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Green from the Grassroots Elinor Ostrom - On the LAKE Front

Green from the Grassroots Elinor Ostrom - On the LAKE Front | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
On the day she died, Nobel Prize-winning economist Elinor Ostrom published her last article, in Project Syndicate, 12 June 2012, Green from the Grassroots, This grassroots diversity in “green policymaking” makes economic sense.
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Enabling citizens to solve problems effectively in the space between Government and the Market Economy.
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The Many Benefits of Hugelkultur

The Many Benefits of Hugelkultur | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Hugelkultur are no-dig raised beds with a difference. They hold moisture, build fertility, maximise surface volume and are great spaces for growing fruit, vegetables and herbs.
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I Can't Stop Reading One-Star Yelp Reviews of National Parks

I Can't Stop Reading One-Star Yelp Reviews of National Parks | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
These majestic spots were panned by visitors
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In public admin, you just have to expect to get complaints; and, if you're doing your job, use the complaints to open dialog about the mission and how to engage this customer/citizen better.

Many times, naysayers turn into raving fans, but sometimes not, too--that's the way it goes.

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Denhardts' article among Public Administration Review's most ...

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A landmark article co-authored by USC Price School of Public Policy professors Robert Denhardt and Janet Denhardt published in Public Administration Review, “The New Public Service: Serving Rather than Steering,” has ...

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Leif Thomas Olsen: Citizen Lobby

Leif Thomas Olsen: Citizen Lobby | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
The Internet holds endless opportunities for exchange and dialogue and the promise of developing a better democratic model. Day-to-day politics are largely driven by economic lobbies in the interest of what Habermas calls their „generalised particularism,“ the threat to take jobs and tax revenues elsewhere. Citizens’ influence over politicians is twofold: they are asked for ...It’s Open Access! Check it out!

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The Wisconsin Supreme Court just removed a major threat to Scott Walker's presidential campaign

The Wisconsin Supreme Court just removed a major threat to Scott Walker's presidential campaign | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Coincidentally or not, Grableman and three other conservative justices who joined in the majority opinion were all supported in their own elections to Wisconsin's highest court by several of the same groups targeted by the investigation. None recused themselves. Some good-government experts had called on them to do so, as did the prosecutor in the case, noting that judging an investigation involving their financial supporters posed a conflict of interest.
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Where's the court to slap down the politically motivated judges?

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The fuss about graphene

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Plenty of research is going into joining other atoms to the graphene lattice, to make it do what electrical engineers would like. The material could help with water purification and desalination efforts; thin graphene sheets with holes just large enough for water molecules could sequester pollutants, while thin tubes lined with it could draw up water and leave salt behind.
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This could be a game changer in water policy...

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Toilet-to-tap water programs gain support in California

Toilet-to-tap water programs gain support in California | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
As the historic drought continues, alternative water-saving measures include turning wastewater into drinking water
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The Supreme Court Could Transfer A Lot Of Political Power Away From Cities

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This week, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a lawsuit filed by conservative activists in Texas that could redefine the principle of "one person, one vote" as we know it. And if the Court sides with...
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In Seven States, Atheists Push to End Largely Forgotten Ban

In Seven States, Atheists Push to End Largely Forgotten Ban | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
It has been 53 years since the Supreme Court ruled that states could not have a “religious test” for public office, but a belief in God remains a requirement in Maryland and other states.

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The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 2: The Fall | WIRED

The Untold Story of Silk Road, Part 2: The Fall | WIRED | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
But it didn’t take long for Ross’ programmed utopia to resort to programmatic violence. It’s an age-old story, the bloom and wilt of revolution. After tearing down the establishment’s walls, the new regime soon realizes the rubble would make a fine set of gallows. Just as Tarbell thought, all systems are the same. At the beginning of Silk Road, what Ross created was just a system. Then, at a certain point, it became his system—at which moment the system was doomed.
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Government is still the best solution to the problems brought on by any collective action: social or economic.

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'Etok' Edwardsen, impassioned Native land settlement activist, dies

'Etok' Edwardsen, impassioned Native land settlement activist, dies | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Charles “Etok” Edwardsen Jr., a brilliant but controversial Eskimo activist who played an influential role during the Alaska Native land claims movement, died at 71 on Friday on a whaling trip outside Barrow.
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The bizarre history of cellphone towers disguised as trees

They're tall. They're totally absurd. And they're everywhere.
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The power of NIMBY....

