Volume 21

Test and Treat in Washington, D.C.: Evaluating the Costs and Benefits of a Comprehensive Strategy to Fight HIV/AIDS • Reforming Land Tenure Policies After Civil War: A Comparative Analysis of Rwanda and Côte d'Ivoire • The Nature of the Original "Firm": A Coasean Cost-Benefit Analysis of Legalizing Prostitution • GMO Labeling: A Case of Asymmetric Information and the "Nudge" • Direct Democracy and the Politics of Abortion: Evaluating the Responsiveness of State Abortion Policy to State Abortion Attitudes • The Incentives of Wind Power Production and Integration in U.S. Policy • Encouraging Savings Behavior through Conditional Cash Transfers: Lessons from Latin America • The Mortgage Interest Deduction: An Example of an Upside Down Federal Government Housing Subsidy • Women and Public Service: Barriers, Challenges, and Opportunities (Book Review) • Private Enterprise and Public Education (Book Review) • The Solution Revolution: How Business, Government, and Social Enterprises Are Teaming Up to Solve Society's Toughest Problems (Book Review) • Red Ink: Inside the High-Stakes Politics of the Federal Budget (Book Review)


Volume 20

Effects of Farm Bill Commodity Subsidies on U.S. Corn Production, Farm Income, and Market Price • Equitable Development Movement: A Progressive Response to the Urban Redevelopment Landscape Nationwide and in Washington, D.C.'s Shaw Community • Battling Deforestation in Brazil: Implementing a REDD Framework to Combat Global Climate Change • Why All States Should Adopt a State-Level Earned Income Tax Credit: A Policy Argument • Multi-Systemic Model of Juvenile Justice Reform: Adopting the Missouri Model in California • Banking the Unbanked: A Mechanism for Improving the Financial Security of Low-Income Individuals • The Wind Energy Production Tax Credit as an Alternative to a Carbon Tax • Heterarchy: An Interorganizational Approach to Securing the United States Against a Pandemic Threat


Volume 19

The Impact of a Conditional Cash Transfer Program on Household Income in Colombia • Solving Medicare's Fiscal Crisis: An Analysis of Three Policy Options • The Expiration of the Ethanol Tax Credit: An Analysis of Costs and Benefits • The Relevance of Regionalism in Washington, D.C. • Deadlines and Comprehensive Regulations • To Spend or Not To Spend? An Empirical Analysis of the Fundamental Role of State Governments in Economic Output • Developing Safety Cultures in Amtrak and WMATA • The Filter Bubble: What the Internet Is Hiding from You (Book Review) • The Congressional Budget Office: Honest Numbers, Power, and Policymaking (Book Review) • The Agile City – Building Well-Being and Wealth in an Era of Climate Change (Book Review) • The Twilight of the Bombs: Recent Challenges, New Dangers, and the Prospects for a World Without Nuclear Weapons • Interview: Andrew DiRosa, MPA '02, Section Chief (Acting) of the Executive Intelligence Section of the Federal Bureau of Investigation


Volume 18

Using Mobile Banking Services to Improve Financial Access for the Poor: Lessons from Kenya, the Philippines, the United States, Haiti, and India • The Asian Carp Threat to the Great Lakes: An Analysis of Alternatives for Preventing Asian Carp Migration • The Economics of Housing the Homeless: What Causes the Problem and Why Haven't Federal Policies Helped? • Actively Combating Childhood Weight Gain: An Evaluation of Federal Policy Interventions • Evaluating Education Information Systems: Implementation of Longitudinal Student Data Systems in Six School Districts • The Unauthorized Student Population: Examining the Alternatives • Winner Take All Politics: How Washington Made the Rich Richer – And Turned Its Back on the Middle Class (Book Review) • The Climate War: True Believers, Power Brokers, and the Fight to Save Earth (Book Review) • The Blame Game: Spin, Bureaucracy, and Self-Preservation in Government (Book Review) • Food Justice (Book Review) • Interview with Admiral Thad Allen, MPA '86, 23rd Commandant of the US Coast Guard


Volume 17

Green Dot Charter Schools: A Cost-Benefit Analysis of the Proposal to Turn Around Failing High Schools • Organizational Learning in Housing Sector Nongovernmental Development Organizations: Recommendations for Enhancing Development Effectiveness • HPV Vaccination Program for Sixth-Grade Girls in Washington, D.C.: A Cost-Benefit Analysis • Clearing the Air: A Policy Analysis of the Ethanol Excise Tax Credit • Creating an Opportunity Society (Book Review) • Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right (Book Review) • The Politics of Media Policy (Book Review)


