Learn the latest public administration news in today's edition of The Bridge!

January 9, 2019

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In This Issue:

ASPA Urges an End to the Shutdown

From ASPA President Jane Pisano:

As we now measure the federal government shutdown in weeks—not hours or days—the impact of the executive-congressional stalemate comes into sharper focus. The public increasingly realizes that the shutdown is more than a matter of sharp differences in public policy. Its ramifications on the delivery of public services that the American people expect and deserve are becoming clear and dire.

For 80 years, the American Society for Public Administration has stood at the forefront of advancing excellence in public service and shining a spotlight on the outstanding work that hundreds of thousands of public servants perform every minute of every day. It is their work, done exceptionally well and without fanfare, that processes our tax returns, manages our national parks system, ensures the safety of our skies and delivers critical services to our most vulnerable populations. Surely there must be other ways to settle policy differences than to deprive Americans of essential public services.

Now is the time for our public leaders to lead and enable our public servants to serve. ASPA urges the Administration and Congress to bring this shutdown to an immediate end, resolve their differences in a manner that reflects our democratic values and honor those whose work is so critical for the current and future well-being of our country and its citizens.

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Fall Edition of PA TIMES Magazine Released: Applying Public Administration Scholarship

The Fall 2018 edition of PA TIMES Magazine has been posted to the ASPA website. Make sure you download your copy, which features an in-depth look at the connection between public administration scholarship and its on-the-ground applications.

Continuing with our recent work to profile excellence within the discipline, this edition features more than a dozen prominent scholars, professors and deans in the field:

  • Maria Aristigueta, University of Delaware
  • John Bartle, University of Nebraska—Omaha
  • Leisha DeHart-Davis, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
  • Charles Epp, University of Kansas
  • Susan Gooden, Virginia Commonwealth University
  • Marc Holzer, Suffolk University
  • Naim Kapucu, University of Central Florida
  • Jack Knott, University of Southern California
  • Claire Connolly Knox, University of Central Florida
  • Donald Moynihan, Georgetown University
  • Tina Nabatchi, Syracuse University
  • Kimberly Nelson, University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill
  • Rosemary O'Leary, University of Kansas
  • Norma Riccucci, Rutgers University—Newark
  • Patricia Shields, Texas State University

This edition is packed with content. Download your copy today and catch up on the latest in public administration. (Hard copies have been mailed to those who receive magazine editions in print.)

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KeepingCurrent, BookTalks and Student Webinars on the Horizon

ASPA's webinars are ongoing throughout the year. Averaging 75 attendees per event and free to participate, these e-learning opportunities provide you with valuable insights and information at your fingertips. Visit our website to stay informed about all upcoming webinars including KeepingCurrent, BookTalks and the Student and New Professionals Series.

BookTalk: Poor Participation: Fighting the Wars on Poverty and Impoverished Citizenship
Jan. 17 | 1 p.m. EST
Thomas Bryer, University of Central Florida
Sofia Prysmakova-Rivera, University of Central Florida

This book argues that active citizenship and poverty are inextricably linked. A common sentiment in discussions of poverty and social policy is that decisions made about those living in or near poverty are illegitimate, inadvisable and nonresponsive to the needs and interests of the poor if the poor themselves are not involved in the decisionmaking process. Inside this intuitively appealing idea, however, are a range of potential contradictions and conflicts that are at the nexus between active citizenship and technical expertise, between promotion of stability in governance and empowerment of people, between empowerment that is genuine and sustainable and empowerment that is artificial, and between a “war on poverty” that is built on the ideas of collaborative governance and one that is built on an assumption of rule of the elite. Join us for this informative discussion.

KeepingCurrent: Smart Cities and Public Procurement
Jan. 24 | 1 p.m. EST
Hal Good, Procurement Adviser and Curator @ProcurementPros

NIGP and ASPA are collaborating again on another great procurement topic: smart cities and public procurement. A panel of speakers will talk about what "smart cities" are and how public procurement professionals work within those cities. Panelists will talk through those who are working with the demand for "smart" solutions that are innovative and flexible as well as how communities are making long-term decisions while working with current trends and demand.

