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What Do We Know About Charter School Governance, and Why Should We Care?

What Do We Know About Charter School Governance, and Why Should We Care?

The case of how charter schools are governed is an opportunity to study and address the practical and philosophical challenges that occur when the delivery of public services is shifted…

Want Better Mission Accomplishment? Embrace Telecommuting!

Want Better Mission Accomplishment? Embrace Telecommuting!

The telecommuting option isn’t the future of the workforce—it’s already here. Meanwhile, the evidence for an improved workplace, better productivity and happier, more engaged employees continues to mount. …

Wanted: Male Allies in the #MeToo Era

Wanted: Male Allies in the #MeToo Era

Legislation requires that government employ a diverse workforce, yet men hold 70 percent of the most powerful and influential roles in government organizations. This, in turn, impacts the opportunities women…

A Lifetime of Classics

A Lifetime of Classics

Public administration authors are known for their desire to provide clarity in implementation. We should strive to contribute to that legacy. Each time we recognize that policy and program evolution…

Multiteam Systems and Public Administration Leadership: Promising New Area for Research

Multiteam Systems and Public Administration Leadership: Promising New Area for Research

There is much research on leading teams and organizations. What is missing is how to lead in-between the teams and the organizations—the multiteam systems. Multiteam systems are becoming increasingly common…

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…

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.…

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…

Why the Office of Technology Assessment Is Needed Now More Than Ever

Why the Office of Technology Assessment Is Needed Now More Than Ever

Before its defunding in 1995, the Office of Technology Assessment (OTA) provided Congress with nonpartisan science and technology analysis. If the OTA was still in existence, Congress could be doing…

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