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Douglas Lecture at University of the West Indies

screen-shot-2017-01-10-at-1-51-00-pmI will give the second Daphne Douglas Lecture at Mona campus of the University of the West Indies on May 4.  The lecture is organized by the university’s Department of Library and Information Studies.  My working title is “Defending the Open Society.”

Talk at La Follette School: Democracy in crisis — or politics as usual?

screen-shot-2017-01-17-at-6-29-47-pmI’ll give a talk at the La Follette School of Public Affairs at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 28.  Details here.  I’ll talk about challenges to democracy in the United States and Europe.  The title is: “Democracy in crisis — or politics as usual?”  Description:

On both sides of the Atlantic, commentators suggest that democracy is in crisis.  Some even say that we are witnessing the decline of the West or the end of the liberal world order.  Are these commentators right — and if so, what is the cause of democracy’s decline? Or are they entirely wrong?  Perhaps we are just witnessing a return to “politics as usual” after a period of unusual calm in the life of leading Western states.

Presentation on Statecrafting project to SNU conference in NYC

screen-shot-2017-01-15-at-5-55-26-amI gave a presentation at New York BK21 Conference organized by the Graduate School of Public Administration of Seoul National University in New York City on Saturday January 14.  The title was “Statecrafting: A new approach to public administration.” Powerpoints available here.  Listen to audio here.

Talk on “Four Crises” at Truman Library Institute

democracyincrisis-postcard-rev3-11_page_1I will talk about my book, Four Crises of American Democracy, at the Truman Library Institute in Independence, MO on February 9 at 6:30pm.  More details here.

Book review in Public Administration Review

PAR_coverMy review of Jurassic Government has just been published in the January/February issue of Public Administration Review.  Read the review.

Mention in Columbia Tribune story on “law and order”

screen-shot-2016-12-18-at-10-19-50-amI’m quoted in a Columbia Tribune story that discusses the debate over “law and order” in American politics.  Read the story.  I discuss this more fully in my books The End of Protest and America’s First Great Depression.

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).

“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.

“The End of Protest” discussed in St. Louis Post-Dispatch

screen-shot-2016-11-11-at-7-31-30-pmMy 2013 book “The End of Protest” is discussed in an article in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about post-election protests.  Read the article.