Tag: Pamela Clouser McCann

July 18, 2019

If models of the world are all wrong, why are they critical to understanding our complex world? Page’s book entreats readers to push to me clear about how they think about the world.

Today, host Pamela Clouser McCann discusses the book The Model Thinker with guests Jeffery A. Jenkins and James Lo.

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September 21, 2018

by Pamela Clouser McCann Bridges to nowhere, airports named for legislators, and construction signage regarding taxpayer dollars at work—these are typical accoutrements of legislative office.  Showing your constituents what you…

May 29, 2018

Congressional historian Sarah Binder joins neighbor and investment manager, Matt Spindel in a look at the history of the relationship between the Federal Reserve and its legislative parent, Congress. The result is the Princeton University Press book The Myth of Independence: How Congress Governs the Federal Reserve.

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December 2, 2017

Nearly 20 years ago, Stanford Professor Keith Krehbiel wrote a book showing that political parties are less important in legislative-executive politics than previously thought — challenging previous assumptions of American politics and influencing the work of many up-and-coming scholars. USC Price School of Public Policy Provost Professor Jeffery Jenkins was completing graduate school when Krehbiel released Pivotal Politics: A Theory of U.S. Lawmaking in 1998.

June 27, 2016

The Nine is Jeffrey Toobin’s reveals the lives of post-WWII Supreme Court Justices. He explores the notion of ideology and politics within the role of the judicial branch. We’ve chosen this 2007 title as a general look at the Supreme Court in order to discuss rule of law, personal politics, and the judicial branch more broadly.

August 22, 2015
August 21, 2015

Governmental public policies provide a framework for programs, services, and resource allocations to address societal problems. The bicameral nature of the United States Congress provides a setting for conflict not just on whether to reform existing policy, but on what policy instruments to employ. 

April 23, 2015

by Pamela McCann Solving our enormous policy problems in today’s complex world requires a balance of appetite for change, capacity for reform, and fortitude.  Although not all societal problems require…

January 17, 2015

by Justine Dodgen 2014-2015 Faculty Research Awards Announced The Bedrosian Center is pleased to announce the research projects that have been selected for Faculty Research Awards for the 2014-2015 academic year.…

November 7, 2014

Center Director, Raphael Bostic and Bedrosian Faculty Affiliates, Elizabeth Graddy, Pamela McCann, Juliet Musso, William Resh, and Christopher Weare among others, are presenting at this year’s Association for Public Policy Analysis…