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News Article | December 6, 2016

BLACKSBURG, VA, December 06, 2016-- Charles T. Goodsell, Ph.D., has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.Drawing on more than half a century of experience in academia, Dr. Goodsell is widely regarded for his knowledge and skill in the areas of public administration, political economy and public architecture. He has done this while holding the active or emeritus faculty positions in three universities: Puerto Rico (1961-1964); Southern Illinois (1966-1978); and Virginia Tech (1978-present).He began his career upon receiving a Bachelor of Arts from Kalamazoo College in 1954. After two years in the U.S. Army Counter Intelligence Corps stationed in Berlin, he attended Harvard University. There he completed a Master of Public Administration in 1958, a Master of Arts in political science in 1959 and a Ph.D. in political science in 1961.Upon departing from Harvard, Dr. Goodsell accepted an assistant professor position at the School of Public Administration at the University of Puerto Rico. During his three years there he studied how during World War II the last appointed governor Rexford Guy Tugwell joined forces with the new ruling politician Luis Muñoz Marin to launch the island's abrupt turn toward progressive governance and economic development. The result was his book Administration of A Revolution: Executive Reform In Puerto Rico under Governor Tugwell, 1941-1946 (Harvard, 1965).Dr. Goodsell's next project was to analyze how global business in the developing world affects the local society. In American Corporations and Peruvian Politics (Harvard, 1974) he examined the conduct of the 12 largest U.S. investments in Peru. He found that neither the neo-Marxist anticipation of a "colonial" predator nor a pro-capitalist "developer" hold in general; instead, a wide continuum of political and societal behaviors obtain, depending upon the originating time period of investment.Another research area of the author is the political meanings of public buildings. Comparative field study was employed to test the multiplicity of deductive theories available on the subject, most of which are critical of their intimidating effect. In The Social Meaning of Civic Space: Studying Political Authority through Architecture (Kansas, 1988), Dr. Goodsell uncovered in the design of city council chambers three successive patterns of implicit meaning over time: in the19th and early 20th centuries, the frank imposition of power; the mid 20th century period, an opposition between officials and citizens; and in the late 20th century, a circular formation expressing joint community.In The American Statehouse: Interpreting Democracy's Temples (Kansas, 2001), subsequent attention to public architecture addressed the fifty state capitols. Here, the variable of time was less important than the model of a basic building type he constructed. In essence it consists of circular rotunda centered on a cruciform base placed on an isolated stage set. The most interesting aspect of the type is that its design and decor carry not only the assertion of authoritative legitimacy but also the celebration of each state's cultural and historical distinctiveness.The most enduring theme in Dr. Goodsell's research career has been within the domain of public administration per se. Here the prime aim has been to bring to the American public's attention the unusually high quality of its public service, not only at the federal level but in the states and localities as well.For over thirty years he published successive editions of what was originally called The Case for Bureaucracy: A Public Administration Polemic (Chatham House, 1983, 1985, 1994; CQ Press, 2004). In these volumes he presented explicit empirical evidence in an emphatic manner to argue that American public administration institutions and their employees succeed far more than they fail--and thus are among the best in the world.Then, most recently, the tone of this advocacy became less assertive and more conversational in a subsequent volume, The New Case for Bureaucracy (Sage, 2015). It included an indictment of the deadlocked governance in Washington then existing. Any future edition of "new case" material will be under this title and will assess the impact of the Trump presidency on the public service.In a related work, Mission Mystique: Belief Systems in Public Agencies (Sage, 2011), the quality of public service was dealt with at the institutional level. In it, the culture, record and ethos of six public organizations are analyzed: The National Park Service, National Weather Service, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Mecklenburg Department of Social Services, Virginia State Police and the Peace Corps. An overarching framework of nine favorable "mystique" traits was developed to evaluate these entities comparatively.A book currently being prepared extends the unit of analysis one more step deeper to the individual public servant. It will be called Public Servants Studied in Image and Essay: A Fanfare for the Common Bureaucrat and will be published by Sage in 2018. Lengthy personal interviews are being conducted with twelve select men and women employed by organizations at all three levels of the federal system. The persons vary greatly in job and mission, but in all cases are presented to the reader in the form of an essay-profile, a still photo and 20-minute video. Hence readers will be able to assess these individuals and their work from not merely the author's written words but also by watching them in person on camera. A central purpose of the project is to encourage young people to consider careers in government.In recognition of his contributions to public administration education, Dr. Goodsell was named to the National Academy of Public Administration in 1994. He was also the recipient of the Waldo Award through the American Society of Public Administration in 2003. Throughout the course of his career, Dr. Goodsell has been featured in a wide variety of honors publications, including Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, and Who's Who in the World. In addition, he has been included in the 36th and 37th editions of Who's Who in Finance and Business, as well as the 7th and 8th editions of Who's Who in American Education.To learn more about Dr. Goodsell and his academic career, please visit . His books may be purchased by visiting Also visit his Industry Leader profile: About Marquis Who's Who :Since 1899, when A. N. Marquis printed the First Edition of Who's Who in America , Marquis Who's Who has chronicled the lives of the most accomplished individuals and innovators from every significant field of endeavor, including politics, business, medicine, law, education, art, religion and entertainment. Today, Who's Who in America remains an essential biographical source for thousands of researchers, journalists, librarians and executive search firms around the world. Marquis now publishes many Who's Who titles, including Who's Who in America , Who's Who in the World , Who's Who in American Law , Who's Who in Medicine and Healthcare , Who's Who in Science and Engineering , and Who's Who in Asia . Marquis publications may be visited at the official Marquis Who's Who website at

