Anderson

David M. Anderson

Adjunct Faculty, Center for Advanced Governmental Studies, Johns Hopkins University; Senior Vice President, State Relations, The Washington Center
Areas of Expertise:
  • Civic Engagement
  • Revitalizing U.S. Democracy
  • Family Policies

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About David

Anderson has taught political theory, ethical theory, ethics and public policy, ethics and political management, business ethics, and other courses. As Senior Vice President of State Relations at The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars, he has raised over $20 million in scholarships for college students from over 20 U.S. states and territories to participate in semester-long internships and civic engagement activities in Washington, DC. As the Executive Director of Youth04, he led a youth political engagement effort that sought to create substantive relationships between political candidates and young voters by synthesizing online and offline strategies. He also served as Director of the National Task Force of the Institute for Politics, Democracy and the Internet at George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management. Anderson has overseen public testimony sessions about the democratizing potential of the internet.

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Publications

"Communitarian Approaches to the Economy" in Merits and Limits of Markets, edited by Herbert Giersch (Springer, 1998), 29-52.
Explains the communitarian and socio-economic arguments of Amitai Etzioni and contrasts this approach with some chief themes from the writings of William A. Galston and Michael Sandel.
"Toward a Progressive Family Policy: The Family Unity Act" in Progressive Politics in the Global Age, edited by Henry Tam (Polity Press, 2001), 108-123.
Unites feminist and communitarian themes to support a national family policy that would provide paid parental leave, tax-credits for stay-at-home parents, and subsidized day care for middle-class families.
The Civic Web: Online Politics and Democratic Values (edited with Michael Cornfield) (Rowman and Littlefield, 2003).
Presents one of the first anthologies of articles about the internet and civic engagement and political participation.
Youth04: Young Voters, the Internet, and Political Power (W.W. Norton, 2004).
Outlines a practical program for young people and politicians to develop relationships in both campaign and issue politics.
"The Age of Leverage," Brookings Institution’s Issues in Governance Studies Series, October 31, 2010.
Argues that leveraging – bargaining, resource, and investment – is the dominant theme of our time, as a result of a range of causal factors, including the dismantling of the Cold War and the modern family and the rise of the information technology.
Leveraging: A Political, Economic, and Societal Framework (Edited Volume, Springer, 2014).
Introduces an explanatory and normative framework for a three part-concept of leveraging in the economy, politics, international relations, and family life.

In the News

"How Trump Lost His Leverage in the North Korea Negotiations," David M. Anderson, The Hill, May 29, 2018.
"The Majority is Uncertain; Let Them Lead," David M. Anderson, The Baltimore Sun,
"The Key to Solving Our Mass Murder Problem," David M. Anderson, Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 25, 2018.
"Define Extremists in Terms of Centrists, Not The Other Way Around," David M. Anderson, The Hill, January 3, 2018.
"Outline of a Peace Treaty," David M. Anderson, Global Policy Journal, December 11, 2017.
"Treat North Korea Like China," David M. Anderson, Global Policy Journal, November 28, 2017.
"When a Curveball isn't a Curveball," David M. Anderson, Baltimore Sun, October 29, 2017.
"North Korea: Time for Plan B," David M. Anderson, Baltimore Sun, September 27, 2017.
"How to Solve the North Korea Crisis," David M. Anderson, Baltimore Sun, July 7, 2017.
"Why the 'Radical Center' Must be the Future of American Politics," David M. Anderson, The Hill, May 16, 2017.
"The Role of 'Idealist' Interventionism in a Dangerous World," David M. Anderson, Frederick News-Post, April 27, 2017.
"The Latest Leveraging Phenomenon," David M. Anderson, GP Opinion, Global Policy Journal, March 28, 2017.
"In the Quest to Know What's True, Facts are Not Better than Values," David M. Anderson, Frederick News-Post, January 8, 2017.
"Trump Has Two Infrastructures to Fix, Not One," David M. Anderson, Baltimore Sun, December 21, 2016.
"We Have Fact Checks-- How About a Value Check?," David M. Anderson, Frederick News Post, November 2, 2016.
"No Such Thing as a Third Term in the Presidency ," David M. Anderson, Frederick News Post, September 4, 2016.
"The U.S. Watches the U.K. Declare Its Independence," David M. Anderson, Frederick News Post, July 5, 2016.
"Should Clinton Move Left or Right?," David M. Anderson, The Hill, June 22, 2016.
David M. Anderson quoted on running for office in John Fritze, "David Anderson to Enter 8th District Race" Baltimore Sun, August 5, 2015.
David M. Anderson quoted on entering the Democratic primary in Maryland’s 8th Congressional District in Rachel Weiner, "New Candidate Enters Maryland Congressional Race" The Washington Post, August 5, 2015.
"Addressing the Work Family Balance," David M. Anderson, Baltimore Sun, July 30, 2015.
"Family Unity Act Needs – And Deserves – Sponsor," David M. Anderson, The Hill, February 8, 2000.
"Ethics in Politics No Laughing Matter," David M. Anderson, The Baltimore Sun, February 6, 2001.
"Paying Attention to Fathers," David M. Anderson, The Baltimore Sun, January 17, 2001.
"Microwave America Needs Much Support," David M. Anderson, The Baltimore Sun, July 1, 2001.
"Replace Opinion Polls with Problem-Solving," David M. Anderson, The Baltimore Sun, November 18, 2002.
"Push Real Family Policies, Not Rhetoric," David M. Anderson, The Miami Herald, January 1, 2003.
"Decision Isn’t Ours," David M. Anderson, The Baltimore Sun, February 13, 2003.
"Oversimplification of Capitalism Has Role in Crisis," David M. Anderson, The Hill, November 8, 2008.
"Is Business Ethics Separate from Political Ethics?," David M. Anderson, Roll Call, January 8, 2009.
"Congress Can Lead the Way on Responsibility," David M. Anderson, Roll Call, January 29, 2009.
"The Over-Leveraged GOP," David M. Anderson, The Baltimore Sun, October 11, 2013.
"Making the World Safe for Freedom?," David M. Anderson, Roll Call, December 3, 2013.
"Two Kinds of Leverage in Iran Deal," David M. Anderson (with David G. Alpher), The Baltimore Sun, December 24, 2013.
"Washington: Over-Leveraged on All Fronts," David M. Anderson (with Samantha Woolsey Ball), Roll Call, July 23, 2014.