Students and New Professionals: Public Service Jobs Beyond Academia
Jan. 31 | 1 p.m.EST
David Doyle, City of Seattle
Kyle Brown, UCHealth
Rashmi Chordiya, Moderator, ASPA Students and New Administration Professionals Section
Erica Lee, U.S. Small Business Administration
Jason MacCannell, California State Parks
Patricia Soler, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Are you interested in learning about careers in government and policy? Do you want to learn more about job opportunities and fellowships for PhDs interested in government positions at the state, local and federal level? Please join us for a webinar on the public sector careers beyond academia to hear from PhDs who utilize their research skills in the public sector and what other transferable skill sets they apply!

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Focus on Membership: What Does ASPA Membership Say About You?

As we start 2019, overshadowing most of our efforts is the government shutdown and the pall it casts over our discipline. For the almost 800,000 furloughed public servants, their livelihoods are at stake. For those not furloughed, and for those who work in state or local government, the shutdown threatens current efforts and lowers morale. For those in academia, some are impacted by lack of government funding; others are looking at future research topics related to dysfunctional government; still more may not be directly affected but surely stand in solidarity with fellow public administrators.

As we all continue to watch and wait, consider this question: What does your membership in ASPA say about you and about our discipline?

Perhaps, for some, it implies one more bill to be paid while not receiving a paycheck. (For those furloughed who need extra time to pay their dues, please know that we are happy to work with you.)

For most, though, we hope you talk about your ASPA membership with a feeling of pride. We hope your ASPA membership not only shows your commitment to excellence in public service, but also your support for your fellow civil servants at all levels of government. We hope your ASPA membership reminds you that you are united with more than 8,000 peers and colleagues in a goal of providing critical services to all populations, protecting our nation and upholding our Republic’s values. We hope, for our student members, that it represents the greatness to which you aspire in your future public service career.

Membership in ASPA is about more than a list of services you receive for your dues dollars, as important as some of them may be. Membership also is about upholding a Code of Ethics that requests a focus on the Constitution, professionalism, equity and personal integrity. It is about uniting in a body bigger than ones self because with unity comes strength. It is about connecting with others who share your ideals for the best possible systems of governance—and then improving what we have time and again to serve our citizens at the levels they deserve.

At its heart, ASPA membership is about standing together, holding firm for our mutual mission and having a better public service because of it.

When you think about this question—What does my ASPA membership mean?—we hope, during the shutdown and beyond, solidarity, union and mutual visions of excellence come to mind. So, too, do we hope that those ideals are your most important benefit.

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ASPA 2019 Annual Conference Early-Bird Deadline Expires Jan. 19

More than 800 people are registered for the 2019 ASPA Annual Conference, taking place in Washington, DC March 8-12. Are you on the list? If not, make sure you register by next Saturday, Jan. 19, to receive our early-bird registration rate of $439 (member, full conference registration).

This year's conference will focus on the critical issues of our time: infrastructure, public finance, public service and social equity. As such, panels and plenaries throughout the conference will feature some of most well-known experts on these issues, as attendees think through how public administration can advance public service.

Attendees can not only pick from more than 180 panel and workshop sessions, but also will be treated to five plenary lectures, 18 presidential panels, numerous networking receptions, pop-up discussions, an exhibit hall and many other events. Recent information added to our conference website includes:

  • An updated conference schedule
  • A list of currently scheduled Section and journal business meetings
  • Overviews of this year's Presidential Panels
  • The Student and New Professional Summit schedule

Much more will be posted in the coming weeks as we finalize plans for this tremendous event. Check back regularly and make sure you register by next Friday, Jan. 19, to receive our lowest registration rate available. We look forward to seeing you in Washington!

Contact [email protected] with questions; follow us on Twitter using #ASPA2019.

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ASPA Selects 2019 Founders’ Fellows

ASPA's Founders' Fellows program recognizes outstanding students and new professionals (within three years of their graduation) in the field of public service and public administration.

Following a competitive review process, Founders' Fellows present their scholarship during the ASPA Annual Conference, receive substantial professional development and networking opportunities and are paired with a seasoned scholar or practitioner who serves as their mentor for their Fellowship year.

