The John Gaus Award and Lectureship honors the recipient's lifetime of exemplary scholarship in the joint tradition of political science and public administration and, more generally, recognizes and encourages scholarship in public administration. The recipient delivers a lecture at the APSA Annual Meeting.
Each award lecture is published in PS: Political Science & Politics. These articles may be used for personal, non-commercial, or limited classroom use. For permissions for all other uses of this article please contact Cambridge University Press at email@example.com.
- 2015 John Gaus Award Lecture: "Vision + Action = Faithful Execution: Why Government Daydreams and How to Stop the Cascade of Breakdowns That Now Haunts It"
Paul C. Light
- 2014 John Gaus Award Lecture: "Living Accountability: Hot Rhetoric, Cool Theory, and Uneven Practice"
Barbara S. Romzek
- 2013 John Gaus Lecture: “Taking Time Seriously: Progressivism, the Business-Social Science Nexus, and the Paradox of American Administrative Reform”
Robert F. Durant
- 2012 John Gaus Lecture: “Reclaiming Our Past: Linking Theory and Practice”
Beryl A. Radin
- 2011 John Gaus Lecture: “Organizations, Politics, and Public Purposes: Analyzing Public Organizations and Public Management”
Hal G. Rainey
- 2010 John Gaus Lecture: “If You Want to Be a Good Fill-in-the-Blank Manager, Be a Good Plain-Vanilla Manager”
- 2009 John Gaus Lecture: “The Ties That Bind? Networks, Public Administration, and Political Science”
Laurence O'Toole, Jr.
- 2008 John Gaus Lecture: “Administrative Accountability and the Rule of Law”
Donald F. Kettl
- 2007 John Gaus Lecture: “New Frontiers of Public Administration: The Practice of Theory and the Theory of Practice”
Laurence E. Lynn, Jr.
- 2006 John Gaus Lecture: “The Public Administration of Politics, or What Political Science Could Learn from Public Administration”
- 2005 John Gaus Lecture: “Citizen-Sovereigns: The Source of Contestability, the Rule of Law, and the Conduct of Public Entrepreneurship”
- 2004 John Gaus Lecture: “You Talking to Me? Accountability and the Modern Public Service”
Patricia Wallace Ingraham
- 2003 John Gaus Lecture: “Citizens, Public Administration and the Search for Theoretical Foundations”
Johan P. Olsen
- 2002 John Gaus Lecture: “The Spirit of Public Administration”
- 2001 John Gaus Lecture: “Whose Bureaucracy Is This, Anyway? Congress' 1946 Answer”
David H. Rosenbloom
- 2000 John Gaus Lecture: “Public Administration in Today's World of Organizations and Markets”
Herbert A. Simon
- 1999 John Gaus Lecture: “The Repositioning of American Public Administration”
H. George Frederickson
- 1998 John Gaus Lecture: “The Human Side of Public Administration”
Louis C. Gawthrop
- 1997 John Gaus Lecture: “Administrative Practice, Organizational Theory, and Political Philosophy”
James G. March