Beryl A. Radin is an author, researcher and academic. An elected member of the National Academy of Public Administration, she was the Managing Editor of the Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory from 2000 to 2005. She created and served as the Editor of the Georgetown University Press book series, Public Management and Change. Her government service included two years as a Special Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Management and Budget of the US Department of Health and Human Services and other agencies and a range of consultancies. MORE >>
Plenary Speaker, INCLUSION AND INTEGRITY IN ELECTION ADMINISTRATION, Auburn University, Oct. 13-15, 2019; American Elections in a World of Contradictions. MORE>>
Plenary Speaker, Comparative Policy Analysis Theme, 20th Anniversary Celebration of the Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis, Montreal, Canada, June 2019; WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED? TIME TO LOOK IN THE MIRROR
QUESTIONS FOR COMPARATIVE POLICY ANALYSTS. MORE>>
Should We Use Public or Private Sector Approaches For Policy and Management Change?
One of the constant themes in the policy and public management field is an attempt to define the differences or similarities between public and private agendas and approaches. Efforts to differentiate the public from the private are like an archeological “tell” where layers are built on one another but without clarity about where one culture begins and another ends. The topic is often discussed in the literature and its similarities and differences are debated both in the US and across the globe.
For much of its life, the field of policy analysis has lived with a wide range of definitions of its goals, work, and significance in the society. Defining Policy Analysis: A Journey that Never Ends seeks to sort out these differences by describing the issues, players, and developments that have played a role over the life of this field. As a result of the relationships that have developed, an environment has emerged where both academics and practitioners who self-identify as “policy analysts” are not always recognized as such by others who use that same label.