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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

Smith, Sandra. "These Protests Feel Different, but We Have to be Realistic: There's a Long Road Ahead." The Guardian, June 14, 2020.
Palmer-Rubin, Brian, Candelaria Garay and Mathias Poertner. "Incentives for Organizational Participation: A Recruitment Experiment in Mexico." Comparative Political Studies (May 26, 2020).
Zlatev, Julian J., and Todd Rogers. "Returnable Reciprocity: When Optional Gifts Increase Compliance." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP20-007, March 2020.
Power, Samantha. "The Courage and Compassion of Catholic Activist Dorothy Day." Washington Post. March 6, 2020.
Ruggie, John Gerard. "Corporate Purpose in Play: The Role of ESG Investing." Sustainable Investing: A Path to a New Horizon. Ed. Andreas Rasche, Herman Bril, and Georg Kell. Routledge, 2020.
Mayne, Quinton, Jorrit de Jong, and Fernando Fernandez-Monge. "State Capabilities for Problem-Oriented Governance." Perspectives on Public Management and Governance (2019).
Ganz, Marshall, and Art Reyes III. "Renewing Democracy Requires the Creation of an Inclusive Collective." Sanford Social Innovation Review (Winter 2020).
Chenoweth, Erica. "The Science of Contemporary Street Protest: New Efforts in the United States." Science Advances 5.10 (October 2019).
Currie, Morgan, Britt Paris, and Joan Donovan. "What Difference Do Data Make? Data Management and Social Change." Online Information Review 43.6 (October 14, 2019): 971-985.
Dobbie, Will, Hans Gronqvist, Susan Niknami, Marten Palme, and Mikael Priks. "The Intergenerational Effects of Parental Incarceration." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-031, 2019.
Dobbie, Will, and Jae Song. "Targeted Debt Relief and the Origins of Financial Distress: Experimental Evidence from Distressed Credit Card Borrowers." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-030, 2019.
Dobbie, Will, Andres Liberman, Daniel Paravisini, and Vikram Pathania. "Measuring Bias in Consumer Lending." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-029, 2019.
Deborah Avant, Marie Berry, Erica Chenoweth, Rachel Epstein, Cullen Hendrix, Oliver Kaplan, and Timothy Sisk, eds. Civil Action and the Dynamics of Violence. Oxford University Press, 2019.
Chen, Martha. "Economic Rights of the Informal Self-Employed: Three Urban Cases." Economic Liberties and Human Rights. Ed. Jahel Queralt and Bas van Vossen. Routledge Press, 2019.
Donovan, Joan. "First They Came for the Black Feminists." The New York Times, August 15, 2019.
Chenoweth, Erica, and Margherita Belgioioso. "The Physics of Dissent and the Effects of Movement Momentum." Nature Human Behavior (August 5, 2019).
Donovan, Joan. "How News Organizations Should Cover White Supremacist Shootings, According to a Media Expert." PBS NewsHour Weekend, August 4, 2019.
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Participatory Budgeting: A Powerful Civic Education Tool." Governing. June 18, 2019.
Donovan, Joan. "How Hate Groups’ Secret Sound System Works." The Atlantic. March 17, 2019.
Norris, Pippa. "Silver or Lead? Why Violence and Corruption Limit Women’s Representation." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP19-011, 2019.
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.
Von Broembsen, Marlese, Jenna Harvey, and Martha Chen. "Realizing Rights for Homeworkers: An Analysis of Governance Mechanisms." Carr Center for Human Rights Policy, March 2019.
Bowlsby, Drew, Erica Chenoweth, Cullen Hendrix, and Jonathan D. Moyer. "The Future is a Moving Target: Predicting Political Instability." British Journal of Political Science (Spring 2019).
Goldsmith, Stephen. "Data and the Human Side of Criminal Justice." Governing. February 20, 2019.
Eaves, David, Ben McGuire, and Audrey Carson. "Open Data in North America, Australia and New Zealand." The State of Open Data. Ed. Tim, Davies, and, Stephen, Walker,. International Research and Development Council, 2019.
Bonnet, Florence, Joann Vanek, and Martha Chen. "Women and Men in the Informal Economy: A Statistical Brief." WIEGO and ILO, January 2019.
Greenberg, David, Moshik Temkin, and Mason B. Williams, eds. Alan Brinkley: A Life in History. Columbia University Press, 2019.
