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Posts from the ‘Opeds’ Category

New commentary: How to bridge east and west

My new commentary, “how to bridge east and west,” is now available (open access) from the Asia Pacific Journal of Public Administration.


Assessing the state of American democracy

I’ve written a column for The Conversation, “What those mourning the fragility of American democracy get wrong.”  Also in Spanish.

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.

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.

Article on American exceptionalism posted on The Conversation

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

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.

Final commentary for Governance: Our Asian challenge

coverBob Cox and I will conclude our terms as co-editors of Governance at the end of 2017.  Each of us have written close-out commentaries.  Mine is titled “Our Asian challenge.”  The PDF of the commentary can be downloaded here.

Column about ‘first 100 days’ on OUP blog

My column “Let’s end the first hundred days” has been posted on the Oxford University Press blog.  Read the column.

Winnipeg Free Press: The attack on openness

Screen Shot 2014-10-15 at 6.21.14 AMI”ve published an oped in the Winnipeg Free Press on the pushback against governmental openness.  “Six years have passed since the financial collapse of 2008. We liberated global financial markets to rule themselves, and they let us down. Now we are witnessing one of the perverse results of this collapse: a boom in complaints about the weaknesses of democracy, and the dangers of too much governmental openness.”  Read the oped in the Winnipeg Free Press.  The oped has also been republished by

I’ll be giving a lecture on government openess next week in Mexico City, at the Accountability Network’s international seminar on accountability and corruption control.  The working text for my address can be downloaded from SSRN.