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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
HKS Lecturer, Jorrit De Jong, examines the roots of systemic bureaucratic dysfunction and presents a novel approach to solving it.
HKS Professor Venkatesh Narayanamurti explains how separating science into “Basic” and “Applied” categories limits research and hinders policy.
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.
The 26 essays in this book were written by HKS Professor Stavins and his co-authors over the period 2000–2011 and are collected in this book for the first time.
HKS Lecturer & ethics columnist Jeffrey L. Seglin provides practical tips for succeeding professionally by using manners in the workplace.
Sustainability is a global imperative and a scientific challenge like no other. Pursuing Sustainability: A Guide to the Science and Practice provides students and practitioners with a strategic framework to evaluate alternative development pathways and to link knowledge with action in the pursuit of sustainability goals.
The Responsive City is a guide to civic engagement and governance in the digital age that will help leaders link important breakthroughs in technology and data analytics with age-old lessons of small-group community input to create more agile, competitive, and economically resilient cities. Featuring vivid case studies highlighting the work of pioneers in New York, Boston, Chicago and more, the book provides a compelling model for the future of governance
In The End of Big, Nicco Mele argues that unless we exercise deliberate choices over the use of our technologies, we doom ourselves to a future that tramples human values, generates chaos in our social structures, and destroys rather than enhances freedom.
In "Limits of Institutional Reform in Development," Matt Andrews explains why the results of institutional reform are frequently limited and then suggests ways to overcome these limits.
When Lee Kuan Yew speaks, who listens? Presidents, prime ministers, chief executives, and all who care about global strategy. Graham Allison and Robert Blackwill, two leading strategic thinkers, asked Lee Kuan Yew the toughest questions that matter most to thoughtful Americans weighing the challenges of the next quarter century.
HKS Lecturer, Jorrit de Jong, dissects the strategies and tactics that social innovators employ to navigate the risky waters of their institutional environments.
This book is a story of one village, Yantian, and its remarkable economic and social transformation.
Stressing humanity's collective ownership of the earth, Mathias Risse offers a new theory of global distributive justice--what he calls pluralist internationalism--where in different contexts, different principles of justice apply.