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 »
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?
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
Illogical Framework: The Importance of Monitoring and Evaluation in International Development Studies
Jessica R. Pomerantz, Cornell University
Transparency in OLC Statutory Interpretation: Finding a Middle Ground
Daniel Cluchey, Harvard University
Now Hiring: 100,000 New Farmers
Phoebe Garfinkel, Cornell University
Interview with Anna Herforth
Christopher Coghlan, Cornell University
A Conversation with Michael Gillenwater
Hae Seung Yi, Cornell University
Positive Institutional Change from the Ground Up: A Case Study of a Community-led Collaborative Governance Process
Naji P. Makarem, University of California, Los Angeles