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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…

Resh publishes new article in premier Public Administration journal

by Justine Dodgen A new article co-authored by Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate Bill Resh was accepted into the  Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory. The article, entitled “A Systems Theory Approach to Innovation Implementation: Why Organizational Location Matters,” examines how the “success” of adopted innovations depends on both the source of innovation and the organizational Read more…

Perry calls for more involvement from Public Administration Scholars

by Justine Dodgen At the Bedrosian Center’s Governance Salon discussion, James Perry raised a provocative issue in the public administration field:  if public administration is often viewed as out of touch and blamed for governance failures, is effective public administration vanishing? Perry, Editor-In-Chief of Public Administration Review and Professor in the School of Read more…

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…

Sloane in Seoul

Professor David Sloane recently took a whirlwind tour of Seoul, giving several presentations, seminars, and meeting with alumni and new USC Price students along the way.   June 18th Lecture: Planning Los Angeles at Chungnam National University, Daejeon, Korea Tour: New administrative city of Korea, Sejong City Host: Professor Byeongsoo Kang   June 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…

Collaboration and Culture

Organizational Culture and the Dynamics of Collaborative Networks Featuring Chris Weare and Nicole Esparza Recently, inter-organizational collaborative networks have received increasing attention from political science and public administration scholars. From a policy perspective, this interest has been sparked by the rise of networked-based forms of policy development and implementation due Read more…

Public Pension Crisis in California

SoCal ASPA forum series Public attention has increasingly focused on mounting public employee retiree costs in California as a significant driver of state and local government expenditures. A panel of public administrators and researchers will discuss the reforms proposed to address the pension crisis, including the state’s bipartisan Little Hoover Read more…

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