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Compelling history of the EPA's first administrator and his influence on the mission and direction of the agency. Describes external pressures and political landscape of U.S. environmental policy and how a senior manager sets agency strategy.

When William D.

A suburban town experiences controversy and service gridlock over construction and land use permit processing. Students work on how to find tools to correct these service and political problems.

Instructors may use this case to teach operations analysis, and demonstrate the use of "continuous improvement" or "work re-engineering," inclusive decision-making and strategic organizational deve

This case analyzes the challenges facing PANDA, a private-sector interest group, as they decide how to move forward in a complex political environment. Students must keep in mind the nature of the political regime in Pandora, the various components and goals of PANDA, and the relative positions of other political stakeholders.

Mahiz Shewen is the president of the Pandoran Development Authority (PANDA), a group of private sector leaders with civic action interests in the Southeast Asian republic of Pandora.

As a result of activities within the Abu Ghraib prison, Donald Rumsfeld faced circumstances that were arguably as grave as any leader will ever encounter. The case offers a useful opportunity to apply frameworks taught in public management and policy courses.

During the U.S. led war in Iraq, allegations of prisoner abuse within the Abu Ghraib prison evoked angry reactions worldwide.

Role-play exercise teaching subtle and practical lessons about legislative/executive relations and strategies for making progress on program issues through legislative processes.

This case combines a case study, role-play exercise, and teaching resource to engage students in the legislative process.

This case study examines the structure of an organizational network as a way to create cities resilient to climate change. It take a look at the Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network and presents different methods used to create network sustainability specifically how the network planned to replicate its work from city to city and from country to country. This replication process is essential to ACCCRN's model of success and depends on organizations functioning at the local, country, and regional levels.

Cities of developing countries are perhaps the most vulnerable for climate change.

The dilemma facing a city government agency manager who must figure out how to implement a bold new policy that the mayor has recently announced to the public.

This case presents the challenge facing a policy manager in a large city government agency who is expected to implement a bold new policy to reduce homelessness that may exceed the local government

As the new Manager for the state's Division of Cultural Programs, Robert Felix knew he would have to establish a new direction for the troubled division and its fractured staff.

A new technique for recreational shrimping sets off opposition from commercial shrimpers and concern among environmentalists, while the situation raises questions about an administrator.

This medium length case confronts students with the challenges facing an administrator whose state agency lacks much regulatory authority, as he grapples with a policy dispute set off by a new tech

Washington State government creates new agency to plan comprehensive water quality control.  Building consensus approach among constituencies and gaining support for funding prove challenging for agency head.

Puget Sound Water Quality Authority describes a new governmental entity's attempt to focus planning and action on restoring an invaluable natural resource, within a narrow window of opportunity.