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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.

Article on realism on The Conversation

The Conversation has published my comment on realism in politics: “It’s a turbulent world.  Stop stressing and adapt.”  The article is also reposted on Salon.

Talk with UMass alums in Florida

I’ll be talking about my book “Can Government Do Anything Right?” with UMass alums in Naples and Palm Beach FL on March 20 and 21.  Details about the March 20 event here.

Article about strategies for governing on FP website

Foreign Policy has just published my column on the concept of “strategies for governing” on its website.  Read the article.

Online course: Strategies for Governing

I’ll teach a new online course for the UMass Amherst School of Public Policy in Summer 2018: PPA 697SG Strategies for Governing.  Details about the course here.  The draft syllabus is here.  There is a four-minute introductory video here.  The course is an elective within our new one-year MPP.

 

Discount on “Can Government Do Anything Right?”

Polity Books is offering a 20% discount on Can Government Do Anything Right?  Download the order form here.  The form can also be used to order examination copies.

Interview about PPMG article on the aims of public administration

I discussed my recent article in Perspectives on Public Management and Governance with Justin Bullock and Nathan Favreau as part of their new series of Facebook interviews.  Video here.  Link to the article: The Aims of Public Administration: Reviving the Classical View.

Interview on “Four Crises of American Democracy”

My interview with Dave Levine about my book Four Crises of American Democracy is now available here.  The interview was originally broadcast on the KZSU-FM show Hearsay Culture in May 2017.

Talk at Truman School of Public Affairs on January 25

I’ll be talking about my forthcoming book from Polity Books, Can Government Do Anything Right?, at the Truman School of Public Affairs on January 25.  Details here.  Powerpoint for presentation here.

Working paper and presentation on “Strategies for governing”

I’ve posted a working paper on SSRN: Strategies for Governing: An Approach to Public Management Research for West and East.  I will present this paper at the BK21 research workshop on January 11-13, 2018, sponsored by the Graduate School of Public Administration (GSPA) of Seoul National University and the Research for Government hub at SDA Bocconi School of Management.  The Powerpoint slides for the presentation are here.  The presentation will also refer to my recent article in Perspectives in Public Management and Governance.  (Audio of my January 11 presentation is available here.)