News Article | October 28, 2016

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - October 21, 2016) - On behalf of The United States Conference of Mayors (USCM), USCM CEO & Executive Director Tom Cochran will participate in a forum on the Presidential Transition: Impact on Local Governments on Monday, October 24th at George Mason University. The forum will bring together members of various local government organizations, including city managers, law enforcement officers, and non-profit association leaders to discuss the impacts of the Presidential election on local governments. The event is being held by the National Academy of Public Administration (the Academy) in partnership with George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government and its Centers on the Public Service. More information and free registration is available at WHAT: The National Academy of Public Administration and George Mason University's Schar School of Policy and Government forum on the Presidential Transition: Impact on Local Governments WHERE: George Mason University Founders Hall - first floor 3351 Fairfax Drive Arlington, VA 22201 Information about parking: WHO: Mark J. Rozell, Dean, Schar School of Policy & Government at George Mason Univ. (opening remarks) Tom Cochran, CEO and Executive Director, U.S. Conference of Mayors Jack Basso, former COO, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials Virginia Michelle Sager, Dir., Economic Opp. Division, Center for Best Practices at the Nat. Governors Association MEDIA: Media planning to attend should RSVP to Harrison Redoglia at About The United States Conference of Mayors -- The U.S. Conference of Mayors is the official nonpartisan organization of cities with populations of 30,000 or more. There are nearly 1,400 such cities in the country today, and each city is represented in the Conference by its chief elected official, the mayor. Like us on Facebook at, or follow us on Twitter at

Budaeva K.V.,Russian Academy of Sciences | Klimanov V.V.,Academy of Public Administration
Regional Research of Russia | Year: 2016

Despite the active development of tools and methods for strategic planning, Russian federal, regional, and municipal authorities still have no clear understanding of the role, limits of application, and content value of strategic documents. Also, there are virtually no efficient management systems for the formation, adoption, and implementation of strategies at the regional level, which explains the relevance of this study. The aim of this paper is to analyze the experience of development, adoption, and implementation of strategies for socioeconomic development of federal subjects, estimate their effectiveness, and on this basis develop proposals to improve the acceptance and evaluation processes of strategies in the future. The study presents examples of conformity of already approved strategies for socioeconomic development of the Russian Federation to existing state standards, as well as examples of the completeness of content and presence of mandatory basic elements of strategies. The authors identify the main trends in the evolution of the system for designing and adopting such strategies. We conclude it necessary to develop a uniform conceptual methodology for assessing the quality, efficiency, and effectiveness of socioeconomic development strategies for Russian regions. Recommendations are given for improving the system of development and evaluation of documents for strategic planning at the regional level. © 2016, Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.

Aliyev U.Z.,Academy of Public Administration
Journal of Internet Banking and Commerce | Year: 2016

Socially significant programs, in particular education quality improvement, are with an increased focus in Kazakhstan. The role of modern education system goes up in the human capital development as a base unit of measurement for the society living standards to recognize Kazakhstan among more comparative countries. Meanwhile the national education system can’t be improved without any integration with the tendencies of the world educational space. In the Republic the legal platform is created to perform multi-tier training of specialists providing sufficiently distinct practice for the knowledge gained, ministrant to diversify education methodology and methods at the different levels of training. To improve the education content the following issues are considered: improvement of its state compulsory standards at all levels, amendments to the curriculum and academic program in recognition of the innovative educational technology adoption. Nowadays it may be legitimately declared that Kazakhstan’s higher education system reform has taken the place. Kazakhstan successfully entered the world educational space and became its full member. Higher education system of Kazakhstan adequately complies with the main procedures of the Bologna process. The next development stage of the Republican education system is to be the improvement of its activity in the context of the training quality improvement. © Ulukbek Zhumatayevich Aliyev, 2016.

