Beyond Technocracy — Civics, Culture and Public Service, by Stephen G. Harding (PA Times)

  "in the early 1990’s the image of the faceless governmental bureaucrat, top-down, regulatory minded,  'Administrative Man' was hypothetically replaced. Enter the champion of the New Public Management, the market driven “Economic Man. He is Reinventing Government---" "An expanded educational approach to civics and cultural literacy may serve to combat this narrow approach to governance. ... Continue Reading →

MPP & MPA Programs in California–Can Good City Management be Taught? by Ken Pulskamp & Wade McKinney (Western City Magazine, April 2015)

"There is an innate challenge in teaching something as complex as city management. It’s not just public finance and organizational behavior, not by a long shot. It’s a delicate balance of practical skills, political savvy, on the job experience, and service. Here in California, we are fortunate to have a plethora of top tier institutions... Continue Reading →

State and Local Government Review–A journal of research and viewpoints on state, local, and intergovernmental issues

As a newly appointed member of the Editorial Board, I am pleased to share with my academic and practitioner friends and colleagues, the link to the State and Local Government Review.  It serves as the official journal of the Section on Intergovernmental Administration and Management (SIAM) of the American Society for Public Administration.  Veteran members... Continue Reading →

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