The following individuals have been selected to comprise the 20-member class for 2019:

  • Michael Bednarczuk (Ohio University—Chillicothe)
  • Christopher Burks (University of Alabama—Birmingham)
  • Edgar Bustos (Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas)
  • Wendy Chen (George Mason University)
  • Donwe Choi (Florida State University)
  • Suparna Dutta (Virginia Commonwealth University)
  • Nuri Heckler (University of Colorado Denver)
  • Emmy Hicks (Louisiana State University)
  • Victoria Martin-Nammour (University of Central Florida)
  • Joseph Maya-Rodriguez (Rutgers University—Newark)
  • Assel Mussagulova (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)
  • Amy Owen (Tennessee State Board of Education)
  • Pooja Paswan (Jamia Millia Islamia)
  • Cimone Philpotts (University of Delaware)
  • Amelia Pridemore (Florida International University)
  • Mustafa Sen (Mississippi State University)
  • Jennifer Swann (The City of Oklahoma City Planning Department)
  • Jie Tao (University of North Texas)
  • Shahrin Upoma (The University of Texas at Dallas)
  • Nara Yoon (Syracuse University)

The 2019 Founders' Fellows will receive a complimentary 2019 Annual Conference registration, a year-long mentorship with a seasoned practitioner or senior scholar and complementary lodging in the conference hotel. Travel to the conference location in Washington, DC, meals and incidentals are the responsibility of the Fellow or sponsoring organization.

"ASPA's Founders' Fellows program is one of the best ways for new public administration professionals to expand their networks, participate in groundbreaking research and learn from some of the biggest names in the field," commented Founders' Fellows Committee Chair Galia Cohen. "We are very pleased with the caliber of the incoming Fellows and look forward to helping them have a productive year in the program."

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In the News

Today's headlines contain plenty of news coverage of some of our nation's most pressing public administration challenges. ASPA has curated some of the most important stories from the past few weeks. If you have not seen these yet, make sure you read them now!


Public Finance

Public Service

Social Equity

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Beyond the Shutdown: State-Level Issues to Watch in 2019

For those who may have missed this in the post-New Year lull, Governing's news staff released a list of 18 problems with which state legislatures will have to grapple in 2019. Just a few, in no particular order, are:

  • Education funding
  • Voting rights
  • The minimum wage
  • The environment
  • College tuition
  • The census
  • Road funding

Find the full article online here and get a glimpse of what is headed toward the public sector in a state capitol near you.

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Welcome New ASPA Members!
Click here to view the most recent new ASPA members!

ASPA’s Central Pennsylvania Chapter Changes Name, Accepts New Members

This past September, the Central Pennsylvania Chapter was excited to change its name to the Keystone State Chapter, as well as enable members across the state to join the Chapter if they wish. The Keystone State Chapter was first established prior to 1967 and was reactivated in 2011 to advance ASPA's mission, goals and values at the state level. The Chapter will continue to do so under its new name and looks forward to exciting new member activities in 2019. If you live in Pennsylvania and do not currently belong to an ASPA Chapter, consider joining the Keystone State Chapter and getting involved.

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SPAR 2019 Book Award Call for Nominations Open

The ASPA Section on Public Administration Research (SPAR) invites your nominations for the SPAR Annual Best Book award. This recognition is awarded at ASPA's Annual Conference. We welcome nominations for books on public administration published in 2018. A subcommittee of SPAR members will review each of the nominations and choose the award winner. The criterion for the award is a book that significantly contributes to research in public administration. All research methods are welcomed as are books across the wide range of public administration research. All nominations are due January 12, 2019. Click here for more information.

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2019 Frontiers in Resilience Symposium

George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government, in partnership with Sandia National Laboratories, invites you to participate in the 2019 Frontiers in Resilience Symposium to be held in Arlington, Virginia, Jan. 14-15. With the theme "Critical Infrastructure Resilience through Communication, Coordination, and Collaboration," the Symposium will bring thought leaders, subject matter experts, practitioners and academics together in a two-day, highly interactive session to discuss the major infrastructure challenges facing local, state and national governments and to consider innovative strategies to ensure the ability to govern our national infrastructure networks for the future. Click here for more information.

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Call for Proposals: Social Equity Leadership Conference 2019

The 18th Annual Social Equity Leadership Conference (SELC) planning committee invites you to submit a proposal to the 2019 conference by Feb. 1, 2019. SELC is co-sponsored by the National Academy of Public Administration (NAPA) and the School of Public Affairs and Administration (SPAA) at Rutgers University—Newark, where the conference will also be hosted. Reflecting the increasing polarization of society and the reality that achieving social equity continues to be one of the most vexing challenges facing the world today, the theme of this year's conference is "Achieving Social Equity in Turbulent Times: A Grand Public Administration Challenge.” Three subthemes have been set; proposal abstracts should be no longer than 200 words and clearly state how the proposal fits into the subtheme selected. While organizers are interested in problem identification, they particularly encourage proposals with an action orientation, and from various areas of interest including racial, economic, education, geographical and opportunity inequities. Click here for more information.

