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Elaine C. Kamarck is a Lecturer in Public Policy who came
to the Kennedy School in 1997 after a career in politics and
government. In the 1980s, she was one of the founders of the New
Democrat movement that helped elect Bill Clinton president. She
served in the White House from 1993 to 1997, where she created and
managed the Clinton Administration's National Performance Review,
also known as reinventing government. At the Kennedy School she
served as Director of Visions of Governance for the Twenty-First
Century and as Faculty Advisor to the Innovations in American
Government Awards Program. In 2000, she took a leave of absence to
work as Senior Policy Advisor to the Gore campaign. She conducts
research on 21st century government, the role of the Internet in
political campaigns, homeland defense, intelligence reorganization,
and governmental reform and innovation. Kamarck received her PhD in
political science from the University of California, Berkeley.
Kamarck is the author of
"The End of Government As We Know It: Policy Implementation in the
21st Century" published by Lynne Rienner Publishing, Fall, 2006.
She is also the author of "Primary Politics: How Presidential
Candidates Have Shaped the Modern Nominating System." Brookings,
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