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We are pleased to note the revival of IJED under the editorship of Dr. Ed Martin. See the attached for the journal's mission statement and guidelines for submissions.
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Community- and home-based healthcare is a growing phenomenon. While service delivery programs are expanding, our knowledge of the impacts is incomplete. See the attached call for paper for more information.
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A Modest Proposal on "The Meaning of Life
Author: JONATHAN ANDERSON
Published in GVER, Vol. 4 No. 2
This article posits that Public Administration facilitates “The Meaning of Life” (with apologies to Monty Python). The first section locates personal “meaning” in individual empowerment and concludes that this empowerment is best achieved through a democratic system of collective action. The second section asserts the definitional boundaries of Public Administration necessarily must be drawn to include the democratic political system, which controls decision making and shapes implementation. Public administration, as the field that addresses the implementation of democratic collective action, therefore facilitates the Meaning of Life!