Harvard Kennedy School publications are a valuable resource for scholars, students, journalists and, decision makers interested in the latest research and analysis on the wide range of urgent challenges confronting societies. These citations to articles, books and working papers cover myriad topics—from how to make democracy work more effectively, to how to create shared, sustainable prosperity, to how to better understand and harness the forces reshaping our world.

Checkpoint Charlie
Virtual Book Tour

Arne Westad's remarkable new book is the first to have the ambition to create a convincing, powerful narrative about the global scope of the Cold War. The book is genuinely global in its reach and captures the dramas and agonies of a period always overshadowed by the horror of nuclear war.

Arne Westad
Arne Westad
arab spring
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Pessimism about the legitimacy and effectiveness of human rights pervades scholarly and policy debates. Evidence for Hope: Making Human Rights Work in the 21st Century provides a rigorous but hopeful response to the question of whether and how human rights institutions and activists have produced positive change in the world.

Kathryn Sikkink
Kathryn Sikkink
The Supreme Court of the United States building
Research Spotlight

This paper, co-authored by Maya Sen, compares the ideological balance of the legal academy to the ideological balance of the legal profession. To do so, the authors matched professors listed in the Association of American Law Schools Directory of Law Teachers and lawyers listed in the Martindale-Hubbell directory to a measure of political ideology based on political donations. 

Maya Sen at Harvard Kennedy School
Maya Sen
A globe
Research Spotlight

Populism may seem like it has come out of nowhere, but it has been on the rise for a while. In this working paper, Dani Rodrik argues that economic history and economic theory both provide ample grounds for anticipating that advanced stages of economic globalization would produce a political backlash.

Professor Dani Rodrik at Harvard Kennedy School
Dani Rodrik
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