Lux et Data: ISPS Blog
Do Alternatives to Police Militarization Exist?
September 12, 2014The benefits of having street outreach workers as intermediaries between communities and police.
Cooperating with the Future: Q&A with David Rand
June 25, 2014
1 commentIf enough people have prosocial preferences and care about the future, democracy can work
The Power to Condemn Elections?
May 28, 2014The Egyptian elections and the presence of international observers.
A Look at Essential Data-Related Challenges for Research in Political Science
April 25, 2014
1 commentImagine you want to collect data in a war zone.
Alaska’s Child-Care Center for Legislators Highlights Challenges of Working Parents
April 23, 2014Alaska has become the only state that provides child care for state legislators and staffers.
How We Think Affects What We Think About Public Policies
April 17, 2014Social psychology research on how abstract thinking might reduce political polarization.
Digital Reporting as a Community Empowerment Tool
April 14, 2014A follow up report on the digital reporting event, "Crime Beat 3.0."
The Costs of Complexity in Policy Design
April 9, 2014Complexity undermines the public's confidence and trust in government.
It's Not Just Who You Know: The Failure of Lobbying Reform
March 27, 2014Why the reform law doesn't end revolving door lobbyists.
Can State-Level Legislative Reform Ensure Due Process Protections for Debtors?
March 25, 2014Lawmakers in several states have enacted legislation designed to better protect debtors.
Mind the Gap: Data They Share May Not Be Data You Can Use
March 6, 2014We could find ourselves with a proliferation of research products we can’t really use.
Can Directed Research Bridge Opposing Views on Expanding Medicaid?
March 3, 2014
1 commentPolicy reform could improve the cost-effectiveness and quality of health care delivery.
Rebuilding Communities after the Military Leaves Town
February 26, 2014Base closings can leave military communities in economic and environmental despair.
It’s Not Only Professors Who Increasingly Reach Out
February 24, 2014Kristof fails to appreciate that the next generation of academics will be even more publicly engaged.
Promoting Innovation in Drug Development
February 20, 2014Key structures that limit the drug development process: technical, financial, and regulatory forces.
Making State Sentencing Policy More Responsive to Crime Rates
February 12, 2014Using sunset provisions to deactivate tough crime laws after a set period of time.
Bob Dahl and Yale Political Science: A Reflection
February 12, 2014David Mayhew writes on Bob Dahl's legacy.
Tech Companies, Not Consulting Firms, Should Build Government Websites
January 29, 2014Tech companies have far better track records producing consumer-facing websites.
Tax subsidies upheld on ObamaCare exchanges - Judge Friedman finds the ACA "clear"
January 15, 2014The first merits decision in the Obamacare tax subsidy litigation has been handed down, and it is a big victory for the federal Government.
Is the Six-Year Itch Just a Senate Thing?
January 13, 2014Do presidents and their parties end up worse off after the second midterm elections?