Ph.D., Political Science, The Johns Hopkins University (1990)
Doctoral fields - Public Administration & Policy; Comparative Politics; International Relations
Dissertation Advisors: Francis E. Rourke, Richard S. Katz
Dissertation: Employee Ownership Policy in the US, Italy, and the UK
MBA-MA International Business, International Trade, Marketing Management (1982), (School of Management, University at Buffalo, SUNY/Department of Geography)
B.S. Business Administration - Management of Information Systems (School of Management, University at Buffalo, SUNY)
A.S. Natural Sciences, Monroe Community College - SUNY (Rochester, NY)
Comparative public policy (general & EU/US), Migration Policy (includng citizenship and inclusion), Regulatory Policy, Comparative Public Administration, European Union policies and policy processes, Transatlantic Relations
Fall 2017 Office Hours
Mondays Noon-5:00 p.m.
PAD 680 Research Methods for Public Administration and Nonprofit Management (Hybrid - Monday evenings starting at 5:30 p.m.)
PAD 602 Comparative Public Policy (Online - OPEN SUNY) ELECTIVE IN MPA
Public policy in advanced industrialized democracies from a comparative perspective. Topics include theories of policy-making and comparative inquiry, policy processes, policy networks, policy content, policy convergence and disparities, transatlantic policy-making architecture and global governance. Specific policies covered - economic, welfare, health, education, environmental, migration.
PAD 680 Research Methods for Public Administration and Nonprofit Management (Hybrid - Thursday evenings starting at 6 p.m.) REQUIRED IN MPA
Introduction to Descriptive Statistics, Software (SPSS, EndNote), APA 6th, types of knowledge and the research process, ethical considerations in research, literature reviews, theory & hypotheses, sampling, design & evaluation. Assessments - conferencing (discussion boards), research component (purpose statement, annotated bibliography in EndNote, literature map), literature review, final examination, CITI certificate (human subject research training modules). This course is a pre-requisite for PAD 681 Data Analysis & Presentation.
PAD 700 Migration Policy (Online - OPEN SUNY) ELECTIVE IN MPA
Former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright recently observed that it was incorrect to refer to the 2015-16 European Union (EU) migration crisis as a “crisis.” A crisis suggests a temporary situation, but Albright argued that the migratory pressure on Europe is not a temporary phenomenon. The EU is emblematic of the West’s inability to close borders to people on the move, mainly from both war-torn countries and from developing countries. Australia, Canada, the US, European countries, and increasingly Japan, are facing migration pressure.
Migration studies is a multidisciplinary field in which anthropologists, economists, geographers, historians, political scientists, public administrationists, and sociologists work – often asking different questions, but also learning from each other’s research. Political scientists and public adminstrationists focus on the highly-contested politics of immigration: competing interest groups (nativist vs. ethnic-based organization; business vs. labor; moral cosmopolitans vs. nationlists), agenda setting, policy enactment, policy implementation, policy enforcement, and the impact of federalism (for example, the increased efforts of localities with significant anti-immigration sentiment to pass illegal immigration reform ordinances [IIROs] and the post-2016 presidential elections increase in declarations of “sanctuary cities”). Even an act as simple as obtaining a driver’s license is a vastly different experience in pro-immigrant states compared to those states where state residents tend to be less favorable toward immigration. Sometimes the debate comes down to disparate intepretations of “illegal” and “legal” or “fair” and “unfair.” Historically, American attitudes about immigration suggest a long-standing cultural divide which has been manifested differently depending upon the time period, state-federal relations, party politics, and so forth. It is a little known fact that the US states controlled immigration policy until the late 19th Century. This is the current pattern of immigration control in the European Union (EU), where despite open borders (the Schengen Area of passport free/visa free travel to which most EU member states as well as Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland belong - the UK and Ireland have an “opt-out” of Schengen), the EU does not have a supranational immigration policy. Why this is so will be considered in Module 4. The EU’s asylum policy, on the other hand, has become Europeanized. In the past several years, securing the Schengen borders has become a significant challenge for the EU, and there has been an increase in European-led interdiction at sea and most recently at land borders with the establishment in 2016 of the European Border and Coast Guard.
