A New City O/S: The Power of Open, Collaborative, and Distributed Governance sets out transformative operational reforms that will produce better public services and more citizen trust by taking advantage of advances that have been made in analytics, social engagement, and big data.
The Cold War offers a new perspective on a century when great power rivalry and ideological battle transformed every corner of our globe. The Cold War may have begun on the perimeters of Europe, but it had its deepest reverberations in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, where nearly every community had to choose sides. These choices continue to define economies and regimes across the world.
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.
In the oral history of the 2016 Presidential Election, campaign managers and key players from both parties came together at the Institute of Politics at Harvard Kennedy School to give insiders’ perspectives on the campaign that broke all the rules and is still shaping the nations’ politics today
HKS Lecturer, Jorrit De Jong, examines the roots of systemic bureaucratic dysfunction and presents a novel approach to solving it.
Mary Graham, HKS Transparency Policy Project Co-Director, tracks the rise in governmental secrecy, why Congressional attempts to limit stealth activities don’t succeed and why presidents cannot hide actions that affect citizens’ rights.
HKS Professor, Calestous Juma, identifies the tension between the need for advancement and the pressure to maintain social order and stability as one of today’s biggest policy challenges.
HKS Professor, Venkatesh Narayanamurti, explains how separating science into “Basic” and “Applied” categories limits research and hinders policy.
HKS Professor, Dara Kay Cohen, examines variation in the severity and perpetrators of rape using an original dataset of reported rape during all major civil wars from 1980 to 2012.
Filled with case studies from within Africa and success stories from developing nations around the world, HKS Professor Calestous Juma's “The New Harvest, 2nd edition” outlines the policies and institutional changes necessary to promote agricultural innovation across the African continent.
HKS Professor Stavins describes his new book, "Economics of the Environment: Selected Readings” for the HKS Library Virtual Book Tour. This book was published by W.W. Norton & Company in 2012.
The 26 essays in this book were written by HKS Professor Stavins and his co-authors over the period 2000–2011 and are collected in this book for the first time.
A rigorous treatment of a thought experiment that has become notorious within and outside of philosophy - The Trolley Problem - by one of the most influential moral philosophers alive today, HKS Professor, F.M. Kamm.
HKS Lecturer & ethics columnist, Jeffrey L. Seglin, provides practical tips for succeeding professionally by using manners in the workplace.
HKS Lecturer, Jorrit de Jong, dissects the strategies and tactics that social innovators employ to navigate the risky waters of their institutional environments.
Collected works of HKS Professor F.M. Kamm's most significant articles on bioethics authored over the last twenty five years.