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Framing the Sustainable Future

New book to serve as a comprehensive framework for understanding and applying the methods and strategies for cities to attain a more sustainable future.

Civic Engagement is Essential

Our conversation with Beltran Highlights the Need for Civic Engagement: Raquel Beltran has worked to address the issue of unengaged voters in Los Angeles, drawing on her experience with labor-organizing and political campaigns. We asked her why Los Angeles has a serious problem with voter turnout, what civic literacy means to her, and what leaders can do to boost civic engagement.

Read Urban and Planning Women 2014

Associate Professor Lisa Schweitzer has been celebrating women and, in particular, women of color on her blog Urban ethics and theory for the last year. Here are links to her Read Urban Planning Women 2014 series (latest first). This is … Continue reading

Best & Worst August Winners Announced

August Best & Worst in Governance winners announced

Best in Governance – Los Angeles Unified School District
Worst in Governance – Ferguson, MO Police Department

Effect of Average American on U.S. Government’s Policies: Near Zero

September 8, 2014 by Jeremy Loudenback Until now, evidence about the ways in which interest groups shape U.S. national policy has largely been anecdotal or limited to conspiracy theories. But a startling new paper offers a stunning portrait of the … Continue reading

The League of Women Voters

September 3, 2014 by Jeremy Loudenback In the June, only a quarter of California voters cast ballots in the state’s primary election, a record low. In Los Angeles, similar concerns about voter turnout aren’t new. The Los Angeles 2020 Commission … Continue reading

Shui Yan Tang presentation in Shanghai

Dr Shui Yan Tang gave a presentation, titled “Comparative Institutional Analysis and Public Management Research in China,” at a public management conference in Fudan University in Shanghai, July 19-20, 2014. The presentation examined public management research from a comparative institutional … Continue reading


Counterpoint: A Postmodern Perspective
September 1, 2014

The introduction to a new column written by Associate Professor Peter Robertson. “A Postmodern Perspective” looks at the study of organizational culture and lays the groundwork for this column articulating a narrative that runs counter to the dominant.

California Could Take Big Step to Address Voting Rights

August 29, 2014 by Jeremy Loudenback   Earlier this month, the California Supreme Court disqualified a bid endorsed by Democratic state lawmakers that would have allowed an advisory measure on the 2014 ballot in reaction to the Supreme Court’s Citizen … Continue reading

Research update – Janet and Bob Denhardt

Janet and Bob Denhardt’s Public Administration Review (PAR) article, “The New Public Service: Serving Rather than Steering”(2000) was selected this spring as one of the 75 most influential out of the more than 3500 articles appearing in the journal since its inception in 1940.

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