Category Archives: Public Policy

Activist-Scholar Award Goes to Economist Samuel Myers Jr.

Originally posted on Social Science Space April 2017 Samuel Myers Jr. What we know and what we can prove are often quite separate, as any good scientist or lawyer will testify. Understanding that, Samuel L. Myers, Jr., has spent his career … Continue reading

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Archived Webinar: Marijuana on the Mind – A Primer for Policymakers

Originally published on Social Science Space March 27, 2017. “Policy has clearly outpaced science” in the United States on the issue of legalizing marijuana for either medical or recreational use, say two researchers from Harvard University and McLean Hospital, a psychiatric … Continue reading

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How the Social & Behavioral Sciences Get Funded in the US: an Infographic

This is an edited version of a blog post from Social Science Space that was reposted here with permission. Donald Trump’s victory of the White House along with Republicans holding onto control of both houses of Congress has left many … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Disaster Response in Turkey

Article title: Disaster Response in Turkey: Conditions Promoting Cross-Sectoral Collaboration and Implications for Effectiveness From Administration & Society Local communities bear the brunt of natural disasters worldwide and play a decisive role in mitigating their impacts. “Inclusory or community-based disaster … Continue reading

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On SAGE Insight: Aid Volatility and Social Performance in Microfinance

From Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly Nonprofit microfinance organizations typically rely on subsidies and donations to finance their operations. The support of donors is often key to the sustainability of these organizations  This article examines whether uncertainty in subsidies leads … Continue reading

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Climate change: Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Special Issue

From Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists This latest issue includes a selection of articles focussing on climate change. The first paper is an interview with Tufts University sophomore Henry Jacqz about the Massachusetts-based group Students for a Just and Stable … Continue reading

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Public parking fees and fines

Public parking fees and fines: A Survey of U.S. Cities From Public Works Management and Policy The low cost of parking in many American cities may contribute to urban development that relies on automobile use and undercuts planners’ efforts to … Continue reading

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