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Harvard Kennedy School Library and Knowledge Services supports the research, learning, and curricular needs of faculty, researchers, students, and staff. It also provides researchers around the world with information related to public policy, public administration, and international affairs.

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The Library's Behind the Book video series engages Harvard Kennedy School faculty on their recent publications and the stories behind their research.

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.

Political Buttons Collection

The Political Buttons at HKS Collection includes over 1,500 political buttons from the 20th and 21st centuries. The buttons in this collection represent state, local, and national U.S. political campaigns from Calvin Coolidge to Hillary Clinton. The collection also contains buttons pertaining to significant ballot initiatives, social issues and movements, and political demonstrations.

Faculty Working Papers

Harvard Kennedy School faculty disseminate their research in working papers and publications that contribute to public knowledge and fuel policy innovation. This list features recent faculty publications, including journal articles, books, edited volumes, research papers, and public testimony.

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