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Georgia Chapter Statewide Academic Conference—Proposal Deadline Extended

Professors at Point University will be hosting the ASPA GA Chapter's 2019 Statewide Academic Conference, March 29-30, 2019 in Peachtree City, Georgia. The theme for the conference is "Re-Imagining Public Service Leadership in an Era of Challenge, Change and Crisis Management." The conference committee welcomes innovative proposals that reflect best practices, rethinking of current practices, represent benchmarks, lessons learned with a focus on the future of the field. The deadline for paper proposals has been extended to Feb. 4, 2019. All proposals should be sent to [email protected]. Click here for more information.

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NFBPA Forum 2019 Call for Scholarships and Posters

The National Forum for Black Public Administrators' (NFBPA) Forum 2019 will take place in Orlando, April 3-7, 2019. They are now accepting applications for scholarships and posters, all of which are due Feb. 8, 2019. The NFBPA scholarship program supports several college students each year with annual scholarships generated from partnerships with corporate supporters, public sector organizations and individual contributors. Further, undergraduate, graduate, doctorate and masters students are invited to participate in the conference's student research poster contest. Click here for more information about scholarships and here for more information about submitting a poster.

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South Florida Chapter 13th Annual Best Practices Conference

The ASPA South Florida Chapter invites you to attend its 13th Annual Best Practices Conference, taking place Feb 8, 2019 at Nova Southeastern University in Davie, Florida. The conference will be looking at the theme, "Advocating Renewed Passion and Commitment to Public Service," and will feature nine concurrent panels, two plenaries and a lunch. ASPA executive director Bill Shields will also be there to deliver remarks. Click here for more information.

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Call for Research: Public Procurement State of the Industry Report

In 2019, NIGP: The Institute for Public Procurement will mark its fifth year of advancing public procurement through offering research grants on topics that connect procurement practice to performance. Given this significant milestone, NIGP is seeking to create a true, impactful State of the Industry report for the public procurement discipline, which will allow NIGP to begin to provide the most comprehensive outlook and overview of the evolving public procurement industry. The goal of the report is to promote independent research, particularly works helping to integrate modern technologies that offer innovative approaches and those that contribute to a better understanding of the information environment, user expectations and stakeholder interactions. NIGP will prioritize submissions that integrate diversity, inclusion and equality aspects into its research areas. One or more grants totaling $20,000 will be awarded. All grant applications are due by Feb. 15, 2019. Click here for more information.

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Professional Development through the Andrew Young School's Center for State and Local Finance

The Andrew Young School's Center for State and Local Finance invites you to register for executive education courses, continuing throughout the rest of the school year. Class participants typically include chief financial officers, finance directors, budget and procurement staff, county administrators and others looking to hone their skills and advance their careers. The course schedule proceeds as follows:

  • Operating and Capital Budgeting: March 13-15, 2019 (Deadline Feb. 27, 2019)
  • Cost Analysis (Special Session): April 16-17, 2019 (Deadline April 2, 2019)
  • Retirement, Risk Management and Procurement: May 15-17, 2019 (Deadline May 1, 2019)

Fees for the two-days courses are $350. Click here to learn more about the executive education program and to register.

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National Civic League Continues Application Window for All-America City Awards

Since 1949, the National Civic League (NCL) has designated 10 communities each year as All-America Cities for their outstanding civic accomplishments. The NCL is now accepting applications for its 2019 All-America City Award, focused on celebrating examples of civic engagement practices that advance health equity in local communities. They are looking for communities that demonstrate inclusive decisionmaking processes to create better health for all, and particularly for populations currently experiencing poorer health outcomes. Begin your community's application today to become a 2019 All-America City! Cities, counties, towns and tribes wishing to apply have until March 5, 2019 to submit their application. Click here for more information.

The NCL has also opened up one panel during their conference for an ASPA-focused discussion. We are seeking ideas focused on creating healthy communities through inclusive civic engagement. Proposals must primarily relate to health, however the NCL will also consider proposals related to their core work surrounding racial equity, environmental sustainability, youth leadership, education and civic engagement. Contact ASPA's Karen Garrett to submit an idea for consideration. All ideas are due to Karen by Jan. 11, 2019.

