Some thoughts on the nature of violence in American society: Thinking about complexity and assaults against police By C. Kenneth Meyer, Thomas F. Sheehan Distinguished Professor of Public Administration, Drake University We now live during a period of great uncertainty and turbulence in society. I have spent a lifetime researching and writing in the area […]
By: C. Kenneth Meyer, M.A, M.P.A., Ph.D. Thomas F. Sheehan Distinguished Professor of Public Administration Futurist studies claim that the characteristics of the workplace in the twenty-first century will be vastly different from what most employees find today. These differences will be based, in part on the continued growth of job specification; the spin-off effects […]
By: C. Kenneth Meyer, M.A, M.P.A., Ph.D. Thomas F. Sheehan Distinguished Professor of Public Administration Pope Francis encourages economists, politicians, corporate, religious, and civic leadership to think about and evaluate the relations between profit and a so called free-market economy, and global selfishness, poverty, and hunger. His admonition resonates more clearly with the ethical and […]
The Rise of Authoritarianism: Vigilance is Required By: C. Kenneth Meyer, M.A, M.P.A., Ph.D. Thomas F. Sheehan Distinguished Professor of Public Administration As a youthful graduate student, I recall how interested I became in utopian literature and reading the Utopia of Sir Thomas More, some of the communalists, and even those who espoused one or […]
By C. Kenneth Meyer “It was the best of times; it was the worst of times….” Charles Dickens penned this famous phrase in the 18th century in reference to the political and economic turmoil narrated in A Tale of Two Cities as Paris and London faced the dual American and French Revolutions. Just a few months ago, if a […]
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