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Justin Longo commented on Kathleen Smith's blog post 'Does My Email Service Provider Make Me Look Old'
"I may have to reluctantly concede that my lolcats@aol.com address may be doing more harm than good."
Nov 30, 2012
GovLoop commented on Justin Longo's blog post 'Policy Analysis is What Policy Analysts Do'
"Good stuff - love the guys behind all our ideas"
Nov 21, 2012
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Policy Analysis is What Policy Analysts Do

What do policy analysts in government do (besides the cheeky definition above offered by Arnold Meltsner [1976: vii])? And more to the point, what do practicing policy analysts think they do, and what do they think they should be doing?In my recent dissertation research, I came at this question by asking practicing policy analysts (in a web survey and separate interviews) to rank-order five policy analysts archetypes -…See More
Nov 20, 2012
Justin Longo liked Andre Castillo's blog post 'How to Be Happy at Work and Get Promoted: 5 Simple Steps'
Nov 2, 2012
Justin Longo liked Dannielle Blumenthal's blog post '5 Ways Executives Think & How To Communicate Accordingly'
Oct 16, 2012
Justin Longo liked Kathleen Smith's blog post '5 Tips for Job Seekers: What Recruiters Don’t Want You to Know'
Sep 13, 2012
Justin Longo liked Steve Cottle's blog post 'The GovLoop Leadership Guide Companion (3 of 3): Beyond Doing More With Less: Doing Different'
Aug 9, 2012
Justin Longo commented on Joe Flood's blog post 'Free Yourself from the Tyranny of Sharepoint'
"A benign tyranny, maybe? I recently finished interviews with government policy analysts on the topic of knowledge sharing and the most surprising thing was they all mentioned Sharepoint (when I never asked about it). In some…"
May 16, 2012
Justin Longo commented on Corey McCarren's blog post 'Is Twitter killing the art of oration?'
"Along the lines of the Gettysburg Powerpoint presentation which lampooned the descent of oratory in the presentation era, John Stewart took a stab at the Gettysburg Address as a tweet: "@Honest_Abe: 4 score & 7 yrs ago: nu nation, all…"
May 9, 2012
Justin Longo replied to Jerry Rhoads's discussion 'Should Email be banned at work?'
"Jerry, I find the discussion your post has generated to be really valuable. Part of my current research on technology and internal communication in government involved interviews with practicing policy analysts, and one of the questions centred on…"
Apr 6, 2012
Justin Longo commented on David Eaves's blog post 'The False choice: Bilingualism vs. Open Government (and accountability)'
"I mistakenly wrote that "I had been given an advanced copy of the" Commissioner's report. I meant to say that maybe the RCMP was given an advance copy. If I had been given an advance copy of the report, I wouldn't be bragging…"
Dec 23, 2010
Justin Longo commented on David Eaves's blog post 'The False choice: Bilingualism vs. Open Government (and accountability)'
"David, you raise a very interesting question as to what constitutes an adequate translation for the purposes of meeting the requirements of the Official Languages Act. I was especially interested in your claim that "Google translate -…"
Dec 23, 2010
Justin Longo replied to Bill Brantley's discussion 'Government Does Not Exist'
"Thanks for pointing to this important post. However, to take refuge in the existence of a written Constitution as providing a framework for joined-up / holistic governance means to further elevate the mythical power conferred on the brass-handled…"
Dec 23, 2010
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Dec 20, 2010

Profile Information

Current Title:
Senior Associate
Current Agency or Organization
Whitehall Policy Inc.
What Best Describes Your Role?
Other
Educational Background (Degree, School):
PhD Candidate - University of Victoria
MPA - University of Victoria
BA - University of Victoria
Profile Links - Blog, Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook
http://jlphdcand.wordpress.com
http://www.whitehallpolicy.ca/mitacs
http://www.ebriefings.ca/wordpress/
Topics I Care About
Career, Communications, Fun Stuff, Gov 2.0, IT (Cloud Open Source), Leadership, Project / Program Mgmt, Telework
My favorite public servant is:
Tom Shoyama

Justin Longo's Blog

Policy Analysis is What Policy Analysts Do

Posted on November 20, 2012 at 4:30pm 1 Comment

What do policy analysts in government do (besides the cheeky definition above offered by Arnold Meltsner [1976: vii])? And more to the point, what do practicing policy analysts think they do, and what do they think they should be doing?

In my recent dissertation research, I came at this question by asking practicing policy analysts (in a web survey and separate interviews) to rank-order five policy analysts…

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Climate Science and Public Policy

Posted on February 14, 2009 at 9:42pm 0 Comments

1. Climate Science and Public Policy (Part 1): New Challenges in a Web 2.0 World



In the first of two presentations (February 18), Rod Dobell and Justin Longo will discuss the flow of results from climate science into the formation of public policy in light of three new developments that alter the context for public policy. The first is the spread of new understandings of science; the second is the emergence of an active civil society and aggressive coalitions of environmental… Continue

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