Eric Patashnik

Brown University

Patashnik will examine the federal government’s performance as a problem-solving institution. Drawing on theories of political failure and a historical review of problem-solving activities across domestic issues, including education, environment, and healthcare, Patashnik will write a book about the contemporary policy state and how government’s capacity to frame and address important societal problems can be improved.


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