Lucio: Value of Local Public Administrators Represented in Immigration Policy

From Joanna Lucio, author of Public Administrators and Noncitizens, from our September 2016 issue. In 2006, I arrived in Phoenix, AZ to the chants of “si, se pueda!” as immigrants and their supporters participated in peaceful protests for immigrant rights. Marches along the streets of major cities have been a common occurrence around the country … More Lucio: Value of Local Public Administrators Represented in Immigration Policy

Disputatio Sine Fine: O’Connell, Yusuf, and Meier on evidence-based teacher accountability

The debate below is based on “Two models of teacher accountability: Toward an explanation for the disappointing results of some market-based school reforms” by Lenahan O’Connell and Juita-Elena Yusuf, published online September 7, 2015. There is a brief commentary by O’Connell and Yusuf, followed by a response from Ken Meier, and ending with a rejoinder … More Disputatio Sine Fine: O’Connell, Yusuf, and Meier on evidence-based teacher accountability

Fusion Centers as Buffers: Re-Examining the Role of State and Local Organizations in Securing the Homeland and Safeguarding Civil Liberties

Scholars should try to understand better the extent to which local fusion centers are acting as a buffer between the practice of domestic intelligence and their communities. Fusion centers are well positioned to support, if not lead, this effort. Future scholarship could inform the practitioner community by gathering data on current practices, and identifying ways in which fusion centers may become even more effective in public engagement on SARs and other intelligence processes. … More Fusion Centers as Buffers: Re-Examining the Role of State and Local Organizations in Securing the Homeland and Safeguarding Civil Liberties

Public Administrators Are People, Too–A closer look at the July A&S

Richard Box’s review article in the July edition of A&S weaves together three threads of the “human element” in public administration. The management perspective in administration often leaves the machinations of public administration on the ground in, well, a very mechanical state; pull the lever here to add more resources, push the button there to … More Public Administrators Are People, Too–A closer look at the July A&S