Sociologists have contributed to our understanding of migration – charting demographic trends (the West is aging and is not replacing itself fast enough to finance the safety net), identity, and the multifaceted process of assimilation or acculturation or multiculturalism. These disparate societal integration processes (and those who favor one process over another) are crucially important to understanding the politics of migration in the advanced industrialized democracies. These factors also explain the difficulty governments experience when attempting to adapt immigration policies to reflect contemporary global migration patterns. Political scientists, particularly, have become increasingly active in studying identity, political myths, and citizenship as it relates to the politics of immigration. Policy studies can be found in sociology, economics, and political science/public administration, but public administrationists naturally tend to focus on the various aspects of the policy making cycle: agenda setting, enactment, implementation, and enforcement.
Asylum is governed by international law, to which all Western nations are signatories (the Geneva Convention). However, the granting of asylum and relocating of refuges is another matter, which since 9/11 has become inextricably tied to homeland security (US), or in the EU the “Area of Freedom, Security and Justice” (AFSJ). As I write this introduction, an ISIS sympathizer has run a tractor-trailer into one of Berlin’s Christmas markets. For any of you who have been in Europe in the Christmas season through the Epiphany – you know the cultural significance of the Christmas market, even if Europe has become a continent of atheists and agnostics – Christianity shaped and continues to influence European culture – and perhaps more so now with the “othering” of Muslims in some European countries.
While we will have little time to read immigration historians in this class, their work is essential to understanding the immigration waves prior to the current “fourth wave” (immigration from 1965 and after). City of Dreams: The 400-Year Epic History of Immigrant New York by Tyler Anbinder, which was published in 2016 by Houghton Mifflin, is an excellent example of the uncovering of recurring patterns (remittances to the host country, first/second generation divide, folkloric traditions, role of the family, economic deprivations, hard and sometimes dangerous work, chain migration). In his concluding chapter, Andbinder writes:
Many believe that immigrants sap our economic vitality. Even worse, as one well-known New Yorker famously said in 2015, ‘they’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.’ But perhaps worst of all, we are told, they don’t share our values and therefore can’t ever become ‘real Americans.’
Yet today’s immigrants at their core are no different from previous generations of newcomers. From the colonial period to the present, every generation of Americans has viewed the newest group to arrive as completely unlike previous immigrants” (p. 564).
We will pose and attempt to answer several questions in this course, but the key question in a course in migration policy must be, “What factors shape migration policy in host countries?” To answer this question, we will need to draw on a wide range of works—from think tank reports to book-length treatments. And because this is a course offered in an MPA program at an American university, we need to leave this course informed of the major factors shaping US immigration policy—the politics of identity, demographic trends, public opinion, the role of interest groups, and the multiple points of entry provided for in a federal system—and given these factors, whether immigration reform is likely, and if so, what is achievable.
Previous Courses Taught in the MPA
PAD 500 Public Administration & Policy
PAD 502 Administrative Law Student Course Evaluation Report Fall 2016
PAD 602 Comparative Public Policy
PAD 680 Research Methods in Public Administration
PAD 681 Data Analysis & Presentation
PAD 700 Migration Policy Student Course Evaluation Report Spring 2017
see, also, author's publications at Research Gate
Research Interests and Current Projects
I have three general research areas in which I am active: comparative public policy and public administration (with a focus on the European Union and the US, including transatlantic governance); ethnic studies, including immigration policy (both EU and US); and local public administration (applied research). My current book-length writing projects are the Italian American experience (ms undergoing third revision), comparative immigration policy, and the second edition of Policies and Policy Processes in the European Union.
Buonanno, L. and M. Buonanno Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Dissecting the Italian American Experience. (currently in revision - publishers welcome to inquire as to status)
Zahariadis, N. and L. Buonanno (eds) (2018) The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy. New York: Routledge. Published 21 November 2017.
Buonanno, L.., K. Dowley, and N. Nugent. (2017) (eds) SUNY Guide to the Model European Union. 12th Edition. New Paltz: Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY. Authored First Edition (2006), Co-edited editions 2-11.
Buonanno, L., N. Cuglesan, and K. Henderson (eds.) (2015) The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives. (Routledge Studies in Governance and Public Policy Series) New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. and N. Nugent (2013) Policies and Policy Processes in the European Union. (The European Union Series) Palgrave Macmillan. EUSA Review - book review. Second edition planned for 2018.
Buonanno-Lanze, L. (1988) Import/Export Can Make You Rich. Englewood Cliffs: Prentice Hall. A guide to exporting and importing. Combines theory with practical applications.
