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GovExec Daily

Oct 27, 2020

Americans are not monolithic in the way they believe problems should be solved or how government should be executed, but the actual governance of the past generation has tracked along certain philosophies and sets of standards. As we examine the failed pandemic response, perhaps it’s time to reexamine current American governance models.

Dr. Alasdair Roberts is the Director of the School of Public Policy at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He’s written several books on public administration books, including 2016’s Four Crises of American Democracy. He has a piece in the November issue of Current History headlined “The Pandemic Exposes an Ailing US Governance Model” that examines the Reagan-Clinton governance model and the challenges of said model in dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. He joined the podcast to discuss the ailing U.S. governance model.