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Talks at University of Pittsburgh GSPIA on December 6 and 7

220587_026_gspia_0043I gave two talks at the University of Pittsburgh’s Graduate School of Public and International Affairs on December 6 and 7.  My first talk was about Four Crises of American Democracy, at the Johnson Institute for Responsible Leadership at 4:30pm on December 6.  Details here | Watch this talk on YouTube.  On December 7, I talked about “A new approach to Public Administration.”   The December 7 talk drew on this paper.

“Four Crises” noted in Toronto Globe and Mail

screen-shot-2016-12-03-at-10-48-53-amMy book Four Crises of American Democracy is noted in a story in today’s Toronto Globe and Mail.  PDF of the story here.  Story online here (behind paywall).

St. Louis Post-Dispatch articles on 2016 campaign

screen-shot-2016-11-07-at-8-52-10-amI contributed comments to Chuck Raasch’s November 7 sum-up of the 2016 presidential campaign.  Read the article.  And also to his November 9 assessment of the election aftermath.  Read the article.

Talk with Jeff Santos about “Four Crises”

a-jeff-santos-show-logoMy conversation with Jeff Santos about Four Crises of American Democracy can be heard here.

Reviews for “Four Crises of American Democracy”

Early reviews for Four Crises of American Democracy, from the Oxford University Press website:

FCAD_Cover“Already among our foremost observers of global capitalism, economic policymaking, and the information age, Alasdair Roberts in his latest book expertly details four periods of crisis of American democracy across the past hundred-plus years. The reassuring news: the parlous state of our current national politics has ample historical precedent-and the republic survives. The better news: each crisis period contained the seeds of democratic renewal, providing genuine hope for our own future. Roberts’s clarion voice is one that deserves a full hearing from U.S. officialdom and citizenry alike.”- Rogan Kersh, Provost and Professor of Politics & International Affairs, Wake Forest University

“In this sharp and insightful analysis, Roberts takes dead aim at a central puzzle of our time: is American democracy so sick that it risks sliding deeply into chaos, even oblivion? The book takes measured stock of the challenges democracy faces. But even more important, Roberts finds that democracy has faced big crises before and has found within itself what it takes to conquer them. The result is an exceptionally clear-eyed look at the issues we face and how we can solve them. It’s must reading-especially for those trapped in despair about our system of government.”-Donald F. Kettl, Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland

Article in St. Joseph News-Press on “Four Crises”

StJoeNPI spoke with Ken Newton of the St. Joseph Free-Press about my forthcoming book Four Crises of American Democracy.  Read the article.

Conversation on KFRU about “Four Crises of American Democracy”

CnQFzYKUkAATTiS.jpg-largeI spoke with David Lile on KFRU Radio about Four Crises of American Democracy this morning.  Listen to the conversation here.

Article in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on “Four Crises”

Screen Shot 2016-07-09 at 7.54.35 PMThere’s an article by Chuck Raasch in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about my forthcoming book, Four Crises of American DemocracyRead the article online | Read as PDF.

News release about “Four Crises of American Democracy”

Screen Shot 2016-07-06 at 2.53.26 PMMizzou’s News Bureau has posted a news release about Four Crises of American Democracy.  Read the release.

Video about Four Crises of American Democracy

FCAD_YouTubeA short video about my book Four Crises of American Democracy has been posted on the University of Missouri’s YouTube channel.  Watch the video.