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U.S. Military Veterans’ Attitudes And Perceptions Of Mental Healthcare, Bridget Milam 2021 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

U.S. Military Veterans’ Attitudes And Perceptions Of Mental Healthcare, Bridget Milam

Health, Human Performance and Recreation Undergraduate Honors Theses

The purpose of this research project is to measure whether U.S. military veterans experience any stigma related to mental healthcare and if this is associated with age, length of service, and military branch. U.S. military veterans are a high-risk group for developing mental illnesses. It is believed social stigma and personal attitudes, perceptions and beliefs of mental healthcare may influence whether a veteran will pursue mental healthcare. This cross-sectional study was conducted as an online survey via Qualtrics resulting in 75 total responses. 21 responses were excluded from the analysis due to incompletion or failure to pass the ...


Fair Play: Notes On The Algorithmic Soccer Referee, Michael J. Madison 2021 University of Pittsburgh School of Law

Fair Play: Notes On The Algorithmic Soccer Referee, Michael J. Madison

Articles

The soccer referee stands in for a judge. Soccer’s Video Assistant Referee (“VAR”) system stands in for algorithms that augment human deciders. Fair play stands in for justice. They are combined and set in a polycentric system of governance, with implications for designing, administering, and assessing human-machine combinations.


Façade Improvement Programs In The San Francisco Bay Area, Liz Lange 2020 San Jose State University

Façade Improvement Programs In The San Francisco Bay Area, Liz Lange

Master's Projects

The purpose of this research project is to provide a comprehensive inventory and analysis of FIPs that currently operate in the SFBA, identify common components, analyze unique features, evaluate program goals, and determine successful practices. The intent of this study is to encourage municipalities, particularly in the SFBA, that do not operate a FIP to consider implementing one by providing a starting point and guidelines for program development. Many municipalities are unable to research FIPs due to limited staff hours and other competing priorities. Through this research, staff will be able to identify what resources are required to operate a ...


Determining Access To Financial Services Among The Young And Poor In American Communities, Komla Dzigbede, Sarah R. Young 2020 State University of New York at Binghamton

Determining Access To Financial Services Among The Young And Poor In American Communities, Komla Dzigbede, Sarah R. Young

Journal of Public Management & Social Policy

This paper investigates access to financial services in American communities. It analyzes the access gap that the young and poor face relative to more economically advantaged and older groups in society. The paper uses data from the World Bank’s Global Financial Inclusion survey to create a multi-dimensional index of financial access and estimates a menu of quantitative models to gauge financial inclusion. Results show that young and poor people face substantial gaps in access to financial services when compared with older people, higher income individuals, more educated people, and individuals who are less vulnerable to future economic shocks. These ...


Social Media As An Innovative Policy Tool: Lessons And Recommendations From The City Of Austin, Jayce L. Farmer, William A. Costello Jr. 2020 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Social Media As An Innovative Policy Tool: Lessons And Recommendations From The City Of Austin, Jayce L. Farmer, William A. Costello Jr.

Journal of Public Management & Social Policy

Social media brings opportunities for local governments to innovatively engage the public to enhance service delivery. Using the City of Austin, Texas as a backdrop, we assess the Austin Police Department’s utilization of social media in its communication efforts around community policing. This assessment develops a practical model to evaluate its community policing communication policies and practices by way of social media. The findings from this assessment provide several lessons and recommendations for practitioners to use in their efforts to integrate social media into public service delivery. These lessons and recommendations drawn from this case can provide an example ...


Have Voucher Will Relocate? Poverty Deconcentration In A Large American City, Kathy Thomas, Nicholas O. Alozie Dr. 2020 Arizona State University

Have Voucher Will Relocate? Poverty Deconcentration In A Large American City, Kathy Thomas, Nicholas O. Alozie Dr.

