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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

Ang, Desmond, and Jonathan Tebes. "Civic Responses to Police Violence." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-033, October 2020.
Schwarz, Susanne, Matthew A. Baum, and Dara Kay Cohen. "(Sex) Crime and Punishment in the #MeToo Era: How the Public Views Rape." Political Behavior (May 2020).
Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
de Benedictis-Kessner, Justin, and Michael Hankinson. "Concentrated Burdens: How Self-Interest and Partisanship Shape Opinion on Opioid Treatment Policy." American Political Science Review 113.4 (November 2019): 1078-1084.
Power, Samantha. "A Belated Recognition of Genocide by the House." New York Times. October 29, 2019.
Dobbie, Will, Andres Liberman, Daniel Paravisini, and Vikram Pathania. "Measuring Bias in Consumer Lending." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-029, 2019.
Feigenbaum, James, Maxwell Palmer, and Benjamin Schneer. "'Descended from Immigrants and Revolutionists': How Family Immigration History Shapes Representation in Congress." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-028, September 2019.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Participatory Budgeting: A Powerful Civic Education Tool." Governing. June 18, 2019.
Ang, Desmond. "Do 40-Year-Old Facts Still Matter? Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight under the Voting Rights Act." American Economic Journal: Applied Economics 11.3 (July 2019): 1-53.
Dobbie, Will, Adrien Auclert, and Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham. "Macroeconomic Effects of Debt Relief: Consumer Bankruptcy Protections in the Great Recession." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series, March 2019.
Ang, Desmond. "Do 40-Year-Old Facts Still Matter? Long-Run Effects of Federal Oversight under the Voting Rights Act." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-033, October 2018.
Baum, Matthew A., Dara Kay Cohen, and Yuri M. Zhukov. "Does Rape Culture Predict Rape? Evidence from U.S. Newspapers, 2000–2013." Quarterly Journal of Political Science 13.3 (September 2018): 263-289.
Hochschild, Jennifer L., and Maya Sen. "Americans' Attitudes on Racial or Genetic Inheritance: Which Is More Predictive?" Reconsidering Race: Social Science and Racial Categories in the Age of Genomics. Ed. Kazuko Suzuki and Diego A. von Vacano. Oxford University Press, 2018.
Mayne, Quinton. "Cities on a Hill?" Boston Review. February 13, 2018.
Bonica, Adam, and Maya Sen. "The Politics of Selecting the Bench from the Bar: The Legal Profession and Partisan Incentives to Introduce Ideology into Judicial Selection." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP17-048, December 2017.
Parker, Richard. "The Natural Rights We Must Protect." Challenge 60.3 (May 2017): 279-286.
Bonica, Adam, Adam Chilton, Jacob Goldin, Kyle Rozema, and Maya Sen. "Measuring Judicial Ideology Using Law Clerk Hiring." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP16-031, July 2016.
Wilson, William Julius. "Cashless Society." Review of $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America, by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer. New York Times, September 2, 2015: 14-14.
Glaeser, Edward L. "They Can Take It If They Want It." Review of The Grasping Hand, by Ilya Somin. Wall Street Journal, July 2015.
Norris, Pippa, and Holly Ann Garnett. "Voter Suppression or Voter Fraud in the 2014 US Elections?" HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-040, July 2015.
Temkin, Moshik. "The Great Divergence: The Death Penalty in the United States and the Failure of Abolition in Transatlantic Perspective." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-037, July 2015.
Masoud, Tarek, Jason Brownlee, and Andrew Reynolds. The Arab Spring: Pathways of Repression and Reform. Oxford University Press, 2015.
Bonica, Adam, and Maya Sen. "The Politics of Selecting the Bench from the Bar: The Legal Profession and Partisan Incentives to Politicize the Judiciary." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP15-001, January 2015.
Wright Rigueur, Leah. The Loneliness of the Black Republican: Pragmatic Politics and the Pursuit of Power. Princeton University Press, 2015.
Acharya, Avidit, Matthew Blackwell, and Maya Sen. "The Political Legacy of American Slavery." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP14-057, December 2014.
Masoud, Tarek. Counting Islam: Religion, Class, and Elections in Egypt. Cambridge University Press, June 2014.
