Making a Difference: Good Governance in Disrupted State(s)
Waves of disruptions have rocked our world in recent years, and public affairs education has had to pay attention. We’ve always taught students to expect crises in public service and how to manage through them. Elections, natural disasters, political conflict, and war have long been recognized as convulsive events that can radically reshape the policy terrain. But, in recent years, the source, the magnitude, the speed, the frequency, the intensity of these disruptions… all feel greater.
Civil political discourse and normscollapses. Technology brings new security and privacy threats, and artificial intelligence spawns autonomous decision making and regulatory challenges. Financial markets crash. Natural disasters overwhelm government response.