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You are invited to a special ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating the creation of the John Glenn College of Public Affairs. Join Senator and Mrs. John Glenn, Senator Sherrod Brown and Director Trevor Brown, as we celebrate this milestone. Following the ribbon cutting, join us in Page Hall for an open house to learn what is on the horizon for the Glenn College, a light lunch, building tours and entertainment.

April 24, 2015
12:30 p.m.
Page Hall
1810 College Road
Columbus, OH 43210

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Recently published books by Glenn School faculty

Global Dimensions of Public Administration and Governance: A Comparative Voyageis a comprehensive, comparative text on the structure and function of governments around the world. Written by two of the field's leading public administration scholars, this book provides an interdisciplinary perspective and a global, historical, and theoretical examination of the management and governance of the modern state. Authors: Jos Raadschelders, Eran Vigoda-Gadot »Click here to learn more.
Comparative Civil Service Systems in the 21st Century. In this expanded and updated edition of a benchmark volume, a cast of international contributors compare and contrast civil services from around the world and the adaptations that have been made in order to cope with the new challenges of running public services in the 21st century. Edited by : Frits M. Van der Meer, Jos C.N. Raadschelders and Theo A.J. Toonen »Click here to learn more.
Cultivating Effective Implementation: The Practice of Integrating Policy and Managementpresents an instrumental approach to implementation analysis. By spanning policy fields, organizations, and frontline conditions in implementation systems, this book provides a robust foundation for policy makers, public and nonprofit managers and leaders. Authors: Jodi Sandfort and Stephanie Moulton »Click here to learn more.
Public-Private Partnerships: Infrastructure, Transportation and Local Services
Public–private partnerships (PPPs) are arrangements between government and private actors with the objective of providing public infrastructure, facilities and services. Three fundamental questions frame the use of PPPs at the local level: What do PPPs look like? What gives rise to the use of PPPs? And, what are the outcomes of PPPs? The articles in this book provide insightful answers to these questions. Authors: Germà Bel, Trevor Brown, Rui Cunha Marques »Click here to learn more.
Public Administration and the Modern State: Assessing Trends and Impact assesses the nature of public administration in the 21st Century and looks at the ways in which public sectors have adapted in order to confront the daunting challenges faced by today’s governments. Authors: Jos C.N. Raadschelders, Eberhard Bohne, John D. Graham »Click here to learn more.
Complex Contracting Book Cover Complex Contracting draws on core social science concepts to provide wide-ranging practical advice on how best to manage complex acquisitions. Using a strong analytical framework, the authors assess contract management practices, suggesting strategies for improvement and ways to avoid the pitfalls of managing contracts for large and sophisticated projects. An in-depth analysis of the US Coast Guard's Deepwater program is used to illustrate ways to respond to real-world contracting challenges. Authors: Trevor Brown, Matthew Potoski, David M. Van Slyke »Click here to buy the book at Cambridge University Press or here for Amazon Books.
mastering book cover Mastering Public Administration. From Max Weber to Dwight Waldo. In this updated third edition each chapter spotlights a significant theorist in the field, covering their life, research, writings, and impact. Nine mini-chapters were written by 15 of the Glenn School’s doctoral students. The combination of biographical narrative with explanation and analysis makes abstract theories understandable and providing much-needed context. Authors: Brian R. Fry and Jos C.N. Raadschelders »Learn more about the book
boardman book Cooperative Research Centers and Technical Innovation: Government Policies, Industry Strategies, and Organizational Dynamics looks at the crucial management and evaluation challenges that accompany scientific and technical innovation in Cooperative Research Centers. Authors: Craig Boardman, Denis Gray , Drew Rivers »Click here to buy »Learn more about the book
policy Simulation for Policy Inquiry illustrates the development and use of simulation models designed to capture some of the complexity inherent in the formulation, management, and implementation of policies. Edited by Anand Desai with contributions from many Glenn School students and faculty. »Click here to buy
anads vbookWicked Environmental Problems offers a new approach for managing environmental conflicts within common real-world decision-making frameworks.
Authors: Peter Balint, Roland Stewart, Anand Desai and Lawrence Walters
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josbookPublic Administration: The Interdisciplinary Study of Government provides an account of the discipline, considering its history, growth, boundaries, and underlying assumptions.
Author: Jos C.N. Raadschelders
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