This week, we'll be speaking with Pamela Herd, Professor at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University. Her recent book, co-authored with Don Moynihan, titled 'Administrative Burden: Policymaking By Other Means', explores the politics of greater or lesser degrees of burden citizens experience when interacting with government bureaucracies and policies. It's a fascinating discussion of an underexplored set of dimensions in public policy. We then turn to discuss the role and position of sociology in these debates and the academy, in general, pointing to possibilities for our further involvement and public significance moving forward.

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