Journal Archives

2017 – Volume 24







2016 – Volume 23

2015 – Volume 22

2014 –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)

2013 –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

2012 – 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

2011 – 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

2010 –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)

2009 –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)

2008 – 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)

2007 – 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.

2006 – 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

2005 – 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

2004 – 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

2003 –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

2002 –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

2001 – 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

2000 – 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

2000 – 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

1999 – 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

 1999 – 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

1998 –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

1997 – 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

1996 – 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

1995 – 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

1994 – 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