Central bankers have emerged from the financial crisis as the third great pillar of unelected power alongside the judiciary and the military. Unelected Power lays out the principles needed to ensure that central bankers, technocrats, regulators, and other agents of the administrative state remain stewards of the common good and do not become overmighty citizens.
In this compelling essay, renowned human rights lawyer and scholar Jacqueline Bhabha explains why forced migration demands compassion, generosity and a more vigorous acknowledgement of our shared dependence on human mobility as a key element of global collaboration.
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.
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.
Collected works of HKS Professor F.M. Kamm's most significant articles on bioethics authored over the last twenty-five years.
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.
Sustainability is a global imperative and a scientific challenge like no other. Pursuing Sustainability: A Guide to the Science and Practice provides students and practitioners with a strategic framework to evaluate alternative development pathways and to link knowledge with action in the pursuit of sustainability goals.
The Moral Target: Aiming at Right Conduct in War and Other Conflicts comprises essay that discuss aspects of war and other conflicts in the light of both nonconsequentialist ethical theory and the views of such theorists as Barbara Herman, Jeff McMahan, Avishai Margalit, and Michael Walzer.
The Next Great War? combines reinterpretations of history, applications of international relations theory, and discussions of the lessons that the outbreak of war in 1914 offers for the analysis of contemporary U.S.-China relations.