Articles and Chapters
Buonanno, L. (2018). "The Single Market," in Zahariadis, N. and L. Buonanno (eds) (1 November, 2017) The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. and N. Zahariadis (2018) "Chapter 1, European Union Policymaking: Issues and Debates," in Zahariadis, N. and L. Buonanno (eds) (1 November, 2018) The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. and N. Zahariadis (2018) "Section 2 Overview - The Policy Cycle" in Zahariadis, N. and L. Buonanno (eds) (1 November, 2017) The Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. (2017). “The New Trade Deals and the Mobilization of Civil Society Organizations: Comparing EU and US Responses,” Journal of European Integration 39 (7): 795-809. DOI:10.1080/07036337.2017.1371711
Buonanno, L. (2016). "Financial Services Regulation and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement," Journal of Transatlantic Studies 14. http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/14794012.2015.1125157
Buonanno, L and M. Buonanno (2015). "Italian-American Political Leadership in the Tea Party Era: Conservative, Progressive, Reactionary?" in Guida, G, S. Pugliese, A. Gravano, P. Vellon, and J. Kighlinger (Eds.) What is Italian America? New York: Italian American Studies Association/John T. Calandra Institute: 245-264. (peer-reviewed)
Buonanno, L., N. Cuglesan, and K. Henderson. (2015) "Chapter 1: Studying Transatlanticism" in Buonanno, L., N. Cuglesan, and K. Henderson (eds.) The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L., N. Nugent, and N. Cuglesan. (2015) "Chapter 5 Governance of the Transatlantic Agenda and the New Transatlanticism" in Buonanno, L., N. Cuglesan, and K. Henderson (eds.) The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. (2015) "Chapter 11 Financial Services Regulation" in Buonanno, L., N. Cuglesan, and K. Henderson (eds.) (2015) The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. (2015) "Chapter 13 The TTIP Arrives: Politics and Processes" in Buonanno, L., N. Cuglesan, and K. Henderson (eds.) The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. (2015) "Chapter 14 The TTIP Agreement: Market Access, Regulations, and Rules" in in Buonanno, L., N. Cuglesan, and K. Henderson (eds.) The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. (2015) "Chapter 15 Conclusions: The New and Changing Transatlanticism" in Buonanno, L., N. Cuglesan, and K. Henderson (eds.) The New and Changing Transatlanticism: Politics and Policy Perspectives. New York: Routledge.
Buonanno, L. and N. Nugent. (2011) Explaining the EU's Policy Portfolio: Applying a Federal Integration Approach to EU Cohesion Policy, Bruges Research Papers. Bruges: College of Europe.
Buonanno, L. and N. Nugent (2011) "Studying the Fine Print: Policy Convergence and the New Transatlantic Agenda." EUSA Review 24 (2).
Buonanno, L. (2007) "The Constitutional Crisis in Perspective" in O’ Neill, Michael and Nicolae Paun. (eds) Explaining the European Union’s Constitutional Crisis: International Perspectives (Cluj: Publishing House of the Foundation of European Studies).
Buonanno, L. (2006) "The European Food Safety Authority" in Chris Ansell and David Vogel (eds). (2006) What's the Beef: The Contested Governance of Food Safety. The MIT Press. Book Review
Buonanno, L. and A. Deakin. (2004) "Identity Formation in the European Union." in N. Nugent (ed) European Union Enlargement. Palgrave Macmillan.
Buonanno, L., J. Mather, and N. Nugent (2003) "Organizing, Managing, and Assessing an Intercampus, Transnational EU Simulation," Teaching Public Administration 23 (1); 1-14.
Buonanno, L. (2002) "Combining synchronous (EU Simulation) with asynchronous teaching (EU online)." EUSA Review. Vol.15 (2): 8-10.
Buonanno, L. , S. Zaboltney, R. Keefer (2001) "Politics versus Science in the Making of a New Regulatory Regime for Food in Europe." European Integration online Papers (EIoP) 5 (12).
Buonanno-Lanze (2000) "The Antimasonic Party." in eds. Ron Hayduk and Immanuel Ness,The Encyclopedia of Third Parties. Armonk, NY: M.E. Sharpe.
Buonanno-Lanze, L. B. (1994) "Public Policy Supportive of Worker Cooperatives in the U.S., the U.K., and Italy." Business & the Contemporary World, 6 (1): 26-42.
