Category: Blog

September 10, 2013

by Jeremy Loudenback By dispensing with paper-based public services and working smarter with technology, the British government may be able to realize £70 billion in savings by 2020, according to a…

September 9, 2013

by Jeremy Loudenback Tomorrow marks an important date for New Yorkers. As polls open for the mayoral election, the city will be guaranteed a new face in the mayor’s office for…

September 9, 2013
September 6, 2013

by Jeremy Loudenback On Thursday September 12, University of Washington scholar Laura Evans brings attention to a rarely visited governance issue: the role of indigenous governments interfacing with federal, state, and…

August 27, 2013

NATE SILVER: Baseball and Politics are Data Driven. The Holt Lecture. Friday, September 20, 2013 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Bovard Auditorium Nate Silver has become today’s leading statistician…

July 30, 2013

by Raphael Bostic Originally posted on Forbes.com July 3, 2013 @ 5:27PM This clear progress has been driven by the purposeful policies of China’s authoritarian government. But, much of it has proceeded independent…

July 1, 2013

by Raphael Bostic Original posting on Forbes.com – 6/21/2013 @ 4:44PM It’s not super often that Detroit is lifted up as an example of good governance. The city has been wracked with decades…

June 30, 2013
June 26, 2013

by Raphael Bostic Orignally posted on Forbes.com 5/17/2013 @ 6:00PM  At church the other morning, the pastor’s sermon was about community. She asked us to look at what kind of relationship we…

June 10, 2013

by Martin Krieger Ike’s Bluff by Evan Thomas, Threat Vector by Tom Clancy and Mark Greaney There has been for some time an historical literature rehabilitating Eisenhower’s reputation as president. Of…

June 4, 2013
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April 9, 2013

  by Martin Krieger John Rawls. Political Liberalism Columbia University Press, 2005. I recall when Rawls’s Theory of Justice appeared. It was a thick book, and I was not philosophically sophisticated. But its…

March 15, 2013

  by Martin Krieger Naomi Standen, ed, Demystifying China: New Understandings of Chinese History, Rowman and Littlefield, 2013 It is a commonplace of historiography that national histories, at each time, are…

March 12, 2013

by Martin Krieger Shui Yan Tang, Ten Principles for a Rule-Ordered Society, Enhancing China’s Governing Capacity 2012 China Economic Publishing House Yan Tang of Price’s faculty has written a basic introduction…

March 8, 2013

by Martin Krieger The Jewish Annotated New Testament (the NRSV translation), eds. Levine and Brettler, Oxford University Press, 2011. Most Bibles, Hebrew or Catholic or Protestant or…, have annotations and explanations.…

March 6, 2013

by Martin H. Krieger Professor in the Price School His blog is located at http://blogs.usc.edu/sppd/krieger I often find new books by scanning the new books shelves at USC’s various libraries.…

March 5, 2013
February 7, 2013

by Raphael Bostic Last time, I wrote about the need for “playbooks” to help practitioners in the field advance plans and goals for development and progress.  A question came back: what…

January 25, 2013

by Anthony Bertelli Robert Caro‘s biography of Robert Moses, The Power Broker, winner of the 1974 Pulitzer Prize, has become an indispensable book for scholars seeking to understand public administration.…

January 24, 2013

by Raphael Bostic How is knowledge passed on from on group to another one? This is a question I continually come upon in my policy work. In nerdy terms, what we…

December 20, 2012

by Raphael Bostic As we move through the holiday season and approach the end of the semester, it is a good time to take stock of the year that has past.…

December 12, 2012

by Donnajean Ward Landmark: The Inside Story of America’s New Health-Care Law and What It Means for Us All By The Staff of the Washington Post In about 200 clear and concise pages,…

December 6, 2012

by Raphael Bostic During a recent advisory board meeting for Self-Help/Center for Responsible Lending California, we had a lively discussion about where to draw the line determining what products should be…