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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.

Faculty Papers and Publications

Marks, Zoe. "Philip Roessler, Ethnic Politics and State Power in Africa: The Logic of the Coup–Civil War Trap." Review of Africa, 89.3, August 2019: 614-615.
Marks, Zoe. "Civil Wars: A History in Ideas, by David Armitage." Review of International Affairs, 95.1, January 2019: 221–222.
Allison, Graham. "An Uneasy Unpeace." Review of The Virtual Weapon and International Order, by Lucas Kello. January 21, 2018.
Allison, Graham. "Is Nuclear War Inevitable?" Review of The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner, by Daniel Ellsberg. New York Times, December 2017: 18.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "A History of Scales and the Scales of History." Review of The Shock of the Anthropocene, by Bonneuil, Christophe, and Jean-Baptiste Fressoz. Development & Change, 48.3, May 2017: 613-622.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "Disaster and Sociolegal Studies." Review of Disaster and Sociolegal Studies, by Susan Sterett. Law & Society Review, 50.4, December 2016: 1054-1057.
Bunn, Matthew. Review of Doomed to Cooperate: How American and Russian Scientists Joined Forces to Avert Some of the Greatest Post-Cold-War Nuclear Dangers, Physics Today, November 2016.
Bunn, Matthew, and Venkatesh Narayanamurti. Review of Transforming US Energy Innovation, ed. Anadon, Laura Diaz. 2016: 2.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "Small Lamps of Environmental Heroism." Review of A River Runs Again: India's Natural World in Crisis, from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka, by Meera Subramanian. Current History, 115.780, April 2016: 157-159.
Ignatieff, Michael. "Messianic America: Can He Explain it?" Review of American Foreign Policy and Its Thinkers (by Perry Anderson) and Worldmaking: The Art and Science of American Diplomacy (by David Milne), New York Review of Books, November 19, 2015.
Chen, Martha. "Women and the Informal Economy in Urban Africa: From the Margins to the Centre." Review of Women and the Informal Economy in Urban Africa: From the Margins to the Centre, by Mary Njeri Kinyanjui. Gender & Development, 23.2, July 2015: 394-397.
Ignatieff, Michael. "The Religious Specter Haunting Revolution." Review of The Paradox of Liberation: Secular Revolutions and Religious Counterrevolutions, by Michael Walzer. New York Review of Books, June 4, 2015.
Bunn, Matthew. Review of Unmaking the Bomb: A Fissile Material Approach to Nuclear Disarmament and Nonproliferation, by Harold A. Feiveson, Alexander Glaser, Zia Mian, and Frank N. von Hippel. Physics Today, May 2015: 50.
Ignatieff, Michael. "The Rise of Islamic State: Isis and the New Sunni Revolution by Patrick Cockburn." Review of The Rise of Islamic State: Isis and the New Sunni Revolution, by Patrick Cockburn. Sunday Times, February 8, 2015.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "All in the Family The Dulleses, the Bundys, and the End of the Establishment." Review of The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War, by Stephen Kinzer, and The Color of Truth: McGeorge Bundy and William Bundy: Brothers in Arms, by Kai Bird, Foreign Affairs, 93.4, July/August 2014: 176-181.
Jasanoff, Sheila. Review of Making and Unmaking Intellectual Property: Creative Production in Legal and Cultural Perspective, ed. Mario Biagioli, Peter Jaszi, and Martha Woodmansee. Isis, 104.3, September 2013: 595-596.
Walt, Stephen. Review of Special Responsibilities: Global Problems and American Power, by Bukovansky, Mlada, Ian Clark, Robyn Eckersley, Richard Price, Christian Reus-Smit, and Nicholas Wheeler. Ethics & International Affairs, December 2013.
Narayanamurti, Venkatesh. Review of The Idea Factory: Bell Labs and the Great Age of American Innovation, physicstoday, 65.9, September 2012: 51-52.
Risse, Mathias. Review of Dignity in Adversity: Human Rights in Troubled Times, by Seyla Benhabib.122.4, July 2012: 790-797.
Risse, Mathias. Review of Dignity in Adversity: Human Rights in Troubled Times, by Seyla Benhabib. Ethics, 122.4, July 2012: 790-797.
Jasanoff, Sheila. Review of Acting in an Uncertain World: An Essay on Technical Democracy, by Michel Callon, Pierre Lascoumes, and Yannick Barthe. Technology & Culture, 53.1, January 2012: 204-206.
Bunn, Matthew. "Reducing Nuclear Dangers." Review of How the End Begins: The Road to a Nuclear World War III, by Ron Rosenbaum. Issues in Science and Technology, Winter 2012.
Risse, Mathias. "Responsibility for Justice." Review of Responsibility for Justice, by Iris Marion Young. Notre Dame Philosophical Reviews, February 2011: 224.
Keith, David. "Reshaping the Energy Landscape." Review of Beyond Smoke and Mirrors: Climate Change and Energy in the 21st Century, by Burton Richter. Physics Today, 64.1, January 2011: 56.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "Science in Democracy: Expertise, Institutions, and Representation." Review of Science in Democracy: Expertise, Institutions, and Representation, by Mark B. Brown. Environmental Health Perspectives, 118.7, July 2010: A312.
