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Juliet Ann Musso

Associate Professor
Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

Juliet Musso, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Public Policy and Management, and the Vice Dean for Academic Programs at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy. Vice Dean Musso has expertise in state and local governance, federalism, and urban political economy, with specific research interests in fiscal resilience, state and local institutional reform, and civic engagement in governance institutions. She has published on neighborhood governance and urban revitalization, state and local government performance, and intergovernmental finance and service provision arrangements. Current research topics focus on fiscal resilience and coproduction in local service provision as well as state and local performance management.


Musso, J., & Weare, C. (2015). From Participatory Reform to Social Capital: Micro‐Motives and the Macro‐Structure of Civil Society Networks. Public Administration Review, 75(1), 150-164.

Jun, K., & Musso, J. (2013). Participatory Governance and the Spatial Representation of Neighborhood Issues. Urban Affairs Review, 49(1), 71-110.

Musso, J. (2012). Everyday Los Angeles. In D. Sloane (Ed.), Planning Los Angeles (pp. 53). Chicago: American Planning Association Press.

Musso, J., Weare, C.Cooper, T. L., & Bryer, T. A. (2012). Toward ‘Strong Democracy’ in Global Cities? Social Capital Building, Action Research, and the Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Experience. In R. Durant, & J. Durant (Eds.), Debating Public Administration: Management Challenges, Choices, and Opportunities (pp. 89). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Musso, J., Weare, C., Bryer, T. A., & Cooper, T. L. (2011). Toward “Strong Democracy” In Global Cities? Social Capital Building, Theory-Driven Reform, And The Los Angeles Neighborhood Council Experience. Public Administration Review, 71(1), 102-111.

Musso, J., Graddy, E. A., & Grizard, J. (2008). Budgetary Arrangements in the Fifty States: In Search of Model Practices. In E. A. Graddy, E. Garrett & H. Jackson (Eds.), Fiscal Challenges: An Interdisciplinary Approach to Budget Policy (pp. 251). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Musso, J. (2007). Community Networks and Power in Los Angeles: Implementation of Neighborhood Governance Reform. In G. Gjelstrup, & E. Sorenson (Eds.), Public Administration in Transition: Theory, Practice, Methodology (pp. 247). Copenhagen, Denmark: Djoef Publishing.

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