Elaine Kamarck ’72 Publishes Book on U.S. Public Policy

Posted February 6th, 2014 at 1:31 pm.

Layout 1Elaine Kamarck ’72 has written a new book, How Change Happens—or Doesn’t: The Politics of U.S. Public Policy. The book traces the paths of a series of modern policy initiatives from the orderly world of analysis to the messy world of partisan politics. Kamarck examines the reasons for policy success and failure and offers a new perspective on how change happens in the space where politics and policy overlap.

Kamarck is lecturer in public policy at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and senior fellow at the Brookings Institute. Previously, she was a senior policy adviser to the Clinton administration and a political columnist for Newsday and the Los Angeles Times. She is author of The End of Government … As We Know It: Making Public Policy Work.

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