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January/February 2006 · Volume 88 · Number 1

Risk and Reward in Local Government Management

Public managers work in a complex and uncertain environment. Despite careful planning, unexpected events and inaccurate assumptions can prevent governmental activities from producing the desired results. Managing this "risk," or the likelihood that results will often differ from those expected, is a key component of effective public management. 
Claire Reiss and Peter Young, Fairfax, Virginia, and Minneapolis, Minnesota..
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Two Perspectives on Local Government Management Internship Programs*

Advice to local government managers: seriously consider hosting an internship program. 
Rob Baker and Carol Granfield, Springfield, Ohio, and Meredith, New Hampshire..
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Ethics Management in Cities and Counties*

What are the obstacles to building ethical governance? 
Donald Menzel, Tampa, Florida.
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The Community Communication Network: New Technology for Public Engagement

A new communications technology can get critical information to your jurisdiction's residents. 
Louis Bezich, Haddonfield, New Jersey.
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Managing High-Risk Outsourcing*

Explains the techniques that can be used to manage vendors of high-risk outsourced activities. 
Emanuele Padovani and David Young, Bologna, Italy.
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