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.
The Narrative Model Applied to Federal Politics
Do the Nation’s Media Have Any Place in the Bedrooms of its Politicians?
Why the Silence from Mr. Harper?
Statistics Canada: The Administrative Will or the Political Won
The Census Long Form: Different Messages from Politicians and Public Servants
The Canada Revenue Agency: A Hotbed of Innovation?
Two Winning Economic Stimulus Projects
Where Stimulus Packages Come From
Talk Politics: Honouring Bruce Doern
The Election Online: An Overnight Analysis
The Campaign Promise that Must be Broken