John D. Montgomery

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Biographical Details

John D. Montgomery, "Ford Foundation Professor of International Studies, Emeritus, joined the Harvard University faculty in 1963. He became director of the Pacific Basin Research Center, Soka University of America, in 1991. He served as editor of Policy Sciences, 1999-2001. He began his career in public administration, concentrating on topics involving comparative policy analysis, international relations, social and economic development, and foreign aid. As advisor to a variety of international development programs he has served in about 80 countries. Professor Montgomery�s principal books are Forced To Be Free, The Artificial Revolution in Germany and Japan (1957), Cases in Vietnamese Administration (1959), The Politics of Foreign Aid (1962), Technology and Civic Life, Making and Implementing Development Decisions (1974), Aftermath: Tarnished Outcomes of American Foreign Policy (1986)." [1]

The politics of foreign aid : American experience in southeast Asia was published for the Council on Foreign Relations.

Recent Books (1990-2002)

  • (Ed., with Dennis A. Rondinelli) Great Policies, Strategic Innovations in Asia and the Pacific Basin (Westport, CT: Praeger, 1995).
  • Values in Education: Social Capital Formation in Asia and the Pacific (Ed.) (Hollis, NH: Hollis Publishing Company, 1997).
  • Human Rights: Positive Policies in Asia and the Pacific Rim (Ed.) (Hollis, NH: Hollis Publishing Company, 1998).
  • (Ed., with Alex Inkeles) Social Capital as a Policy Resource (Boston, MA: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 2001). Reprinted from Policy Sciences, Vol. 33, Nos. 3 & 4 (2000).

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  1. John D. Montgomery, Harvard University, accessed January 15, 2011.