Federalism and the Battle for Partisan Power

We think we know how federalism works. Republicans believe in states’ rights, and Democrats want a strong federal government, right? Not so fast. New research reveals a whole different tug of war playing out on Capitol Hill. Our legislators don’t always do what they say, but they do have a strategy to design and implement our laws. It turns out that federalism is ground zero in their battle for partisan power—and now we finally know how the game is being played.

In this episode, we go behind-the-scenes with the researcher who uncovered these terms of engagement, Pamela Clouser McCann.

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…

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,…

Bedrosian kicks off semester with foundation spending debate

We kicked off the spring semester last week with a Price Governance Salon, a program that creates opportunities for students and faculty to engage with top researchers and exchange ideas. Visiting scholar Brian Galle, Professor of Law at Georgetown University, presented the findings of his paper called, “Pay It Forward? Law and the Problem of…

Dr. Mitchell Katz: Making a Difference through Health Policy (Highlights)

Highlights from Dr. Mitchell Katz’ presentation sponsored by the USC Schaeffer Center and Bedrosian Center. Watch the full version here.

USC Schaeffer Center Quintiles Health Policy Seminar Series and the Bedrosian Price Research Collaborative Series.

The Bedrosian Center on Governance and the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics invite you to hear Mitchell Katz, M.D., the Director of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services, speak as part of the Quintiles Seminar Series that features prominent academics, researchers, policy makers, and industry leaders to discuss prevalent and current themes in health, policy, and economics.

Policy Design and Implementation: A Perspective from Obama’s Washington

Director of the Bedrosian Center on Governance, Raphael Bostic, will speak on October 15th for the USC Urban Growth Seminar Series. USC Urban Growth Seminar Series October 15, 2013 12:15pm to 1:30pm University Park Campus Ralph and Goldy Lewis Hall (RGL) Room 101 In this seminar, Dr. Bostic will reflect on his 3 years in Washington…