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 »
The Rise and Fall of Vermont’s Single Payer Plan
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?
Alumni Retention in United States Metropolitan Statistical Areas
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.
Native Communities in Alaska: Vulnerabilities in Light of Climate Change
Climate change in Alaska will increase the risk of natural disasters, and due to sparsely located emergency resources, native communities are most at risk.
A Geospatial Analysis of the Physical and Economic Consequences of Rochester’s Inner Loop
How Rochester’s Inner Loop became the city’s inner noose – cutting off downtown, creating policy challenges and lessons in transportation infrastructure.
Analyzing Funding and Achievement Gaps in New York State Education Using GIS
In New York State education, K-12 public schools are funded in varying degrees by local property taxes – which critics say perpetuate societal inequalities.
A Spatial Analysis of Occupy Wall Street and its Occupiers
The selection of protest spot Zuccotti Park, as a privately-owned public space, helps fuel the narrative of the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement.
How to Clean Up a City – a Case Study on Stopping Illegal Construction in Kosovo
In 2000, just after the war in Kosovo ended, City Planning Director Rexhep Luci was shot six times and killed for trying to stop illegal construction.
Letter from the Editor
Editor-in-Chief Arpit Chaturvedi offers his insight and vision of the upcoming 2017-2018 season at the Cornell Policy Review.
Children and the British Border: UK Policy Hurting Lone Child Migrants
Paradoxical, some UK policies moved unaccompanied minors from dangerous camps in Europe to the UK, yet others expose child migrants to drastic threats.
Dropping Out of the Electoral College
The most common modern arguments for keeping the electoral college are based on false information and assumptions or have major weaknesses, so how do we replace or fix the system?
Politics, Family-Run Conglomerates, and Corruption in South Korea
The election of Mr. Moon Jae-in as President of South Korea means a welcomed crackdown on corruption and reform of family-run conglomerates.
The Feminization of Migration: Why are Women Moving More?
Migrant women are being pushed to migrate in search of better opportunities, and because of their invisibility do so with few or no legal protections.