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Washington Post Interview with Elaine Kamarck

Recently, Elaine Kamarck, the Founding Director of the Center for Effective Public Management, sat down with Tom Fox of the Washington Post’s On Leadership section. In a Q/A session, they discussed the goals of the new center and the challenges facing policymakers and politicians. The discussed efforts at the new center to offer commonsense, realistic solutions to the problems facing the American system.

In case you missed the article, it is entitled, “What Washington’s leaders have forgotten.”

For this and other great articles about leadership, the federal workforce and public management, visit the Post’s On Leadership page.

  • Elaine C. Kamarck is a senior fellow in the Governance Studies program at Brookings and the Founding Director of the Center for Effective Public Management. She is also senior editor of FixGov, a blog focused on discussing domestic political and governance challenges and realistic solutions. She is a public sector scholar with wide experience in government, academia and politics. Kamarck is an expert on government innovation and reform in the United States, OECD countries and developing countries.  In addition, she also focuses her research on the presidential nomination system and American politics and has worked in many American presidential campaigns. In the 1980s, she helped to found the “New Democrat” movement that resulted in the presidency of Bill Clinton.

    As a senior staffer in the White House she created the National Performance Review, the largest government reform effort in the last half of the twentieth century. After the White House, she spent fifteen years at Harvard University teaching government management and American politics.   She is the author of How Change Happens—Or Doesn’t: The Politics of U.S. Public Policy (Lynne Rienner, 2013), which explores transformative changes in the space where politics and policy overlap and asks why some policies succeed and others fail. Her most recent book on politics is Primary Politics: How Presidential Candidates Have Shaped the Modern Nominating System and her most recent book on government organization is The End of Government As we Know it: Making Public Policy Work.

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