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Director, School of Public Policy, UMass Amherst. @napawash Fellow

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What @UMassPolicy alums go on to do. #SPPPride https://t.co/2oE0kiUH91
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsCongratulations to Vanessa Otero, @UMassPolicy class of 2009, newly named interim director of the Healing Racism In… https://t.co/QRmBfUC5cT
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsLearn about the relationship between #populism and the politics of insecurity in the article by @danielbeland 👉🏿R… https://t.co/yoXTuGy1AK
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsHere is a nice video metaphor for the current trajectory of US federal public policy. https://t.co/4mAg6SYkTnAn important message from Director of International Student & Scholar Services Kenneth J. Reade to the UMass Intern… https://t.co/TdIQaYv9D3
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsThe Global Monitor of COVID19´s Impact on Democracy and Human Rights - A one-stop tool to hold governments to accou… https://t.co/9Ko68twWlANYT: I’m a Direct Descendant of Thomas Jefferson. Take Down His Memorial. https://t.co/al9eoNsyogChinese academic Xu Zhangrun arrested in Beijing. Prof. Xu, a determined critic of Chinese authoritarianism, warned… https://t.co/jLuXW8CdtC
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsAcademics really need to pay attention to what's happening with regards to international students right now. My exp… https://t.co/0wyLoUdzpZ
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7/7
2020
A comic rendering of the the book that described how the birth of a “market society” altered our relationship with… https://t.co/gz79cAWePw
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsThis is going to ruin lives. https://t.co/J5ZQIgB0Ch
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsI just did a short piece about the Indian planning commission and NITI Aayog -- started off as a book review and we… https://t.co/IlaSsVgyI3Our next #PolicyCrunch will cover Governments in transition. Join us and ⤵️ - IOG President @tfyfe -… https://t.co/xZIwjo6KFl
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsA spectrum of digital gardening. I like to think of it as the happy middle between chaos streams and full-scale c… https://t.co/guFnjhB5In
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsWant to de-couple Public Administration from Woodrow Wilson's legacy? This book by @PeterBoettke @vladtarko & Pau… https://t.co/NmohuWS4Xz
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsThis summer, 6 @UMassPolicy students are part of @CAP_Boston's fellowship program, which offers mentoring & interns… https://t.co/BuH5IMzRYo
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsEarlier story about Xu Zhangrun https://t.co/oPvBlsMjJANYT: The police in Beijing on Monday detained Xu Zhangrun, a law professor and one of China’s most prominent and sc… https://t.co/XMKdWIhyOQThe police in Beijing on Monday detained Xu Zhangrun, a law professor and one of China’s most prominent and scathin… https://t.co/E3HnZNrJtJ
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsMobilizing Policy (In)Capacity to Fight COVID-19: Understanding Variations in State Responses https://t.co/vkVwX9bN3eAmid pandemic, fewer students seek federal aid for college https://t.co/ysZYcVjm29Instructors in public policy/public admin: I highly recommend this new book from @richardhorton1 @politybooks. A c… https://t.co/vpzzbO2zzl @profmusgrave Ducks hoard specie because it hurts to exchange bills
7/6
2020
Hong Kong: books by pro-democracy activists disappear from library shelves | Hong Kong | The Guardian https://t.co/Eyewq8yhBx
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsVery good analysis by ⁦@Rukmini⁩ on how lack of state capacity cost India dearly. To everything she mentions, I wil… https://t.co/W4tgDtm7fA
Retweeted by Alasdair Roberts @AlasdairRoberts And democracy?
