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Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future
Toulan School faculty member Dr. Thaddeus R. Miller explores the emerging field of sustainability science in his upcoming new book, "Reconstructing Sustainability Science: Knowledge and action for a sustainable future."
Budgeting for Local Governments & Communities
Authored by: Douglas F. Morgan, Portland State University; Kent S. Robinson, Portland State University; Dennis R. Strachota; James A. Hough. Budgeting for Local Governments and Communities is designed as the primary textbook for a quarter or semester-long course in public budgeting and finance in an MPA program.
E-Policing: The Value of Police Websites for Citizen Empowered Participation
Authored by: Matthew A. Jones and Melchor C. de Guzman. This chapter provides a bridge between e-government research related to websites and the study of police organizations and strategy.
Using Web 2.0 as a Community Policing Strategy: An Examination of the United States Municipal Police Departments
Authored by: Matthew A. Jones, Melchor C. de Guzman, and Korni Swaroop Kumar. In a digital age, people are increasingly interacting socially via web platforms. This digital interaction includes governments, which can interact with the citizens in their society to co-produce effective responses to criminal activity. This book chapter examines the level and type of participation among municipal police departments using social media and web resources.
E-Policing: Environmental and Organizational Correlates of Website Features and Characteristics Among Large Police Departments in the United States of America
Authored by: Jones, Matt and de Guzman, Melchor. Increasingly, information technology has pervaded the provision of services by police agencies in the United States. The authors' research has isolated the factors that contribute to the adoption of e-government practices by large municipal police agencies in the United States.
Project Management Toolkit: A strategic approach to new local governance
Authored by: Nishishiba, M., Ingle, M., Tsukamoto, H., & Kobayashi, M. This bilingual English/Japanese book is a product of a training program for managers from Japanese municipal government funded by Tokyo Foundation.
The concept of trustworthiness: A cross-cultural comparison between Japanese and U.S. business people
Authored by: Nishishiba, Masami and Ritchie, L. David. A card sorting procedure was used to explore the structure of Japanese and American business people's concept of trustworthiness.
Explicating factors that foster civic engagement among students
Authored by: Nishishiba, M., Nelson, H. T., & Shinn, C. This paper investigates many facets of civic engagement by disaggregating how undergraduates conceptualize civic engagement as well as defining variables predicting greater student involvement in political, social and community affairs.
Capacity building for the common good: PSU’s interdisciplinary minor in civic leadership.
Authored by: Nishishiba, Masami & Kecskes, Kevin. This article discusses the history, structure, and roles of academic and community partners associated with the Civic Leadership minor, and elaborates the philosophical foundation of the interdisciplinary curriculum that aims to build student capacity for the common good.
Local Government Diversity Initiatives in Oregon: An Exploratory Study
Authored by: Nishishiba, Masami. This study catalogues types of diversity activities conducted by local governments and identifies key factors in the development and successful implementation of diversity initiatives.
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PSU professors co-author U.N. report on happiness
Report: economies need to focus more directly on the goal of sustainable human well-being rather than merely GDP growth.
Understanding the Social Dimensions of Sustainability
We are here. We are your professors, alumni, students, staff, faculty, coworkers and friends. We support the Portland State University lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and ally community. We acknowledge the importance of speaking out against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Foundations of Public Service
Authored by: Douglas F. Morgan; Richard Green; Craig W. Shinn; Kent S. Robinson. Designed to serve as a basic text for an introductory course in Public Administration, this innovative work provides students with an understanding of the basic management functions that are covered in all standard textbooks with two important differences.
Time & Stability Seen as Key to Effective Mentoring
Education Week features two Center for Interdisciplinary Mentoring Research (CIMR) faculty members, Keller and Wheeler, along with David Dubois of the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Racial disparity in Multnomah County, Portland State Magazine
Report: Fundamentals of Bicycle Boulevard Planning and Design
A guidebook to designing and planning bicycle boulevards
Check out the annual CJPRI Newsletters, profiling Criminal Justice Policy today!
The Young Child as Scientist: A Constructivist Approach
Professor Christine Chaille co-authors book entitled:The Young Child as Scientist: A Constructivist Approach to Early Childhood Science Education, 3rd Edition.
The Mong Oral Tradition
Dr. Yer Thao publishes his book, The Mong Oral Tradition: Cultural Memory in the Absence of Written Language.
Literacy Teacher Preparation:Ten Truths for Teacher Educators
Professor Susan Lenski, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, co-edits literacy book entitled Literacy Teacher Preparation: Ten Truths Teacher Educators Need to Know. Co-editors include Dana L. Grisham and Linda S.Wold.
Making the Difference:Action Research in Middle Level Education
Edited by Dr. Micki M. Caskey, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Graduate School of Education, Making a Difference: Action Research in Middle Level Education, highlights action research in middle grades education.
Effective Teacher Evaluation: A Guide For Principals
Dr. Kenneth D. Peterson co-authors book entitled:Enrich the quality of teaching and learning in your school with meaningful teacher evaluations by Kenneth D. Peterson and Catherine A. Peterson.