Volume 16

Incentives at the Eligibility Threshold: An Examination of Child Care Financial Assistance Policies • Caring Fathers: Addressing Domestic Violence and the Care Gap with Male Care Work • Dulles Corridor Metrorail Project: A Cost-Benefit Analysis • K-12 Education in the United States: Should We Implement National Standards and Assessments? • Health Care Reform Now! A Prescription for Change (Book Review) • Renewable Energy Policy and Politics: A Handbook for Decision-Making (Book Review) • The Post-American World (Book Review) • Urban Regional Policy and Its Effects (Book Review) • The Powers to Lead (Book Review)


Volume 15

The Veterans Health Administration: A Preliminary Analysis of the Influence of The Independent Budget and Bureaucratic Performance on Funding Trends • The Trafficking Victims Protection Act: Has the Legislation Fallen Short of its Goals? • The Endangered Gray Wolf in Wyoming: Managing Wolf Populations after Endangered Species Act Delisting • Vote Overreporting: The Statistical and Policy Implications • The Ethics of Dissent: Managing Guerilla Government (Book Review) • Countering Terrorism: Blurred Focus, Halting Steps (Book Review) • Fabricating the People: Politics and Administration in the Bipolitical State (Book Review)


Volume 14

Policy Challenges with the Retirement of the Baby Boom Generation: An Interview with Mr. Bill Novelli, CEO of AARP • Juvenile Crime and the Economic and Social Benefits of Implementing Effective Delinquency Prevention Programs: A Case Study of the District of Columbia • Collaborative Versus Prescriptive Legislating and Rulemaking: A Case Study of the Driver's License Provisions in the REAL ID Act of 2005 • Change, Challenge, and China: An Analysis of Competition in the North American Textile and Apparel Industries


Volume 13

Katrina: It Reshaped the Gulf Coast – How Will It Reshape Washington, D.C.? Remarks by Admiral Thad Allen, Commandant, United States Coast Guard • Uniformly Protecting U.S. Workers from the Health Risks of Second-Hand Smoke Exposure • The Private Finance Initiative: An Innovative Procurement Tool for Today's Public Administrators • From Yellow to Orange: Using Cost-Benefit Analysis to Inform Local Homeland Security Decision-Making


Volume 12

Cultivating Effective Practices in Government and Policy-Making: Summary of an Interview with Virginia Governor Mark R. Warner • An Examination of the Gendered Effects of Trade Liberalization • The Challenge of Defining Equity and Adequacy in State School Finance Systems: A Look at New York's Experience • The Politics of Same-Sex Marriage: Tracing the Issue Through Congress and the Courts • Assessing the 2004 Campaign Websites: The Role of the Internet in Elections and Civil Society


Volume 11

Policy Analysis and Planning in U.S. Foreign Policy: Interview with Dr. Mitchell Reiss, Director for Policy Planning, Department of State • The Georgia HOPE Scholarship • When Zero-Sum Yields No Winners: The Case of Implementing Changes to Bilingual Education Law in Massachusetts • Election Reform: Alternatives to Ensure Integrity and Increase Access • The Skinny on a Fat Tax: Obesity and Microeconomics • The Terrorist Risk Insurance Act of 2002: The Federal Government's Role in Addressing Losses Caused by Terrorism


Volume 10

Integrating Schools by Family Income: A Promising Education Reform or Unattainable Dream? • Public-Private Partnerships in Healthcare Financing: Lessons From the New York State Partnership for Long-Term Care • Federal Class Size Reduction Policy: A Case Study Testing John W. Kingdon's Theory on Agenda Setting • Economic Self-Sufficiency and Implementation of TANF in the District of Columbia • The Fine Line Between Subsistence and Famine: Mali's Agrarian Desert Economy, the Threat of Drought, and Alternatives to Build Modern Private Sector Skills


Volume 9

Emergency Appropriations and the Fiscal Response to September 11 • Agriculture at a Crossroads: Ensuring Conservation and Income Support in the Farm Bill • Reforming the Power of the Purse: A Look at the Fiscal and Budgetary Relationship between the District of Columbia and the U.S. Congress • Balancing Politics and U.S. Energy Supply: One Renewable Energy Resource Gets Support from Both Sides of the Aisle


