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Get on the Bus


  • Brown, Cheryl A.


In this article, the author conducted preliminary research on public transportation systems in four countries to aid in the development of a Comparative Public Administration course. The four countries (Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom and South Africa) each offer unique challenges regarding mass transit. Increasing investment in mass public transit is vital to controlling urban pollution, reducing dependency on foreign oil, and reducing traffic congestion. Additionally, the article looks at the use of sabbaticals as a tool for researchers, both as a method for revitalizing professionals in the academic world and as a way to encourage research on subjects which may be less well-funded. The research will be incorporated into the course as an example of the kinds of research the students can do themselves, regardless of area of interest.

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  • Brown, Cheryl A., 2008. "Get on the Bus," MPRA Paper 25310, University Library of Munich, Germany, revised 07 Sep 2008.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:25310

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    comparative; public; administration; transportation; sabbatical;

    JEL classification:

    • O1 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development
    • M1 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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