Journal of Public Management & Social Policy

The epic failure of fixed public housing projects supports the paradigm that poverty concentration makes poverty and the cycle of poverty intractable. Moreover, neoliberal, free-enterprise theorists interrogate the viability of the state as a provider of social goods and services and press the need for market-based schemes such as housing vouchers. However, how do you de-concentrate the poor voluntarily without government dictating residential choice? This article reports the results of the first ten years of a policy experiment leveraging a mobile voucher program to attempt to achieve voluntary dispersion and de-concentration of the poor in Phoenix, Arizona. Using Phoenix’s ...


Barber Shops, Salons, And Spas: The Complexity – And Simplicity – Of Implementing Outreach And Enrollment Contracts Under The Affordable Care Act, Michael Hatch, Rebecca Yurman, Anna A. Amirkhanyan, Jocelyn Johnston 2020 American University

Barber Shops, Salons, And Spas: The Complexity – And Simplicity – Of Implementing Outreach And Enrollment Contracts Under The Affordable Care Act, Michael Hatch, Rebecca Yurman, Anna A. Amirkhanyan, Jocelyn Johnston

Journal of Public Management & Social Policy

This article examines the implementation of The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) with a particular focus on the states’ contracted outreach and enrollment services. Having collected administrative and perceptual data from key informants, we examined outreach and enrollment contracts in six states that have reduced the uninsured rate by at least 20% of ACA-eligible population. Our findings suggest that the complexity of the law and its structure, as well as the characteristics of contracting were, in effect, “drowned out” by clear patterns of highly collaborative implementation that involved extensive chains of diverse outreach/enrollment actors. These networks – ranging ...


Responsive Management: Municipal Leadership For An Aging Population, Laura M. Keyes, Abraham David Benavides, Laura Keyes 2020 University of North Texas

Responsive Management: Municipal Leadership For An Aging Population, Laura M. Keyes, Abraham David Benavides, Laura Keyes

Journal of Public Management & Social Policy

This article focuses on the responsive management of municipal leadership by identifying organizational and community values that affect age friendly policy making. The data comes from a sample of 1050 cities extracted from a national list of cities identified as place geography on the U.S. census list of geographies. The web-based questionnaire explored policy choices of 331 respondents in the areas of mobility, housing, the built environment, and public service delivery administered between May and August 2016. The institutionalization of the needs of an aging population in city management principles results in high levels of age friendly policy action ...


The Role Of Strategic Human Capital Management In The Performance Of Federal Agencies, Andrew Wesemann 2020 Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

The Role Of Strategic Human Capital Management In The Performance Of Federal Agencies, Andrew Wesemann

Journal of Public Management & Social Policy

The current human capital crisis, compounded by tumultuous workforce conditions in the public sector, holds consequential implications for governmental performance. As a result, scholarship has emerged emphasizing the importance of strategic human capital management (SHCM), which is explicitly intended to curtail organizational instability and concurrently improve performance levels. There is, however, a paucity of empirical research testing whether SHCM does, in fact, influence performance in public sector organizations. In an effort to fill this gap in the literature, this study tests for such a relationship in an analysis of agencies throughout the U.S. federal government. Using data from a ...


Administering A Ranked-Choice Voting Election: Lessons From London, Ontario, Charlotte Kurs 2020 Western University

Administering A Ranked-Choice Voting Election: Lessons From London, Ontario, Charlotte Kurs

Centre for Urban Policy and Local Governance – Publications

To elect its mayor and council in October of 2018, the City of London, Ontario used ranked-choice voting instead of the traditional first-past-the-post system; the first Canadian city in decades to use an alternative electoral system. London’s experience as the first Ontario municipality to implement ranked-choice voting allows it to offer its experience as a lesson to other municipalities that may be considering making changes to their voting systems.

From the Ontario government’s review of the Municipal Elections Act in 2016 through to the implementation of a ranked-ballot election in 2018, this report details the experience of City ...


Diversifying Demography Of The Mountain West, Kelliann Beavers, Olivia K. Cheche, Vanessa Booth, Saha Salahi, Caitlin J. Saladino, William E. Brown Jr. 2020 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Diversifying Demography Of The Mountain West, Kelliann Beavers, Olivia K. Cheche, Vanessa Booth, Saha Salahi, Caitlin J. Saladino, William E. Brown Jr.

