Using South Africa’s Wine Industry as a Paradigm for Sustainable Policy

South Africa’s wine industry excels in sustainability, what can the public sector can learn from it?

Encoded Laws, Policies, and Virtues

With artificial intelligence systems becoming an increasingly important factor in government and business, public policy professionals must be prepared to engage with the biases that can influence artificial intelligence.

When Affirmative Action Becomes Diversity Only

How effective is race-based affirmative action as a tool of compensatory justice for African-American students who come from families that have endured continual oppression in the United States?

17 best of 2017

The best articles of 2017 from the Cornell Policy Review!

Why Drug Courts Are Not the Way Forward on America’s Opioid Crisis

Trump’s Opioid Commission thinks drug courts are the answer to the nation’s opioid epidemic. Research shows they are flawed and even harmful to people with opioid use disorders.

Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement and Its Impact on U.S. International Standing

The recent Trump announcement about the status of Jerusalem has been denounced throughout the Arab world and the international community. Protests have erupted in Jerusalem and Gaza, and the Israeli government has rejoiced. How will this move impact the U.S international reputation both now and in the future, and why?

The Need for Institutional Reform at the National Minorities Commission, India

Arpit Chaturvedi discusses ways in which the National Commission for Minorities in India could be ameliorated with institutional reforms.

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Introducing our First Class of Associate Managers

The Cornell Policy Review proudly announces its first-ever class of Associate Managers.

Improving Public Service Delivery in Pakistan

CIPA MPA Fellow Mohammad Zohair proposed a public service delivery system for Pakistan using the Vision, Mission, Capacity and Learning Framework created by Cornell University professors Derek and Laura Cabrera.

Rigging Elections: A Spatial Statistics Analysis of Political and Unintentional Gerrymandering

The 2016 election cycle was fraught with claims of election rigging. Though mostly unsubstantiated, there may be some truth to these claims — at least at the congressional level.

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  • The Case for Girls in Coding

    Not too far away from the Ministry of Education in the overcrowded city of Prishtina, Kosovo, a group of eight young girls are working on developing Raporto, a platform for discreet and confidential reporting of gender discrimination in IT. Their weekends are spent in Hackershtelle, an IT community meet-up point organized and maintained by enthusiastic… Read more »

  • Introducing the New Senior Editors of the Cornell Policy Review

    The Cornell Policy Review is pleased to announce the 2016-2017 selections for Editor in Chief, Senior Managing Editor, and Senior Content Editor. Please join us in congratulating Peter C. Fiduccia, Ana Cañedo, and Harrison Speck on their new roles, which will officially begin in May of this year. As 2015-2016 Associate Editors, their committment to the quality of the publication has… Read more »

  • The Opacity of National Security Letters

    Transparency reports of electronic data requests are common for major communications and technology companies, but universities, which often act as small internet service providers, have yet to embrace transparency. Security activists are calling on universities to develop their own transparency reports, but it is important to understand what information these reports are not reporting.

  • Trade Negotiation: An Interview with Dr. Carolina Palma

    Cornell Policy Review Associate Editor Ana Canedo sits down with Carolina Palma, PhD, discussing a wide array of topics ranging from her professional career as a trade negotiator for Costa Rica to her research interests as a professor for the Public Administration faculty of the University of Costa Rica.

  • Sustainably Developing the Vietnamese Coffee Industry

    What will help develop the Vietnamese coffee market globally? Relevant development strategies must be explored, especially those that have been proven to be key contributors in other markets, including the Colombian coffee sector’s sustainable income-generation and its socioeconomic stability among small-scale coffee farmers.

  • Can Policy Language Reduce Unsafe Abortions?

    An overwhelming number of unsafe abortions occur in developing countries. The lack of clarity in the language of Sustainable Development Goal target 3.7, regarding universal access to sexual and reproductive health services, suggests that abortion policies should be liberalized. Considering the social prominence of pro-life advocates in developing countries, this SDG target risks being ineffective.