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 »
In our Second Systems Thinking Special Edition, five Fellows of the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs (CIPA) apply Systems Thinking as a policy analysis tool to facilitate a better understanding of public policies.
The accumulation of human capital is a necessary condition for indigenous people to overcome poverty in Mexico, but it is not itself sufficient.
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.
It’s in the best interest of metropolitan areas to maintain an educated, young population, but how policy makers can secure alumni retention is tricker.
Climate change in Alaska will increase the risk of natural disasters, and due to sparsely located emergency resources, native communities are most at risk.
How Rochester’s Inner Loop became the city’s inner noose – cutting off downtown, creating policy challenges and lessons in transportation infrastructure.
K-12 Distance Education: The Case of Rural Schools
Bobby Hall, Cornell University
The Necessity of Upgrading the Iraqi Financial Sector: Role of the Financial Sector in Spurring Economic Development
T. Keyzom Ngodup, Executive Director, Ideas sYnergy
“Making the World Safe for Democracy”: UN Security Council Resolution 1373, the International Imposition of Counterterrorism Policies, and the ‘Arenas of Power’ Model
Edward Grodin, Cornell University
The Need for Intervention: A Counterfactual Approach to Challenging War Theories
Santiago Delgado Calderon, Cornell University
The Irvine 11: Let’s Not Make Martyrs Out of Ruffians
Anne-Marie D. Dao, University of California, Davis School of Law
An Interview with Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus and H.I. Latifee
Sean Murphy, Cornell University
School Food, Inc.: The Contracting of America’s National School Lunch Program and its Nutritional Consequences
Robyn Ziperstein, Cornell University
Interview with Dr. R. Balasubramaniam
Nicole Majestic, Cornell University; Daniel Nolan, Cornell University; Morgann Ross, Cornell University
Education Spending and the Effect on Income Disparity: but What About Gender Equality?
Alexis M. Arthur and Kimberly J. Vallejo, Cornell University
Welcome to the Cornell Policy Review
We are engaged in the process of understanding and refining the concepts, ideas and goals that affect the public. To this end, I present The Cornell Policy Review, a place for ideas that draw policy perspectives and criticisms from the varied interests among Fellows at the Cornell Institute for Public Affairs, the broader Cornell community and other colleagues similarly engaged in this process.
In this online edition of our inaugural publication of The Review, we are pleased to present a diverse selection of entries that reflect this commitment, featuring several former, current and future CIPA Fellows. As you explore The Review, please feel free to join the debate by leaving questions and comments where appropriate.
Michael Donovan, Editor-in-Chief, 2011-2012
Agricultural Technology Adoption: Issues for Consideration When Scaling-Up
Andrei Parvan, Cornell University
Green Power in Los Angeles: Policies, Programs, and Context
Christopher Smith, Cornell University