KSR 2018

Table of Contents

Parties & Politics

The Red Ballot: How Some Conservative States Are Bucking the Trend and Making Voting Easier, Michael Auslen

An Undelivered Package: Postal Reform’s Failure in the 115th Congress and What It Says about American Democracy, Brett J. Banker

Uncle Sam Needs You—And You May Need Uncle Sam, Reed Southard

Political Organizing in the Digital Age: Why Campaigns Need to Integrate Traditional and Digital Organizing, Ben McGuire

Ask What You Can Doodle: Welcome to MAGA Land!, Adam Giorgi

Criminal Justice & Human Rights

The Detention Archipelago: Immigrant Prisons and the Companies that Run Them, Maksim Wynn

Jails: America’s Biggest Mental Health Facilities, Catia Sharp

Risk and Responsibility: A Spanish Prosecutor’s Creative Approach to Fighting Terrorism, Jillian Rafferty

Combatting Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking in the Child Welfare System, Steven Olender

The Institutionalized Abuse of Incarcerated Girls, Sibella Matthews

An Interview with North Korean Defector Grace Jo, Jenie Son and Andrew Hong

Digital Governance

How Machines Think and Why It Matters, Brendan Roach

A Fairer Playing Field in the New Economy: Creating New Rules for 21st-Century Corporate Might, Matthew E. Spector

Toward a Critical Analysis Framework of Digital Algorithms for Policy Makers, Hannah Masuga


Social Justice

To Fix the Safety Net, Listen to People with Disabilities, Colin Killick

Reckoning with Reparations: The Kush Economy Is Our 40 Acres and a Mule, Khadijah Tribble

Centering Women of Color through Intersectional Policymaking: Let’s Start with Abortion Access, Amanda R. Matos


Planning & Development

The Case for Chinese Aid: Why It Complements, Not Displaces, Western Aid, Haiyang Zhang

When Development Isn’t Complicated, Grant Tudor and Justin Warner

The Tiny House Solution: Accessory Dwelling Units as a Housing Market Fix, Alyssa Davis

Distant Neighbors: Innovative Approaches to Development across Geographies, Stefan Norgaard


Health & Wellbeing

David’s Journey: A Patient-Centered Approach to Opioid Addiction Treatment, Stephanie Nguyen and Maggie Salinger

Karoshi and Japan’s Work Style Reform, Yusaku Kawashima