Reflection on Three Articles Public Administration Term Paper

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  • Subject: Public Administration
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Bullen's (n.d.) case study on the Red Hook initiative, Dayal's (2014) "Surfacing Innovative Solutions Through Public-Private Partnerships," and also the World Economic Forum's (2016) Global Risks Report. Although these articles address different subject areas, they all tie into public administration, public planning, and public policy. Dayal (2014) shows how resources from the private sector can be harnessed to bolster the power of public sector aid agencies to provide infrastructure development and community resilience in communities around the world. Broader in scope, The Global Risks Report 2016 shows how multiple challenges, from poverty and unemployment to terrorism and political instability, intersect with one another. The Red Hook case study offers a more narrow focus on one community, revealing the importance of community engagement in communications network development.

I selected the latter case study because it shows how overarching principles of community planning, infrastructure development, and public policy are all related. In the case of the Red Hook initiative, community engagement enhanced partnerships between technology industry stakeholders and members of the community. The case study demonstrates the importance of taking into account end-user needs, rather than on imposing an end-user experience that is irrelevant to the actual daily or logistical requirements of residents. Wifi and connectivity concerns are also addressed, showing how communications services become essential for community resilience during times of crisis. As resilience is a major theme in the Dayal (2014) and World Economic Forum (2016) documents I read, I included this case study to show how one small community reveals the global issues and trends in building resilience and mitigating risks. Moreover, this case study was unique in that it showed me how public administration and planning budgets are worked out.

The World Economic Forum (2016) Global Risks Report document is remarkably thorough and provides a resource of information for different types of risks, how those risks can be measured, and how these risks vary according to geographic and cultural constraints. The authors refer to "risk clusters," as some regions will be impacted by more than one specific risk or group of risks. As with the Red Hook paper, the goal of The Global Risks Report is to improve resilience through effective public policy. I especially appreciated The Global Risks Report because of the judicious use of infographics, such as the cluster chart (Figure Four) that displays risk-trend interactions. This chart effectively visualizes much of the data included in the report, allowing readers to quickly glance at the topics being covered and the connections between various issues. For example, risks for water crises, urban planning failures, and food crises are all linked with urbanization, as well as environmental…

Sources Used in Documents:


Bullen, G. (n.d.). Case study: Red Hook initiative Wifi and Tidepools.

Dayal, A. (2014). Surfacing innovative solutions through public-private partnerships. The Rockefeller Foundation. Retrieved online:

World Economic Forum (2016). The Global Risks Report, 2016. REF: 080116

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