Former Memphian & Director of Morrison Institute for Public Policy, Thom Reilly, Book Talk and Signing June 8
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Former Memphian and Director of the Morrison Institute for Public Policy,
Thom Reilly, Comes Home to Sign His Latest Book
Reilly Will Sign His New Book, “The Failure of Governance in Bell, California: Big Time Corruption in a Small Town,” at Embassy Suites on June 8
MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 18, 2016 — Former Memphian and Director of the Morrison Institute of Public Policy at Arizona State University, Thom Reilly, is coming back to his hometown of Memphis to sign his new book, “The Failure of Governance in Bell, California: Big Time Corruption in a Small Town,” Wednesday, June 8 at the Embassy Suites located at 1022 S. Shady Grove Road. The book signing will take place from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. with a book discussion from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Reilly, a graduate of both Christian Brothers High School and Memphis State University is now the Director of the Morrison Institute for Public Policy as well as a professor at the School of Public Policy of Arizona State University in Phoenix, Arizona will be signing books and leading a discussion on his new book; the history of Bell, California; and public policy.
“The Failure of Governance in Bell, California: Big Time Corruption in a Small Town” illustrates how the town of Bell, California became susceptible to corruption while creating an in-depth analysis of factors that affect failed governance. In this literary work, Reilly highlights the development of good governance and compares it with the occurrences in Bell, California. Reilly’s account provides readers with his expertise and experience in the field of public policy as well as the political structures of city governments to better understand the roles of the public, employees and leaders in corruptive societies.
The book has received a number of positive reviews by scholars and professionals in the fields of political science, public policy, and public administration for its in depth explanation of a community crisis. “Reilly’s excellent account of corruption in a local government is written with the expertise of a scholar who is fluent in theory,” by U.S. Representative Dina Titus, 1st District of Nevada; emeritus professor of political science at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.
Reilly, a former County Manager of Clark County, Nevada received his bachelor of arts from Memphis State University, his Master in social work from Arizona State University, and his Master and PhD in public administration from the University of Southern California. Reilly has written numerous other books related to public policy, administration and reform, and is an active member of several organizations that benefit the earth, social work, employment, and more. He also serves as a Fellow of NAPA (National Academy of Public Administration).
After having read the book, Chester A. Newland, a Senior Professor of Public Administration at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law and Duggan Distinguished Professor of Public Administration Emeritus at the University of Southern California states, “far beyond wildly unimaginable fiction, this reality-based book is an importantly great read on public affairs.” “The Failure of Governance in Bell, California: Big Time Corruption in a Small Town” will be released May 15, 2016.
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