McCann’s new book uncovers partisanship when Congress delegates policy to states

Ever since she worked for a state-level agency before attending graduate school, USC Price Assistant Professor Pamela McCann has been intrigued by when and why Congress chooses to delegate to the states for implementation of federal policy. In her new book The Federal Design Dilemma: Congress and Intergovernmental Delegation (Cambridge University Press), McCann uncovered the…

Pam McCann research update: House & Senate negotiations and policy choice

Pamela Clouser McCann, Ph.D., assistant professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy discussed updates to her research on House and Senate negotiations and policy choice. Legislators encode their policy choices in the text of bills they propose, debate, and pass. This text, and the policy choices within it, reflect the preferences of the members whose support…

McCann 2016 roundtable “Why Do We Have No Theory of Policy Implementation?” is MPSA’s featured podcast this month!

The MPSA newsletter featured audio recording of Pamela Clouser McCann‘s 2016 MPSA roundtable discussion. MPSA Roundtable: Why Do We Have No Theory of Policy Implementation? Leading scholars discuss why, when a multiplicity of theories regarding the process of implementing exist, we have no grand theory of policy implementation. Pamela Clouser McCann, University of Southern California,…