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The Niche for ASPA?

The Niche for ASPA?

The world of professional development and networking is incredibly crowded, especially given the virtual opportunities provided by social media. ASPA has responded well to this with an ever-growing online presence…

Grace Harris, Vital Piece of VCU History, Dies at 84

Grace E. Harris, whose leadership helped shape Virginia Commonwealth University during a pioneering 48-year career at the university, died on Jan. 12, 2018 at the age of 84. Harris joined…

The United Nations, Sustainable Development Goals and the Building of a Good Society: A Modest Proposal for the Public Administration Education and Training Community

When the United Nations (UN) announced in 2000 a 15-year effort to implement eight Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it began what arguably was the most significant worldwide effort to build…

Public Administration: Theory or Practice

Public Administration: Theory or Practice

Trends in the teaching public administration discourse tend toward contemporary course delivery methods in the advent of computers and the internet. Discussions are often about available instructional technologies and teaching…

Immigrants are Veterans Too

Immigrants are Veterans Too

The U.S. military is still the strongest military in the world. At the core of its success are more than its weapons and new technologies. The U.S. military also has…

News vs. Commentary: A Nice Mess

News vs. Commentary: A Nice Mess

In our times of mile-a-minute, pervasive reporting, we need a way to quickly determine, even in the middle of a media broadcast, what is news and what is commentary. Here's…

Blue Ocean Thinking – Creating Innovative Public Policy

Blue Ocean Thinking – Creating Innovative Public Policy

Instead of companies competing in established markets (“red oceans”), companies should create markets (“blue ocean”). Red oceans summon up images of companies fiercely competing with each for market dominance.…

Pro- and Anti-Development Groups Agree, Houston’s Style of Development Doesn’t Work

Pro- and Anti-Development Groups Agree, Houston’s Style of Development Doesn’t Work

Along with the aftermath brought on by hurricanes and floods, as well as other natural disasters, comes arguments about the environment and human responsibility for the changing climate and criticisms…

Accounting for Social Issues… And How Public Administration Saves the Day (and the Agency)

Accounting for Social Issues… And How Public Administration Saves the Day (and the Agency)

Agency accounting is essential to the social movement and its most problematic. As the executive director of a social service agency, the altruistic—teacher, social worker, counselor—wants to “save the world.”…

ASPA Leadership Elections Begin Nov. 7

ASPA Leadership Elections Begin Nov. 7

By PA Times Online October 28, 2016 This November, as Americans from across the country head to the polls, another election will be taking place. The American Society for Public…

Registration for NECoPA 2016 Now Open!

Registration for NECoPA 2016 Now Open!

The registration for the 2016 Northeast Conference on Public Administration, “Public Administration in the Era of Collaboration,” is now open. Read on to learn more!…

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