Oct 11, 2010

"Best Book" on public administration

Congratulations to NYU Wagner Professor Paul Light. He is the recipient of the American Political Science Association's 2010 Herbert A. Simon Best Book Award for his brilliant and insightful study, "A Government Ill Executed: The Decline of the Federal Service and How to Reverse It" (Harvard University Press, 2008). According to the Association, Light's work constitutes the best book on public administration in the last 3 to 5 years that has made a significant contribution to public administration. The award is conferred annually.

Dr. Light is the Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School for Public Service, and founding principal investigator of the Organizational Performance Initiative based at the school. Among his current activities, he writes an influential column on the federal service for The Washington Post, entitled "Light on Leadership."

 

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Publications

Video

  • Paul C. Light | Driving Social Change: Still Searching for Social Entrepreneurship

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  • Corey A. Blay, 2014 NYU Commencement Student Speaker

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  • Capstone Information Session Webinar Recording 2014-2015

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  • Sherry Glied | Is the Consumerization of Healthcare Set Up for Failure?

    Health