Archon Fung

Archon Fung, Ford Foundation Professor of Democracy and Citizenship, teaches about public participation, civic engagement, and transparency at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Recent Articles

A Tea Party for Obama

The power of mobilized independent citizens is easily forgotten and often denied by the Washington cognoscenti.

As a candidate for the White House, Barack Obama benefited from an unprecedented, broad-based, and passionate grass-roots mobilization. As president, Obama seems to have forsworn that very movement in favor of a strategy of empowering a small circle of the very best and brightest of advisers and relying on the inside game of negotiations with Congress to advance his ambitious agenda.