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.

  • Germany on the Rise? Language, Culture and Foreign Policy

    Historically, the German language has been both a minority and majority language. From serving as a regional lingua franca within the Hapsburg Empire[1] to evolving into the language of oppression in Europe from 1919-1945, the popularity and prevalence of the German language have fluctuated significantly. Today, German is predominantly a language of education, tourism, and… Read more »

  • Examining the Influence of Economic Inequality on Campaign Finance in the Pre-Citizens United Era

      Abstract: The Supreme Court’s ruling in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission has received much of the blame for the extraordinary amounts of money in American politics. While this decision certainly allowed for greater amounts of money in politics, Citizens United was the culmination of a larger causal trend, not the catalyst. From 1972 to… Read more »

  • Why Does Service Learning Matter?

    Service-learning is an experiential approach to education that encourages students from elementary to college ages to engage actively with social issues through volunteer activities. The volunteering is accompanied by a set of educational goals laid out during the development of the educational program, and may be combined with a traditional instruction component. Students are usually… Read more »

  • It’s on us (or so they say): Sexual Assault Reporting at Cornell University

    Within the last few years, conversations about a long surviving issue have resurfaced, managing to draw the much –needed attention of higher education institutions across the United States. A stream of alleged cases of Title IX violations, several of which have led to investigations at some of the most prestigious universities across the country, has… Read more »

  • Clinton’s War

    Clintonian Policy in a Changing World: An assessment of the impact of former President Bill Clinton’s foreign policy reveals a mixed legacy. While many Clinton loyalists praise him for being a true globalization president who embraced the challenge of steering the post-Cold War America into a model of economic prosperity and democratic influence, countless critics… Read more »

  • Recreational Marijuana: How Oregon Constructed A Market

    On October 1st, 2015, the Oregon Recreational Market went live on a restricted basis, permitting only select medical marijuana facilities to operate until 2016.[1] However, it was not until mid-October that official draft rules were signed into law. These draft rules implemented several proposed rules, and changed others. Oregon’s recreational Marijuana market illustrates the difficulties… Read more »