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R. Kent Weaver

Senior Fellow - Governance Studies

R. Kent Weaver is a senior fellow in the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution and Professor of Public Policy and Government at Georgetown University. His major fields of interest and expertise are American social policy, comparative public policy, and comparative political institutions.

Weaver came to Brookings in 1983 from Ohio State University, where he was a member of the political science department at the Ohio State University.

Weaver is the author of Ending Welfare As We Know It (Brookings, 2000), Automatic Government: The Politics of Indexation (Brookings, 1988) and The Politics of Industrial Change (Brookings, 1985). He is also the coauthor and editor of The Collapse of Canada? (Brookings, 1992) and co-author and coeditor of The Government Taketh Away, with Leslie Pal (Georgetown University Press, 2003), Guidance for Governance, with Paul Stares (JCIE, 2001), Think Tanks and Civil Societies, with James McGann (TransAction, 2000), Looking Before We Leap: Social Science and Welfare Reform, with William Dickens (Brookings, 1995) and Do Institutions Matter?: Government Capabilities in the U.S. and Abroad, with Bert Rockman (Brookings, 1993).

Born in 1953 in San Mateo, California, Weaver graduated from Haverford College in 1975 and received his M.A. and his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University in 1978 and 1982, respectively.

R. Kent Weaver is a senior fellow in the Governance Studies program at the Brookings Institution and Professor of Public Policy and Government at Georgetown University. His major fields of interest and expertise are American social policy, comparative public policy, and comparative political institutions.

Weaver came to Brookings in 1983 from Ohio State University, where he was a member of the political science department at the Ohio State University.

Weaver is the author of Ending Welfare As We Know It (Brookings, 2000), Automatic Government: The Politics of Indexation (Brookings, 1988) and The Politics of Industrial Change (Brookings, 1985). He is also the coauthor and editor of The Collapse of Canada? (Brookings, 1992) and co-author and coeditor of The Government Taketh Away, with Leslie Pal (Georgetown University Press, 2003), Guidance for Governance, with Paul Stares (JCIE, 2001), Think Tanks and Civil Societies, with James McGann (TransAction, 2000), Looking Before We Leap: Social Science and Welfare Reform, with William Dickens (Brookings, 1995) and Do Institutions Matter?: Government Capabilities in the U.S. and Abroad, with Bert Rockman (Brookings, 1993).

Born in 1953 in San Mateo, California, Weaver graduated from Haverford College in 1975 and received his M.A. and his Ph.D. in political science from Harvard University in 1978 and 1982, respectively.

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