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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.

Over the past decade, immigrant rights organizations in several states seized the opportunity to shift their advocacy efforts from a narrow focus on reform of the nation’s immigration laws to a broader platform of improved immigrant integration into American society. This meant an expansion of policy focus into all aspects of immigrant life, including education, health care, and employment opportunities.

Over the past decade, immigrant rights organizations in several states seized the opportunity to shift their advocacy efforts from a narrow focus on reform of the nation’s immigration laws to a bro

AIDS Housing of Washington develops innovative housing facilities to meet the continually changing needs of people with HIV/AIDS. This leadership story explores the forefront of the AIDS housing struggle, and outlines some ongoing challenges.

AIDS Housing of Washington develops innovative housing facilities to meet the continually changing needs of people with HIV/AIDS.

Executive Director Lundberg has a new five-year contract, but must deal with a board that is divided over the use of the school’s land, only a small portion of which is actually needed for the school’s facilities. A showdown is brewing...

At the beginning of a new school year during the Great Recession, Bedford Falls Academy Executive Director Susan Lundberg proposes an ambitious five-year capital improvement and enrollment growth p

This case illustrates the struggles of a well established nonprofit to understand its financial position after expanding its real estate and long-term debt just prior to the Great Recession. 

This case illustrates the struggles of a well established nonprofit to understand its financial position after expanding its real estate and long-term debt just prior to the Great Recession.

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.

A United Nations hydrologist discovers the political complexity of adopting an environmentally sound riparian resource plan for the Zambezi River, which flows through eight African nations. The case asks students to identify the political problem or problems threatening a technically sound environmental plan.

This case focuses on the complex political structure of managing a riparian resource in developing countries.

A successful coalition of governments and nonprofits builds an integrated housing and social service program that is threatened by new federal rules.

This case presents a classic operating dilemma in adaptation to change.

This case addresses issues of economic development for urban renewal in the post-industrial city of Baltimore. It focuses on commercial real estate development as one policy tool and stimulates readers to develop their own conclusions about its success.

Baltimore has suffered significant amounts of economic damage since the end of World War II and de-industrialization: high unemployment, an exodus of residents to the suburbs, alarming homicide and

After 5 cyclist fatalities in 16 months, city leaders decided something needed to be done.

Bicycling and Coast City is a comprehensive case study based upon a fictionalized city on the central coast of a Western state.