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Donald Kettl

Donald F. Kettl is a professor of political science and director of the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania.

Kettl focuses on public policy and public administration. He has published a wide range of articles and books, including System Under Stress: Homeland Security and American Politics; The Transformation of Governance (winner of the National Academy of Public Administration’s 2003 Louis Brownlow Book Award for the best book in public administration); Deficit Politics: The Search for Balance in American Political Life, 2nd ed.; The Global Public Management Revolution: A Report on the Transformation of Governance; and The Politics of the Administrative Process, 3rd ed. (with James W. Fesler).

He is also a Nonresident Senior Fellow at Washington’s Brookings Institution, executive director of the Century Foundation’s Project on Federalism and Homeland Security, and Academic Coordinator of the Government Performance Project, a multi-year effort financed by the Pew Charitable Trusts to assess the performance of the American states. Kettl has consulted broadly for government organizations at all levels, in the United States and abroad, and he is a regular columnist for Governing magazine, which is read by state and local government officials around the country.



Ten things this election should have been about
ASK THIS | November 03, 2006
It turned into one heckuva horse race, but University of Pennsylvania political scientist Donad Kettl writes that few of the candidates in the 2006 mid-term elections have talked about the issues that really matter most.

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