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Kent Weaver

Professor, Georgetown University

Dr. Kent Weaver is Professor of Public Policy, Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University. His major fields of interest are American and comparative social policy, comparative political institutions, and the politics of expertise. He is particularly interested in understanding how political institutions, past policy choices and the motivations of politicians interact to shape public policy choices. Much of his work has attempted to understand when and why politicians undertake actions that appear to offer more political risks than rewards, and how they attempt to avoid blame when they do so.