Diversity and Equality

… a core concept in Socioeconomic and Political Context and Atlas105 Concept description Reference.com notes that: “Equality refers to fairness, and in particular to universal access (to employment or health care, for instance), whereas diversity is about recognizing and embracing differences within an institution, workforce or society. In this respect, the two concepts are somewhat at odds with each other, with […]

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The Pedagogy of Diversity, 23 May 2017

An Atlas presentation for a seminar with Leslie Pal on how issues of identity can be addressed in the MPP/MPA Core Curriculum 1 – Questions for discussion: What identity-related topics and concepts should be taught in the first year of the MPP? Which courses should teach which topics and concepts? Can comprehension of identity-related concepts be assessed with online quizzes? 2 – Definitions and debates: Politics of […]

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Viewpoint Diversity

… a core concept in Governance and Institutions and Atlas100 Concept description The founders of Heterodox Academy (reference below) claim that scholarship in the social sciences and related fields such as law and public policy would be better served if there was a greater diversity of viewpoints among researchers. They claim that in American universities from 1995 to 2010, as the “Greatest Generation” […]

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Diversity, Identity, and Rights

… a core topic in Governance and Institutions and Atlas100 Topic description This topic explores governance and institutional challenges associated with group identity and protection of rights within a diverse society. Topic learning outcome Upon completing this topic the student will be familiar with important governance and institutional challenges associated with group identity and protection of rights within a diverse society, including the concepts in the table below. […]

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SES Executive Core Competencies

… a resource in the Competencies database Competencies listed under fundamental competencies and five core qualifications The U.S. Office of Personnel Management (reference below and link to the right) has identified 6 “Fundamental Competencies” and 23 others under the following five “Executive Core Qualifications (ECQs)”: Leading Change: bring about strategic change, both within and outside the organization, to meet organizational […]

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Creating Atlas Concept Tables for SPA Courses, 10 December 2019

Presentation notes for Ian Clark at a meeting of faculty and adjunct faculty on research interests and potential contributions to UVic’s School of Public Administration 1 – Research interest – curricular content of MPP and MPA programs, reflected in articles with Leslie Pal (details below), and: Ongoing refinement of the Atlas of Public Management – Concepts, topics, and courses taught […]

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The Atlas as a Resource for MPA Students, December 2019

Online presentation for MPA students at the University of Victoria 1 – Atlas of Public Management – Concepts, topics, and courses taught in leading MPP and MPA programs About The Atlas Team How to Find the Atlas 2 – Documenting what MPA and MPP students are expected to know by the time they graduate – based on syllabi from leading Programs […]

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Contradictions of Liberal Democracy

… a core concept in Policy Analysis and Process and Atlas101 Concept description In a paper (reference below) for The Future of Policy Sciences workshop held in Hong Kong in November 2019, Leslie Pal discusses the contradictions of (late) liberal democracy and the implications for the future of policy sciences. The paper’s abstract notes: “The policy sciences were originally conceived […]

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The May 6 Concept Collection

… an Atlas Core Curriculum resource Candidate concepts for a treatise on policy analysis and implementation that includes concepts in governance and institutions, evaluation and performance measurement, ethics and accountability, socioeconomic and political context, economic analysis, and leadership and communications The concepts in the table below are organized by Atlas subject and topic. The table includes all the concepts for which […]

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Concepts Listed in Alphabetical Order

… back to Concepts This page provides the list, in alphabetical order, of Atlas concept pages as of 2 December 2019. As of this date there were 1,037 Atlas concepts with pages: 891 have their pages on the Atlas and the other 146 concepts, which are marked with an asterisk (*), have their pages on the OnlineStatBook at http://onlinestatbook.com/2/index.html. A […]

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