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2019 COMPA Conference: March 5

The 2019 Conference of Minority Public Administrators' (COMPA) Annual Conference will take place March 5-7, 2019 in Baltimore. The conference theme, "A Call for Action: The Public Administration Seat at the Decision Making Table" is based on the idea of promoting and highlighting the need to have the voice of public administrators as part of the decision- and policymaking process. One of the goals of the 2019 conference is to demonstrate and reiterate the importance of the skill set, experience, knowledge and perspective of public administrators. Another goal is to create pathways for the next generation of our leadership to have a seat at the decision making table, take action and continue blazing trails of success. Track details and more information is available online. Click here for more information.

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Syracuse 12th Annual E-PARCC Competition Seeking Entries

To further stimulate the creation of effective and innovative teaching cases and simulations, the Program for the Advancement of Research on Conflict and Collaboration (PARCC) at the Syracuse University Maxwell School is sponsoring its 12th annual competition of E-PARCC. E-PARCC is a project of the "Collaborative Governance Initiative" launched in 2007. It provides free online resources for those who teach collaborative public management, networks and public management, collaborative governance, international development and collaborative problem solving around the world. More than 3,000 visitors per month from 40 different countries take advantage of E-PARCC teaching materials. There are two competitions this year and all entries are due by March 15, 2019. Click here for more information.

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Call for Participants: Institute for Peace and Dialogue

Institute for Peace and Dialogue (IPD) is one of the leading organizers of several successful annual international academic training and research programs in Switzerland in the field of peacebuilding, conflict transformation, mediation, leadership, security, intercultural dialogue and human rights. Through these events, IPD brings together academicians, state, private and public sector representatives for the sake of better and more peaceful future building via education and networking. IPD is proud to announce the next International Summer Programs for 2019, which are to be held in Basel, Switzerland. Applicants can choose between the one- or two-day Basel Global Peace Conference, the 10- or 20-day Summer Academy or the three-month research program. Applications are due May 1, 2019. Click here for more information.

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SAAPAM 19th Annual Conference Takes Place this May

The South African Association of Public Administration and Management (SAAPAM) will hold its 2019 conference May 7-10, 2019 at the University of Mpumalanga, Nelspruit. The theme of the conference will be, "Public Affairs, Governance and the Fourth Industrial Revolution." Political parties in government are often considered catalysts in providing interventions to addressing some of these basic human needs issues in cases where they have collective value for a society. Classification of government in ministries and departments is an example of providing a focused approach to identify those needs which are inherently to the benefit of society as opposed to individual or private. This begs for an art of public affairs and governance to provide institutional mechanisms to realize set goals for each area. Click here for more information.

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PAR Update

Vol 79:1 is out and available online.

Celebrating 79 Years

Turning the Page: A New Year and A New Leaf
Not yet available online.
Jeremy L. Hall, R. Paul Battaglio

Only When We Agree! How Value Congruence Moderates the Impact of Goal‐Oriented Leadership on Public Service Motivation
Ulrich Thy Jensen, Lotte Bøgh Andersen and Christian Bøtcher Jacobsen

Equity or Efficiency? Explaining Public Officials' Values
Marcos Fernández‐Gutiérrez and Steven Van de Walle

Managerial Perspectives on Implicit Bias, Affirmative Action, and Merit
Meraiah Foley and Sue Williamson

Power in Editorial Positions: A Feminist Critique of Public Administration
Mary K. Feeney, Lisa Carson and Helen Dickinson

Do White Law Enforcement Officers Target Minority Suspects?
Charles E. Menifield, Geiguen Shin and Logan Strother

Managing Racial Diversity: Matching Internal Strategies with Environmental Needs
Anna A. Amirkhanyan, Stephen B. Holt, Austin M. McCrea and Kenneth J. Meier

Social Media and Value Conflicts: An Explorative Study of the Dutch Police
Gjalt de Graaf and Albert Meijer

Stereotypes in Context: How and When Do Street‐Level Bureaucrats Use Class Stereotypes?
Gitte Sommer Harrits

Playground or Church? Implications for Public Administration from Trinity Lutheran v. Comer
Philip J. Candreva

Biased Altruism: Islamophobia and Donor Support for Global Humanitarian Organizations
Joannie Tremblay-Boire


