Cover of "Because Data Can't Speak for Itself"
How to galvanize leaders and policymakers to action on the world’s most pressing problems? It’s not with a list of numbers. Instead, it depends on telling compelling stories about real people.
"From Rebel to Ruler" book cover
The Chinese Communist Party rose to power thanks to a small band of young men who navigated treacherous political waters. HKS Professor Anthony Saich traces this rise and how it has shaped modern China.
"Lynching and Local Justice" book cover
Collective vigilantism is a global phenomenon. Based on original survey and focus group data collected during fieldwork in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and Khayelitsha, South Africa, coauthors Cohen and Jung suggest that curbing collective vigilantism hinges on ensuring that state governments can provide for the basic needs of their populations.
"Civil Resistance" book cover
Civil resistance has emerged as a mainstay of the many social movements active around the world, and Erica Chenoweth's new book guides readers through its theory and practice.
"The Conversation" book cover
Robert Livingston provides readers with the tools and knowledge they need to confront one of the central issues of our history and present: systemic racism.
"On Trade Justice" book cover
How should society think about trade? Mathias Risse synthesizes this complex network of human activity into a philosophical framework, one that defines right from wrong, justice from injustice, and success from failure.
"Why Do We Still Have the Electoral College?" book cover
The system the United States uses to elect its most powerful public official has for decades not only received little public support, but been widely criticized. Alex Keyssar outlines three primary reasons why it's still around.
"Finding Allies and Making Revolution" book cover
The Chinese Communist Party is profoundly influential both inside and outside China's borders. But few know of its early history, and until recently, the most prominent narrative of its origins came from the Party itself. The recent release of two collections of documents reveals a more nuanced story than the official narrative.
Do Morals Matter? book cover
An analytical toolkit from one of the world's leading scholars of international relations on how the American public can effectively assess the morality of presidential foreign policy decisions - past, present, and future.
Not for the Faint of Heart book cover
Ambassador Wendy Sherman takes us inside the world of international diplomacy, through the lens of one of our most effective negotiators. She shows why good work in her field is so hard to do, and how we can learn to apply core skills of diplomacy to the challenges in our own lives.
Deep Roots book cover
A groundbreaking look at the ways institutions of the past continue to sway attitudes of the present, Deep Roots demonstrates - through an historical look at the institution of U.S. slavery - how social beliefs persist long after the formal policies that created those beliefs have been eradicated.
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How far should the capacity to manipulate what life is at the molecular level authorize science to define what life is for? Professor Sheila Jasanoff looks at flash points in law, politics, ethics, and culture to argue that science’s promises of perfectibility have gone too far.
The Formula book cover
This book unveils how parenting helped shape some of the most fascinating people you will ever encounter, by doing things that almost any parent can do. You don’t have to be wealthy or influential to ensure your child reaches their greatest potential. What you do need is commitment―and the strategies outlined in this book.
Unelected Power book cover
Central bankers have emerged from the financial crisis as the third great pillar of unelected power alongside the judiciary and the military. Unelected Power lays out the principles needed to ensure that central bankers, technocrats, regulators, and other agents of the administrative state remain stewards of the common good and do not become overmighty citizens.
Migration Crisis book cover
In this compelling essay, renowned human rights lawyer and scholar Jacqueline Bhabha explains why forced migration demands compassion, generosity and a more vigorous acknowledgement of our shared dependence on human mobility as a key element of global collaboration.
New City book cover
A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance sets out transformative operational reforms that will produce better public services and more citizen trust by taking advantage of advances that have been made in analytics, social engagement, and big data.
The Cold War book cover
The Cold War offers a new perspective on a century when great power rivalry and ideological battle transformed every corner of our globe. The Cold War may have begun on the perimeters of Europe, but it had its deepest reverberations in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, where nearly every community had to choose sides. These choices continue to define economies and regimes across the world.
Dealing with dysfunction book cover
HKS Lecturer, Jorrit De Jong, examines the roots of systemic bureaucratic dysfunction and presents a novel approach to solving it.
Cycles of Invention and Discovery book cover
HKS Professor Venkatesh Narayanamurti explains how separating science into “Basic” and “Applied” categories limits research and hinders policy.
Economics of the Environment book cover
HKS Professor Stavins describes his new book, "Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings” for the HKS Library Virtual Book Tour. This book was published by W.W. Norton & Company in 2012.