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Thomas J. Main

Thomas Main

Thomas J. Main is a Professor at the Marxe School of Public and International Affairs who teaches Capstone Seminars and has written widely for academic journals, political magazines, and newspapers. He holds a BA from the University of Chicago, a two-year MPA from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a Ph.D. in Politics from Princeton University.

He is available to comment on the following topics:
— Welfare and social policy
— Urban politics
— Homelessness
— Bureaucracy and public administration
— Liberal democracy and its challenges
— American Constitution

Main is author of the books, The Rise of the Alt-Right (Brookings Institution Press, 2018) and Homelessness in New York City: Policymaking from Koch to de Blasio (NYU Press, 2016), and editor of the anthology, Is the American Constitution Obsolete? (Carolina Academic Press, 2013). He is now working on a book about the history of welfare politics and policy in New York City.

Main’s work has appeared in several publications including The Los Angeles Times, the Journal of Policy Analysis and Management, Policy Review, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and the New York Daily News.


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