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsOne way for NASPAA to put teeth in its recent statement (https://t.co/u97ZJ75HL5) would be to put a clear commitmen… https://t.co/06BIO8Xe8B @KelmanSteve @pjmooney @LetaHong @jorge_guajardo @janeefountain @JLPerrySPEA @pwolodarski @PekingMike This is from… https://t.co/vr5vkY5KIK @KelmanSteve @pjmooney @LetaHong @jorge_guajardo @janeefountain @JLPerrySPEA @pwolodarski @PekingMike Whatever the… https://t.co/FDZ6iJdoUK👇 https://t.co/jmB8U8Dgc5
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsVacation sketching #Sylt #Northsea https://t.co/TYP9XfVgYl
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7/5
2020
This is a good story and also a vivid depiction of what it's like to be on the receiving end of bad governance https://t.co/b84ktRr6jFhere's the working link for this piece https://t.co/chwHgGDS6l“Scientists have long maintained that the Arctic is warming twice as fast as the rest of the world. But in reality,… https://t.co/4DzK1IkXrV
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsThe results are in, and the protagonist for my Canadian riposte to Hamilton will be Prime Minister Mackenzie King's… https://t.co/yDRRTkWUeH @colinrtalbot Sorry . . https://t.co/mAR4X5zCww7 minutes for someone to cast the decisive vote on thisSorry -- here is the direct link: https://t.co/mAR4X5zCwwAmong other things has an interesting definition of administration too @Brian_J_Cook https://t.co/cISioYylq0very nice discussion of the concept of "wicked problems" (including origins) here -- The Wickedness of Rittel and… https://t.co/npT9wLTW62Welcome to Perspectives - Adam Eckerd, 2020 https://t.co/pCa7e3Gqle
7/4
2020
Just out as OA in Policy and Society. Introduction to special issue on COVID-19. https://t.co/hAdo1ybxIj
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsThank you to Acting Mayor/Council President Lizzy Kazinskas for taking the time to meet with me & go over our trans… https://t.co/hQOhavokbV
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsThanks to Abebooks, I now know what a socialist planner looked like. https://t.co/br3UXgUr5C @RFinbow @amwellstead I would need help with the dance numbers. https://t.co/enfGbbhoCPActually now I feel badly about forgetting Flora MacDonald @cforcese "Constitutional evolution if necessary, but not necessarily constitutional evolution." @amwellstead "Gene! The Musical" has definite possibilities.Canadians! I'm tired of reading about Hamilton and am writing the libretto for a new Canadian musical. Help me wi… https://t.co/wd3A43yeP0 @jillongovt @instituteforgov I think there is clearly a populist “strategy for governing*” which involves gradual b… https://t.co/VFilLkBDO0
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsThanks for this wonderful contribution ⁦@yolandebouka⁩ and team! 🙏🏿 https://t.co/GOJpxgZoLg
Retweeted by Alasdair Roberts @abouassi Can I get diplomatic plates, and will they work in the university garage?Just got this email, which is certainly up with the times. "Welcome to your Burial Assurance Alert. . . . Congratu… https://t.co/I8gg8PRqMpTwenty-five countries will celebrate independence days this month. (Depressing sidenote: I'm older than most of them.)Another long forgotten view of #Gettysburg on this 157th anniversary. What happened after was equally as tragic. A… https://t.co/oYLAQDfH3n
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7/3
2020
July 8: A Townhall Meeting on "Racism in Public Administration" with Dean Charles Menifield. Register:… https://t.co/kuSyarXl1u
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsWhat do @UMassPolicy grads do with their degrees? Puja Minni is a researcher who recently published her first book,… https://t.co/sbi8xr4Nhw
Retweeted by Alasdair Roberts @Reuters Not new. Continental offered this service at EWR years ago.It's not too late to register for our course "#PublicBudgeting & #Finance," #online July 6-Aug 14. You don't need t… https://t.co/kW3i4SNqEr
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsFor the first time we can say we're looking out explosive, out-of-control growth in cases across the USA. This is s… https://t.co/LzxhZR2aaD
Retweeted by Alasdair Roberts🎉 Congratulations to @MikeNicholsonMA, @UMassPolicy '17, newly elected mayor of #GardnerMA! #SPPPride @SBS_UMasshttps://t.co/YbcUh4x6NW
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7/2
2020
@ClaireAdida What constantly drives me bananas is that scholars keep writing papers for journals with an internatio… https://t.co/R7ZtP9y7c9
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsI've come to realize that while in the rest of the world, the first thing an author has to decide is "am I writing… https://t.co/Rr4xEoRPV3
Retweeted by Alasdair Roberts“Your media company logo is an invasive species incompatible with its ecosystem” is the most Canadian kind of burn… https://t.co/GQqJJKugZh
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsI started as an assistant professor at @Carleton_U twenty years ago on July 1, 2000. We had email, but ‘teaching wi… https://t.co/oIA5BzOA0M
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsCheers to @UMassPolicy's Mike Crowley on @USFWS fellowship that fast tracks students for leadership positions at th… https://t.co/LqRMygJktY
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsFriends, I want to wish you all a happy Canada Day! Today we celebrate the special place we live in and commit to… https://t.co/4y48PJE8La
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsChrome-Plated Pistols and Pink Polos: The Face of Elite Panic in the USA https://t.co/29bHjWt3ND via @lithubEvery arrested person has rights. No can be tortured by the police. The Supreme Court of India has even laid down m… https://t.co/wPtN4A77b2
Retweeted by Alasdair Roberts @openpolicynz No mention of Blackboard or Canvas either : )Everyone says that Orwell wrote the perfect dystopian novel, but I can't see any mention of Moodle in it anywhere.
