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Tag: Public Administration

Sep 13, 2018

How Coastal Development and Climate Change Are Making Hurricanes More Costly

CNN interviewed NC State professor of public policy Tom Birkland, an expert in policies related to disasters, about how to balance the risk of hurricane hazards against increased development in coastal areas. 

Paul Ridgeway.

Aug 2, 2018

Public Servant Paul Ridgeway Tries Criminal, Civil Cases Across North Carolina

Alumnus and public servant Paul Ridgeway (Political Science '82, MPA '90) is the senior resident superior court judge for North Carolina's 10th judicial district. Learn more about Judge Ridgeway's job and how he applies his NC State degrees in his work. 

Jun 21, 2018

Trump’s Plan to Reshuffle Government Strikes Familiar Notes

President Donald Trump has proposed reorganizing parts of the federal government in ways that sound very familiar to those who follow U.S. science policy, including NC State social scientist Jennifer Kuzma, who directs the Genetic Engineering and Society Center. Science Magazine asked her to comment. 

Jun 20, 2018

Why Research Methods Matter

Research methods matter, especially in the government and nonprofit sectors, where an estimated 40 percent of the nation’s economic resources are devoted to the pursuit of quality of life gains. NC State Public Administration scholar RaJade Berry-James and co-author Susan Gooden's new book addresses the essential skills needed for real world decision-making and evaluation. 

Mar 28, 2018

Trump Census Question About Citizenship Could Impact NC Representation, Federal Funding

Taking an accurate census is critical for federal funding, from roads to health care, as well as for legislative representation, Dick Mahoney explains on WRAL-TV. Mahoney heads NC State's School of Public and International Affairs. 

Aug 28, 2017

Study: Reduced Performance Triggers Turnover for Nonprofit Executives

Nonprofit organizations that have declining expenditures — an indication of reduced operations — are more likely to seek new leadership, according to a new study by NC State researchers.  

Aug 2, 2017

What Does Trump’s Climate Policy Mean for Greenhouse Gas Reduction Goals?

A new study from NC State researchers tackles a big question: how much of an impact could Trump's climate policies have? 

Jun 26, 2017

Most State Pension Plans Paper Over Unfunded Liabilities

An analysis of state pension plans from across the country finds that the already troubling state of pension finances may be even worse than it first appears because many pension managers are making their plan's financial condition look better by perpetually putting off payments. 

Feb 24, 2017

Op Ed: Repealing Johnson Amendment Could Reduce Charitable Donations

In this op ed, Rich Clerkin, director of NC State's Institute for Nonprofits, says recent discussions about repealing the Johnson Amendment intend to increase the abilities of charities to engage in the political process, such a change in federal law places their abilities to achieve their missions at risk. 

Jan 18, 2017

A New Model Helps Policymakers Assess Emerging Synthetic Biology Technology

Researchers from NC State University and Nanyang Technological University in Singapore have developed a model to assess emerging synthetic biology products, well before they are ready for the market, to determine what needs to be done to inform future policies. Jennifer Kuzma, Genetic Engineering and Society, featured.