Global Challenges & Solutions
Okay. Many of my colleagues and readers of this online journal may wonder if I have a life outside Good Governance Worldwide. Spoiler alert! I’m also secretly the Gourmet Jogger – running the wine roads of France for the past 30+ years.
So as I meet up with old friends and colleagues over the next three weeks – many
of whom have been in and out of the public sector – we’ll be sharing best practice
ideas on more than good governance. Now halfway through our summer sojourn, I can
assure you that our conversations on wine, cheese, olive oil and even eco-
A recent trend in public administration is the acquisition of large amounts of data. This data overload has been met with declining public trust and citizen involvement in political processes. Modern democracies face a lack of interest and citizen absence in res publica.
The advancement of culturally competent practices in the field of public administration
is growing ever more important. The U.S. Census reports that in 2013 of an estimated
316 million residents living in the United States, roughly 39.4 percent of these
residents categorized themselves as ethnic and racial minorities – including Latinos
and those of two or more races. In addition, 12.9 percent of the U.S. population
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