In this introductory piece of the Second Systems Thinking Special Edition, Paulina Lucio Maymon explains how to address the social injustice of indigenous peoples in Mexico using Systems Thinking – a method to analyze a diverse array of policy-relevant issues.
Green Mountain Care in Vermont aimed to be a paradigm for comprehensive healthcare reform at both the state and federal level. What caused its fall?
The Anatomy of New Public Transit: Opportunities and Challenges of the Brooklyn Queens Connector (BQX) Streetcar
In two years the Brooklyn-Queens Connector (BQX) has made impressive progress but still has a number of issues to address before its completion.
In 2000, just after the war in Kosovo ended, City Planning Director Rexhep Luci was shot six times and killed for trying to stop illegal construction.
Paradoxical, some UK policies moved unaccompanied minors from dangerous camps in Europe to the UK, yet others expose child migrants to drastic threats.
The most common modern arguments for keeping the electoral college are based on false information and assumptions or have major weaknesses, so how do we replace or fix the system?
The election of Mr. Moon Jae-in as President of South Korea means a welcomed crackdown on corruption and reform of family-run conglomerates.
Migrant women are being pushed to migrate in search of better opportunities, and because of their invisibility do so with few or no legal protections.
There have been many historical iterations of the concept that the U.S. Congress behaves differently regarding foreign affairs than it does for domestic affairs. The first iteration of this was the two presidents thesis, which suggests that the president has increased latitude in foreign affairs and can consequently behave differently in that context than in domestic affairs.
At midnight on November 8, 2016, Mr. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister (PM) of India, declared in a broadcast to the nation that the two highest currency notes—Rs. 500 and Rs. 1000—would immediately cease to be legal tender. This move was considered a very drastic and bold step, especially since nearly 86% of all the currency by value in India was in the form of either Rs. 500 or Rs. 1000 notes.
The recent US missile attack against the sovereign state of Syria was an act of aggression bearing distinct resemblance to the strike on Iraq in 2003. On April 6, 2017, the United States military dropped nearly 60 cruise missiles at a Syrian airfield; this strike was in response to President Bashar al-Assad’s usage of… Read more »
The Lobbying Act of 2014, a reform 10 years in the making, and the commitments of the Chilean government in its Open Government Partnership (OGP) National Action Plan (NAP) to adopt and implement the legislation, must be situated in the wider context of reforms designed to combat corruption and promote transparency.