Governance Salon: Molly Reynolds, Brookings Institution

“Beyond Policy: Procedural Politics in Today’s Congress” Members of Congress often talk about congressional procedure in principled terms. However, political scientists have long argued that questions about the rules are really questions about who has power in the chamber and what policy outcomes can they produce with it.  This dynamic has been in the spotlight…

Is Public Administration Vanishing?

On March 31, the Bedrosian Center will host James L. Perry at the annual Governance Salon event to discuss Vanishing Public Administration. Perry is a Chancellors’ Professor in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) and Adjunct Professor of Philanthropic Studies and Political Science at Indiana University, Bloomington. He is also the current Editor…

This week at Bedrosian Center

February 18, 2013
Tue, February 19th – Leading from the West: A Conversation with Richard J. Riordan, former Mayor of Los Angeles
Wed, February 20th – Students Talk Back: Golden State of Education: The Future of Reform in California
Thur, February 21st – Governance Salon: Dan Carpenter, Harvard University: The FDA and the Pharmaceutical Industry

Judicial Nominations and Policy Outcomes: Tonja Jacobi, Northwestern University

Tonja Jacobi, Northwestern University Jacobi’s research focuses on judicial politics and behavior, federal courts, American governmental institutions and constitutional law, particularly constitutional criminal procedure. The driving question in her research is: how do judges respond to institutional constraints? This includes vertical constraints, such as the possibility of review by a higher court; horizontal constraints, such…

Presidential Politicization of the Bureaucracy

Sponsored by the USC SPPD Bedrosian Center Presented by: David E. Lewis Abstract: This paper explains why American presidents politicize some agencies and not others. It focuses on politicization motivated by a presidential desire to change agency policies, particularly in areas central to the presidents agenda, but constrained by the need to not excessively damage…