Lux et Data: ISPS Blog

Do Alternatives to Police Militarization Exist?
Tony Cheng

September 12, 2014

The benefits of having street outreach workers as intermediaries between communities and police.

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Cooperating with the Future: Q&A with David Rand
Limor Peer

June 25, 2014

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If enough people have prosocial preferences and care about the future, democracy can work

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The Power to Condemn Elections?
Susan Hyde

May 28, 2014

The Egyptian elections and the presence of international observers.

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A Look at Essential Data-Related Challenges for Research in Political Science
Michelle Hudson

April 25, 2014

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Imagine you want to collect data in a war zone.

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Alaska’s Child-Care Center for Legislators Highlights Challenges of Working Parents
Rachel Silbermann

April 23, 2014

Alaska has become the only state that provides child care for state legislators and staffers.

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How We Think Affects What We Think About Public Policies
Jamie Luguri

April 17, 2014

Social psychology research on how abstract thinking might reduce political polarization.

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Digital Reporting as a Community Empowerment Tool
Tony Cheng

April 14, 2014

A follow up report on the digital reporting event, "Crime Beat 3.0."

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The Costs of Complexity in Policy Design
Gabe Scheffler

April 9, 2014

Complexity undermines the public's confidence and trust in government.

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It's Not Just Who You Know: The Failure of Lobbying Reform
Lara Chausow

March 27, 2014

Why the reform law doesn't end revolving door lobbyists.

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Can State-Level Legislative Reform Ensure Due Process Protections for Debtors?
Michelle Grisé

March 25, 2014

Lawmakers in several states have enacted legislation designed to better protect debtors.

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Mind the Gap: Data They Share May Not Be Data You Can Use
Limor Peer

March 6, 2014

We could find ourselves with a proliferation of research products we can’t really use.

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Can Directed Research Bridge Opposing Views on Expanding Medicaid?
Martin Hackmann

March 3, 2014

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Policy reform could improve the cost-effectiveness and quality of health care delivery.

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Rebuilding Communities after the Military Leaves Town
Alison Kanosky

February 26, 2014

Base closings can leave military communities in economic and environmental despair.

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It’s Not Only Professors Who Increasingly Reach Out
Dan Feder

February 24, 2014

Kristof fails to appreciate that the next generation of academics will be even more publicly engaged.

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Promoting Innovation in Drug Development
Nicholas Downing

February 20, 2014

Key structures that limit the drug development process: technical, financial, and regulatory forces.

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Making State Sentencing Policy More Responsive to Crime Rates
Charles Decker

February 12, 2014

Using sunset provisions to deactivate tough crime laws after a set period of time.

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Bob Dahl and Yale Political Science: A Reflection
David Mayhew

February 12, 2014

David Mayhew writes on Bob Dahl's legacy.

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Tech Companies, Not Consulting Firms, Should Build Government Websites
Yousef AbuGharbieh

January 29, 2014

Tech companies have far better track records producing consumer-facing websites.

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Tax subsidies upheld on ObamaCare exchanges - Judge Friedman finds the ACA "clear"
Abbe Gluck

January 15, 2014

The first merits decision in the Obamacare tax subsidy litigation has been handed down, and it is a big victory for the federal Government.

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Is the Six-Year Itch Just a Senate Thing?
David Mayhew

January 13, 2014

Do presidents and their parties end up worse off after the second midterm elections?

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