Civic Nutrition, Citizen Empowerment, and Civil Communities
Author: MARY ELLEN GUY
Published in PAM, Vol. 4 No. 2
The next job for public administration and the field's related associations is to ensure the civic nutrition that is necessary for our communities to thrive. Law enforcement cannot enforce unless citizens respect the law; schools cannot educate when children are shooting each other; government cannot provide services without adequate resources; civil relationships do not develop in the absence of respect for one another. My remarks focus attention on local government and civic values, arguing for public administration's role in elevating citizen awareness and empowerment.