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Improving Urban Governance

Policies such as community benefits agreements (CBAs) and project labor agreements (PLAs) have recently proliferated in urban governance. These community development agreements similarly attempt to leverage urban growth and public participation within the development process to promote community development (Saito & Truong, 2014).

Transparency and the Federal Election Commission

Does transparency enhance the ability for voters to evaluate candidates for office, and reward those candidates who are transparent and honest? Did the random audit policy formerly used by the Federal Election Commission (FEC) have positive benefits for both citizens and candidates?  We theorize that increased transparency creates a stronger democratic process by providing more information to voters about candidates.

Boarnet paper presented at IATBR

Organized by the Choice Modelling Centre at the University of Leeds, the 14th International Conference on Travel Behaviour Research was held July 19-23, 2015 at the Beaumont Estate in Windsor, UK. On Sunday July 19, 2015 a paper presentation on “Day-to-Day Travel Variability and ‘Optimal’ Duration of Travel Survey: Moving Beyond Read more…

The FEVS is sexy

An article in the May/June issue (V75.3) of Public Administration Review, is garnering media and more importantly, professional attention. Assessing the Past and Promise of the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), authored by Sergio Fernandez, William G. Resh, Tima Moldogaziev, and Zachary W. Oberfield, has already been getting some professional notice.  Fernandez was interviewed Read more…

Bedrosian represents at MPSA 2015

Bedrosian Faculty and their research were widely represented at the 73rd annual Midwest Political Science Association (MPSA) Conference this past week. Kathleen Doherty presented two papers: Private Sector Experts and Policymaking in the FDA The paper examines whether incorporating private sector experts into drug approval decisions affects agency policy choices and Read more…

Tinoco releases new article

Community Investment released a new paper by Bedrosian Faculty Affiliate, Eduardo Tinoco.  The paper provides a brief historical background of veterans’ educational benefits. Tinoco identifies current challenges facing student veterans. He explores the cost of student veterans’ education and the role of the new G.I. Bill. Universities help student veterans Read more…

Shui Yan Tang presentation in Shanghai

Dr Shui Yan Tang gave a presentation, titled “Comparative Institutional Analysis and Public Management Research in China,” at a public management conference in Fudan University in Shanghai, July 19-20, 2014. The presentation examined public management research from a comparative institutional analysis perspective. It focused on several general principles for designing 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…

USC Price Practicum to UN

by Frank Zerunyan I recently took a group of students to make a presentation at UN headquarters in New York City.  We were hosted by Dr. John-Mary Kauzya, Chief of the Public Administration Capacity Branch (PACB) in the Division of Public Administration and Development Management (DPADM) of the UN Department of Read more…

Intersectoral Governance in Community-Based Organizations

Intersectoral Governance in Community-Based Organizations: Prevalence, Challenges, and Best Practices by Howard P. Greenwald Professor, Price School of Public Policy Research Objectives and Background The purpose of this research is assess the degree to which community-based organizations achieve inter-sectoral collaboration,  to identify challenges to inter-sectoral collaboration, and to communicate best Read more…

From Subjects to Citizens

Professor Terry Cooper, along with research students Weijie Wang, Hui Li, and Henry Yee (now Assistant Professor at National University of Singapore), have been working on a Bedrosian Center funded project called “From Subjects to Citizens: How Homeowners and Local Officials Perceive Homeowners’ Roles in Local Governance in China.” We talked with Cooper about how the project is Read more…

Collaboration and Culture: Organizational Culture and the Dynamics of Collaborative Networks

Research Associate Professor Christopher Weare and Assistant Professor Nicole Esparza have been working with Professor Paul Lichterman, a sociologist from the Dornsife College at USC, on the question of what makes civic networks cohere and fracture over time and how these processes affect the ability of networks to support the work of non-profit and advocacy organizations. 

Public Policy Investment

Associate Professor Anthony Bertelli has been working with colleague Peter John, from University College London,  on the question of why governments favor one policy over another.  Their findings will be released in an article titled “Public Policy Investment: Risk and Return in British Politics,” in the British Journal of Political Science. We talked with Bertelli about this research and what the findings could mean.

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