Temkin, Moshik. "How to Kill the Death Penalty." Los Angeles Times, May 26, 2014.
Norris, Pippa, and Robert Mattes. "Does Ethnicity Determine Support for the Governing Party?" Voting and Democratic Citizenship in Africa. Ed. Michael Bratton. Lynne Reinner, 2013.
Madestam, Andreas, Daniel Shoag, Stan Veuger, and David Yanagizawa-Drott. "Do Political Protests Matter? Evidence from the Tea Party Movement." Quarterly Journal of Economics 128.4 (2013).
Burns, Nicholas. "Celebrate our Commitment to Liberty." Boston Globe, July 4, 2013.
Masoud, Tarek. "The Egyptian Liberals' Soft Defeat." Foreign Policy, December 18, 2012.
Masoud, Tarek, and Wael Nawara. "Will Egypt’s Liberals Ever Win?" Slate. December 4, 2012.
Norris, Pippa. "Democratic Deficits: The United States and Canada in Comparative Perspective." Imperfect Democracies: The Democratic Deficit in Canada and the United States. Ed. Patti Tamara Lenard and Richard Simeon. University Of British Colombia Press, 2012.
Ganz, Marshall. "We Can Be Actors, Not Just Spectators." New Statesman, 141.5114, July 11, 2012, 52-54.
Kayyem, Juliette. "An Emerging Democracy Requires More Than Just Elections." Boston Globe, June 25, 2012.
Wright Rigueur, Leah. "The Black Cabinet: Economic Civil Rights in the Nixon Administration." Painting Dixie Red: When, Where, Why, and How the South Became Republican. Ed. Glenn Feldman. University Press of Florida, 2011, 240-290.
Campbell, David E., and Robert D. Putnam. "Islam and American Tolerance." Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2011.
Dobbie, Will. "Teacher Characteristics and Student Achievement: Evidence from Teach For America." July 2011.
Wright Rigueur, Leah. "The Challenge of Change: Edward Brooke, the Republican Party, and the Struggle for Redemption." Souls: A Critical Journal of Black Politics, Culture, and Society 13.1 (2011): 91-118.
Campbell, David E., and Robert D. Putnam. "America's Grace: How a Tolerant Nation Bridges Its Religious Divides." Political Science Quarterly, 126.4 (Winter 2011): 611-640.
Masoud, Tarek. "Varieties of Wahhabism." Review of Contesting the Saudi State, by Madawi al-Rasheed. Middle East Law and Governance, 2.1, 2010: 106-112.
Lim, Chaeyoon, and Robert D. Putnam. "Religion, Social Networks, and Life Satisfaction." American Sociological Review 75.6 (December 2010): 914-933.
Lim, Chaeyoon, Carol Ann MacGregor, and Robert D. Putnam. "Secular and Liminal: Discovering Heterogeneity Among Religious Nones." Journal for the Scientific Study of Religion 49.4 (December 2010): 596–618.
Putnam, Robert D., and David E. Campbell. American Grace: How Religion Divides and Unites Us. Simon and Schuster, 2010.
Keyssar, Alexander. "The Genesis and Legacy of the U.S. Constitution." Republics in Parallel: Portugal and the United States of America. Coordinated by Mario Mesquita, Paulo Zaglo, and Paula Vicente Melo. Fundação Luso-Americana, 2010, 129-141.
Patterson, Thomas E. Review of Hillary Clinton's Race for the White House: Gender Politics & the Media on the Campaign Trail, by Regina G. Lawrence and Melody Rose. Political Communication, 27.2, April-June 2010: 221-223.
Clark, Tom, Robert D. Putnam, and Edward Fieldhouse. The Age of Obama: The Changing Place of Minorities in British and American Society. University of Manchester Press, 2010.
Putnam, Robert D. "Diversity, Social Capital, and Immigrant Integration: Introductory Remarks." National Civic Review 98.1 (Spring 2009): 3-5.
Ganz, Marshall. Why David Sometimes Wins: Leadership, Organization, and Strategy in the California Farm Worker Movement. Oxford University Press, 2009.
Putnam, Robert D. Is America Becoming a More Class-Based Society? The Future of Political Science: 100 Perspectives. Ed. Gary King, Kay Schlozman, and Norman Nie. Routledge, 2009, 158-159.