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Keynote address at Public Administration Theory Network

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I’m looking forward to giving the keynote address at the annual conference of the Public Administration Theory Network in Denver on May 31, 2019.  More details about PAT-Net here. | The Call for Papers for the 2019 conference is here.

Keynote talk at Northeast Conference of Public Administration

I’m looking forward to giving a keynote talk at the 2018 Northeast Conference on Public Administration in Baltimore on November 3. More info here.  The theme for the conference is “Blind spots in public administration.”

The title for my talk: The Biggest Blind Spot of All.  Abstract: “In the United States, the field of public administration began with a bold vision.  The aim was not just to make programs and bureaus work more efficiently.  Rather, the goals were to overhaul the creaking American state and demonstrate to the world that liberal democracy was a viable system of government.  This bold vision has been lost over the last four decades and should be recovered.  Once again, the American state needs renovation – and the world needs proof that democracy works.  We must develop the conceptual tools and confidence to address these ‘macro-level’ questions of public administration.”  Powerpoint here.


Comment on 50th anniversary of Minnowbrook conference

I’ve written a short comment tied to the fiftieth anniversary of the Minnowbrook Conference on the state of public administration.  Read it here.

Discussion of “The Logic of Discipline”

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On the website Le Grand Continent, Lorenzo Castellani discusses my 2010 book The Logic of Discipline.  Read the article.

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.

“Strategies for Governing” project noted on Bookforum

My Strategies for Governing project is noted on the Bookforum website.

Talk with WBZ’s Nightside

On April 3, I talked with Dan Rea of WBZ’s Nightside about my book Can Government Do Anything Right?  Listen to the interview 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.

Presentation at American University on March 29

DZDQAb3XkAAvtln.jpg-largeI’m looking forward to giving a presentation as part of the spring research seminar series at the AU School of Public Affairs on March 29.  The Powerpoint slides for my presentation are here.  A related paper, forthcoming in Korean Journal of Policy Studies, can be downloaded here.

Article on American exceptionalism posted on The Conversation

The Conversation has published my column, “The age of unexceptionalism.”