Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science
Michael S. Dukakis is Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Northeastern University, and a visiting professor at the Luskin School of Public Affairs at UCLA. He and former U.S. Senator Paul Simon authored How to Get Into Politics – and Why, which was designed to encourage young people to think seriously about politics and public service as a career. Dukakis was the three-term governor of Massachusetts and the 1988 Democratic nominee for president of the United States.
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- Democratic Party Nominee for President of the United States, 1988
- Governor of Massachusetts, 1975-1979, 1983-1991
- Voted Most Effective Governor in U.S., National Governor’s Association, 1986
- Vice-Chair, Amtrak Reform Board, 1998-2003.
- Visiting Professor, UCLA Luskin School of Public Affairs
- Board Member, Massachusetts Budget and Policy Center
- Board Member, The Free for All Fund
- Board Member, The New England Center for Children
- Leader-Managers in the Public Sector: Managing for Results; M.E. Sharpe, 2010 (with John Portz)
- How to Get into Politics-and Why: A Reader. Boston, MA: Great Source Education Group, 2000 (with Paul Simon)
- “The Governors and Health Policymaking” in Hackney and Rochefort, The New Politics of State Health Policy (2001)
- “The Problem is Not the Phone Calls: It’s the Special Interest Money.” Journal of Legislation 24:2 (1998)
- “A Governor Looks at Purchase of Service” in Margaret Gibelman and Harold W. Demone, Jr., Private Solutions to Public Problems. Springer Publishing Company, 1996
- “Improving the Electoral Process: A Summary of Issues and Some Recommended Proposals” in Improving the Electoral Process, National Conference on Improving the Electoral Process, Northeastern University,1995
- “Health Care Reform: Blueprints for Progress from the States.” Compensation and Benefits Management 9:2 (Spring 1993)
- “Learning from the Aloha State.” Journal of American Health Policy 2:1 (1992)
- “The States and Health Care Reform.” New England Journal of Medicine (8 October 1992)
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