Demography

Between 2000 and 2019, Mountain West states and metros have mirrored a nationwide trend of white populations gradually making up a smaller percentage of the total population. As a result, various race-ethnic minority groups now make up larger percentages of the total population and have contributed to increased diversification in the region. Using data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau and analyzed by William H. Frey from the Brookings Institution, this Fact Sheet focuses on the diversification and population changes in the Mountain West.


Policing In A Democratic Constitution, Michael Wasco 2020 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Policing In A Democratic Constitution, Michael Wasco

Indiana Journal of Constitutional Design

Most constitutions contain provisions relating to or impacting policing. Separate from the armed forces and intelligence services, the police are the state’s internal security apparatus, and codifying issues related to policing within a constitution can ensure efficient service delivery and human rights protections.

Originating from the Libyan constitution making process, this paper provides a taxonomy of options for constitution drafters and scholars. More so than other issues, such as separation of powers or human rights protections generally, policing sections are very country specific. While not advocating for specific best practices, the work gives ample justifications for certain policing principles ...


واقع القضية الفلسطسنية في مناهج التعليم المدرسية في لبنان, Ruba Chaarani 2020 الجامعة اللبنانية

واقع القضية الفلسطسنية في مناهج التعليم المدرسية في لبنان, Ruba Chaarani

Al Jinan الجنان

وعى الاحتلال الصهيونيحقيقة الدعم الخارجي للكفاح الوطني، فقام بدراستها بجميع جوانبها ورسم لها الحلول وباشر بتنفيذها. فإذا كانت المناهج التعليمية في الدول العربية تثير الحقد والكراهية له وتدرّس معاني الجهاد، فهذه يمكن تغييرها وإشاعة قيم السلام والوداعة فيها. وإذا حالت الحقائق التاريخيةدون نسيان الحقوق المنتهكة والأرض المسلوبة فيمكن طي الصفحات السوداء والإبقاء على البيضاء منها .

فكان التعديل في المناهج وبرامج التعليم هدفاً أولياً ليصار إلى تحريف فكر الأجيال منذ نعومة نشأته... ولم تتوان المناهج المدرسية الللبنانية عن النيل من القضية، عبر التعتيم عليها وتخريج طلاب لا يفقهون شيئا عن القضية الفلسطينية في أدنى مصطلحاتها.

فأي مبرر يسوغ عدم تعريف ...


The National Role Of Jericho And Its Neighboring Villages During The Period (1918 - 1948), Jihad Batsh 2020 قسم الاجتماعيات – جامعة القدس المفتوحة

The National Role Of Jericho And Its Neighboring Villages During The Period (1918 - 1948), Jihad Batsh

Al Jinan الجنان

This study investigated the national role of Jericho and its neighboring villages during the period (19181948-) where it was occupied by the British forces till the Palestinian exodus (known in Arabic as the Nakba). Several actions took place in that period in which the Palestinians insisted to protect their heritage and traditions in that place. Jericho and its villages had a tremendous and important existence in the division projects that were released by different
commissions and many British managers. Also Jericho participated in the resistance against the Zionistic project of setting up nationalistic home for the Jews in Palestine. Furthermore ...


قبول المعلومات الأمنية وردها في ضوء مناهج المحدثين, Hicham Almaghari 2020 أكاديمية فلسطين للعلوم الأمنية

قبول المعلومات الأمنية وردها في ضوء مناهج المحدثين, Hicham Almaghari

Al Jinan الجنان

عالج الباحث الموضوع في مبحثين: قدّم في الأول تعريف المعلومة الأمنية لغة واصطلاحا، وأشار إلى مجالات النشاط الاستخباري بشكل عام، ثم عرّف المعلومة الأمنية، وأصل في المبحث الثاني طرققبول المعلومة الأمنية وردها مستفيدا من مناهج المحدثين. اتبع الباحث المنهج الوصفي بغرض التعريف بالأمن والمعلومات، وتتبع منهج المحدثين في قبول ورد الرواية، كما اتبع المنهج التحليلي في مقاربة طرق المحدثين عند قبولهم أو ردهم للرواية، ومقارنة ذلك مع المعلومة الأمنية للوصول إلى النتائج المرجوة . توصل الباحث إلى وجود كثير من القواسم المشتركة بين صناعة المعلومة الأمنية ومنهج المدثين في التعاطي مع الرواية. خلص الباحث إلى ضرورة الاستفادة من مناهج ...