Volume 8 – Issue 2

The Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act: Lessons in the Development and Implementation of Federal Policy • Gridlock: A Theoretical and Applied Critique Using the Family and Medical Leave Act • Free Trade and the Widening Gap Between Rich and Poor Countries • States' Rights and Economic Development


Volume 8 – Issue 1

The Battle Is Over, But the War Goes on: Unraveling the Illusion of the Financial Modernization Act • The Creation of Conrail and its Impact on Railroad Regulation • The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Lessons from the 103rd and the 104th Congresses, and What We May Expect in the 107th • Is Deployment Desirable? An Examination of National Missile Defense Alternatives

Volume 7 – Issue 2

Not in My Landfill: Virginia and the Politics of Waste Importation • Who's in Charge, and Who Should Be: E-Government and the Changing Role of the Public Administrator • Public Private Partnerships and Communities: Encouraging Economic Development and Citizen Participation in Charles County, Maryland • Salmon Recovery and Fisheries Management: The Case for Dam Breaching on the Snake River


Volume 7 – Issue 1

Regulation & Managed Care: An Empirical Examination of State OB/GYN Laws • Revisiting the Public-Private Divide: Workplace Violence and the U.S. Forest Service • Cities & States: Challenges for the Next Century – Conversations with Donald J. Borut and Raymond Scheppach • When Lawyers Start Thinking Like Economists: The SEC in Response to Technological Change • The Case of the Eleven-Inch Fish: A Study in Administrative Discretion

Volume 6

Medicaid Managed Care Reform: Making It Work for Children • Reforming the Independent Counsel Act: A Call for Accountability • The Lake Tahoe Collaborative Partnership: Expanding the Role of Community in Environmental Protection • Breaking Free from the Chains of the Organizational Chart: A Proposal for the Effective Integration of Government Lawyers and Policymakers • NASA and The National Performance Review • When a Lawsuit Isn't Enough: The Supreme Court's Impact on the Prevention of Sexual Harassment in Schools


Volume 5

The Politics of Trade: Fast Track's Failure Derails the New Economy • Bridging the Digital Divide With Universal Access • Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Mobility: Putting a Price on Traffic • A Capital Plan: Government Inertia and Urban Revitalization on U Street • National Child Care Standards: Protecting America's Children • Supreme Court Review


Volume 4

Fighting Crime From the Ground Up: The "Zero Tolerance" Approach • The Battle Over Product Liability Law Reform • Who Should Regulate Nature? An Examination of the Philosophies That Inform U.S. Wilderness Policy • Securing Information Technology Through Cryptography: An Analysis of United States Policy • Tax Reform and State Education Spending: Lessons Learned in Michigan • Social Security: A Call for Reform • An Analysis of Recent Decisions Affecting Public Administrators


Volume 1

A Profession Turned Upside Down – And Couldn't Be Happier! • The Deposit Insurance System Under Regulatory Consolidation: Lessons From the Savings and Loan Disaster • Building Economic Opportunity on Indian Reservations • A Re-examination of U.S. High-Level Nuclear Waste Policy • The Effect of Immigrants on the Wages of Workers in the United States • American Federalism in the 1990s • An Analysis of Recent Decisions Affecting Public Servants • Empowerment Zones and Enterprise Communities: Moving from Legislative Concept to Successful Implementation


Volume 3

The Changing Role of Government: A State Perspective • The Changing Role of Government: A Federal Perspective • Solving the Problem of Threats to Care for Medicaid Beneficiaries with HIV/AIDS • Federal Trust Funds: An Idea Whose Time Is Over • Paying for Congress • NIST and ATP: Creating a New Relationship Between Government and Industry • The Federal Government: 21st Century Standard Bearer for Education • An Analysis of Recent Decisions Affecting Public Servants


Volume 2

The Case for Real Welfare Reform • Reforming the Juvenile Justice System • The Small Business Administration's 8(a) Program: An Historical Perspective on Affirmative Action • Urban Crime Control and Prevention in the 1990s: Community Policing • Federal Urban Job Creation: A Systemic Analysis • Telecommunication Reform: The History and Conditions Leading to Political Action • Pollution Prevention: A New and Improved Approach to Environmental Protection • An Analysis of Recent Decisions Affecting Public Servants