7/1
2020
Just got this email, and my opinion of the Koch brothers has changed entirely. https://t.co/DeUOGqnJ2xEditorial in new issue of @PAReview. "The root cause of all of this confusion—all of this variation in policy and… https://t.co/gA4jhlAOpNThe 12 Best Book Covers of June https://t.co/zQjpI119Ca via @lithub#Chinaphobia Why has the West got China wrong for 40 years? It won't accept that China is not Western, never has be… https://t.co/JBWhKdHxbg
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6/30
2020
The latest #GovWrkGroup op-ed in the @OttawaCitizen. @queensu @QUartsci #cdnpoli https://t.co/lhS2rSyYPN
Retweeted by Alasdair Roberts @AlasdairRoberts @Prof_SP & @NM_Humphrey discuss Bryce (& DuBois) in this piece on Merit that came out last year. I… https://t.co/OyL425YcDg
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsLearn the ins & outs of the budget process in our popular #onlinecourse "#PublicBudgeting & #Finance," July 6-Aug 1… https://t.co/n0b6mBo3lu
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsTo paraphrase someone whose work I admire, there are times in politics when ideas and purposes are reassociated, an… https://t.co/SeezlZr8gQ
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsThis summer, 6 @UMassPolicy students are part of @CAP_Boston's fellowship program, which offers mentoring & interns… https://t.co/9ROnYvEWug
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6/29
2020
Ah the halcyon days of mid June when the plateau was looking bad. https://t.co/7CDDLFnn0T https://t.co/YXs0EAwbqn
Retweeted by Alasdair RobertsHere's a practical suggestion. If we assign Wilson's 1887 essay, maybe also assign this 1901 essay on reconstructi… https://t.co/lu8VZpgln9Essay from @maudussauge: Mexican regulatory agencies under attack https://t.co/vd1u5MGyPwAnd while we're on it, I'm going to re-up this string of tweets from 2019 about the Frank Goodnow papers. APSA wil… https://t.co/apslDAf9iSAnd here is a story about what happened when that same group of founders took Wilson's idea about comparative study… https://t.co/9yxo0FGuk7Let me do a Sunday morning walk back and concede that "crappy" was a little strong for the merits of Wilson's 1887… https://t.co/LAVvPgb1TZ @DBearfield I went through some of Bryce's papers in Oxford in 2015. This from a letter that Charles Francis Adams… https://t.co/5kgYakQ5zY
6/28
2020
@profmusgrave Well, if you're up for APSA presidents, there's Frank Goodnow. Who has an award named after him.… https://t.co/78hqDWxbPJ @BlakeProf For example: here is the first question on the entrance examination for the Indian civil services, 2017… https://t.co/OgoGfsOF6J @BlakeProf I understand, but in PA, talking about this essay is ritualized. And not just in the US; for non-Americ… https://t.co/6kIy32NBI1 @MacaesBruno He doesn't have to be removed from books, his work just needs to be given appropriate weight and situated in context. @BlakeProf The attention that has been paid to this essay is grossly disproportionate to its merit or historical si… https://t.co/PXMnbUISp5 @PFederman @RamblingRoberts Partly also that we don’t want to invest the time to do it properly @RamblingRoberts See my other tweet a moment ago -- we have this habit of picking texts (Gulick! Waldo!) and then a… https://t.co/cXkeyyTvsx @ProfessaJay @DBearfield @mkfeeneyWYO @donmoyn @mdubnick And let's not forgetting selling out the Indians, the Viet… https://t.co/Gp6ouX0zxs. . . As I note in "Four Crises of American Democracy," Wilson described Bryce's book as a "great work" and Bryce h… https://t.co/MgJlzBSrCi. . . For example, a hot text at the time of Wilson's essay was James Bryce's "The American Commonwealth." Here ar… https://t.co/jZouK9F1tDTwo other and better ways to do construct an intellectual history for PA: (1) find out what people were actually re… https://t.co/wjLUsJwKcG2/2 and more generally, the field of PA does a lousy job of studying its intellectual history, compelling students… https://t.co/Z7LjSWxQZv.@donmoyn As it's the weekend, I'm going to be a little casual, and just say that the 1887 essay by Wilson was a c… https://t.co/3MfNBiEuZa
6/27
2020

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