The Center for Public Service undertakes a variety of applied research projects intended to improve the design, delivery and implementation of public policy and leadership practices. Whenever possible the Center tries to make this academic research accessible to the public service practitioner community as well as use problem-centered issues as the focal point of academic research.
Public Leadership for Sustainability
The following white papers were produced from Ph.D. dissertations by former students in the Public Policy and Administration Program as a result of funding by the Miller Foundation. These papers abstract the governance, policy and leadership "lessons learned" for public service practitioners who are doing sustainable development work.
- Beyond Collaboration: Exploring Leadership for Sustainable Development in the Inter-Organizational Context by Dr. Margaret Banyan
- Multi-Level Governance for Sustainability - Lessons Learned from the Management of Large Scale Natural Resource Conservation Programs by Dr. Shpresa Halimi
- A Vision and Theoretical Basis for Sustainable Development Leadership based on Citizen Engagement at the Frontiers of Democracy by Dr. Gary L. Larsen
- Sustainability in Government Agency Decisions Through Reliance Management of Uncertainty and Risk by Dr. Kent S. Robinson
- Sustaining Communities of Practice, Place and Culture Through Shared Governance by Dr. Debra R. Whitall