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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…

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…

No Policy Left Behind?

No Policy Left Behind? K-12 Education in the 2012 Campaign October 10, 2012 11:30am to 1:00pm Panelists: Morgan Polikoff, Assistant Professor at USC Rossier School of Education Marshall Tuck, Chief Executive Officer at Partnership for Los Angeles Schools Edgar Zazueta, Director of Government Relations for the Los Angeles Unified School 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…

New Connectedness as a Strategy to Win Majority Support

Rapid demographic change has dramatic, polarizing effects among the electorate, especially in a time of economic despair. The declining majority status of whites, growing numbers of elderly, and increasing immigration each have been cause for rejoicing and new political demands. Yet those trends fan fears and galvanize opposition that is easily exploited by political candidates. In this environment is there any hope for reducing division and polarization? How can a middle-ground position of common interests be established and defended?

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…

Heading towards a Network Theory of Effectiveness

Consortium on Collaborative Governance featuring Joerg Raab, Tilburg University, The Netherlands Despite the ever-increasing importance of networks as a societal phenomenon, network researchers in business, public management, and health care services still have only a marginal understanding of consciously created, goal-directed inter-organizational networks consisting of three or more organizations (Provan, Read more…

The Ronald Reagan Centennial

Leadership and Legacy : An Academic Symposium Multiple Locations Reagan Centennial Symposium Papers and Videos February 1-2, 2011 Executive Leadership from the Inside Out Paper from James Pfiffner, George Mason University : Paradox of President Reagan’s Leadership Presidents must lead a large staff of internal advisors, appointees, and high-ranking civil 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…

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