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The Future of Public Administration in the US

I need assistance with the following questions. Please provide any references used.

1. Identify and explain how the current economic climate might dictate the major themes of public sector management going forward.
2. Based on what you know about current events, analyze and take a position on the future of public administration in the next presidential administration.

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1. When we look at public sector services, we take into account the main services that are offered to benefit the public. Such services include those provided by social assistance programs, like welfare, and various organizations, including schools, many of our community hospitals, and other services. Each of those organizations is run under a structure that coordinates with a governmental management structure because they are government funded and government run organizations. We then consider the economic climate. The economic climate is largely one of three ways -- declining, stable, or increasing, which defines the overall current economic structure at any given time. We then look at how the current economic climate might dictate major themes of public sector management going forward. Currently, our economy is in a state of post-recession. The Fed has stated that we are definitely clear of the recession, yet we're in a time where organizations continue to decrease, and then watch spending because of the tightened economic conditions that existed during the recession. Almost all businesses and entities, including private companies, public companies, and public sector agencies had to make cuts in order to basically save the organization during the recession. During the last recession, many businesses and nonprofit organizations were forced to close their doors - they had no choice simply because they couldn't sustain operations based on the lack of funds that were in the bank accounts, and the overall liquidity ...

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This solution discusses how the current economic climate dictates themes of public sector management going forward. This solution also discusses a position on the future of public administration in the next presidential administration.

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