Volume 7, Issue 2 (Spring 2016)

We are proud to announce the publication of the Spring 2016 edition of the Public Policy and Governance Review. Political scientist Giovanni Sartori once claimed that “(h)e who knows only one country knows none”. Given the complexity of many contemporary policy challenges, it is almost impossible to make informed decisions without analyzing other regions. This spring’s edition takes this approach…

From Freud to Frasier; Joseph Heath’s Enlightenment 2.0

  Zachary Lewsen In 2005, television host Stephen Colbert coined the term “truthiness”, which refers to a statement that someone claims is true “from the gut” but has no basis in logic or fact. Colbert used the term to describe conservative pundit Glenn Beck’s assertions that, when he visited the National Archives in Washington, he…