Trump could dramatically reshape the civil service, if he wanted to

The Washington Post published commentary by Kathleen Doherty of the USC Price School on the impact President Donald Trump may have on the civil service sector. Doherty and her colleagues examined whether extreme partisanship was more likely to drive career civil servants out of the industry. Since civil servants are leaving at a higher rate…

Resh at 2016 APPAM Fall Research, Conference The Role of Research in Making Government More Effective

Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate, William G. Resh presented at the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM) 2016 Fall Research Conference. APPAM is “dedicated to improving public policy and management by fostering excellence in research, analysis, and education.” Dr. Resh’s paper presentation for the Public Employee Motivations and Preferences panel was titled “Turning the Lens Back: Assessing the Quality of…

Congratulations to William G. Resh, winner of the William E. Mosher and Frederick C. Mosher Award

We are so pleased to announce that Sergio Fernandez, William G. Resh, Tima Moldogaziev, and Zachary W. Oberfield are the 2015 recipients of the William E. Mosher and Frederick C. Mosher Award, presented to the authors of the best PAR article by an academic for their paper “Assessing the Past and Promise of the Federal Employee Viewpoint…

Resh’s new book centers on “Rethinking the Administrative Presidency”

Why do presidents face so many seemingly avoidable bureaucratic conflicts? And why do these clashes usually intensify toward the end of presidential administrations, when a commander-in-chief’s administrative goals tend to be more explicit and better aligned with their appointed leadership’s prerogatives?   In a newly published book titled Rethinking the Administrative Presidency (Johns Hopkins University Press),…

Resh publishes new article in premier Public Administration journal

by Justine Dodgen A new article co-authored by Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate Bill Resh was accepted into the  Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. The article, entitled “A Systems Theory Approach to Innovation Implementation: Why Organizational Location Matters,” examines how the “success” of adopted innovations depends on both the source of innovation and the organizational environment. Resh and coauthor Tima Moldogaziev argue…

A Los Angeles Plan to Reshape the Streetscape Sets Off Fears of Gridlock

Lisa Schweitzer, Associate Professor and Bedrosian Center faculty affiliate, spoke with The New York Times about the new Los Angeles’ new transportation plan: Mobility Plan 2035. Some of the initial reactions have been that increasing balance for all modes of transportation will create more gridlock. Schweitzer said, ““Even if more people don’t commute by bike or on…

Resh named to Executive Committee of the Transatlantic Policy Consortium

On June 12, 2015, during the Transatlantic Policy Consortium’s annual conference, William G. Resh was named to the executive committee. The Consortium is a cooperative program among not-for-profit U.S. and European educational and research organizations involved in applied public policy analysis and education. The USC Sol Price School of Public Policy is one of its founding members.…