An introduction to Berkeley’s signature method for problem-solving in the public interest.
Eugene Bardach is a broadly based political scientist with wide ranging teaching and research interests. He focuses primarily on policy implementation and public management, and most recently on problems of facilitating better interorganizational collaboration in service delivery, e.g., in human services, environmental enforcement, fire prevention, and habitat preservation. He also maintains an interest in problems of regulatory program design and execution, particularly in areas of health, safety, consumer protection, and equal opportunity. Bardach has co-taught the first-year policy analysis workshop since 1973 and has developed novel teaching methods and materials. He has also directed and taught in residentially based training programs for higher-level public managers and has worked for the Policy Analysis office of the U.S. Department of Interior.