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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.

Garcetti’s Vision Still Unclear to Many

August 14, 2014
by Jeremy Loudenback

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti garnered national scrutiny this month, thanks to a cover story in Governing magazine. In his first year on the job, Garcetti has received mixed reviews, according to the profile.

Best and Worst – July winners

Best in Governance – NY Mayor Bill de Blasio
Worst in Governance – NY Governor Andrew Cuomo

Bedrosian Book Club Podcast – the Citizenville edition

by Raphael Bostic,David Sloane, and Sherry Bebitch Jeffe In this edition of the Bedrosian Book Club Podcast, the faculty discuss California lieutenant  Governor, Gavin Newsom‘s book Citizenville. Ostensibly, the book is about how government has not caught up with the ubiquity of smart … Continue reading

LA from Above

July 31, 2014 Dear friends, Today my son Danny and I flew over some of LA County with our terrific LA County Fire Department (it was part of regular patrol). This was based on a certificate I had won and … Continue reading

Open Season on Primaries

July 28, 2014 by Jeremy Loudenback The shock of the Representative Eric Cantor’s loss in the Virginia Republican primary earlier this summer has not quite subsided for some, including U.S. Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY). According to a New York … Continue reading

California Dreaming

July 21, 2014 by Jeremy Loudenback If it were up to Timothy Draper, he would move all of Los Angeles County’s residents to a new state in the name of better government. Draper, a Menlo Park venture capitalist, is behind … Continue reading

Park Equity Symposium Gathers Open Space Advocates

July 18, 2014 by Ariane Briski The issue of park equity has long existed on the fringes of several research sectors.  It is an issue of poverty, but core concerns like hunger and housing typically garner more public attention.  The … Continue reading

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