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Governance Salon with Jamila Michener, Cornell University

Jamila Michener (Cornell University) will be discussing her new book Fragmented Democracy.

Unpacking how federalism transforms Medicaid beneficiaries’ interpretations of government and structures their participation in politics, this book examines American democracy from the vantage point(s) of those who are living in or near poverty, (disproportionately) black or Latino, and reliant on a federated government for vital resources.

Federalism, Public Policy, and Politics

he USC Price School of Public Policy and the Bedrosian Center on Governance are honored and excited to welcome Jamila Michener as our special guest for this month’s Price Governance Salon. She will be discussing her new book, Fragmented Democracy: Medicaid, Federalism and Unequal Politics. This book looks at Medicaid: America’s public health insurance program as a key example of how federalism plays out in policymaking and how drastically different it is implemented at the state level.

Vanishing Public Administration

Read about the talk here. Price Governance Salon March 31, 2015 2:30pm to 5:00pm Today, we are pleased to welcome Distinguished Professor and Editor-in-Chief of Public Administration Review, James L. Perry for his talk, Vanishing Public Administration: What Does it Mean and What Should We Do About It? Abstract: In a recent speech, Read more…

Is Public Administration Vanishing?

by Justine Dodgen 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, Read more…

Judicial Nominations and Policy Outcomes

Price Governance Salon featuring 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, Read more…

Career Paths of Bureaucrats

Price Governance Salon, featuring Manuel Teodoro, Colgate University Teodoro’s research employs both statistical analysis and interview-based and mixed-method case studies. His first book, Bureaucratic Ambition (2011, Johns Hopkins University Press), advances a theory of bureaucratic policy entrepreneurship, its effects on innovation in public agencies, and its impact on democratic governance. Read more…

Political Remittance Cycle

Governance Salon featuring Benjamin Nyblade, University of British Columbia, Vancouver Nyblade’s research focuses on comparative democratic institutions, with a particular interest in political parties, elections and parliamentary democracy in Japan and Western Europe. Current research projects include analysis of the consequences of electoral reforms, the role of party leaders and Read more…

Competing Solutions to the Principal-Agent Model

Governance Salon featuring Stephen Haptonstahl, University of California, Davis Stephen Haptonstahl’s talk offers statistical approaches for studying principal-agent relationships. He is a rising star in political methodology and bureaucratic politics. Haptonstahl designs and solves two statistical models of the Principal-Agent (boss-subordinate) game. This allows comparison of various substantive reasons for Read more…

American Ideology

Governance Salon featuring Morgan Marietta, University of Georgia At the request of our speaker, this event was not filmed. Invoked frequently but understood rarely, ideology is one of the core concepts in American politics. Most political elites hold a clear ideology, but most citizens do not; the majority of elites Read more…

Between Experts and initiatives

Governance Salon featuring Michael Neblo, Ohio State University   Participatory democrats often criticize deliberative democracy as an inefficient, elitist, technocratic attempt to manipulate the public toward policies favored by elites. On the other hand, critics less sanguine about the capacities of the citizenry attack deliberative democrats as hopelessly naïve in Read more…

When the Smoke Clears

Governance Salon featuring Charles Shipan, University of Michigan In federal systems, governments have the opportunity to learn from the policy experiments (and the potential successes) of other governments. Whether they seize such opportunities, however, may depend on the expertise or past experience of policymakers. Based on an analysis of a Read more…

Where do Presidents Politicize?

Governance Salon featuring David Lewis, Vanderbilt University April 26, 2010 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 president’s agenda, but constrained by the need to not Read more…

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