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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…

Understanding Public Administration Through the Concept of Failure

Understanding Public Administration Through the Concept of Failure

Because the bottom line in the public sector is less clear, our benchmarks for success are often vague and contested. Less discussed, but just as useful, is the nature of…

Confidence in the American Future: The Terrible Unrecognized Cost of the Government Shutdown

During the four plus weeks of partial government shutdown—the 21st government shutdown since 1976 and the longest in our history—both politicians and pundits have spoken at length about the variety…

Honest Social Conflict or Dishonest Harmony? The Time for a Decision

Honest Social Conflict or Dishonest Harmony? The Time for a Decision

What of honest social conflict? What are the benefits, the dangers? The great Dr. W.E.B. Dubois once wrote, “either ignorance will destroy America or America will destroy ignorance.” We are…

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