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Public Policy Studies and Reports

Center for Leadership and Public Policy (CLPP) Statement of Principles for its Public Policy Research

CLPP’s approach to public policy research is to provide unique data and analysis not previously available to its constituents. We strive, as well, to be an independent source of research and analysis so that any recommendations for policy change are based on in-depth study of an issue area.

As reputation is critical to CLPP’s long-term credibility, all public policy research is undertaken by doctorally-trained academics or practitioners with significant experience and peer recognition in the issue areas of their research. In addition to engaging only highly qualified researchers, CLPP also seeks to maintain the status of a nonpartisan think tank. In this regard, we distribute our studies to both Democrats and Republicans. Likewise, any spin-offs of published studies such as op-ed articles and media coverage will involve, to the extent feasible, the study’s principal researcher.

In order to keep an appropriate distance from the political process, CLPP as an organization elects not to become a lobbyist and will avoid any direct involvement as an advocate for any policies recommended in our studies. Finally, CLPP public policy studies are financed by its annual budget and recovered costs from contract and grant projects.

Completed Studies and Reports
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Dr. Steven B. Chesbro, Dean, College of Health Sciences, ADSS 2015 Dementia Resource Guide, April 2015.

Dr. Jon A. Broadway, Distinguished Research Fellow CLPP and Dr. Stephen Stetson, Policy Analyst Arise Citizens’ Policy Project, Connecting our Citizens for Prosperity: Alabama's Successes and Needed Improvements in Transportation Infrastructure, October 2014.

Dr. Douglas J. Watson, former city manager and professor, The Growth Machine: Economic Development in Alabama, January 2014.

Dr. Douglas J. Watson, former city manager and professor, The Adapted City in Alabama, October 2013.

Dr. Douglas J. Watson, former city manager and professor, Risk Management: A Tool to Protect Local Governments, September 2013.

Dr. James A. Johnson, Central Michigan University, The Burden of Chronic Disease In Alabama: Epidemiology, Economics and Policy, July 2013.

Dr. Douglas J. Watson, former city manager and professor, Citizen Surveys: A Useful Tool For Local Governments, April 2013.

Dr. Douglas J. Watson, former city manager and professor, Home Rule in Alabama and the South, January 2013.

Dr. Robert Forbus and Dr. Jason L. Snyder, associate professors, Southern and Central Connecticut State University, An Assessment of the Ecosystem for Social Entrepreneurism in Alabama’s Black Belt, July 2012.

Dr. Ira W. Harvey, independent consultant, The Property Tax in Alabama: Its Historical Development and Current Impact, June 2012.

Dr. Douglas J. Watson, former city manager and professor, A Slow Journey For Local Government Reform in Alabama: City Managers and City Administrators, April 2012.

Dr. Larry Mullins, professor emeritus, Auburn University Montgomery, The Three Legs of the Stool: Trends and Consequences of Alabama's Aging Policy, January 2012.

Dr. Edin Mujkic, research associate, Alabama State University Center for Leadership and Public Policy, "The U.S-Colombia Free Trade Agreement," December 2011.

Alabama State University Center for Leadership and Public Policy, Counties in Crisis: Assessing Quality of Life in Alabama, July 2011.

 

 

Connecting our Citizens Front Cover Economic Development in Alabama Cover Home Rule Cover Burden of Chronic Disease in AL Front Cover

Property Tax Study front cover

City Manager Study Cover

 

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