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The Thickening of Government

The Thickening of Government

"Read the work of Paul C. Light, NYU Wagner's Paulette Goddard Professor of Public Service," urges Nicholas Von Hoffman, writing for The Nation magazine. "Light has spent a lifetime studying the federal government and modern organization in general." To read the essay entitled "Cheney's Henchman Gets His," go to: http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070319/howl2.

The True Size of Government

The True Size of Government

In President George W. Bush�s second term, changes are roiling the federal government, and Wagner Professor Paul C. Light is much in demand to help the media and public make some sense of them. The lead article in the February 4, 2007, edition of the New York Times picked up on Professor Light�s extensive research into the hidden and growing contractor work force and the true size of the government.

Too Many Chiefs, Too Much Bureaucracy?

Too Many Chiefs, Too Much Bureaucracy?

Of all the ways that the Washington bureaucracy grows, here's a curious one: the chief-of-staff title "has spread downward in the bureacracy to where there is now a chief of staff to an assistant-aassistant secretary," remarks the Wagner School's Professor Paul Light. His comments appeared in the May 6, 2007, edition of the Washington Post. An expert on the federal government, Professor Light also shed light on the downfall of a string of VIPs in the Bush adminisration, in the May 6th New York Times. Read both articles by clicking on the links below.

Training Students for the Nonprofit Sector Is a 'Balancing Act,' observes Professor Paul Light in Survey by The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Training Students for the Nonprofit Sector Is a 'Balancing Act,' observes Professor Paul Light in Survey by The Chronicle of Philanthropy

The Chronicle of Philanthropy asked scholars, charity leaders and other experts to describe the challenges facing academic programs that train students to operate nonprofit organizations. Wagner�s Professor Light was among those queried. The demands on the curriculum, he began, �have never been greater.�

To read his full comments, click here.

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