SPIA professor is recipient of APSA lifetime achievement award
SPIA professor is recipient of APSA lifetime achievement award

By: Shelby Steuart Professor of Public Administration and Policy and PhD Program Director J. Edward Kellough was recently awarded the American Political Science Association’s 2019 John Gaus Award and Lectureship.

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How to help public officials avoid creating monsters
How to help public officials avoid creating monsters

By: Shelby Steuart What does Godzilla have to do with predicting how close we are to nuclear war? According to Dr. Jeff Berejikian, who recently presented on this topic at

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Analyzing the effect of Obama’s judicial appointments
Analyzing the effect of Obama’s judicial appointments

By: Shelby Steuart Over the course of his presidency, Obama appointed 55 appellate judges, 35 of whom were women and/or people of color, making the US Court of Appeals the

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Government contracting may decrease employee diversity
Government contracting may decrease employee diversity

By: Shelby Steuart A new study by researchers at the University of Georgia revealed that when governments contract work out to private companies, fewer  African-American, Hispanic, and female employees are

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Immigration, Empathy and the Decline of Social Cohesion in Germany
Immigration, Empathy and the Decline of Social Cohesion in Germany

By: Shelby Steuart The idea that welfare benefits should be restricted to “native citizens” is one that has gained popularity within the political right, both in the United States and

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Public performance budgeting in juvenile justice agencies
Public performance budgeting in juvenile justice agencies

In her new book, Dr. Katherine Willoughby discusses ways in which public performance budgeting improves government function through survey and case study analyses of state juvenile justice agencies. Willoughby collaborated

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2019 GSPA banquet and Public Administration & Policy awards
2019 GSPA banquet and Public Administration & Policy awards

On Friday, April 26, UGA Georgia Students for Public Administration held their annual banquet. Students, faculty, and staff came together for this wonderful occasion. There was much merriment and celebration,

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What Godzilla can teach us about nuclear weapons
What Godzilla can teach us about nuclear weapons

On March 22, 2019, Dr. Jeffrey D. Berejikian gave a talk at TEDxUGA. In this talk, Dr. Berejikian explores how our political participation can reset the Doomsday Clock and tackle

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American Founding Group announces paper competition winners
American Founding Group announces paper competition winners

The winners of this year’s American Founding Group paper competition are Caleb Morris, first place, for “The American Throne,”  Tanner Huff, second place, for “Blood, Sweat, and Literacy Tests: Chronicling

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Would you rather get $50 today or $100 next year?
Would you rather get $50 today or $100 next year?

By: Shelby Steuart New findings from SPIA Professor W. David Bradford elaborate on a well-known economic principle. Time discounting, when a person cares less about a future consequence than a

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