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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.

On The Conversation: Hillary Clinton and promises on transparency

Screen Shot 2015-03-06 at 4.18.53 PMI’ve written a column for The Conversation that contrasts Hillary Clinton’s email practices with previous commitments on governmental transparency.  “The issue isn’t just whether Clinton complied with federal law. Over the years, Clinton subscribed to a higher standard on transparency. Her decision to privatize her email communications is not consistent with the strong statements on openness made by the Clinton and Obama administrations, and even her own State Department.”

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.

Interview with Fenton award winner Mary O’Neill

On the Legal Talk Network, I have interviewed Mary O’Neill JD ’11 about her receipt of Suffolk Law’s Fenton Public Service Award.  Listen to the interview.