Buonanno-Lanze, L. B. (1992) "Trade Union Leaders and Worker Cooperatives: An Analysis of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy."Annals of Public and Cooperative Economics, 63 (1): 73-102.
Reviews/Creative Works/Working Papers
Buonanno, L. (2010) Book Review. Britain and European Integration since 1945: On the Sidelines, David Gowland, Arthur Turner, and Alex Wright (Taylor & Francis), The Romanian Review of European Governance Studies 2 (3): 48-49.
Buonanno, L. (2006) Book Review, "The Principle of Mutual Recognition in the European Integration Process " (ed) Fiorella Kostoris Padoa Schioppa (Palgrave Macmillan), Journal of Common Market Studies 44 (4): 1102-1103.
Buonanno, L. (2005) Book Review, "Developments in the European Union 2," edited by D. Dinan and M. Cowles-Green (Palgrave). Journal of Common Market Studies 43 (5); 1072-1073. December.
Buonanno, L. (2005) Producer. EuroSim Documentary Directed by William Jungels. Funded by European Commission and Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY.
Buonanno, L. (2003) "Politics versus Science: Apportioning Competency in the European Food Safety Authority and the European Commission," in European Food Safety Regulation: The Challenge of Multi-level Governance Workshop. Organized by Chris Ansell and David Vogel, University of California, Berkeley. Working Paper (PDF, 265KB)
Steck, H., L. Buonanno-Lanze, and M. Eagles (1996) "Pedagogical Strategies and Assessment Results in Cross-National Simulations: Conclusions from at Two-Continent Model European Union Simulation," Presented at American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, San Francisco.
Buonanno-Lanze (1990) "Attitudes of Labor Union Leaders toward Labor Cooperatives: A Survey of the United States, the United Kingdom, and Italy. Cornell University, Institute for Industry Studies, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations." (Monograph).
Conferences & Invited Lectures (Recent)
2017. Panel Organizer, Graduate Student Presentations of their Research at the SUNY Model European Union Faculty Seminars - Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY. New York City, SUNY Global Center (April 28).
2017. The European Union Studies Association. 15th Biennial International Conference, Miami Marriott Biscayne Bay, Miami, Florida, May 4-6.
-Panel Discussant: "The Politics of Deep Integration"; Roundtable Participant: "The EU in Crisis: Policy Implications" (Migration Policy); Roundtable Chair & "EUSA Public Policy Interest Section - Routledge Handbook of European Public Policy"; Panel Chair,"The EU Policy-making Cycle: New Perspectives."
2016. Italian American Studies Association, Cal State Long Beach (November).
2015. University Express – New York State, Erie County Department of Senior Services (4 invited lectures 2016) “The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership” –October 2, Clarence Senior Center; October 23, Amherst Senior Center; October 26, Canterbury Woods; Amherst Senior Center; November 6, Orchard Park Senior Center.
2015. The European Union Studies Association. 14th Biennial International Conference, Boston, Massachusetts. - Panel Chair & Discussant, "EU Policymaking: Sectoral Perspectives"; Panel Chair. "The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership: Obstacles, Opponents, and Policy Solutions"; Paper Delivered, “Opposition to the TTIP in the EU and the US: Economics, Politics, Culture, or Institutions?” (with Carolyn Dudek).
2015. SUNY Model European Union, City College, CUNY – Expert Witness – Taxation in the European Union. March.
2015. NASPAA Conference and Accreditation Workshop. Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge. October.
PI or Co-PI on $404,152; Collaborator on $180,000 additional; short-listed $600,000
-US Department of State, Fulbright Award (Russia) Spring 2014 (recipient declined)
-COIL (PI) Globally Networked Learning in the Humanities (May 2011). Two-year Institute, International Studies Group - Developing globally-networked course, Transatlantic Public Administration & Policy with partners Manchester Metropolitan University (UK), and Babes Bolyai University (Romania). Course launched in Fall 2012 on the Canvas Learning Platform/team-taught by faculty from the US (Buonanno, Henderson), UK (Carr, Kiernan), and Romania (Cuglesan).