Chenoweth, Erica. "Reform, Resistance, and Revolution." Journal of Human Rights 18.1 (January 2019): 138-145.
Spicer, Jason, Tamara Kay, and Marshall Ganz. "Social Entrepreneurship as Field Encroachment: How a Neoliberal Social Movement Constructed a New Field." Socio-Economic Review 17.1 (January 2019): 195-227.
Chen, Martha. "The Future of Informal Work: Insights from India." Future of Work: Lessons from India. Ed. Amit Basole and Radhicka Kapoor. Self-Employed Women's Association, 2019.
Putnam, Robert D. "Under Surface, Middle-Aged Women Push Anti-Trump Movement in US." Asahi Shimbun Globe, November 2, 2018.
Ganz, Marshall, and Elizabeth McKenna. "Bringing Leadership Back In." The Wiley Blackwell Companion to Social Movements. Ed. David A. Snow, Sarah A. Soule, Hanspeter Kriesi, and Holly J. McCammon. Wiley-Blackwell, 2018, 185-202.
Chen, Martha, Chris Bonner, Françoise Carré, and Rhonda Douglas. "Informal Worker Organising and Mobilisation: Linking Global with Local Advocacy." The Routledge Companion to Planning in the Global South. Ed. Gautam Bhan, Smita Srinivas, and Vanessa Watson. Routledge, 2018.
Risse, Mathias. "Human Rights as Membership Rights in World Society." Human Rights, Democracy, and Legitimacy in a World of Disorder. Ed. Silja Voeneky and Gerald Neuman. Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Chen, Martha and Victoria Beard. "Including the Excluded: Supporting Informal Workers for More Equal and Productive Cities in the Global South." World Resources Institute, May 2018.
Carpenter, Daniel, Zachary Popp, Tobias Resch, Benjamin Schneer, and Nicole Topich. "Suffrage Petitioning as Formative Practice: American Women Presage and Prepare for the Vote, 1840-1940." Studies in American Political Development 32.1 (April 2018): 24-48.
Juma, Calestous. "Exponential Innovation and Human Rights: Implications for Science and Technology Diplomacy." HKS Faculty Research Working Paper Series RWP18-011, February 2018.
Clayton Nall, Benjamin Schneer, and Daniel Carpenter. "Paths of Recruitment: Rational Social Prospecting in Petition Canvassing." American Journal of Political Science 62.2 (Winter 2018): 192-209.
Chen, Martha, Jenna Harvey, Caroline Wanjiku Kihato, and Caroline Skinner. "Inclusive Public Spaces for Informal Livelihoods: A Discussion Paper for Urban Planners and Policy Makers." Cities Alliance and WIEGO, 2018.
Putnam, Robert D. "The Real Scandal the DNC Should Avoid." Washington Post, November 10, 2017.
Bilmes, Linda J. "On Veteran's Day, let's honor the promises we've made to veterans." Boston Globe, November 9, 2017.
Wright Rigueur, Leah. "For Black Athletes, Wealth Doesn’t Equal Freedom." PBS NewsHour, 10/18/2017.
Hassan, Mai, and Ryan Sheely. "Executive-Legislative Relations, Party Defections, and Lower-Level Administrative Unit Proliferation: Evidence from Kenya." Comparative Political Studies 50.12 (October 2017).
Battilana, Julie, and Marissa Kimsey. "Should You Agitate, Innovate, or Orchestrate?" Stanford Social Innovation Review (September 2017).
Power, Samantha. "Why Elie Wiesel's 'Night' Still Matters so Much to Me – and All of Us." Forward. September 12, 2017.
Bonica, Adam, Adam Chilton, and Maya Sen. "The Political Donations Made by Robert Mueller's Team are Not Evidence of Bias." Los Angeles Times. July 28, 2017.
Bhabha, Jacqueline, Andrzej Mirga, and Margareta Matache, eds. Realizing Roma Rights. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.
Eaton, Adrienne E., Susan J. Schurman, and Martha Chen, eds. Informal Workers and Collective Action: A Global Perspective. Cornell University Press, 2017.
Bilmes, Linda J. "The Bill for America's Longest War Is Still Unpaid." Fiscal Times, May 27, 2017.
Bhabha, Jacqueline. Can We Solve the Migration Crisis? Polity, 2018.