Academic Thoughts & Experience: In The Words of GPN-ers

In this section, we share our thoughts and experiences as amateur or professional researchers from different fields of study to help those who are interested in enlarging their educational horizons in order to understand an issue, solve a problem, or make a decision. We post articles (some are white papers) exclusive to this website and our official WeChat account. Also, we post some excerpts from published academic articles, theses, books, etc. similar to what we have in section 5.

The difference between this and facet 5 is that the contents of this section are multi-disciplinary (not only for management), and are produced only by GPN staff or connections only, while section 5 is made specifically for management and features pieces of writing by our staff and others.

The articles herein posted are to be downloaded from where their titles appear while the selected excerpts are to be read on the main page. These articles can be experiential, conceptual work, opinion pieces, research papers, or be anecdotal in nature.


  • Academic Writing: How to Find a Specific Topic and Research Questions by Jules Harris DANARSON, Ph.D. November 2017

  • Thesis Structure: Through the Academic Eyes of GPN by Jules Harris DANARSON, Ph.D. October 3, 2021


Citizens have the right to be disappointed when officials betray the public trust. But when we assume that everyone is corrupt and out to serve their own interests, we ignore the reality of honest, fair work. If every politician ignored the public good and every citizen failed to support public life, we would live in a very different world (Loyola University [25]). Indeed, cynicism can undermine people’s potential and self-confidence in assuming responsibilities. But government’s inaction because of the fear of public cynical perceptions is more of a hindrance to society’s chance to change for the better than people’s unpopular remarks or sharp-tongued criticism of what is being done or to be done.

Author’s Remark: Too much fear of public cynicism is detrimental to our power to change and let others change for the better.


Danarson, Jules H. (2012) “Perceptions of Policy Outcomes as a Motivational Factor in Promoting Environmental Sanitation: Lessons Learned from The Yibin Local Government, China.” 2012 Proceedings of International Conference on Public Administration, 3(1): 3-20


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