The Colin Campbell Collection contains the transcripts and audio cassette tapes for the interviews conducted by Colin Campbell, Professor of Public Policy at Georgetown University, regarding his research on the implementation of cabinet government in the Carter and Reagan administrations and the interaction of central agencies in the nations of the United Kingdom, Switzerland, and Canada. The Colin Campbell Collection consists of 6 series, as described below:
Series 1: Carter Administration - Contains transcripts for interviews conducted by Campbell with officials of the Carter Administration.
Series 2: Reagan Administration - Contains transcripts for interviews conducted by Campbell with officials of the Reagan Administration.
Series 3: Switzerland - Contains transcripts for interviews conducted by Campbell with officials from the Swiss Government.
Series 4: United Kingdom - Contains transcripts for interviews conducted by Campbell with officials of the British Government.
Series 5: Canada - Contains transcripts of interviews conducted by Campbell with officials of the Canadian Government.
Series 6: Audio Cassette Tapes - Contains the audio cassette tapes for all of the interviews conducted by Campbell with officials from the U.S., Swiss, British, and Canadian Governments.
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Born in Calgary, Alberta, in 1943, Colin Campbell received his B.A. in political science from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, in 1965. After obtaining his M.A. in political science at the University of Alberta in 1966, Campbell earned his Ph.D. in political science at Duke University in 1973. In addition, in 1975, he completed the degree of Master of Divinity from the Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley in California. Between 1975 and 1983, Campbell served as a professor of political science and the coordinator of the Public Policy and Administration Program at York University. On two occasions, Campbell was a guest scholar at the Brookings Institution in Washington, D.C. (1979 and 1982-83). At Georgetown University, Campbell directs the Graduate Public Policy Program and teaches political science. Campbell has published eight books: The US Presidency in Crisis (1998), The End of Whitehall? (1995), Political Leadership in an Age of Constraint: The Australian Experience (1992), Politics and Government in Europe Today (1990, 1995), Managing the Presidency: Carter, Reagan, and the Search for Executive Harmony (1986), Governments Under Stress: Political Executives and Key Bureaucrats in Washington, London, and Ottawa (1983), The Superbureaucrats: Structure and Behavior in Central Agencies (1979), and The Canadian Senate: A Lobby From Within (1978).
7.5 Linear Feet (5 boxes)
Part of the Georgetown University Manuscripts Repository