The AHCA’s MacArthur Amendment: Unusual politics, unusual policy

Blogpost on Brookings, included discussion of Pamela McCann’s book. By giving states the ability to opt-out of particular requirements established in federal law, we can think of the MacArthur Amendment as a specific example of what political scientists call delegation, or the decision by Congress to give some other actor the authority to make certain choices…

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,…

McCann joins the USC Price election town hall

With the election on everyone’s minds, the USC Price School of Public Policy hosted an informal town hall discussion on its key issues and potential outcomes, as part of Trojan Family Weekend. Bedrosian Center Faculty Affiliate Pamela McCann joined Assistant Professor Michael Thom to take questions on the policy implications of the state and national elections…

Politics as usual? No. Politics as theater? You bet

Political debates involve both performance and policy, so why not have experts in both fields provide insights? That was the thinking behind “Politics as Theatre,” a live screening of the third and final presidential debate Wednesday night with a panel of experts from the USC Price School of Public Policy and the USC School of…