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Teaching & Learning Moments: Creating Space for Gratitude, Reflection, Healing and Needed Change

Teaching & Learning Moments: Creating Space for Gratitude, Reflection, Healing and Needed Change

There may be a blind eye—whether intentional or not—many of us in the public and nonprofit sectors have towards often-overlooked historical narratives. Our blind eye reflects the absence of learning…

Knowledge Landscapes

Knowledge Landscapes

By intuition, knowledge landscapes should highlight the innovation, history, culture and people of an area. Knowledge landscapes are redefining bureaucratic spaces each time that we discover a technological invention that…

Policymaking in the Public Right-of-Way: Car Sharing

Policymaking in the Public Right-of-Way: Car Sharing

Who benefits when we can all profit from the right-of-way?…

The EMS Crisis We Are Facing Today

The EMS Crisis We Are Facing Today

It is incumbent for elected officials to gain a thorough understanding of EMS and the benefits provided to a community. Merely relying on an ambulance that is not devoted…

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.…

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