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.
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
Flora! Deserves The !
Forward and Backward: Security and Taxes
Ms. Meng for the Michaels: Why the Timing?
The Counter-Narratives Prevailed
Missed Narrative Opportunities
Explaining My Vote
Strategic Voting: Left and Right