New book to serve as a comprehensive framework for understanding and applying the methods and strategies for cities to attain a more sustainable future.
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.
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
August Best & Worst in Governance winners announced
Best in Governance – Los Angeles Unified School District
Worst in Governance – Ferguson, MO Police Department
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
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
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.
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
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.← Older posts