by Pamela McCann Solving our enormous policy problems in today’s complex world requires a balance of appetite for change, capacity for reform, and fortitude. Although not all societal problems require governmental action to get to a solution, some do. And, when national policymakers are unable, unwilling, or irresolute in the face of those issues, who…
Dr Shui Yan Tang gave a presentation, titled “Comparative Institutional Analysis and Public Management Research in China,” at a public management conference in Fudan University in Shanghai, July 19-20, 2014. The presentation examined public management research from a comparative institutional analysis perspective. It focused on several general principles for designing and using rules to solve…
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.
July 15, 2014
Professor David Sloane recently took a whirlwind tour of Seoul, giving several presentations, seminars, and meeting with alumni and new USC Price students along the way.
June 24, 2014
by Frank Zerunyan
I recently took a group of students to make a presentation at UN headquarters in New York City. We were hosted by Dr. John-Mary Kauzya, Chief of the Public Administration Capacity Branch (PACB) in the Division of Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA).
April 16, 2014
Efforts to reduce gang violence by deterring youth from joining street gangs are of major interest in cities across the United States. Current thinking supports a comprehensive gang reduction approach that includes concurrent efforts that prevent joining, encourage leaving, and interrupt gang violence.
April 14, 2014
Our study sought to examine associations between the content of outdoor advertising and neighborhood ethnic/racial and socioeconomic composition to see whether particular communities disproportionately host harmful content.
April 7, 2014
This year, the Bedrosian Center welcomed several new faculty members, including Lisa Schweitzer, an assistant professor in the Sol Price School of Public Policy whose research addresses transportation, urban environments, transportation, and social justice. With an interest in examining how governance and policy making influence the behaviors and decision making, Schweitzer’s recent projects evaluate the distribution of social and economic opportunities and the location of environmental hazards. She also maintains a prolific and thought-provoking blog at lisaschweitzer.com, where she turns her omnivorous gaze on topics related to urbanism, media, and academia. Dr. Schweitzer recently sat down with the Bedrosian Center for a talk about recent research about governance, Twitter as an area of public space, and changing prevailing narratives about public transit.
March 20, 2014
By Mike Gaetani
A landmark article co-authored by USC Price School of Public Policy professors Robert Denhardt and Janet Denhardt published in Public Administration Review, “The New Public Service: Serving Rather than Steering,” has been selected as one of the 75 most influential articles ever to appear in the journal.
Tennessee’s Promise: From Research to Policy
February 27, 2014
by Benjamin Robinson
Earlier this month, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam delivered his State of the State address announcing a bold new initiative called the Tennessee Promise. The Tennessee Promise will funnel untapped funds in the state’s lottery coffers to make two years of public community college and technical education free to all residents.