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Bali Nine lawyer Muhammad Rifan to be questioned by Indonesian police over bribery claims

Bali Nine lawyer Muhammad Rifan to be questioned by Indonesian police over bribery claims | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
“Muhammad Rifan said that the judges were pressured from certain parties to give the death sentence, and the judges had also conveyed to Muhammad Rifan that they were willing to give a lighter sentence than death sentence to his client if they were given some money,” the letter from the men’s lawyers said.

The letter named the six judges involved in the two cases. A panel of three judges in the Denpasar District Court heard each case.
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That's about $80k US

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Free Market Free Loaders

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In this pic posted at Daily Kos, there is a lot of irony. In fire devastated Washington state, the gentleman on the right is thanking hard-working fire fighters for saving his house, while wearing ...

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Legislature slashed funding for crucial campaign finance watchdog - Alaska Dispatch News

The Alaska Public Offices Commission belongs on the endangered species list. With its staff cut to eight people, the agency is hardly in a position to carry out its assigned tasks for the 2016 elections in Alaska.
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Coproduction of quality standards for youth mental health

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Lisa Burscheidt reports on a mixed methods study that produced user-generated quality standards for youth mental health in primary care.

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Records show North Slope Borough paid for basketball camp for mayor’s grandkids

Records show North Slope Borough paid for basketball camp for mayor’s grandkids | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
The North Slope Borough paid $8,400 to fly five of Mayor Charlotte Brower’s grandchildren from Barrow to a basketball camp in California last August, among other expenditures, according to borough documents.
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The stealing time

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Nonetheless he went on teaching the old doctrine of kanyini, responsibility for the Earth and unconditional love of her, as far as his soft voice or his guitar would carry. He usually spoke from the humble home he had rediscovered, after years of searching, in Mutitjulu. He had known it was the place when he heard from the car “our mob”, the old desert oaks, joyously muttering that the little fella had returned.

After his death, in keeping with custom, his name and picture were removed from the Kanyini website “until sorry business is finished”. Like all flesh, he had been and gone: leaving much more than others, but still a fleeting footfall in the life of his ever-abiding mother, the red Earth.
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Truth and consequences

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Hello, assimilation FOR more than a century, Canadian governments removed aboriginal children from their homes and put them in residential schools modelled on...
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2015 Best Towns to Raise a Family in California - Niche

2015 Best Towns to Raise a Family in California - Niche | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Explore the best towns to raise a family. Ranking based on school ratings, crime rates, and access to affordable housing and amenities.
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Um? ok, I'm with you to no. 50, but then this list gets squirrelly...

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San Fernando leaders confront state officials over bullet train route

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Finding a route into the Los Angeles Basin for the California bullet train is proving far more difficult than it seemed a year ago, as opposition is surging in wealthy and working-class communities alike.
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CEQA means, in this case, at least, that NIMBYism wins....

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Billboards and the Bill of Rights

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The Supreme Court is slowly changing the meaning of words in free-speech law—and not for the better.

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Almost Half of America's Biggest Cities Are Basically Built Like Giant Suburbs

Almost Half of America's Biggest Cities Are Basically Built Like Giant Suburbs | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
The word city may conjure up the image of a dense urban space full of street life and people willing to pack themselves like tinned fish into subway cars for their morning commute. But in the real world, a city is just a set of political boundaries. And often, what's inside...
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Development and character of cities

This graph shows what percentage of the biggest cities in America are suburban. It shows that some cities are basically just giant suburbs. 

This relates to our unit because we are studying suburbs and cities and the patterns about which they were built. 

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Welcome To "Bestie Row": Lifelong Friends Build Row Of Tiny Houses In The Middle Of Nowhere.

Welcome To "Bestie Row": Lifelong Friends Build Row Of Tiny Houses In The Middle Of Nowhere. | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
Because friendship.
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The unusual potatoes that could help solve world hunger

The unusual potatoes that could help solve world hunger | The New Public Administration: Arctic Bridge for Social Justice | Scoop.it
They can grow in seawater, but don't taste salty.
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