Edited by Edoardo Ongaro, Andrew Massey, Marc Holzer and Ellen Wayenberg
This volume is based on the work of the Fourth Transatlantic Dialogue, June 2008 at Bocconi University, Milan, Italy. It was the latest in a continuing series of collaboration between the American Society for Public Administration and the European Group for Public Administration. This book is dedicated to one of its contributors, the late Professor Deil S. Wright, who sadly passed away before publication. We reproduce the tribute to him delivered by his colleagues to NAPA. A Tribute to Deil S. Wright by Jonathan Howes and Carl W. Stenberg III National Academy of Public Administration Deil Wright is one of the fathers of University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill’s Masters of Public Administration program. He was beloved by his students, and he mentored hundreds of MPA alumni throughout their careers. A prolific researcher and writer, Deil authored many books, including three editions of Understanding Intergovernmental Relations, which helped define the field in the 1970s and 1980s, and more than 100 published articles. Deil Wright is a legend in public administration and political science. He joined the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Political Science in 1967 and was named Alumni Distinguished Professor of Political Science in 1983; in 2002 he was named Professor Emeritus. He served as Director of the MPA program from 1973–1979. Deil is credited with creating the “culture” of the MPA program as one that expects a great deal from students but also offers substantial support. He developed the MPA Alumni Association and initiated the annual alumni conference. MPA...