ambedkar, a key educator, public servant and civil rights activist for the people of India. His legacy of fighting inequality and…

Paid to Populate: Demographic Disparities and Resident Incentive Programs

Paid to Populate: Demographic Disparities and Resident Incentive Programs

Disparities in growth between communities is not a new phenomenon, but civic leaders are searching for new approaches to this age-old problem. To start exerting some control over their demographic…

Projectitis vs. Systems Change: The Infusion of the Broader System Instead of Staying Inside the Silo of the Project

Projectitis vs. Systems Change: The Infusion of the Broader System Instead of Staying Inside the Silo of the Project

Projectitis is a governmental and NGO disorder that is widespread, in which heavy focus on an externally funded project usually trumps consideration of the larger system. Innovators and funders both…

Public Service—Our Immediate Vocation

Public Service—Our Immediate Vocation

For public servants, Decembers are not only slow, they are slow-motion rewind. Ask a public servant what December means to them and many will tell you that it is a…

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