Surreal. That is how I have been describing the last week. As I watched the virus spread from Wuhan, China to other parts of Asia, then the Middle East, then Europe. One news story at a time, eclipsing the last. First the human cost, then the economic cost. It then reached the spread of a … Continue reading Covid-19 and the 'New Normal'
It’s a new year and a new semester! An exciting part of my job is that the content I teach changes, depending on what is happening in society. This semester, I am teaching the gateway seminar course, Public Administration in Modern Society, for UNF’s MPA (masters of public administration) program. Last year’s class was interesting, … Continue reading Welcome, 2018!
We, the people, pay for the data that our government collects. That data can now be easily accessed due to the internet. Whereas researchers who study e-government/e-governance have been concerned with how to make the host of data (especially Big Data) that has been collected meaningful for the public, now we are sitting at our … Continue reading Public data
Source: Nicole Craine for The New York Times When people don't trust their government to act in a way that they feel is transparent, accountable, or in a manner that promotes the general welfare or public values, they can form together and let their feelings be known. Decreased levels of trust take the form of … Continue reading Social Movements and Trust