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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.

Interview about US exceptionalism

Screen Shot 2018-03-27 at 3.00.03 PMI talked with Arnie Arnesen of The Attitude on WNHN FM about my recent column on American exceptionalism.  The interview can be heard here.

Excerpt from new Polity book

cgdar_smAn excerpt from my book Can Government Do Anything Right? can be downloaded here.  The book will be published in 2018.  Pre-order on Amazon.

Appointment at UMass Amherst School of Public Policy

I’m honored to be selected as the inaugural Director of the School of Public Policy at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.  The announcement is here.  I’m also grateful to have had the opportunity to work with my colleagues at the Truman School of Public Affairs at the University of Missouri since 2015.

“The End of Protest” now in paperback

Extended Cover Final 1_SmallThe End of Protest: How Free-Market Capitalism Learned to Control Dissent has just been published in paperback by Cornell University Press.  Purchase on Amazon.  The cover design is by Istvan Banyai.

International conference of the Korean Association for Public Administration

Screen Shot 2015-07-12 at 10.00.10 AMI’ll be participating in the international conference of the Korean Association for Public Administration at Sangmyung University on July 16-18.  Program here.  I will be on a opening plenary panel on global trends in public administration on July 16, as well as a session with Professor Evan Berman of Victoria University of Wellington on “institutions and leadership” on July 17.   I will also give a presentation at the Graduate School of Public Administration at Seoul National University on July 15.

Presentation at Global Transparency Research Conference

Screen Shot 2015-05-31 at 8.20.54 PMI’ll be presenting my paper, “Too much transparency?  How critics of openness misunderstand administrative development,” at the Fourth Global Conference on Transparency Research in Lugano on June 4-6.

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, as a Professor of Public Affairs, Law, and Political Science.  The Truman School’s announcement is here.

Short paper on promoting fiscal openness

Screen Shot 2015-05-21 at 10.29.22 AMThe Global Initiative For Fiscal Transparency has posted my short paper on promoting fiscal openness.  “To some extent we are seeking to achieve the benefits of democratization in the realm of fiscal policy, without risking the policy instability that has historically been associated with democratic processes.” Get the paper.

Article in current issue of Perspectives Libres

11148540_10155452575735032_2252272792869796831_oA translation of my article “The nation-state: Not dead yet” has just been published in Perspectives libres No. 13 (April 2015).  Details here.