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Talk at Lee Kuan Yew School on March 9

logo-lkyI’ll be giving a lunchtime talk at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore on March 9.  More details hereFlyer here.

The fourth crisis of democracy

1*IbGXPVdHCExt_AGIERZRDwI’ve written a short piece on Medium that outlines the argument I’ll be making during the Lee Lecture at University of Oxford on February 26.

Lee Lecture at Oxford: Four Crises of Democracy

Screen Shot 2014-12-26 at 4.49.36 PMI’ll be delivering the Lee Lecture at All Souls College, Oxford, on February 26, 2015.  Download the details from All Souls College.  The title of my lecture will be Four Crises of Democracy.  The paper is now available on SSRN (Revised on January 6).  The Lecture is supported by Dr. Seng Tee Lee FBA through an endowment for an annual lecture in Political Science and Government. Read more

ARPA reviews The End of Protest

Screen Shot 2015-02-15 at 12.56.15 PMDennis Phillips writes a review of The End of Protest for the Australian Review of Public AffairsRead the review here.

Six reasons why it’s easier to impose austerity

8215099404_a04165ff10_z copyFollowing the launch of When The Party’s Over in London last week, I thought I would write this short note on Medium: Six Reasons Why It’s Easier To Impose Austerity.  Comments welcomed.

Launch of book on politics of fiscal squeeze

BAFeb5 copyI participated in a roundtable conversation this afternoon at the British Academy to launch When The Party’s Over: The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze edited by Christopher Hood, David Heald and Rozana Himaz. I have contributed a chapter on the politics of the US depression in the 1840s.

Joining faculty at Truman School of Public Affairs

Screen Shot 2015-01-30 at 1.24.16 PMI’m pleased to be joining the faculty of the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri next Fall.  The Truman School’s announcement is here.

Bookforum mentions “Four Crises of Democracy”

Screen Shot 2015-01-24 at 6.53.50 AMBookforum mentions my “Four Crises of Democracy” paper in a round-up of recent works on the state of democracy.

IMF blog reviews “Politics of Fiscal Squeeze”

when the party is over revised red orange final revision.inddAn IMF blog features a review of “The Politics of Fiscal Squeeze,” an edited volume that includes my chapter on the United States’ financial difficulties in 1837-1848.

End of Protest now $1.99 on Amazon, intro on Medium

Screen Shot 2015-01-19 at 6.45.40 AMThe introduction to The End of Protest can now be read on MediumCornell University Press has reduced the price on Amazon to $1.99.

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