Professionalism has to start with ministers for it to stand any chance of being embedded throughout the public service.
The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted how much modern societies are governed by statistics. Despite their objective appearance, these numbers gain their strength from very human relationships.
Rural communities are dynamic and complex. Imposing innovations that don't speak to the needs of these communities will inhibit rural development.
Three principles are missing from Victoria's approach: a recognition of global best practices, a breadth of expertise and an ability to look at the long-term consequences of its decisions.
The pandemic isn't just a health disaster. It's a disaster for cities and states, where the money to run government that normally comes in every year has evaporated. Congress may or may not help.
The challenge for the deepening of South Africa’s democracy is that the very existence of vanguardism prevents the realisation of empowered citizens.
We judge the competency of politicians by what they say and do. This creates perverse incentives for even competent politicians to refuse to admit mistakes.
Higher education can help empower students to take an active role in public safety. Here are several ways to do it.
Many governments say they are led by the science – so how do they come to such different conclusions?
We're facing an arms race to build an artificial super-intelligence – this could be a disaster without government action.
Environmental charities are worried about speaking out about climate change during the upcoming federal campaign for fear Elections Canada will consider their activities as "partisan."
Engineers know how and where to build to minimize earthquake damage. But laws don't always reflect that wisdom. A new study suggests it's because of a mismatch between risk perceptions and reality.
What was once imagined as a time of exploration and reinvention has become marked by financial and emotional strain.
Successful policy accomplishments are rarely considered newsworthy, but there are plenty of cases where government policy has improved our lives for the better.
Here are some key factors of success to consider for western government taking on large projects -- following these will help prevent the routine fails we often see.
In Saskatchewan, nuclear research is being conducted with medical and energy applications. The public should be consulted when developing nuclear policy to apply and benefit from these discoveries.
Research around the world shows a consistent pattern of failures in public sector policy and project implementation. Yet we continue to embark upon implementation built on bias and faulty logic.
Random-controlled testing is widely accepted in medicine, and yet voters are not convinced this would be a good approach to testing out government policy before it is implemented.
Carving up ecosystems or opening them to development puts the survival of species at risk.
New research shows childhood in Europe lasts on average until age 25, while old age starts at 60.