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Rendering Leaders From Virtual Worlds: The Implications of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games for Public Policy Leadership

Rendering Leaders From Virtual Worlds: The Implications of Massively Multiplayer Online Role-Playing Games for Public Policy Leadership

As a result of technology and changing consumer behaviors, entirely new avenues for cultivating leadership have sprung up that have the possibility to hone leadership skills for a new generation of public policy makers. In the past two decades, one of the major shifts in how the Western World recreates has been away from passive … Continue reading

Good versus evil: A comparative book review

Good versus evil: A comparative book review

Russell L. Ackoff and Sheldon Rovin. Beating the System: Using Creativity to Outsmart Bureaucracies. San Francisco: Berrett-Koehler, 2005, 144 pages, $14.95 softcover, ISBN: 978-1-57675-330-9. Charles T. Goodsell. The Case for Bureaucracy: A Public Administration Polemic. Washington, DC: CQ Press/Sage, 2004, 208 pages, $33.81 softcover, ISBN: 978-1-56802-907-8. Good versus evil is a dichotomy present in religion, … Continue reading

Applying Punctuated-Equilibrium Theory (PET), Multiple Streams Model (MSM), and Advocacy Coalition Framework (ACF) to the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010

This was a barn-burner.  I haven’t checked out this many books from an actual library since like 2001.   In a mini-emergency, I had to concoct a diagram/graphic IN Microsoft Word so those will have to be dropped in here later as they didn’t exactly translate-don’t judge me!  It’s not perfect, but it’s mine. I … Continue reading

Moving forward: the politics of public policy process.

Moving forward: the politics of public policy process.

Introduction As is evident particularly after an election cycle where messaging inundates every American household, politicians use what may seem to be a foreign language in the delivery of messaging regarding party politics and public policy to the masses.  Using models in public policy one can determine how a political party might trend toward regarding … Continue reading