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.
The Cornell Policy Review is pleased to announce the Fall 2017 selections for Associate Editor positions.
The nation’s fascination with big, flashy elections at the expense of small, local elections is laden with irony.
What’s next for “social impact bonds” in the U.S.?
RGCIS Fellow Wakima Kapur analyzes the policy gaps and solutions to contain the problem of Vector Borne Diseases in India.
This piece examines how Systems Thinking can be used to understand the critical failures in a complex crisis like the Flint, Michigan water crisis, and the steps that can be taken to remedy such shortfalls.
By using Common Core as a timely example, Fiduccia points out that taking perspectives dissimilar to your own presents an opportunity to gain valuable insight.
Applying Systems Thinking to the abortion debate could permit discourse without the volatility of political rhetoric and the policy cycle.
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.
Second Systems Thinking Special Edition Systems thinking is a popular lens that lends significant insights into problems, issues or situations in many different fields. This Special Edition provides a demonstration of the application of Systems Thinking to policy related issues in many areas such as resource management, race, and education. All of these papers show… Read more »
R.I.P. Farm Bill
Last fall I wrote a piece for The Cornell Policy Review examining the history of the US farm bill and identifying stakeholder conflicts that have rendered administration of the bill impossible. I suggested that the recurring five-year omnibus bills be separated to increase the level of consideration given to the two largest components: direct agriculture… Read more »
The Countdown to the United States Federal Government Shutdown
Throughout most of United States’ history, fierce battles were waged over the direction of fiscal policy and management of the national budget. Many of these contests arose during periods when government was divided politically: most notably, the combinations of Reagan-O’Neill in the 1980s and Clinton-Gingrich in the 1990s. At times, this clash of ideologies over… Read more »
American Intervention in Syria: Good or Bad for the World?
In last night’s primetime speech, President Barack Obama articulated to Americans and the world that the United States plans to shed its passive stance toward the Syrian conflict and launch airstrikes in defense of Syria’s civilians. On that same day, in a not-so-pleasant and desolate Syrian community, a civilian holdout ought to have asked this… Read more »
The Review’s Guide to Ithaca
The Cornell Policy Review is pleased to present our Guide to Ithaca. The Review Board has tirelessly selected their favorite restaurants, bars, and local businesses. If you have any suggestions or need further suggestions, leave us a comment! We will continuously update the map as we discover new things in this curious little town. Click… Read more »
Online Launch: Spring 2013 Issue
It is my pleasure to introduce this issue of The Cornell Policy Review. As an interdisciplinary policy journal, we present a wide range of political and policy-related articles. As editors of The Review, we have the opportunity to read, research, and work with a variety of topics across substantive policy areas. Not only does this… Read more »
Implementing Performance Measurement: Reflections on Tompkins County New York
By: Luis A. Martinez and Henry McCaslin About the Authors: Luis A. Martinez is a second-year graduate student in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell University. His professional focus is organizational strategy and design in the public and social sectors. Specifically, Luis is interested in performance measurement indicators, metrics, and evaluation strategies in… Read more »
The Effect of Private Detention Policy on Immigrant Political and Social Incorporation
By: Greg Jette Abstract: Immigration policy remains a contentious issue at both the federal and state levels,and post 9/11, has overwhelmingly favored detention and deportation strategies. Private detention companies have gained increasing political and economic influence as national rhetoric has characterized many immigrant groups as posing a threat to national security. As a result, private detention… Read more »
Foreign Direct Investment’s Influence on Regional Inequality and Innovation in Hungary
By: Mallory Young Abstract: The Central and Eastern European Countries’ (CEEC) transition from socialist states to open-market democracies has been a long and arduous affair; however, many argue that CEECs are finally developing a solid economic standing. A global powerhouse since the early 2000s, Eastern Europe has seen continued economic growth and a steady influx… Read more »
Global Digital Divide: The Role of Information and Communications Technologies (ICTs) in 21st Century Democracy
By: Chisheng Li Abstract Information and Communications Technologies (ICT) play a critical role in a citi- zenry’s access to information, opportunities, and ability to participate in democratic practices. Recent worldwide events such as the Arab Spring have underscored ICTs’ and social media’s importance in bringing about social change and engagement. Research shows that ICT infrastructure and… Read more »
Advising the Executive Branch: The Role of Federal Advisory Committees and Ways to Evaluate Their Effectiveness
By: Amanda K. Mullan Abstract The Federal Advisory Committee Act1 (FACA) stipulates that advisory committees must be more accessible to the public. To accomplish this, FACA requires the General Services Administration (GSA) to oversee advisory committees and report certain information to Congress and the public. Despite increased openness and account-ability, the Act falls short in a… Read more »
A Letter from the Editor – Fall 2012
Recognizing deliberate and unintended effects of public decision-mak- ing is critical for implementing equitable policy at the local, national, and international levels. The authors of the articles presented in this issue of The Cornell Policy Review seek to do just that. From implementing performance measurement for greater municipal transparency, to examin- ing the effects of… Read more »
2012 Fall Review – Full Issue