Research Award Seminar

Collaboration and Culture: Organizational Culture and the Dynamics of Collaborative Networks March 29, 2012 12:00pm to 1:00pm University Park Campus Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) 308 Featuring Chris Weare and Nicole Esparza Recently, inter-organizational collaborative networks have received increasing attention from political science and public administration scholars. From a policy perspective, this interest has…

Road to the White House

Special Interest Politics: The Influence of Money in Politics March 28, 2012 12:00pm to 1:00pm University Park Campus Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) http://capture.usc.edu/Mediasite/Play/d89de32405ca451ab839c95347f345591d?catalog=15325fd5-fd22-4b42-9a1c-194f2634a25f USC Annenberg’s Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) presents a weekly conversation on the 2012 elections featuring students, faculty, journalists and political experts. In a campaign season dominated by Super…

Road to the White House

The Future of Federal Transport Policy March 21, 2012 12:00pm to 1:00pm University Park Campus Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) The House, the Senate, and the White House have all released dueling transportation spending bills – and we’re not likely to see any of them passed this election year. Each version represents competing visions for…

Road to the White House

Presidential Primaries After Super Tuesday March 7, 2012 12:00pm to 1:00pm University Park Campus Ronald Tutor Campus Center (TCC) Geoffrey Baum, managing director of USC Annenberg’s Center on Communication Leadership & Policy (CCLP) discusses the Presidential election following the Super Tuesday primaries and the unique dynamic between the candidates and the news media in this…

Measuring Behavioral Attributes for Federal Agencies Across Time

Behavioral attributes are observed manifestations of cognitive or emotive constructs. Aggregates of such attributes are often used at the organizational level in public management research. Difficulties in measuring attributes over time and across organizations have frequently limited statistical designs to single organization and/or single time-period analyses. Focusing our attention on U.S. federal administrative agencies, we…

In the News

Mar 5, 2012
Representatives of county and city governments joined academic policy scholars on Feb 10, 2012 at USC to begin a yearlong series of panel discussions called Shifting the Burden, examining California’s realignment of services and funds in the areas of prisoner reentry, socials services, and redevelopment.

Road to the White House: The Future of Nuclear Power in the US Energy Supply

There are three obstacles to the future development of nuclear power: Safety, waste disposal, and weapons proliferation. The current US administration has a mixed record regarding nuclear power: On one hand it has been promoting nuclear power as a means to producing energy without greenhouse gas emissions; on the other hand, it has stopped the…

Road to the White House: Winning an Electoral Majority Amid Demographic Divisions

Rapid demographic change has dramatic, polarizing effects among the electorate, especially in a time of economic despair. The declining majority status of whites, growing numbers of elderly, and increasing immigration each have been cause for rejoice and new political demands. Yet those trends fan fears and galvanize opposition that is easily exploited by political candidates.…