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Robert Agranoff

Professor Emeritus

Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1967
M.A., University of Pittsburgh, 1963
B.S., University of Wisconsin, 1962

Professional Experience

  • School of Public and Environmental Affairs, 1980-2002
  • Northern Illinois University, 1966-1980
  • Cathedradico, Instituto Universitario Ortega y Gasset, Madrid, Spain, 1990-present
  • Visiting Fellow, Federalism Research Center, Australian National University, 1995
  • Overseas Research Fellow, Center for Science Development, Human Sciences Research Council, Pretoria, South Africa, 1997
  • Visiting Lecturer, Ph.D. Program, University of the Basque Country, Spain, 2005-present

Awards, Honors & Certifications

  • Charles Levine Memorial Award for Career Excellence in Teaching, Research and Service, ASPA/NASPAA, 2012
  • Fellow, National Academy of Public Administration, 2011
  • Best Book Award 2007 in the Public and Nonprofit Division of the Academy of Management for Managing Within Networks: Adding Value to Public Organizations
  • Best Book Award 2007 from the section on Public Administration Research from the American Society for Public Administration for Managing Within Networks: Adding Value to Public Organizations
  • Daniel Elazar Distinguished Scholar Award, (2005), American Political Science Association, Section on Federalism and Intergovernmental Relations, for contributions in intergovernmental relations and federalism, Washington, D.C.
  • Louis Brownlow Book Award (with Mike McGuire), National Academy of Public Administration, Outstanding Book in Public Administration of 2003, Collaborative Public Management (Georgetown University Press, 2003), Washington, D.C
  • Donald Stone Award, American Society for Public Administration, for contributions to intergovernmental management, 2000, San Diego

Professional Interests
Intergovernmental relations (U.S. and cross-national), economic and community development, management of public agencies, governance, intergovernmental management, federal arrangements

Current Projects

  • Academic Council, Programma Partners, Institute of Public Management, ESADE Business School, Barcelona, 2008-present
  • Co-principal Investigator, Metro STEM School Project Study, PAST Foundation/Ohio State University (Center for Science and Math Policy), Columbus, Ohio
  • Faculty, Mental Health Management Academy, Kenan-Flagler Business School, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • Local Governments and Intergovernmental Relations in Federalizing Spain (book)
  • “Power in Public Sector Networks,” article under review
  • With Michael McGuire, “Networks in the Shadow of Bureaucracy,” in Oxford Handbook of Bureaucracy
  • “Toward an Emergent Theory of IGR Governance at the Dawn of the Network Era,” to be published in Andrew Massey, Marc Holzer et al, Intergovernmental Relations: A Transatlantic Dialogue, Aldershot: Edward Elgar
  • Other research on public sector networks and externalization of public services

Selected Publications
Full Vita

  • with Enric Argullol et al, Instituciones y competencias en los estados descentralizados. Barcelona, IEA, 2011.
  • Local Governments and their Intergovernmental Networks in Federalizing Spain. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2010.
  • “Collaboration for Knowledge: Learning from Public Management Networks,” in Rosemary O’Leary, Lisa Bingham, and Chris Carlson (eds.), Big Ideas in Collaborative Public Management. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe, 2008
  • “Enhancing Performance Through Public Sector Networks: Mobilizing Human Capital in Communities of Practice,” Public Performance and Management Review, March 2008
  • “Conductive Public Organizations in Networks,” in Eric Bergrud and Kaifeng Yang (eds.), Civic Engagement in a Networked Society. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing, 2008
  • “R.L. Watts and the Managing of IGR in Federal Systems,” John Meisel and Christian Leuprecht, Ronald Watts and the Study of Federalism. Montreal: McGill/Queen’s University Press, 2008
  • Managing Within Networks: Adding Value to Public Organizations. Washington, D.C.: Georgetown University Press, 2007
  • “Local Governments in Spain’s Multilevel Arrangements,” in Harvey Lazar and Christian Leuprecht (eds.), Spheres of Governance: Comparative Studies of Cities in Multilevel Governance Systems. Montreal: McGill-Queen’s Unversity Press, 2007, pp. 23-70
  • “Intergovernmental Policy Management: Cooperative Practices in Federal Systems,” in Michael A. Pagano and Robert Leonardi (eds.), The Dynamics of Federalism in National and Supranational Political Systems. London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2007, pp. 248-283
  • "Local Governments," and "Managing Within Federalism," in Ellis Katz, Joseph Marbach, and Troy Smith (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Federalism (2 vols.). Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2005
  • With Michael McGuire, Collaborative Public Management: New Strategies for Local Governments. Georgetown University Press, 2003
  • "Leveraging Networks: A Guide for Public Managers," report for IBM Endowment for the Business of Government. Arlington, VA: IBM Endowment, 200