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.

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Former mayor and Harvard professor Stephen Goldsmith and NYU professor Neil Kleiman propose a way to dramatically increase the quality of public services. Their new distributed governance model puts citizens front and center, powered by an operating system (O/S) made possible by today’s giant leaps in analytics, social engagement, and big data.

Stephen Goldsmith
Stephen Goldsmith
Checkpoint Charlie
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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
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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
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