Zayko Y.N.,Academy of Public Administration
AIP Advances | Year: 2015

This article is devoted to treating the behavior of systems composed of an ensemble of bi-stable cells which are capable to write and store information and are connected with similar cells placed along one dimensional direction so as information can propagate along this direction in wave form. Basic equations were derived and solved. Waves of information are related to the change in the entropy of the environment. The results of this article clarify the well known Landauer's principle. © 2015 Author(s).

Kenzhebayeva A.,Academy of Public Administration | Turchekenova R.,Academy of Public Administration
Life Science Journal | Year: 2014

In countries with economy in transition significant importance in conducting an active innovation policy is attached to a state with a leading role in innovation and novelty generation given to science and entrepreneurs. To implement the state innovation policy building up of a concept of innovative development of the country, the definition of state supportive measures, support for importance of innovation for the society and economy is required. This article describes priorities, development of goals and objectives of programming documents adopted in the Republic of Kazakhstan concerning the question of innovative development of the economy. Mission of the state is considered through the prism of creating a favorable climate for the realization of innovative activities in the country. It is stressed that innovation policy is an important part of the national strategy of competitive economy.

Savchenko A.B.,Academy of Public Administration
Regional Research of Russia | Year: 2013

The impact of Russia's participation in global raw materials markets on its territorial development is considered. A review of a 400-year period is given. In the 17th century of critical importance for our country was export of furs; in the 18th century, ship commodities; in the 19th century, they also included export of grain and gold; in the 20th century, gold; and later, oil and gas. It is shown that successive waves of the Russian territory's development and the country's urbanization were connected with supplies of these commodities to world markets. Russia's four largest Russia's historico-geographical macroregions have been distinguished, where urbanization and the development of the territorial structures of the economy were in many respects conditioned by the participation in global raw materials markets in those centuries. Copyright © 2013 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.

Ermolaeva A.V.,Academy of Public Administration
Scientific and Technical Information Processing | Year: 2015

This paper studies the influence of psychological factors on the organization of several processes of information and documentation support of management for decentralized information resources. © 2015, Allerton Press, Inc.

Gryshchenko I.M.,Academy of Public Administration
Naukovyi Visnyk Natsionalnoho Hirnychoho Universytetu | Year: 2016

Purpose. The clarification of the impact of needs for affiliation, needs for authority, and needs for achievements on leadership formation in the system of local government. Methodology. To achieve these goals and solve the determined tasks interdisciplinary and systematic approaches were used as well as a number of general and special methods, among them: generalization, comparison, forecasting methods and others. Findings. The analysis of personal needs that form the behavior of a leader and affect his/her activity proved that for the proper functioning of the local government, citizens are advised to analyze the behavior of potential candidates to work in the system of the local government, paying special attention to the commitment of the people to three basic needs: achievements, relation to power and the need to be with people. Originality. Personal needs were disclosed and it was experimentally proved that people with a clear need for achievements are advisable to attract to work in a local government system, as they perfectly perform tasks that provide an opportunity to experience personal responsibility for the outcome and the possibility of feedback. Persons with a clear need for power and a high level of internal inhibition and the affiliation level which is below the level of need for power are people with leadership motive syndrome and they can create the optimal leadership environment to meet needs of citizens of the relevant territory. Individuals with a strong affiliation motive and less strong motive of power and achievements can hold positions on the boards of various levels, as they are more likely to focus on caring for the welfare of citizens. Practical value. The practical value lies in the fact that the results of the study allow formulating specific proposals and identifying ways to improve the activities of the local government on the basis of involving people who are internally targeted to meet the needs for achievement, power and affiliation. © Gryshchenko I.M., 2016.

Fal'tsman V.K.,Academy of Public Administration
Studies on Russian Economic Development | Year: 2014

Based on statistical indicators of external trade, the condition and dynamics of competitiveness of Russia on CIS markets, including EAEC, non-CIS countries, and the world as a whole, are analyzed in the article. An analysis was conducted for products of the mechanical engineering, chemical, fuel, timber, wood-working, pulp-and-paper, light, and food industries. © 2014 Pleiades Publishing, Ltd.

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