Public Policy Origins Of U.S. Data, Bert Chapman 2020 Purdue University

Public Policy Origins Of U.S. Data, Bert Chapman

Libraries Faculty and Staff Presentations

Provides detailed introduction and overview of public policy origins of U.S. data. Shows how congressional legislation and Office of Management and Budget documents influence compilation and dissemination of U.S. Government data. Stresses how Indiana General Assembly requirements influence compilation of Indiana state agency data and Indiana local government agency data. Places emphasis on roles played in data compilation and dissemination by public policy research institutions/think tanks. Concludes by stressing limitations of data collection by governmental and non-governmental entities.


Distorted Choice In Corporate Bankruptcy, David A. Skeel Jr. 2020 University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Distorted Choice In Corporate Bankruptcy, David A. Skeel Jr.

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

We ordinarily assume that a central objective of every voting process is assuring an undistorted vote. Recent developments in corporate bankruptcy, which culminates with an elaborate vote, are quite puzzling from this perspective. Two strategies now routinely used in big Chapter 11 cases, restructuring support agreements (“RSAs”) and “deathtrap” provisions, are intended to, and clearly do, distort the voting process.

This Article offers the first comprehensive analysis of the new distortive techniques. One possible solution is simply to ban them. Although an anti-distortion rule would not be difficult to implement, I argue this would be a mistake. The distortive techniques ...


Influence Through Intimidation: Evidence From Business Lobbying And The Regulatory Process, Cary Coglianese, Alex Acs 2020 University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Influence Through Intimidation: Evidence From Business Lobbying And The Regulatory Process, Cary Coglianese, Alex Acs

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Interest group influence in the policy process is often assumed to occur through a mechanism of exchange, persuasion, or subsidy. Here, we explore how business groups may also exert influence by intimidating policymakers—a form of persuasion, but one based not on the provision of policy information but of political information. We develop a theory where a business firm lobbies a regulator to communicate political information about its capacity to commit to future influence-seeking activities that would sanction the regulator. The regulator assesses the credibility of this message by evaluating the firm’s commitment to lobbying. Guided by our theory ...


Security Threats, American Pressure, And The Role Of Key Personnel: How Nato’S Defence Planning Process Is Alleviating The Burden-Sharing Dilemma, John R. Deni 2020 Strategic Studies Institute

Security Threats, American Pressure, And The Role Of Key Personnel: How Nato’S Defence Planning Process Is Alleviating The Burden-Sharing Dilemma, John R. Deni

Monographs, Books, & Publications

In 2017, for the first time since the end of the Cold War, none of the capability targets identified in NATO’s quadrennial NATO Defence Planning Process (NDPP) were left on the negotiating table. Previously, capability targets were identified by the alliance’s secretariat, but they remained unfilled as allies failed to assume responsibility for them.

This monograph examines the 2014–18 iteration of the NDPP, which represented a stunning turnaround in transatlantic burden sharing. The analysis reveals a combination of factors—the changed threat environment, political pressure from Washington, and the role of “policy entrepreneurs” working within NATO—best ...


Lessons Learned: Lorie Logan, Mercedes Cardona 2020 Yale University

Lessons Learned: Lorie Logan, Mercedes Cardona

Journal of Financial Crises

Lorie Logan is executive vice president in the Markets Group of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, the System Open Market Account (SOMA) manager pro tem for the Federal Open Market Committee (FOMC), and head of Market Operations, Monitoring, and Analysis (MOMA).


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