Bhabha, Jacqueline. Review of The Birthright Lottery: Citizenship and Global Inequality, by Ayelet Shachar. Journal of Human Development and Capabilities, 11.1, February 2010: 161.
Toft, Monica Duffy. "Commentary on Benjamin Miller’s States, Nations and Regional War." Review of States, Nations and Regional War, by Benjamin Miller. Ethnopolitics, 2009.
Bunn, Matthew. "Nuclear Bomb Squad: Looking for a Nuclear Needle in the Haystack." Review of Defusing Armageddon, by Jeffrey T. Richelson. The Nonproliferation Review, 16.3, November 2009: 533-538.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "A Splintered Function: Fate, Faith, and the Father of the Atomic Bomb." Review of Oppenheimer: The Tragic Intellect, by Charles Thorpe. Metascience, 17.3, November 2008: 351-387.
Rotberg, Robert I. Review of Facing Racial Revolution: Eyewitness Accounts of the Haitian Insurrection, by Jeremy D. Popkin. Choice, 45.2, October 2008.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "A Climate for Change." Review of Hot, Flat, and Crowded, by Thomas L. Friedman. Washington Post, September 7, 2008.
Rotberg, Robert I. Review of Burma's Mass Lay Meditation Movement: Buddhism and the Cultural Construction of Power, by Ingrid Jordt. Choice, 45.1, September 2008.
Power, Samantha. "The Democrats & National Security." Review of Us vs. Them: How a Half Century of Conservatism Has Undermined America's Security, by J. Peter Scoblic, and Heads in the Sand: How the Republicans Screw Up Foreign Policy and Foreign Policy Screws Up the Democrats, by Matthew Yglesias. New York Review of Books, 55.13, August 14, 2008: 66-72.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "Controlling Biotechnology: Science, Democracy and 'Civic Epistemology'." Author's response to reviews of Designs on Nature, by Sheila Jasanoff. Metascience, 17.2, July 2008: 177-198.
Juma, Calestous. Review of The Birth of Development: How the World Bank, Food and Agriculture Organization, and World Health Organization Changed the World, 1945-1965, by Amy L.S. Staples. Agricultural History, 82.3, Summer 2008: 417-418.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "Speaking Honestly to Power." Review of The Honest Broker: Making Sense of Science in Policy and Politics, by Roger A. Pielke, Jr. American Scientist, 96.3, May/June 2008: 240-243.
Bunn, Matthew. "Bombs We Can Stop." Review of The Atomic Bazaar, by William Langeweische. American Scientist, September/October 2007.
Power, Samantha. "United it Wobbles: Should We Blame the U.N. for its Shortcomings, or the Countries that Make Up the World Body?" Review of The Best Intentions: Kofi Annan and the UN in the Era of American World Power, by James Traub and Complicity with Evil: The United Nations in the Age of Modern Genocide, by Adam LeBor Washington Post, January 7, 2007.
Rotberg, Robert I. Review of Mandela: The Authorized Portrait, by Mike Nicol, et al. Choice, 44.12 August 2007.
Rotberg, Robert I. Review of South Africa: The First Man, the Last Nation, by R.W. Johnson. Choice, 44.9 May 2007.
Rotberg, Robert I. Review of Haiti, Rising Flames from Burning Ashes: Haiti the Phoenix, by Pierre Hyppolite. Choice, 44.6 February 2007.
Rotberg, Robert I. Review of The Cult of Rhodes: Remembering an Imperialist Africa, by Paul Maylam. Kronos, 32 2007: 272-274.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "All Hail America?" Review of Are We Rome?, by Cullen Murphy. Washington Post, July 1, 2007: BW01.
Power, Samantha. "Our War on Terror." Review of U.S. Army/Marine Corps Counterinsurgency Field Manual; Containment: Rebuilding a Strategy Against Global Terror; and On Suicide Bombing, by U.S. Army/Marine Corps, Ian Shapiro, and Talal Asad, respectively. New York Times Book Review, July 29, 2007.
Sewall, Sarah. Review of Running the World: The Inside Story of the National Security Council and the Architects of American Power, by David Rothkopf. Parameters: U.S. Army War College Quarterly, XXXVI.1 Spring 2006.
Jasanoff, Sheila. "Clones and Critics in the Age of Biocapital." Review of Our Post Human Future: Consequences of the Biotechnology Revolution, by Francis Fukuyama BioSocieties, 1.2 2006: 266-269.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "Smart Power: In Search of the Balance Between Hard and Soft Power." Review of Hard Power: The New Politics of National Security, by Kurt M. Campbell and Michael E. O'Hanlon. Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, 2 Fall 2006.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "On Not Going it Alone: A Leadership Role for America in a World Without Governance." Review of The Case for Goliath: How America Acts as the World’s Government in the 21st Century, by Michael Mandelbaum. Harvard Magazine, 108.6 July-August 2006.
Rotberg, Robert I. Review of Before Haiti: Race and Citizenship in French Saint-Domingue, by John D. Garrigus. Choice, December 2006.
Allison, Graham. "Worst-Case Scenarios." Review of Catastrophe: Risk and Response, by Richard A. Posner. Washington Post, January 9, 2005.