Lux et Data: ISPS Blog

The Imperative to Share Complete Replication Files
Allan Dafoe

September 23, 2013

Scientific knowledge is only as reliable as the empirical analysis on which it is based.

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George Zimmerman: A Case Study in Motivated Reasoning
Jamie Luguri

September 17, 2013

The focus should have been on the Florida law

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Numbers Alone Won’t Shrink Prisons
Alison Kanosky

September 10, 2013

It’s unlikely that America’s overgrown prison system is going away anytime soon

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New Assistant Professor Takes a Closer Look at Court Decisions

August 30, 2013

Learning from the Lower Courts

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Stop and Frisk Stops Nothing
Michael Sierra-Arevalo

August 23, 2013

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Michael Sierra-Arevalo writes on an alternative approach to the controversial stop-and-frisk policy.

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The Role of Data Repositories in Reproducible Research

July 24, 2013

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Who is responsible for the quality of data deposited in repositories? And what is quality data, anyway?

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“Wisdom and Humility:” A Fitting Tribute to David Mayhew

June 4, 2013

The conference for Professor Mayhew was a testament to the continuing importance of his work on Congress and parties.

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Can Campaign Finance Fix an Ungovernable America?
Aaron Goldzimer

May 31, 2013

Campaign finanace reform is not the fundamental solution to obstruction, gridlock and ungovernability.

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A Conversation with Professor David Mayhew
Tory Bilski

May 23, 2013

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Q & A with Sterling Professor David Mayhew

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Thinking Socially About Campaign Finance

May 17, 2013

Are political camps and their donors wasting their money? Erin Thomas looks at the psychology of persuasion.

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Election Finance Reform: Viable Proposals vs. Long-Term Goals

May 17, 2013

Dark money is a real and solvable problem.

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Time to Clean Up State Elections

May 10, 2013

Raph Graybill warns that the negative consequences of the campaign finance arms race in federal elections could also hurt good government at the local level.

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Tracey Meares on “Smart, Tough, and Fair: Reducing Crime in 60 Minutes or Less"

April 18, 2013

Drawing from decades of work, Professor Meares highlighted three conceptual approaches to gun violence.

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Natural Disasters and the State: Inevitability vs. Responsibility

April 15, 2013

Over the long term, disasters aggravate inequality, hurting already vulnerable people the most.

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What We (Don't) Talk About When We Talk About Budgets

April 9, 2013

Even the most well intentioned discussions of the federal budget can reinforce some bad political and journalistic habits.

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ISPS Panel Tackles Tough Questions on Medicare

April 3, 2013

Watch the video: ISPS panel on Medicare

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Dorian Warren on Engaged Scholarship

March 6, 2013

At the ISPS Public Policy workshop, Dorian Warren (Columbia) discussed the challenges and benefits of "engaged scholarship."

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Should Climate Scientists Speak Out?

March 1, 2013

Climate scientists are in a unique position to speak to the public about climate change

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Taking the World by Storm

February 18, 2013

The Governor has declared a State of Emergency and National Guard soldiers are, as I write, driving Humvees up and down the streets of New Haven...

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