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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

Fung, Archon, Hollie Russon Gilman, and Mark Schmitt. "Democratizing the Federal Regulatory Process: A Blueprint to Strengthen Equity, Dignity, and Civic Engagement through Executive Branch Action." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-025, October 2021.
de Benedictis Kessner, Justin, and Kathryn Carlson. "What the Next Mayor Needs to Do About Boston's Transportation Crisis." Boston Area Research Initiative White Paper Series, September 2021.
Ang, Desmond, Panka Bencsik, Jesse Bruhn, and Ellora Derenoncourt. "Police Violence Reduces Civilian Cooperation and Engagement with Law Enforcement." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-022, September 2021.
Norris, Pippa. "Cancel Culture: Myth or Reality?" Political Studies (August 2021).
Bernhard, Rachel, and Justin de Benedictis Kessner. "Men and Women Candidates Are Similarly Persistent After Losing Elections." Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 118.26 (June 29, 2021).
Kelman, Steven. "Bureaucracies as Innovative Organizations." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-017, June 2021.
de Benedictis Kessner, Justin. "Strategic Partisans: Electoral Motivations and Partisanship in Local Government Communication." Journal of Political Institutions and Political Economy 2.2 (June 2021): 227-248.
Rodrik, Dani, and Stephen Walt. "How to Construct A New Global Order." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-013, May 2021.
Norris, Pippa. "Voters against Democracy: The Roots of Autocratic Resurgence." Foreign Affairs (May-June 2021).
Sikkink, Kathryn. "Practice What You Preach: Global Human Rights Leadership Begins at Home." Foreign Affairs, May/June.
Dobbie, Will, David Arnold, and Peter Hull. "Measuring Racial Discrimination in Algorithms." American Economic Review: Papers and Proceedings. May 2021.
Masoud, Tarek, A.Kadir Yildirim, and Peter Mandaville. "Will the Pandemic Spark a Religious Revival in the Muslim World?" Washington Post. April 2, 2021.
Chenoweth, Erica. Civil Resistance: What Everyone Needs to Know. Oxford University Press, 2021.
Burns, Nicholas. "Leading by Action: The Fierce Urgency for Diversity and Inclusion in the Foreign Policy Workforce." Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs, U.S. Hou, March 25, 2021.
Dobbie, Will, and Crystal Yang. "The Economic Costs of Pretrial Detention." Brookings Papers on Economic Activity. March 24, 2021.
Shattuck, John, and Mathias Risse. "Reimagining Rights and Responsibilities in the United States: Equal Access to Public Goods and Services." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-007, March 2021.
Shattuck, John, and Mathias Risse. "Reimagining Rights & Responsibilities in the United States: Gun Rights and Public Safety." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-006, March 2021.
de Benedictis Kessner, Justin. "Strategic Government Communication About Performance." Political Science Research and Methods (March 2021).
Shattuck, John, and Mathias Risse. "Reimagining Rights & Responsibilities in the United States: Freedom of Speech and Media." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP21-004, March 2021.
Norris, Pippa. "What Maximizes Productivity and Impact in Political Science Research?" European Political Science 20.1 (March 2021).
Ganz, Marshall. "The Role of Leadership in Cultivating Collective Democratic Voice." The American Prospect. February 26, 2021.
Livingston, Robert. The Conversation: How Seeking and Speaking the Truth About Racism Can Radically Transform Individuals and Organizations. Currency, 2021.
Ang, Desmond. "The Effects of Police Violence on Inner-City Students." Quarterly Journal of Economics 136.1 (February 2021): 115-168.
Masoud, Tarek. "The Arab Spring at 10: Kings or People?" Journal of Democracy 32.1 (January 2021): 139-154.
Nye, Jr., Joseph S. "What Now? A Symposium on the Future of the United States." National Interest. January/February 2021.
Eck, Kristine, and Dara Kay Cohen. "Time For a Change: The Ethics of Student-led Human Subjects Research on Political Violence." Third World Quarterly (January 2021).
