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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 Read more…

The Top 5 Governance Songs

by Jeremy Loudenback This week, thousands of music fans, critics, and assorted cool hunters will assemble in the parched desert expanses of Indio, California, for the annual Coachella Arts and Music Festival. Featuring acts like Flying Lotus, Lil B, and Tame Impala, Coachella’s lineup is considered a cheat sheet to some Read more…

A Red Flag for FIFA

by Jeremy Loudenback Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past week or binge watching the newest Netflix offering, it’s been hard to escape the worldwide pageant of soccer, nationalism, and celebration that is the World Cup. But at a time when FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association), the Read more…

Five Minutes With John Szabo

by Jeremy Loudenback In February, City Librarian John Szabo visited the Bedrosian Center to share his perspective on innovation and implementation in a setting not normally associated with governance studies: the public library. Szabo has had a long relationship with libraries, starting with his fond childhood memories of being dropped off Read more…

The Art of Governance

by Jeremy Loudenback Museums have traditionally been designed as lofty displays of city treasures, part of a high-minded celebration of civic pageantry. But more recently, museums are no longer content to remain gilded repositories of art on a shining hill, removed from city affairs. Cultural institutions have assumed a new role Read more…

A New Chapter in Governance

by Jeremy Loudenback The public library may seem like a strange setting for discussions about governance. But these days, public libraries occupy an active and surprisingly commonplace role in the public policy arena, especially in urban areas. From helping citizens navigate the new healthcare marketplaces to dealing with homelessness, libraries are no Read more…

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