Name: Richard C. Feiock

Title: Augustus B. Turnbull Professor of Public Administration and Policy

Phone: (850) 644-7615

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Areas of Interest: local government, networks, and governance

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Rick Feiock is internationally recognized for his expertise in local government and local democratic institutions.  He is the Augustus B. Turnbull Professor of Public Administration and Policy in the Askew School and Affiliate Professor of Political Science.  He directs Florida State University's newly established Sustainable Energy & Governance Center.  He was founding director of the DeVoe Moore Center’s Program in Local Governance and served as the Ph.D. Program Director for the Askew School from 1999-2005. 

Professor Feiock has lectured in Moscow, Seoul, Beijing and throughout the U.S. and was a Fulbright Fellow in South Korea in 2006.   He is a recipient of the Herbert Kaufman Award from the Section on Public Administration, American Political Science Association.  He has been principal investigator on multiple National Science Foundation research grant awards and has received grant awards from Lincoln Institute for Land Policy, Aspen Institute, and the Fulbright Scholar Program.  He received his B.A. degree from Pennsylvania State University, and his M.P.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Kansas.  

Professor Feiock has published five edited books and monographs and over one-hundred journal articles.   His work appears in the leading scholarly journals of political science, public administration, and urban affairs.  His recent books include Institutional Constraints and Local Government: An Exploration of Local Governance (SUNY Press 2001), City-County Consolidation and Its Alternatives (M.E. Sharpe 2004) and Metropolitan Governance: Conflict, Competition and Cooperation, (Georgetown University Press 2004).   His most recent work  in collaboration with John Scholz is an edited book Self-organizing Federalism: Collaborative Mechanisms to Mitigate Institutional Collective Action Dilemmas published by Cambridge University Press in Summer 2009.




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