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Carrots, Sticks, and Insurgent Targeting of Civilians

A new paper co-authored by AU School of Public Affairs Associate Professor Joe Young looks at how governments react to terrorist attacks on civilians — with conciliatory actions or counterattacks — and what kind of response that elicits from insurgents.
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New Study Finds Performance Gaps Play Role in Public Budget Decisions

A new paper from SPA Assistant Professor Carla Flink shows that as public managers decide how to allocate funds, performance is a key consideration. Budgets can rise and fall based on how well an organization is delivering on its promises.
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Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City

SIS Professor Anthony Fontes’ first book, Mortal Doubt: Transnational Gangs and Social Order in Guatemala City, explores the country’s new social order as seen through the intimate lives of local gang members.
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Political Warfare: SIS Prof. on Rethinking Military Strategy

Benjamin Jensen coauthored recent books on 21st century defense and cyber strategy.
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Public Administration Faculty and Students Collaborate to Publish New Top-Ranked Study

Two SPA faculty members and two graduate students embarked on a research project to shed light on how nursing homes serve racially and ethnically diverse residents.
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Paper Finds Nursing Home Staff Skilled in Diversity Provide Better Care

Managers who consider diversity and hire employees skilled in caring for diverse clientele have better facilities with fewer regulatory violations, according to a paper to be published in Public Administration Review by four SPA authors.
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Research by SPA Associate Professor on Long-Term Impact of Government Assistance Wins "Best Article"

SPA Associate Professor Bradley Hardy has been honored with the Best Article Award from WEAI for his research on the long-term impact of government assistance on Americans who find themselves caught in the cycle of economic expansion and recession.
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American Companies Dominate 2018 Kogod Made in America Auto Index as Tariff Concerns Loom

As tariffs and trade wars engulf business headlines, American auto companies continue to manufacture the majority of their cars in the USA, according to the 2018 Kogod Made in America Auto Index.
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American Companies Dominate 2018 Kogod Made in America Auto Index as Tariff Concerns Loom

As tariffs and trade wars engulf business headlines, American auto companies continue to manufacture the majority of their cars in the USA, according to the 2018 Kogod Made in America Auto Index.
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How Freedom of Information Act Requests Are Managed

Khaldoun AbouAssi, assistant professor in the AU School of Public Affairs, co-conducted an analysis of the Freedom of Information Act that reveals trends in how public administrators are managing compliance with the federal law.
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