I am Professor of Public Management Emeritus at the University of Toronto, having retired in July 2020 after a 45-year academic career.
I continue to be engaged in research, writing, and giving professional presentations. With my co-author and spouse Beth Herst, I am completing a book on narrative and politics.
On this website I post blogs about politics, narrative, and my life experiences.
Election Week in America Seen from Abroad
Our Long Economic War with Russia
Yashar Koach, Moshe Safdie!
Stuck with the Monarchy
Putin, Time’s Up
The Awesome Weapons of Office
Slow Boring of Hard Boards
The Whole World is Watching
How to Take Back Ottawa
Candidate Vetting: Then and Now
The PCP/CPC Caucus under Clark and O’Toole
A PC Party Platform for Canada in the 80s
Campaigning with Joe and Maureen
The Last Thing Toronto Needs Now