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>>
What Have We Learned in the Fields of Public Policy and Public Administration That Might Be Relevant to the Coronavirus Pandemic?
The pandemanic situation is a classic “wicked problem” issue. It is not clear what its limits are and what frameworks are
important to consider in dealing with it. This article focuses on the challenge of labelling the issue itself and finding ways to
link and differentiate it from previous policy situations. It also highlights the complexity of the implementation environment
of the issue. MORE >>
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.