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“Strategies for Governing” forthcoming in January

Strategies for Governing: Reinventing Public Administration for a Dangerous Century will be published by Cornell University Press in January.  Pre-order on Amazon. Comments on the book here.

Comments on “Strategies for Governing”

Comment from Donald Kettl of the LBJ School of Public Affairs on Strategies for Governing, forthcoming from Cornell University Press in December 2019:  “Alasdair Roberts is one of the most thoughtful scholars working in public administration today, and Strategies for Governing is an important and challenging book. It will be an instant classic—a must-read for established researchers and budding scholars.”

And from Mary Guy of the University of Colorado-Denver: “Just in time, Alasdair Roberts makes a provocative argument urging public administration to return to basics! Strategies for Governing rediscovers the field’s roots and describes a conceptual and practical route back to relevance in public life.”

Talk on “Can Government Do Anything Right?”

Screen Shot 2019-02-02 at 11.41.02 AMI’ll talk about my book Can Government Do Anything Right? in Professor Jon Rose’s class on Contemporary Issues in Politics at Queen’s University on March 25.

Presentation at SNU/ASU conference

I’ll present at the ASU-SNU BK21 International Conference in Phoenix on January 15-16, 2019.  Details about the conference here.  My presentation, tied to my new book project, is titled “Can superstates survive?”.  PPT for the presentation here.

CIDE publishes translation of “Logic of Discipline”


Screen Shot 2019-02-05 at 10.15.09 AMThe Centro de Investigación y Docencia Económicas (CIDE) has just published La lógica de la disciplina: el capitalismo global y la arquitectura del gobierno.  Preview the book on Google Books.  This is a translation of my 2010 book The Logic of Discipline, with a new introduction by Mauricio Dussauge Laguna.  Kindle version now available on Amazon.

“Strategies for Governing” forthcoming from Cornell University Press

Screen Shot 2018-11-01 at 2.34.38 PMMy next book, presently titled Strategies for Governing: A New Direction for Public Administration, is now forthcoming from Cornell University Press, aiming for December 2019.  A summary of the book is available here.

Discussion of “The Logic of Discipline”

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On the website Le Grand Continent, Lorenzo Castellani discusses my 2010 book The Logic of Discipline.  Read the article.

Interview about “Can Government Do Anything Right?”

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI talked on April 11 with Carrie Saldo, host of WGBY’s Connecting Point, about my recent books on the state of democracy, and my current work on strategies for governing.  Video here.

Talk with WBZ’s Nightside

On April 3, I talked with Dan Rea of WBZ’s Nightside about my book Can Government Do Anything Right?  Listen to the interview here.

Distinguished Visiting Lecture at Suffolk University

I’ll discuss my book Can Government Do Anything Right? as a distinguished visiting lecturer at Suffolk University on April 12.  Details here.  Powerpoint for the talk here.