The INSPIRE Framework: How Public Administrators Can Increase Compliance with Written Requests Using Behavioral Techniques
Nicholas Faulkner, Kim Borg, Peter Bragge, Jim Curtis, Eraj Ghafoori, Denise Goodwin, Bradley S. Jorgensen, Lena Jungbluth, Sarah Kneebone, Liam Smith, Breanna Wright and Paula Wright

Gauging the Impact of Transparency Policies
Gregory Michener

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Public Integrity Update

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Public Integrity

Now announcing, two new symposia in Public Integrity:

Cultural Competence, Accountability, and Social Justice: Administrative Responsibility and the Legitimacy of United States Democracy
Editor: Brandi Blessett

Articles in this Symposium, Volume 20, No. 4, can be accessed at the following links:
Symposium on Cultural Competence, Accountability, and Social Justice: Administrative Responsibility and the Legitimacy of United States Democracy
Brandi Blessett

Guest Editorial
Black Radical Love: A Practice
Darnell L. Moore

Never Post-Racial: The Persistence of the Dual State
Matthew T. Witt

Examining the Efficacy of Title VI Social Equity Analysis: A Comparative Case Study of Transit Access and Neighborhood Segregation Outcomes Over Time
Samantha June Larson

Social Construction and the Criminalization of Identity: State-Sanctioned Oppression and an Unethical Administration
Tia Sherèe Gaynor

Improving Community Relations: How Police Strategies to Improve Accountability for Social Equity Affect Citizen Perceptions
Sean McCandless

Social Media as a Public Values Sphere
Marla A. Parker, Barry Bozeman

Do Local Government Executives Believe They Are More Political or Administrative? An Analysis of the Ethics of Administrative Officer Self-Perception
Michael Potter, Robert Eskridge

Film Review
Movie Review of 13th by Ava Duvernay: Administrative Evil and the Prison Industrial Complex
Vanessa Lopez-Littleton, Arto Woodley

Book Review
Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race
Lauren Azevedo

The Homeless LGBT Youth Epidemic
Editor: Dr. Richard G. Johnson III

Articles in this Symposium, Volume 20, No. 6, can be accessed at the following links:
Public Administration's Ethical Dilemma: Homeless LGBT Youth in the Twenty-first Century
Richard Greggory Johnson III

Guest Editorial
LGBT Youth Homelessness: What are You Going to Do about It?
Jama Shelton

Thinking Outside the Box: Using Multisector Approaches to Address the Wicked Problem of Homelessness Among LGBTQ Youth
By Kristen Norman-Major

LGBT Homeless Youth and Policing
By Sean McCandless

Moral Readings of the Court: Discrimination Cases in the U.S. Supreme Court
Bradley S. Chilton, Viviane E. Foyou, Stephen M. King

Providing Solutions to LGBT Homeless Youth: Lessons From Baltimore's Youth Empowered Society
Stephanie Dolamore and Lorenda A. Naylor

A Public Ethics Approach Focused on the Lives of Diverse LGBTQ Homeless Youth
Richard Greggory Johnson III, Mario Antonio Rivera and Nancy Lopez

Absent Inclusion Polices: Problems Facing Homeless Transgender Youth
Mitchell Dylan Sellers

Book Review
Transgender Rights and Politics: Groups, Issue Framing and Policy Adoption
Nicole M. Elias

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New on PA TIMES Online

Every Monday and Friday, ASPA publishes a curated collection of original content that covers public service, management and international affairs.

This quarter, we welcome submissions that focus on global public administration. Send your contributions to us at any time; the deadline is rolling. Contact us for more information.

Check out our recent articles and columns:

Where Have All the Statesmen Gone?
By Robert Brescia

By Geoffrey Rabinowitz

To Teach or Not To Teach—Insights from a Practitioner Instructor
By Stephen G. Harding

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Find your next career opportunity at publicservicecareers.org. This online job board is the perfect resource for making a career change or landing your first job in the public service. It lists dozens of positions in academia, government and the nonprofit sector. Below are just a few current listings.

Rubenstein Fellow, Metropolitan Policy Program – The Brookings Institution, Washington, DC

City Administrator – City of Gardner, Gardner, KS

Information Science School Library, Lecturer – University at Albany, Albany, NY

American Society for Public Administration
1730 Rhode Island Ave., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036

Please send inquiries to Managing Editor Karen E. T. Garrett.