-U.S. Department of Education, Bilateral Mobility Grant (with European Commission funding EU partner universities) (2009-2014, included fifth year no-cost extension): Project Title: Transatlantic Public Administration - PI
-European Commission of the European Union, D.C. Delegation (PI-2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
-SUNY Conversations in the Disciplines (2003-PI & 2007)
-Carnahan-Jackson Foundation - PI (2003)
-U.S. Department of State and Commission of the European Communities - Senior Fulbright Scholar Program (PI, 2003)
-Lead grant-writer for SUNY's two applications to the European Commission for a European Union Center of Excellence grant to be located at the SUNY Global Center in New York City (55th and Lexington) - "First alternate" in 2011 in field of 10 successful applicants; short-listed in 2001 application.
-Grants reviewer for EU Fulbright Fellowship, European Commission Framework7 grants, Belgian government F.R.S.-FNRS
SUNY Buffalo State, Department of Political Science, Professor (2006-Present)
SUNY Fredonia, Department of Political Science (1990-2006)
Assistant Professor (1990-1994), Associate Professor (1994-2006), Professor (appointed 2006)
Community College of Baltimore (1983-1986)
Instructor (tenure-track), Department of Business Administration; Director, International Trade Program
University of Niŝ Postgraduate Summer Institute for Political Science
Lecturer and Mentor, European Union
22 graduate students from Western Balkans, Ukraine, and Russia 7/10/05-7/15/05
Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY-EU Summer Institute
Director, Lecturer and Mentor
Graduate students plus outreach activities for Chautauquans (debates, EU simulation, roundtables)
During Week I—Global Studies 2004 & 2005
Spetses European Union Summer Institute and Diplomatic Academy
Lecturer and Mentor
Sponsored by the Greek Education and Foreign Ministries, the Commission of the European Union, and the Athens University of Economics and Business. Preparing Greek diplomats for EU presidency; Mentored postgraduate students with theses proposals. 7/30/02-8/7/02
Cornell University, Institute for Industry Studies, New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations
Consortium of the Niagara Frontier (Canisius College, Daemen College, Niagara University)
January 1986-May 1990
Taught undergraduate three-credit hour courses in BA program offered in NYS correctional facilities: American Politics & Government, US Public Policy, US Political Economy, and International Political Economy (one course/semester) fall and spring semesters during this period in NYS Correctional facilities - Attica (maximum security), Collins (medium security), and Wyoming (medium security)
University at Buffalo, SUNY
Department of Political Science
January 1987-May 1987
Taught International Law and Organizations and US Political Economy
Adjunct Lecturer - 1989-1990 (US Political Economy)
Notre Dame College of Maryland
Department of Business Administration
Visiting Adjunct Lecturer
Taught International Business (1984)
Community College of Baltimore, Import/Export Workshop
Coordinator & Lecturer
Three-evening workshop offered regularly through Community College of Baltimore, International Trade Program (Continuing Education Units) Annual 1983-1985
Director, Public Administration Division, Department of Political Science - SUNY Buffalo State (September 1, 2013-May, 31, 2017)
Director of Graduate Studies, Department of Political Science, SUNY Buffalo State (2012-2013)
Chair, Department of Poltiical Science - SUNY Buffalo State (2006-2012)
Coordinator, International Studies - SUNY Fredonia (2005-2006)
Executive Director, Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY (2003-2011), SUNY-wide institute reports to and is funded by SUNY Office of Global Affairs
Director, International Trade Program, Community College of Baltimore (1983-1985)
Director, Transatlantic Consortium for European Union Studies and Simulations [ Nonprofit 501 (c) (3) ] (April 1999-April 2003), Co-Director (2003-2005) when expanded administrative structure to include European faculty on governing board
US Department of Commerce, International Trade Administration-Research Assistant (June-December 1981)
SUNY Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Teaching, 1995
William Andrews Lecture 2012 - Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY - delivered at the University of Exeter: "What Federalism Can Teach Us about the Eurozone Crisis"
National Columbus Day Committee, 1991 Educational Citation of Honor Award
Achieving Success through Leadership Program (2008-2009)
Co-Chair, Public Policy Interest Section, European Union Studies Association (May 2013-May2017)
Exemplar Coach and Mentor, Open SUNY
Board Member, Institute for European Union Studies at SUNY
Faculty Advisor, SUNY Model European Union
Executive Board Member, Italian American Studies Association
-Chapter: Buffalo Niagara
-Interest Sections: Comparative and International Public Administration; Public Administration Education; Intergovernmental Administration & Management
-Interest Sections: Migration & Citizenship, European Poiltics & Society
-Interest Section: Public Policy
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