Janet Vinzant Denhardt

Janet Vinzant Denhardt is Professor in the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. Her teaching and research interests lie primarily in organization theory and organizational behavior. Her book (with Lane Crothers), Street-Level Leadership: Discretion and Legitimacy in Front-Line Public Service, was recently published by the Georgetown University Press.

Christopher Ansell

Christopher Ansell received his BA in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia in 1979 and worked at the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment from 1979 through 1984. He received his PhD in Political Science from the University of Chicago in 1993. He is currently Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, where he teaches courses in public administration, organization theory, public policy, and regulation. Ansell’s current research focuses on how public agencies manage societal risks and govern unruly public problems.