Peterson, Paul E. "Vaccination by Age Is the Way to Go." Wall Street Journal, January 12, 2021.
Norris, Pippa. "It Happened in America." Foreign Affairs, January 7, 2021.
Power, Samantha. "The Can-Do Power: America’s Advantage and Biden’s Chance." Foreign Affairs. January/February 2021, 10-24.
Walt, Stephen. "After the Coronavirus: Authoritarians Look Worse Now." Foreign Policy, January 1, 2021, 113.
Garay, Candelaria. "Including Outsiders in Latin America." The Inclusionary Turn in Latin American Democracies. Ed. Diana Kapiszewski, Steven Levitsky, and Deborah J. Yashar. Cambridge University Press, 2021.
Norris, Pippa. "Participation in Democratic and Authoritarian Regimes." Oxford Handbook of Political Participation. Ed. Maria Grasso and Marco Giugni. Oxford University Press, 2021.
Norris, Pippa. "It Happened in America: Democratic Backsliding Shouldn’t Have Come as a Surprise." Foreign Affairs (January 2021).
Norris, Pippa. "Cancel Culture: Myth or Reality?" Political Studies (2021).
Bonica, Adam, and Maya Sen. "Estimating Judicial Ideology." Journal of Economic Perspectives 35.1 (Winter 2021): 97-118.
Putnam, Robert D., and Shaylyn Romney Garrett. "America's Past Has Shown the Power of 'We.' Here's How We Can Revive It." Time.com. 12/03/2020.
Norris, Pippa. "Electoral Integrity in the 2020 U.S. Elections." Electoral Integrity Project, December 2020.
Bonica, Adam, and Maya Sen. The Judicial Tug of War: How Lawyers, Politicians, and Political Incentives Shape the American Judiciary. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Donovan, Joan. "Deconstructing Disinformation's Threat to Democracy." The Fletcher Forum of World Affairs 44.1 (Winter 2020).
Schneer, Benjamin. "Drawing a Line." Harvard Kennedy School Magazine, Winter 2020.
Burns, Nicholas, Daniela Schwarzer, Torrey Taussig, Sophia Becker, Josef Braml, Cathryn Clüver Ashbrook, Anthony Gardner, Thomas Gomart, Christian Mölling, Robin Niblett, Victoria Nuland, Kristi Raik, David E. Sanger, Amanda Sloat, Constanze Stelzenmüller, Nathalie Tocci. "Stronger Together: A Strategy to Revitalize Transatlantic Power." Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship, Harvard Kennedy School and German Council on Foreign Relations, December 2020.
Alsan, Marcella, Katherine Eriksson, and Gregory Niemesh. "Understanding the Success of the Know-Nothing Party." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-035, November 2020.
Mansbridge, Jane. "Representation Failure." Democratic Failure, NOMOS LXIII. Ed. Melissa Schwartzberg and Daniel Viehoff. New York University Press, 2020, 101-140.
Norris, Pippa. "Measuring Populism Worldwide." Party Politics 26.6 (November 2020): 697–717.
Ang, Desmond, and Jonathan Tebes. "Civic Responses to Police Violence." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-033, October 2020.
Nordaas, Ragnhild, Dara Kay Cohen, and Robert Nagel. "Twenty Years After UNSCR 1325: Any Progress Ending Wartime Sexual Violence?" Political Violence at a Glance, October 30, 2020.
Kellerman, Barbara, and Todd L. Pittinsky. Leaders Who Lust: Power, Money, Sex, Success, Legitimacy, Legacy. Cambridge University Press, 2020.
Cohen, Dara Kay, Connor Huff, and Robert Schub. "At War and at Home: The Consequences of US Women Combat Casualties." Journal of Conflict Resolution (October 29, 2020).
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, and Maxwell Palmer. "Driving Turnout: The Effect of Car Ownership on Electoral Participation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-032, October 2020.
Putnam, Robert D., with Shaylyn Romney Garrett. The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again. Simon & Schuster, 2020.